Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD)
Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) is a community-based nonprofit organization that brings workers, families and community partners together to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County.
OCCORD combines community organizing, civic participation, strategic research and advocacy to engage residents, workers, and stakeholders in local government decisions that impact economic opportunity, community health, and overall quality of life.
Our Local Government Accountability Program organizes coalitions and develops policy solutions to ensure that workers and communities benefit from land use planning and economic development policies. Our Citizenship and Immigrant Integration Program assists people through the process of applying for U.S. Citizenship and encourages them to become registered voters. Our Community Engagement & Civic Participation Program builds leadership and organizational structure in neighborhoods and engages in nonpartisan voter registration, education, and mobilization to promote a culture of civic engagement.