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NWFCO's mission is to build strong state affiliate organizations and to execute regional campaigns that address economic inequities.
The Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO) is a regional organization established in 1993 by four established statewide citizen action organizations - the Idaho Community Action Network (ICAN), Montana People's Action (MPA), Oregon Action (OA), and Washington Citizen Action (WCA). A fifth group, the Coalition of Montanans Concerned with Disabilities (CMCD), joined as an associate member in 1999. Together, these groups have over 65 years of experience organizing low- and moderate-income people, and each group is the pre-eminent voice of lower-income families in its state. NWFCO's mission is to build strong state affiliate organizations and to execute regional campaigns that address economic inequities. NWFCO has worked over the last seven years to develop and implement a comprehensive regional training program for leadership and staff development. We work with more than 400 grassroots leaders each year, through regional convenings and on-site local events, providing education on the institutional-level issues which affect people's daily lives and training in organizing, campaign-building and media and message development. The Federation also provides campaign development and research and policy development assistance to our affiliate organizations to support their efforts to raise economic justice issues to public awareness and to propose more just alternatives.
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