Pooling Strengths and Resources Across Traditional Barriers
The history of our culture is rooted in separation. People have been separated by race, class, gender, political affiliation, geography and status. But no single organization, no single community or county, has the capacity to impact state policy on fundamental issues, such as education, juvenile justice, health care, tax reform or redistricting.
Major policy shifts result from the development of input and pressure that comes from a base of support in many parts of the state. Therefore, communities and community organizations need to find the common ground on which they can work together by pooling their strengths and resources.