Community Power

Overview

Community Power

Community Power

Community Power focuses on building power where we live to exert the power necessary to achieve the Local 1000 Purpose Statement.

In 2020 we have been focused on advocating for affordable housing and renter protections in Sacramento. Interested members meet monthly in the evening on the 3rd Monday of each month. 

While Community Power is presently focused in the Sacramento region, we will expand to other areas where there is member density and member leadership willing to engage in community issues.

Are you a leader in your community or interested in becoming one? Do you have a vision for what your community could become Join us! For more information contact: communitypower@seiu1000.org

 

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Community Forum
with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

We invite you to register for the SEIU Local 1000 Community Power Team Community Forum with Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Local 1000 members can submit questions in advance to a panel of member moderators, who will choose the final list of questions. 

What:    SEIU Local 1000 Community Forum
When:   Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. PST

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Sacramento Homeless Need Our Help

In response to the deaths of our homeless neighbors that occurred during the storms on January 26, the City of Sacramento has opened emergency overnight shelters. Our SEIU Local 1000 Community Power Team is volunteering to staff the shelters on selected overnight shifts.

If you would like to join with other members and assist our Sacramento homeless community, contact communitypower@seiu1000.org

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Community Power Toy Drive

As we continue our efforts to bring social, economic, and environmental justice to ALL Californians, we cannot forget the importance of joy. With that in mind, the SEIU Local 1000 Community Power Team and Sacramento city councilmember-elect Katie Valenzuela will be holding a Toy Drive on Sunday, December 13, 2020. 

Participants will be able to drop off all donations of new, unwrapped children’s toys and games to: 

Where: SEIU Local 1000 parking lot at 1808 14th St, Sacramento, CA 95811

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Community Power Team Sets Coat Drive for November 14

Building stronger communities is a Local 1000 value, and we work every day to build the power necessary to achieve a good life for all Californians. 

As a prime example of our continuing effort to improve the quality of life for each of us, the Local 1000 Community Power Team will be holding a coat drive on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

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Loaves and Fishes Breakfast Program

Part of the Community Power team’s commitment to making our state a California for All is fighting to ensure that everyone in Sacramento is cared for in this crisis. Although we are maintaining social distancing standards, we always stay close to the community we serve, as we prepare and serve breakfast to our unhoused neighbors at Sacramento’s Loaves and Fishes. 

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Hand-washing Stations for Homeless Encampments

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, the SEIU Local 1000 Community Power team teamed up with SacSOUP Sacramento to build 50 portable hand-washing stations for homeless encampments. Thank you to all the members who showed up and put in the hard work to make this happen!

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Community Power Day at Loaves & Fishes

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Community Power team packed 250 breakfasts and lunches for our neighbors who don’t have shelter, and the following morning they loaded everything up and delivered it to our friends at Loaves and Fishes.

As you can see, given the social distancing standards in place, it was quite an undertaking, but we are committed to making our state a California for All, which guides our efforts.

Thank you to all of the member volunteers without whose efforts this would not have happened:

  • Evonna McIntosh
  • Francina Stevenson
  • Christy Correa
  • Crystal McCray
  • Andy Mack
  • Brenda Ferguson
  • Yvettte LeCuona