Sacramento Solidarity Network (Sacsol) uses our collective strength as workers and neighbors to win fights through direct action. When a boss or landlord is exploiting someone, and they contact us to help fight back, we use a variety of tactics (protest, publicizing the issue, organizing strikes, etc.) to pressure the financial abuser to do the right thing.
We are not experts, and we do this work voluntarily–hoping that through our fights, you too will help others experiencing injustice and exploitation. Through solidarity we can build strong communities that aren’t afraid to fight for what’s right.
What We Fight For
Whether it’s an abusive boss, bad work, unfair rents, or having to deal with a slumlord; we’ve all been there. In the thick of it, we feel alone, but our problems are systemic, not individual. When someone in authority hurts a person and gets away with it, it only encourages more abusive behavior. When we stand up for each other we can change our circumstances in ways that we can’t alone. SacSol encourages people to stand up for one another because no one will fight for us but ourselves. United, our voice is much louder. Sacsol exists not just for one-time offenses, but also works to build long-term unions at our jobs, buildings, neighborhoods, and schools.
Why we fight
The problems we face are not random or temporary. They are part of systematic exploitation and oppression due to capitalism and the State. Basic survival needs shouldn’t be used as leverage to
force people into wage slavery or worse.
We work for a life where everyone has the capacity to develop themselves and their aspirations to the fullest extent possible, and where our labor is used for both the common good and our own interests. We fight for a society that produces to meet its own needs rather than endless production that benefits the few and destroys the earth we all depend on. Sacsol is an organization that unites our values and methods with the goal for a world where hierarchy, exploitation, and oppression are overcome and replaced with participatory democracy, equality, and solidarity. People of all beliefs and backgrounds are welcome to participate as long as they respect these aims and principles.