Values & Partnerships
ACT NOW believes that the people have the power to change themselves and their communities. We also envision an America where police and community collaborate on the greater definition of ‘public safety’ as ‘community safety’—a definition that addresses the root causes of poverty, systemic racism, and inequities in housing, health care, education, access to financial resources and promotes justice and the rule of law.
To bring this vision to life, ACT NOW gathers together citizens, local leaders, civil rights activists, law enforcement, government agencies, faith organizations, and others from diverse communities who seek to reject the status quo and mobilize for meaningful change. We call these groups The People’s Commissions. ACT NOW provides the framework and tools and the members of The People’s Commission work together to build capacity and actualize civic engagement, with a shared vision of community as their north star.