Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability will fundamentally shift the dynamics that have created the stark inequality that impacts California’s low income, rural regions. Based in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin and East Coachella Valleys they will work alongside the most impacted communities to advocate for sound policy and eradicate injustice to secure equal access to opportunity regardless of wealth, race, income, and place.
The organization's experience in rural California has taught the organization that as long as the most vulnerable populations remain silent and sidelined environmental degradation will continue, infrastructure will crumble, and the most basic of services and amenities will remain beyond the reach for those in need. And, municipal, regional and state-wide policies will continue to further disadvantage low income, rural communities through programs, funding formulas and eligibility criteria that favor wealthier regions.
Through community organizing, research, legal representation and policy advocacy LCJA will impact land use and transportation planning, shift public investment priorities, guide environmental policy, and promote the provision of basic infrastructure and services. In collaboration with local and statewide advocates, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability will reverse trends that have reigned throughout their history and confront the inequality and deficiencies that continue to plague this state.
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