The North Coast People's Alliance evolved from Northern Humboldt for Bernie, which was a grassroots movement of passionate volunteers in Humboldt County working their hearts out on Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential run. Our team's hard work and dedication helped to secure a landslide victory for Sanders in the Democratic primary, with a whopping 70% of Humboldt County Democratic voters casting their ballot for Sanders - the highest margin in all of California.

Empowered by the skills and knowledge we acquired, and the sense of community we formed as a group, we embarked on a journey to turn our shared passion for the messages expressed by Bernie Sanders' campaign into something more enduring for our local community. We are now in the process of growing an organization to empower ordinary people to become more engaged in political processes, and to make our representatives - from local school boards on up to federal representatives - truly accountable to the citizens they serve, and our best interests.

Our Vision:
California's North Coast will be a thriving center for effective grassroots alliances working together for economic, environmental, and social justice.

Our Mission:
North Coast People's Alliance is a hub of organizing activity for Northern California. We are ordinary people deeply inspired by the example of Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaign for President and his call to continue this work. We work and ally ourselves with the ongoing achievements of people's movements locally and all over the globe, joining in the fight for economic, environmental, and social justice.

Gravely disturbed by the escalating climate crisis and the systemic failures of our governments to address it, we see that it is everyday citizens who must rise to answer the great challenges of our times. To this end, our shared work targets the ongoing destruction of our environment and the legacy of white supremacy, the rise of corporate power, the unconscionable carnage of war, the suppression of political dissent, and the oppression of poor and marginalized people.

Through education and by mobilizing diverse forms of political engagement, we build support for what we love and need, and resistance to what would tear us apart and our world down.

Shared Values
We are a diverse group of individuals with a wide array of beliefs, passions, strengths, and challenges. We are committed to working together to bring about positive change in our community, and pledge to abide by the following shared values:

• Respect – we agree to treat each other, through both words and actions, with caring and respect.
• Open-mindedness – we strive to listen deeply and with open hearts to the perspectives of others.
• Inclusivity – we aim to bring people together from all walks of life and all life experiences and backgrounds.
• Democracy – we work to create an organizational structure that is non-hierarchical, and that makes space for all voices to be heard, and all participants to have power.

If you like what you've read here, we hope you will consider attending an event or becoming a volunteer. We look forward to meeting you and working together to make the North Coast a more progressive, people-centered democracy!