Founded as a community-labor alliance in 2005, Orange
County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (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.
OCCORD promotes inclusive public
decision-making in a region where a profound civic disconnection exists between
our region’s governing class and the increasingly diverse constituent base it
seeks to represent. We concentrate our
efforts in communities such as Anaheim and Santa Ana where working families
and immigrant communities have not fully participated in government
decision-making processes and long-standing community needs have gone
OUR MISSION is to bring workers, families and community partners together to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County.
OCCORD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to OCCORD are tax deductible.