Public Advocates co-coordinates the 6 Wins Network , a coalition of more than 20 grassroots, policy, faith, and labor organizations across the Bay Area focused on targeting and shaping the regional housing and transportation plan called Plan Bay Area. The plan will determine how nearly $300 billion in transportation money will be spent and how the region will house more than 2 million new residents over the next 25 years. Public Advocates and the 6 Wins Network aim to ensure that Plan Bay Area will result in more affordable housing near jobs and transit, robust and affordable local transit service, investment without displacement, healthy and safe communities, access to quality jobs, and greater power for low-income communities of color in local and regional decision-making.
As the 6 Wins Network has demonstrated, our community partners – local groups that organize in low-income communities – are stronger when they work together. This is true not just at the regional level but across the state. We are co-leading several inter-regional and statewide initiatives that aim to bring local voices more powerfully into state policy discussions, and to connect local advocacy across California’s five major metropolitan regions, promoting cross-learning and consensus building.