Non-profit

ACCE Action

Website:

www.acceaction.org

Location:

LOS ANGELES, CA

Tax ID:

27-1482731

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2017):

Revenue: $598,910
Expenses: $444,450
Assets: $181,405

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action is a left-of-center group that focuses on liberal housing policies including rent control. [1] ACCE Action participates in efforts to elect Democrats to office at all levels of government. Other left-wing polices ACCE Action supports include raising taxes,[2] supporting “sanctuary” policies prohibiting law enforcement from co-operating with federal immigration authorities,[3] and increasing the minimum wage. [4]

Campaigns

In 2016, ACCE Contra Costa helped pass Measure L in Richmond, California. Measure L implemented new rental regulations including rent control and requiring landlords to show cause when evicting a tenant. [5] Mayor Tom Butt opposed the measure and said that it would create the city’s fourth largest bureaucracy. [6]

In 2018, Richmond ACCE Action campaigned for left-wing candidates including Diana Becton for Contra Costa District Attorney and Eduardo Martinez for city council. [7] Becton received endorsements from California Democrats including Governor Jerry Brown, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell. [8] Once in office, Becton issued guidance to her office that directed prosecutors to minimize immigration consequences for illegal immigrants that reach a plea. [9] Martinez was a liberal community activist before first being elected to city council in 2014. [10] In addition to ACCE Action, Martinez received endorsements from the far-left groups Democratic Socialists of America, the Green Party, and Our Revolution. [11]

Affiliations

ACCE Action participates in the Million Voters Project (MVP), which engages in get-out-the-vote campaigns in traditionally Democratic constituencies. [12] During 2018, MVP was active in five congressional districts that flipped from Republicans to Democrats;[13] MVP celebrated its role in helping Democrats “reclaim the House.” [14] Other left-of-center groups that are partners of the MVP are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund, California Calls, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), and Power California. [15]

ACCE Action is a member of School and Communities First coalition. The coalition is the lead group pushing for repealing Proposition 13, which capped property taxes in California, in 2020. [16] The group predicts that repealing Proposition 13 would raise taxes in California by $12 billion annually. [17] Left-wing groups that are part of the coalition include ACLU of Southern California, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Bend the Arc, Oakland Rising, and the League of Women Voters of California. [18]

Housing NOW!, a group that advocates for liberal housing policies including rent control, making it harder to evict tenants, and allowing renters to form unions, counts ACCE as one of its members. [19] [20] A more radical proposal of the group is to stop “financial speculation on land and homes,” which could restrict some investments including renovating houses for sale. [21] Other left-wing groups that support Housing Now! include Courage Campaign, PolicyLink, and chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America from Los Angeles, the East Bay, Sacramento, and Santa Barbara. [22]

Immigration

ACCE Action has supported liberal expansionist immigration policies.  ACCE backed Assembly Bill 291, which bans landlords from reporting illegal immigrants to authorities. [23] Senate Bill 54, which directed California law enforcement agencies not to co-operate with federal immigration authorities, also received ACCE Action’s endorsement. [24] When the Contra Costa sheriff announced that the county would terminate its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold illegal immigrants in one of its jails, ACCE Action applauded the move. [25] After President Donald Trump tweeted about ICE raids ramping up, ACCE Action tweeted out advice telling illegal immigrants what to do if ICE comes to their door. [26]  ACCE Action has called the Trump Administration’s border policy “sadistic.” [27]

References

  1. “Statewide: Office.” ACCE Action. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://www.acceaction.org/statewide. ^
  2. “California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative (2020).” Ballotpedia. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://ballotpedia.org/California_Tax_on_Commercial_and_Industrial_Properties_for_Education_and_Local_Government_Funding_Initiative_(2020). ^
  3. ACCE. Twitter Post. September 14, 2017. 2:39 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/908399735895027712 ^
  4. ACCE. Twitter Post. June 27, 2018. 1:54 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/1012031462449692673 ^
  5. “Contra Costa: Office.” ACCE Action. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://www.acceaction.org/contra_costa. ^
  6. Schuknecht, Cat. “Measure L Passes with Mixed Reactions.” Richmond Confidential, November 9, 2016. https://richmondconfidential.org/2016/11/09/measure-l-passes-with-mixed-reactions/. ^
  7. “Contra Costa: Office.” ACCE Action. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://www.acceaction.org/contra_costa. ^
  8. “Endorsments.” Diana Becton: District Attorney. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.becton4da.org/endorsements. ^
  9. Becton, Diana. “Immigration Policy.” Office of the Contra Costa District Attorney, May 8, 2019. https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/60282/Contra-Costa-DA-Immigration-Policy-2019-PDF?bidId=. ^
  10. Zhou, Larry. “Eduardo Martinez: Shy Person Turned into Powerful City Councilman.” Richmond Confidential, November 14, 2014. https://richmondconfidential.org/2014/11/13/eduardo-martinez-shy-person-turned-into-powerful-city-councilman/. ^
  11. “Endorsements.” Eduardo Martinez. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.eduardomartinez4richmond.net/endorsements/. ^
  12. “Statewide: Office.” ACCE Action. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://www.acceaction.org/statewide. ^
  13. “Powerful Community Coalition Helps Reclaim the House of Reps and Beat Back Realtors.” Million Voters Project. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://millionvotersproject.org/node/45. ^
  14. “Powerful Community Coalition Helps Reclaim the House of Reps and Beat Back Realtors.” Million Voters Project. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://millionvotersproject.org/node/45. ^
  15. “Partners.” Million Voters Project. Accessed October 15, 2019. https://millionvotersproject.org/partners. ^
  16. “California Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative (2020).” Ballotpedia. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://ballotpedia.org/California_Tax_on_Commercial_and_Industrial_Properties_for_Education_and_Local_Government_Funding_Initiative_(2020). ^
  17. “What SCF Will Do.” Schools and Communities First. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org/. ^
  18. “Supporters.” Schools and Communities First. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.schoolsandcommunitiesfirst.org/who-su. ^
  19. “About.” Housing Now! California. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.housingnowca.org/about. ^
  20. “The Crisis.” Housing Now! California. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.housingnowca.org/the-crisis. ^
  21. “The Crisis.” Housing Now! California. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.housingnowca.org/the-crisis. ^
  22. “About.” Housing Now! California. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://www.housingnowca.org/about. ^
  23. ACCE. Twitter Post. September 14, 2017. 2:39 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/908399735895027712 ^
  24. ACCE. Twitter Post. August 18, 2017. 8:25 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/898702341754335232 ^
  25. ACCE. Twitter Post. July 11, 2018. 2:49 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/1017118752435945472 ^
  26. ACCE. Twitter Post. June 21, 2019. 3:59 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/1142160063362002946 ^
  27. ACCE. Twitter Post. March 27, 2019. 5:19 PM. Accessed November 8, 2019. https://twitter.com/CalOrganize/status/1111014980122370048 ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 2012

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2017 Dec Form 990 $598,910 $444,450 $181,405 $89,693 N $598,910 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2016 Dec Form 990 $1,214,181 $1,366,328 $124,985 $196,241 N $1,214,181 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form 990 $645,460 $388,515 $108,659 $27,768 N $645,460 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $379,382 $579,993 $46,013 $222,068 N $379,382 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form 990 $377,330 $469,416 $32,236 $7,680 N $377,055 $275 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form 990 $906,198 $1,279,821 $116,642 $0 N $345,176 $560,855 $0 $58,054 PDF
    2011 Dec Form 990 $99,940 $41,581 $617,497 $127,230 N $99,930 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Sep Form 990 $1,135,769 $725,389 $619,266 $187,359 N $920,512 $215,070 $72 $8,240 PDF

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    ACCE Action

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