Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) and Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) joined for the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation from January 18-21, 2017, and for Trans-Local Actions in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

As Trump’s assault on the gains of people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, and workers deepened, we mounted a resistance movement visible and strong on the defense and the offense. The #ItTakesRoots to Grow the Resistance delegation built on previous delegations made up of communities at the forefront of fights against racism, Islamophobia, misogyny, and hate. 

#ItTakesRoots to Grow the Resistance consisted of trainings for organizers, strategy conversations across memberships, mobilization in DC, and coordinated trans-local actions in 5-7 cities within the first 100 days of Trump. We strengthened our grassroots organizing bases and forged joint practices

From January 18th to the 21st, GGJ and CJA organized a delegation to DC where our members spent two days training on decentralized direct actions, community defense models with base building orientations, and put forth a vision of Just Transition with concrete demands. On the last day, we joined the Women’s March.