PACT‘s mission is to empower everyday people to create a more healthy and just society by winning extraordinary victories for the community - not by speaking for them, but by teaching people how to speak up and take action in the public arena through grass roots organizing.
Founded in 1985, People Acting in Community Together is an inter-faith, grassroots organization that provides leadership training and experience to community members of many ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Through PACT, people work together to solve the most pervasive social problems of our day.
"In these days of political apathy, PACT’s hundreds of volunteers are a ray of hope. They are living proof that each one of us can make a positive, real difference. This is democracy in action!"
- Susan Packard Orr, President of the Board, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation and CEO, Telosa Software
PACT is an affiliate of the PICO National Network, one of the largest grassroots community organizations in the United States, representing more than 1,000 religious congregations, schools, and neighborhood institutions and 1,000,000 families in 150 cities and towns. PACT also works with its 20 sister organizations in PICO California on common statewide issues to improve housing, education and health care for all people.
PICO and its affiliates are non-partisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.