Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
CAUSE is a nonprofit community organization with chapters throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. We are the voice of the Central Coast’s working families and immigrant communities. We research local problems and solutions, organize community members and develop grassroots leaders to advocate for change. We currently have chapters in the cities of Santa Paula, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Guadalupe, and Santa Maria. Since 2001, CAUSE has won local policies that raised wages for thousands of workers, increased public transportation, expanded health coverage for low-income children, protected tenants from eviction, kept environmental hazards out of our communities, defended immigrant drivers from car confiscation, and secured more funding for our schools.