My journey began with CPA at its office door. I was turned away from the organization’s recently full Summer Youth Program. The people at CPA offered to call back if there were other volunteering opportunities. Their follow-up call made the difference for me as they extended an invitation to engage with me again.
I took my health for granted until I fought alongside CPA for clean air in the Southeast of San Francisco, rallied to stop cuts to the SF Healthy Families program, and held media events to demand CPMC to maintain health services to patients of all incomes at St. Lukes Hospital.
In June, SRO families testified to the SF Board of Supervisors for rental subsidy funding to keep housing affordable for families working at minimum wage jobs. In preparation for their public speeches, CPA and four community organizations drafted six public speaking training sessions to support families in telling powerful and impactful stories. Happy to say, about 22 families are expected to move into more spacious housing.
We are continuously fighting for housing security for working-class families, dignity for Kome workers, and funding for quality education for students. Can we count on you to support our ongoing efforts to fight for a more equitable and just community?