Throughout ACRE’s history, our staff have worked on campaigns across many issue areas, providing crucial support to fight against corporate extraction and exploitation of communities of color and the working class.

Climate and Environmental Justice

Everyone deserves to live in a safe, healthy, and thriving community free from extraction and pollution. The fossil fuel industry and its Wall Street financiers have polluted our communities and fuelled climate chaos, wreaking havoc in frontline BIPOC communities. ACRE builds power with these communities to oppose the fossil fuel industry and its Wall Street financiers in order to avert further climate catastrophe and a climate change-driven financial crisis. We are fighting for frontline communities to have full self-determination as we transform our economic system from one built on extraction and exploitation to one that promotes regeneration and sustainability.

Financial Services

Equitable access to high-quality financial services is a fundamental right. However, the U.S. financial sector functions largely to extract wealth from public budgets and our communities. ACRE is working to build a financial system in which high-quality financial services are provided to all communities by publicly-owned and -controlled utilities run in the public interest.


The U.S. healthcare system is rooted in racism and our current healthcare policies perpetuate systemic inequity by creating and maintaining conditions that lead to adverse health outcomes for communities of color. ACRE is fighting for a system of free, comprehensive healthcare for all that enshrines healthcare as a fundamental human right rather than a source of profit.

Housing Justice

From the 2008 foreclosure crisis through the COVID-19 pandemic, corporate landlords have seized on disasters in our communities, especially communities of color, to squeeze renters, neighborhoods, and cities for maximum profit. ACRE partners with tenant-led housing justice organizations to fight back and win quality, truly affordable housing for everyone.

Policing and Incarceration

Public safety should never be for profit.  ACRE works on campaigns to move power away from carceral systems and into communities. We understand that abolition is not simply the absence of policing, prison, and surveillance but the presence of fully funded public services and a transformed justice system that prioritizes care over punishment. We support local divestment and anti-surveillance campaigns, lead narrative shift work, and sit at national tables dedicated to intervening in federal police funding.

Other Projects & Campaigns