SILICON VALLEY IS RISING UP!
While tech companies make massive profits, the workers who keep them running smoothly have been left behind. Silicon Valley Rising is addressing that by raising wages, creating affordable housing, and growing our middle class.
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BUILDING PEOPLE-POWERED REGIONAL ECONOMIES THAT PUT COMMUNITIES OVER CORPORATIONS
We believe communities should be at the heart of decision-making around regional policy and governance. We’re committed to cultivating future leaders from all of Silicon Valley’s communities, especially those who have historically been excluded from the table. Then we can democratize power and advance economic and racial justice in the region to shape a future that is for and by working families and communities of color.
As corporate landlords and rising income inequality drive up rents and housing costs, working families are being priced out. People are forced to commute for hours, cram together in small apartments, or sleep on the streets.
We’re fighting to protect renters’ rights, reduce homelessness, and expand access to affordable housing.
The tech industry relies on an army of subcontracted janitors, cafeteria workers, security officers, bus drivers, and other service workers. These workers, who are mostly black and Latino, work on the same campuses as direct tech employees, but on average are paid just one-sixth as much, and lack access to the same benefits, protections and agency.
We’re calling on tech companies to raise wages and ensure these workers have a voice on the job.
We cannot sit idly by as our hopes for affordable housing fade away, and our city loses its vibrancy — one priced-out family at a time.Veronica Duarte, San Jose Resident and Renter
Investing in affordable, high-quality childcare benefits families, parents, and childcare workers. Families can access the care they need without sacrificing other necessities, parents can stay in the workforce, and childcare workers can support themselves.Deo Augustine, Childcare Provider
We must have a political voice. This is our chance to pick our leaders and decide what policies are passed. Let’s get out and vote — for our children, for our neighbors and for the city we call home.Maria Noel Fernandez, Executive Director, Working Partnerships USA.
Meta’s stockholders and executives are lining their pockets while working people like us struggle to care for our families.Marisol Mora, Cafeteria Worker at Meta HQ