WHAT IS A REACH ALLY
Allies don’t have it all figured out, but are committed to non-complacency.
An ally acknowledges the limits of their knowledge about oppressed people’s experiences but doesn't use that as a reason not to think and/or act. An ally does not remain silent but confronts oppression as it comes up daily and also seeks to deconstruct it institutionally and live in a way that challenges systemic oppression, even at the risk of experiencing some of that oppression. Being an ally entails building relationships not only with people oppressed by their identities but also with people privileged by their identities in order to challenge them in their thinking.
(Source: Simmons Anti-Racism Research Guide)
BECOME A REACH ALLY
We invite all others committed to the principles of social justice, equity, and access to join us on this journey.
The REACH Coalition invites countywide organizations and individuals seeking county, state, or federal level elected offices to apply to be a REACH ally.
CURRENT REACH ALLIES
The asterisk symbol * indicates Ally currently serves as a Reach Coalition Board Member
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 4
Paul Bocanegra *
California State Assembly, District 19
United States Congress, California - District 16