Action for Equity was formed in 2017 from the merger of Action for Regional Equity and On the Move for Transportation Justice. The coalition currently has 13 community organizational members. Its primary purpose is to create and implement policies to address the issue of race and class inequities. Bringing together advocates from housing, jobs, transportation and health, has allowed Action (led by people from impacted neighborhoods) to promote a holistic approach for reducing disparities faced by communities of color and low-income in the greater Boston region.
As a coalition of community-based and social justice organizations, we are working for all people to have quality housing, good jobs and job access, environmental quality, and transportation access, among other things as steps to reach the society we want.
Action for Equity is fighting for an equitable society where power is held by all, regardless of race, class and gender, as well as sexual orientation, age, faith, geography, or physical ability; where the disparities resulting from a history of embedded structural racism are not just gone, but people are made whole; where the benefits of our collective endeavors in government, community building, development, and progress in general are felt by all. We are fighting for a society in which the oppression of many is not used to benefit the few, and where neither race nor anything else is used as a dividing line.
Steering Committee members Arborway Committee Boston Tenant Coalition City Life/Vida Urbana Conservation Law Foundation Greater Four Corners Action Coalition Jamaica Plain Racial Justice and Equity Initiative La Colaborativa Livable Streets Alliance One Everett/La Comunidad Sierra Club of Massachusetts Somerville Community Corporation Transit Riders Union United for a Fair Economy
Jobs Action Network
Action for Equity Greater Bowdoin/Geneva Neighborhood Association Cape Verdean Association of Boston Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation MassCOSH Montserrat Aspirers New England United for Justice STRIVE One Everett/La Comunidad La Colaborativa Somerville Community Corporation Greater Four Corners Action Coalition Tech Workers for Justice/Job With Justice Boston Jobs Coalition Heritage Circle Association of Haitian Women of Boston Brazilian Workers Center Mattapan Food & Fitness
Harry Smith Alex Nadel Erica Schwartz Bob Terrel Kathy Brown Davida Adelman Meridith Levy Lincoln Lamond Anabelle Rondon Steve Meacham Mayra Duran Sarah Horsley
Transportation Committee & Health Committee
Mea Johnson Allentza Michel Mela Miles Stacy Thompson Stuart Spina Saritha Ramakrishna Karen Wepsic Mary Ann Nelson Abigail Ortiz Harvey Bidwell Elmer Freeman
Community Stabilization Jobs Act Committee
Alma Chislom Dick Monks Antonia Angela Williams-Mitchell Betty Lo