CARA Action Teams (CATs)

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(revised 11/2023)

The CARA CATs are the local action centers for CARA. We share important information on key CARA issues and plan local strategies on these issues. Most of the CARA Action Teams (CATS) have regular monthly meeting dates and locations. If there is not a CAT organized in your area, and you would like to get one started, call the CARA office to find out how to schedule a CAT. Northern CA call 415-515-2156 or 877-223-6107 (toll free). For LA County call 210-648-9000, for Orange, San Diego, Inland Empire call 714-460-3542. For Central Valley, Fresno and Bakersfield call 209-354-7489.



ALAMEDA COUNTY (HYBRID): 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 10:00am, South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St., Berkeley.  For more info: Bill Klinke @ 510-848-9402 or Dee Rosario @ 510-835-3922.

CENTRAL VALLEY (Zoom):  4th Monday of each month @ 10:00am. Call Nan Brasmer @ 209-823-3890 or Jo Carson @ 209-227-5188.

CONTRA COSTA/ SOLANO COUNTIES (IN-PERSON OR ZOOM)2nd Monday of each month, 10:00am, Richmond Auditorium Hawaiian Room (enter at 2533 Nevin Ave. Richmond). Call Eli Williams @ 510-232-4690 or Windsor Young @ 510-666-4852.

FRESNO AREA (HYBRID):  4th Tuesday of the month @10:00am at SEIU Local 521, 5228 E. Pine Ave., Fresno. Call Gayle Chenoweth @ 559-360-5955 or Jennifer Jensen @ 559-704-8384.

MARIN COUNTY (IN-PERSON OR ZOOM):  Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 1:00pm at Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE) 16 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael. Call Connie Baker @ 415-385-9907 or email Maureen McManus @

NORTH STATE (HYBRID):  Meets monthly on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10am-12 noon at SEIU 2015, 373 Park Marina Circle, Redding.  Call Ron Stone @ 530-945-8021 or Kathryn Donahue @ 707-834-2194 (covers all counties north of Sacramento).

PLACER COUNTY (IN-PERSON OR ZOOM):  Meets 2nd Wed. of every month @ 10:00am-12 noon. Stanford Club House, 3220 Santa Fe Way, Rocklin.  Diana Madoshi @ 916-435-9760 or William Reed @ 916-396-6601. Potluck.

SACRAMENTO/YOLO (ZOOM): Meets 1st Wednesday. Call Cindy Young @ 530-902-0483 or Carla Held @

SAN FRANCISCO (HYBRID): 2nd Thursday of the month @1:00pm, ILWU, 1188 Franklin St. 4th floor, SF. Call Suzy Lee @ 415-272-7202 or Art Persyko @ 650-228-4188 or David Williams @415-539-5f149.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY (HYBRID): 4th Thursday of the month @ 12 noon, SEIU 521 Great Hall, 2302 Zanker Rd., San Jose. Call Carol Garvey @ 408-472-6218 or Greg Miller @ 408-254-3311.  Light lunch is served.

SONOMA COUNTY (IN-PERSON OR ZOOM)3rd Wednesday of the month @ 10:00am, Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Rosa, Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa.  Call Dave Walker @ 707-681-9009 or Linda Graves @ 707-545-2811 or Bonnie Petty @ 707-579-5228.


BAKERSFIELD (HYBRID)First Tuesday of every month from 1:30pm-3:30pm @ SEIU Local 521 1001 17th Street, Bakersfield. Call Ernest Harris @ 661-706-2566.

INLAND EMPIRE (IN-PERSON/ZOOM): First Monday of every month from 10:00am – 12:00pm Grace Vargas Senior Center, 1411 S Riverside Ave., Rialto. Call Tish Ochoa @ 909-855-1891 or Marion Arguello @ 909-591-1864.

LOS ANGELES (ZOOM): 4th Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm @ SEIU 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.Call Bonnie Coleman @ 323-666-4224 and Gwen Jones @ 213-840-8161(all LA County CATs meeting on 3rd Monday at 10am via Zoom)

ORANGE COUNTY (IN-PERSON/ZOOM): 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 10:00am; CWA 606 N. Eckhoff St., Orange. Call Cecilia Flores at 714-458-2208.

SAN DIEGO (IN-PERSON): 3rd Tuesday of the month @11:00am-1:00pm, Sheetmetal Workers Local, 4594 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego, 92120.  Call Pam Rood @ 619-866-5185 and Tish Leon @714-401-8312.

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY (ZOOM): Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month 10:00am-12 noon.  Call Larry Marotta @ 626-698-4108 or David Estrada @ 909-267-8340 (all LA County CATs meeting on 3rdMonday at 10am via Zoom).

SOUTHEAST LOS ANGELES COUNTY (ZOOM): 3rd Monday of every month. Call Myron Wollin @ 562-596-5239 (all LA County CATs meeting on 3rd Monday at 10am via Zoom).

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