California Calls is a statewide alliance of 31 organizations organized in 12 counties. Our long-term goal is developing a progressive alliance of grassroots social justice organizations and unions representing key issues and strategic geographic regions of California, with agreement on a public policy agenda, and the collective power to win systemic reform. The California Calls Coordinating Committee is the highest decision making body of the alliance.
A regional anchor group is an organization, or coalition of organizations, with the strategic commitment and capacity to lead the work of the alliance in a defined local region of the state.
A state anchor group is a statewide organization that has a membership and affiliates in multiple areas of the state, makes a statewide strategic commitment to California Calls and whose affiliates function as regional anchors, in collaboration with other regional anchor groups, in at least two areas of the state.
A formal state ally is a statewide organization or union whose power-building orientation may be different than an anchor group, but with whom there is a mutual agreement to work together as strategic partners in achieving systemic reform of California’s broken tax and fiscal policies systems.