Our meetings are open to the public. We gather on the third Tuesday of each month, at a union hall in Fresno, starting at 5:30pm.
Meeting programs cover a range of progressive issues, policies, actions and movements from across the region. Check our Facebook for the latest information including location & agenda for the monthly meeting.
We build regional capacity across the Central Valley to provide training opportunities for activists, community organizers and engaged residents.
Our past trainings have included – Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Training, Community Organizer Training, Labor 101 Trainings and Non-Partisan Candidate Training. We emphasize local knowledge but also bring experts when needed for specific events.
We aim to exponentially build a movement base to transform the region.
Summits are an opportunity to bring statewide leadership and capacity together with regional partners to identify challenges, advocate for change and celebrate advances.
We helped to initiate the first Rural Justice Summit at UC Merced with the California Institute for Rural Studies, and starting in 2019 we held the inaugural “Summit on the Central Valley” together with the Civic Capacity Research Initiative at UC Merced and Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council.
Summits are ideally ongoing, annual events.
Hosting information and educational forums, with diverse audiences and relevant stakeholders, is a central function of the CVP.
As a regional network that spans six counties and includes more than 1000 individuals, one of our primary responsibilities to the region is to bring residents, activists and leaders together around a variety of social causes.
Our most successful events have included non-partisan candidate forums and issue advocacy forums with elected officials.
Through partner organizations, we facilitate and support educational and recreational outings to the valley’s public lands, farms and ranches, partner organizations, historic sites and institutions.
A center point of this work has been in collaboration with the Alianza Ecologista in Tulare County to introduce and bring families into our region’s public lands.
We have also initiated, promoted and propelled agroecology as an alternative food system across the valley.
Land is foundational to our regional economy, collective well being and goal of achieving environmental justice in the valley.
The CVP advocates in defense of public lands (from local parks to federal lands); conservation of farms, rangeland, and natural ecosystems through smart growth policies; and promotion of agroecology as an alternative integrated model to industrialized agriculture in the region.
The Partnership has helped to initiate the Alianza Ecologista, based in Tulare County, in its efforts to create a strong social and political base for the protection of public lands, water and the environment. The Alianza provides access to public lands through outings and events, extends education to expand community awareness, and builds advocacy networks from a shared sense of responsibility and cultural connection.
The conservation of nationally important resources linked to local economic development and re-building regional supply chains is a strategic path that the CVP looks to realize for a more sustainable future.
CVP Agroecology Powerpoint
Labor unions and worker advocacy organizations are at the center of economic justice initiatives in the country.
From medical insurance to a living wage and everything in between, unions are on the frontlines of the struggle for workers rights. The Central Valley Labor Movement is a growing regional force just beginning to catalyze and expand its organizing strength.
The CVP stands as an ally to Labor in the many causes aimed at delivering economic justice.
On May 19th, 2018, progressives advocates from across the Valley met, brainstormed ideas, and drafted a set of positions and policies on water in the region.
The resulting “Progressive Water Platform for the San Joaquin Valley” represents a new narrative on water in the region as it promotes scientific inquiry, public oversight, democratic engagement, and investments toward community well being. It is designed to be shared widely to spur public engagement and to reframe the story about water.
Feel welcome to print the platform and distribute it to elected officials, policy making bodies, community activists and interested residents.