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The Richmond Our Power Coalition (ROPC) is a network of local community organizations combating the many intersections of oppression facing our city.

We fight for sustained access and control over our housing, food, air, land and water, while engaging in the meaningful practice of co-governance that centers the most marginalized members of our communities, who are enduring environmental, social, and political inequities produced by the extractive economy. With the leadership of our local community members, we are proud to model a Just Transition in Richmond.

A Just Transition means a Richmond powered by the people who live in Richmond, a future #BeyondChevron. 

Learn more to get Beyond Chevron 

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ROPC Coalition Members


ACCE is dedicated to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need to improve our communities and create a brighter future. The mission of the ACCE Institute is to improve the lives of California’s traditionally underserved residents, including communities of color, low-income and working families, and the undocumented population, by carrying out work that fosters deep, indigenous leadership development, policy creation, robust civic participation, and broad community empowerment.


All people have a right to a clean and healthy environment in which their communities can live, work, learn, play and thrive. Towards this vision, APEN brings together a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice. Through building an organized movement, we strive to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions that will prioritize public good over profits and promote the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life, and the right to participate in decisions affecting our lives. APEN holds this vision of environmental justice for all people. Our work focuses on Asian and Pacific Islander communities.


CBE has worked to build a healthy Richmond for over 20 years. Richmond is a working class community, predominantly people of color, and it’s been impacted by decades of environmental blight and economic divestment. Richmond is home to the 3,000 acre Chevron Oil refinery – the largest polluter in the area and the top greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter in the state.


Cooperation Richmond is a cooperative developer dedicated to empowering low-income communities of color in Richmond and surrounding areas to build community controlled wealth. Since our founding in October 2017, we provide cooperative business education, training, mentorship, and financial support.


Rich City Rides is a bike shop with a mission. Our dedicated staff and volunteers come together to help create a healthier city. Our programs focus on creating opportunities to improve health and economics by promoting cycling as a social, sustainable and green mode of transportation.



Richmond LAND builds community capacity and grassroots power for a just transition, by engaging Richmond residents in the advocacy, planning, and control of community-centered economic development projects & policies that repair the impacts of structural racism in housing and development.


The RPA has this explicit goal: to put political decision-making power in the hands of the people by electing corporate-free representatives. The RPA mobilizes people in support of progressive policies and candidates, often in alliance with other local groups.


The Safe Return Project is an organization of formerly incarcerated individuals and their allies working to strengthen the relationship of people coming home from incarceration with the broader community. We emphasize self-sufficiency and long-term liberty.We understand that breaking the cycle of incarceration and crime will take positive leadership by formerly incarcerated residents contributing to the greater community. For over six years we have carried out critical participatory action research, community organizing, and policy advocacy to build community power and foster healing.


Urban Tilth has been devoted to cultivating new environmental and social justice leaders while growing a sustainable and just food system in Richmond. We know that this moment calls for a broader, more coordinated translocal vision for a Just Transition of the agriculture sector, away from dependence on fossil fuels and profit-driven decision making, towards a food system that is regionally local, appropriately scaled, environmentally responsible and socially and economically just that can also feed the 7 billion people on planet Earth, 323 million people of the United States as well as the 100,000 people of Richmond, California.

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