Empowerment - Justice - Sustainability - Action - Community - Dignity - Equity
Economic Justice Alliance of Santa Cruz
The Economic Justice Alliance of Santa Cruz County (EJA) is a newly-formed local organization committed to promoting social & economic justice. We organize workers in Santa Cruz County to address the issues that make it unaffordable for working individuals & families to live in our community. We are educators, nonprofit providers, labor leaders and community members.
Our vision is a sustainable and livable community where everyone has access to good jobs, decent housing, and quality education and childcare. We are committed to racial and gender equity, community empowerment and the political enfranchisement of poor and working class people.
Our current focus is on promoting sustainable wages and working conditions. This includes, raising awareness of and enforcing existing worker rights, engaging and empowering low wage workers, increasing the minimum wage, strengthening worker and working-family rights and building cross-sector community alliances.