Neighborhood Action Council
Commit to protecting our community.
Southern Arizona Neighborhood Action Council (SANAC) is a practical, local response to the many known and imminent threats of a dangerous and authoritarian regime. Together, we can fight back by protecting vulnerable and targeted communities and challenging attacks on our community through local, direct action.
SANACs are autonomous communities of resistance, formed to provide immediate services and protection for marginalized communities. That might mean anything from creating a community twitter and text networks to respond to hate crimes, to organizing support for a local Black Lives Matter demonstration, protecting a Mosque or Synagogue or mobilizing at actions in solidarity with other movements.
These are ideas, not directives. The whole point of building the power of the people is to give everyone a say together. What do you think a SANAC should be for?
The SANACs are based on the success of the Seattle Neighborhood Action Coalition.
They came to the realization that the political system that claims to speak for and protect us has failed, and has been failing for far too long.
It was born from the realization that no one is coming to save us – that we are the ones we have been waiting for, and that if we are to survive, we can’t wait any longer. For the sake of each other, our children, our species – for the sake of life on Earth – and for our own sakes too: We can’t wait.
Next, they started a conversation when hundreds of people and activist organizations came to share space and begin the work of forming Neighborhood Action Councils to support residents of our city and begin building our collective power.
They started the conversation in Seattle – we will enact here. All of us. Together.
This is our power. This is our movement. This is our city. What will we do with it?
Create, connect, and organize
Commit to protecting what you love by joining your local Neighborhood Action Council today. Like our page for the Southern Arizona Neighborhood Action Coalition on Facebook.
If you live in Tucson, find Wards here: https://www.tucsonaz.gov/gov/ward-maps
Join the Facebook group for your district to learn about upcoming meetings and actions:
- Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- South Tucson
- NW Oro Valley and Marana
What do we do now?
In the wake of dramatic changes in administration we are hearing people in our neighborhoods and families urgently ask this question. We know there are many answers. We offer five ways to get started with resources.
Grow Resist Act Support Protect
I commit to my own growth in developing my understanding of systems of oppression and I pledge to help others grow by having conversations with 5 other people in my life about what concerns and motivates them in this time.
I pledge to take meaningful risks because it will take out-of-the-ordinary action to rise to the historic challenge of our times.
I pledge to take action with others in my neighborhood, workplace, family, faith community, etc.
I pledge to give generously of my resources — my time, talents and/or money to support the leadership of communities most targeted by oppressive policies and violent actions.
I pledge to intervene in instances of oppression to protect others and demonstrate love and justice in my daily life