Upcoming event: Citizenship Fair

About us

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 unaddressed.

OCCORD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to OCCORD are tax deductible.

OCCORD is a proud member of PowerSwitch Action. 

PowerSwitch Action is a national community of leaders, organizers, and strategists forging multiracial feminist democracy and economies in our cities and towns. 

Our network of 21 grassroots affiliates weaves strategic alliances and alignments amongst labor, neighborhood, housing, racial justice, faith, ethnic-based, and environmental organizations. 

Together, we’re building people power and people’s institutions. We win innovative public policy and rein in greedy corporations to realize our collective freedom and liberation.