Having Our Say Members

Partner Organizations

• Asian Resources, Inc.
• Black Women for Wellness
• California Black Women’s Health Project
• California Immigrant Policy Center
• California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
• California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
• California Rural Legal Aid Foundation
• The Cambodian Family
• Center for the Pacific Asian Family
• Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative
• Central Valley Urban Institute
• Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño
• Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

• Korean Resource Center
• Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
• Little Manila Rising
• Madera Coalition for Community Justice
• Mi Familia Vota
• Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
• Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies
• PALS for Health
• Roots Community Health Center
• Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
• South Asian Network
• Street Level Health Project
• United Women of East Africa
• Vista Community Clinic

Member Lookbook

Learn more about the policy areas and social justice inspirations that motivate the diverse, impactful members of the Having Our Say Coalition in 2021 and beyond. (Updated, as of April 2022)

ACCESS Reproductive Justice


Our inspiration:

“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.”

― Assata Shakur

Policy Area: Reproductive Justice

Asian Resources Inc.

Stop AAPI Hate at our ARI Sacramento Headquarters

Policy Areas:

  • Data disaggregation
  • Cultural and linguistic health access (including Medi-Cal CHW benefit and Navigator funding for Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal Older Adults 50+ expansion regardless of immigration status and COFA citizens)
  • Oral health access (including outreach, education, and alternative workforce)

Black Women for Wellness

Astrid Williams (she/her), Environmental Justice Program Manager

My inspiration for social justice:

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

-Alice Walker

Policy Areas: Environmental Justice, Reproductive Justice and Women’s Health

California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

Andrea Rivera (she/her/hers), Senior Legislative Advocate

My Inspiration for social justice:

“Better to die on your feet than live on your knees”

– Emiliano Zapata

Policy Areas: State legislation and advocacy

Weiyu Zhang, MPH (she/her), Community Advocacy Manager

My inspiration and gratitude:

Having Our Say is my “happy place” – I love that community partners in this space genuinely want to share, strategize and grow together, and it’s unique and different from any other coalition space I have been in, because we are all experts of our own identities, cultures and issues, yet are constantly finding ways to collectively advance health equity.

Policy Areas: public health, health equity

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC)

Our inspiration:

“No voice is too soft when that voice speaks for others.”

– Janna Cachola

Policy Area: Immigrant Rights

Central Valley Urban Institute

Eric Payne, Executive Director, CVUI

“Dr. King wants the same thing I want. Freedom.”

— Malcolm X

Policy Area: Black Wealth Creation and Prosperity

Korean Community Center of the East Bay (KCCEB)

Yeri Shon (she/her), Chief, Program Integration and Community Impact

My inspiration for social justice:

It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.”

— Dalai Lama, Lhamo Thondup, 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet

Policy Areas: Health equity, immigrant rights, language access and cultural humility

Little Manila Rising

Our inspiration for social justice:

“Know Hxstory, Know Self. No Hxstory, No Self”

– Dr. Jose P. Rizal

Policy Areas: Multi-faceted equity in San Joaquin County, environmental justice, racial equity, immigration, and holistic health (e.g., mental health, physical health, COVID-19)