Who We Are

Your World. Your Power. Your Liberation.

We are the “new majority”: people of color, immigrants, women, and the working class, on a path to liberation.  Our statewide membership is organizing to put people and the planet before profit. We counter the fear that causes injustice by building power to transform the institutions that govern our lives.

In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation, and racism, our chapters are building the power to confront this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot box with our votes.  We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power and decision-making in the hands of those directly affected.  We are certain that a better world is possible and that we are the ones to build it.

Members

N2N has 15,000 community members who take action with us by registering to vote, signing petitions, calling their legislators, and marching in the streets. Over 280 of them volunteer with us each year.

How do we inspire and activate so many people? Our members.

At the heart of every victory are the 50 leaders who meet regularly to create campaigns, plan public actions, and educate their neighbors door-to-door.

Meet a few of them here.

Jason Martinez

Jason Martinez got involved with Neighbor to Neighbor in 2015 and is now a leader of our Jobs Not Jails campaign in Springfield.

Gloria Ramirez

Gloria is healing herself, her community, and our planet through her work with Neighbor to Neighbor.

Leon Marín

Leon is a dedicated father of four and a leader of our educational justice work in Lynn.

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos led the Holyoke chapter to victory last year, when we shut down the last coal plant in Massachusetts.

Paul Coombs

Paul is a longtime Lynn resident who has fought to make sure that Lynn’s diverse population is represented in city government.

Miosotis Cintrón

Miosotis has interpreted many meetings, provided hundreds of rides, and spoken publicly on the ways that our justice system and our schools are failing young people of color.

Staff

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Elena Letona

Executive Director
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Estrella Diaz

Lynn Organizer
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Jafet Robles

Springfield Organizer
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José Palma

Organizing Director
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Karla Rodriguez

Bookkeeper and Office Manager
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Lena Entin

Director of Development / Climate Justice Organizer

Coalitions

  • National People’s Action: National People’s Action (NPA) is a network of grassroots organizations with a fierce reputation for direct action from across the country that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda.
  • Center for Popular Democracy: The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity, and democracy in partnership with grassroots organizations and progressive unions, strengthening our collective capacity to win racial and economic justice.
  • Jobs Not Jails: Jobs Not Jails is the largest campaign to end mass incarceration in Massachusetts history.
  • Raise Up Massachusetts: Raise Up Massachusetts is a coalition of more than 150 community organizations, labor groups, and faith organizations working to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents.
  • Green Justice Coalition: The Green Justice Coalition is a partnership of community groups, labor unions, and environmental organizations supporting a sustainable, equitable, and clean-energy economy in the Boston region.
  • Massachusetts Voter Table: The Massachusetts Voter Table seeks to increase the share of the vote that comes from the “Rising Massachusetts Electorate,” made up of people of color, low-income people, women and youth.
  • Action for a Healthy Holyoke! (AHH!) is a coalition of community and labor groups committed to making Holyoke a healthy place to live, work, play, worship, and go to school.
  • Jobs with Justice brings together labor, community, faith, and student groups to win improvements in people’s lives and shape the public discourse on worker’s rights and the economy.
  • New Lynn Coalition: The New Lynn Coalition is an alliance of grassroots organizations, labor unions, and direct-services agencies, creating jobs and ensuring a vibrant economic future for the people of Lynn.
  • The Worcester Community Labor Coalition The Worcester Community Labor Coalition was formed in 2012 as an effort to secure a voice for community participation in the major decisions taking place in Worcester.

Supporters

We thank the generous donors and foundations who have been sustaining our work for nearly two decades.