ReAct develops strong democratic organizations in places where the rights of those affected must be protected. To prepare the collective actions needed to bring attention to corporations’ abuses of power and violation of rights, thorough organizing is crucial. The organizations created then have the power to act as forces of negotiation and agents of social change.
ReAct’s methods are inspired by Saul Alinsky’s legacy of “community organizing”, by the “union organizing” developed in the United States by John L. Lewis amidst the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Cesar Chavez through the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and by the type of mass movement organizing developed by Wade Rathke through ACORN International.
We seek to build up strong organizations where they are most needed.
ReAct supports these organizations by upholding two fundamental principles: the autonomy and the sustainability of the organizations that have been formed. The ReAct organizers support these organizations achieve greater institutional structure through local, national and transnational coalitions.