California

Faith in the Valley is a faith-based grassroots community organization in California’s Central Valley of 120 congregations representing over 100,000 families in Fresno, Kern, Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. Our work is led by volunteer leaders who are among the people most impacted by equity issues: low-wage workers, young people, immigrants, and the formerly incarcerated.

We are part of PICO California, the largest faith based community organizing network in California, with an institutional membership of 485 congregations from more than a dozen faith traditions across the state. We are also part of Faith in Action. Together, we are anchored in a prophetic theology of resistance that helps people understand the systemic roots of their shared suffering, as well as articulate an alternative narrative that liberates individuals and communities from the dominant cultural norms that perpetuate inequity.

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September 16, 2021

Voting Rights/Demoracy

Voters should register, request absentee ballots early

This year all eligible voters in New Hampshire can register to vote by mail, but voters should make their requests for absentee…

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September 1, 2021

Economic Dignity

Census Outreach Numbers Are Still Low

Jermaine Morris has been trying to get an important message across to the Black community in his census outreach through the Greater…

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COVID-19, Economic Dignity

Oakland protesters hold caravan to rally for workers rights

Dozens of vehicles drove through the Oakland airport and around nearby hotels on Monday during a caravan protest. Hotel and airport workers,…

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