From the first Minimum Wage laws to the Civil Rights Movement, grassroots community organizing has been a critical part of America's greatest social justice achievements.
Since 1972, PICO has been helping people create innovative, long-lasting solutions to the most pervasive problems facing their communities. PICO begins with the concrete problems facing working families, helps them to conduct a careful research process on these issues, and creates policy innovations from the ground up. These solutions come out of specific places and problems, but offer models for communities and states across the U.S. They are solutions that unify rather than divide.
Now is the time for comprehensive action to reduce gun violence. The Lifelines to Healing Campaign is a national effort of the PICO National Network that aims to address the root causes of violence in cities
New Bottom Line - PICO is working with congregations across the United States to build a “new bottom line” that puts the economic health and well-being of families and communities first. The true measure of our economy must start and end with the level of economic opportunity we create for everyone, not just those at the top.