It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance joins together four powerful alliances of grassroots activists and frontline communities’ leaders: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), the Right to the City Alliance (RTC), and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). The It Takes Roots collaboration between grassroots social movements began during the organizing for the Peoples Climate March in 2014, and continued through international climate justice mobilizations to Paris COP21 and Morocco COP22, as well as a Peoples Caravan during the 2016 elections from the Republican National Convention to the Democratic National Convention.

Now, in the changing policing conditions in the US, our alliances have joined forces are deepening our collective strength and have formed the It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance Delegation to Washington DC from January 18-21, 2017 including several Trans-Local Actions happening across the country in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

The #ItTakesRoots to Grow the Resistance delegation is our response to the broader call to action in the face of the rising attacks under the incoming Trump Administration on the gains that people of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQ communities, and workers have fought for.  This will have implications locally, nationally, and globally for years to come.  Now is the critical time for a resistance movement to be visible and strong, on the defense and the offense.

The grassroots organizations represented in our Mobilization to DC and our Trans-Local Actions during the first 100 days of the Trump Administration are intergenerational, comprising a mix of youth organizers and veteran community leaders, who hail from Indigenous, African American, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander and rural white communities in the frontlines of movements for economic, racial, gender, and climate justice, including: