True North Organizing Network
True North Organizing Network develops leadership in communities with common values across Tribal Lands, Del Norte, and Humboldt Counties. True North supports families, elders, youth, and individuals of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities working together for powerful change. United, using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model, True North leaders are courageously challenging social, economic, and environmental injustice in our region.
In a region with a history of political division, True North Organizing Network is working to carve out space in local, regional and statewide public decision-making for those historically not heard or included.
True North resident grassroots leaders believe human dignity is the heart of justice and progress, and that for a true and honest democracy to thrive every person needs the opportunity for their interests to be heard and respected.
In 2014, True North leaders and staff participated in a “season of listening,” facilitating over 1000 conversations in communities from Loleta to Smith River to Weitchpec. At the end, 220 people came together to set the course of the organization. United by shared values, community members identified five campaign issues for research and action: Water and the Environment, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Mental Health and Homelessness, and Public Education.
To tackle these issues and improve communities for all who call the North Coast home, True North facilitates community organizing that provides resident leaders with the tools, coaching and infrastructure needed to create lasting change.