WSWA’s battle against the rising poverty rates and lack of living wages in our community is consistent with the campaign all 193 nations of the United Nations committed to in September 2015 including the U.S. when they formulated the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals call upon all nations to prioritize the elimination of poverty, hunger and 15 other development goals that must be addressed if we are to have a sustainable future – to preserve both humanity and the planet. But we can’t do it alone.

Global warming has brought rising temperatures in the Sacramento Valley and more days of devastating forest fires. Escalating energy bills have led to families sweltering in summer heat and going cold in the winter due to utility shutoffs. Join WSWA and learn to organize with the lowest-paid workers in our community fighting to defeat the policies that are destroying our lives and the environment. Join WSWA’s campaign to demand officials implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!

How you can join WSWA’s Community Education Campaign to promote the SDGs

2030 SDG Poster Campaign

Spread the word, put up a poster about our positive program to attract new volunteers, supporters and members. Ask a business to put up a poster, put one up in your home or neighborhood laundromat, or community center. Ask the owner where you shop to post a poster.

WSWA volunteers do presentation to a group

Speaking Engagement Campaign

Invite WSWA speakers to address your club, class, religious congregation, co-workers or a gathering of friends. They will introduce the basics about WSWA, ask interested attendees to sign up to volunteer and provide insightful information and analysis regarding the SDGs, with a question-and-answer period, too. Set up a time to discuss and plan out the timing and particular interests of your group.

Transforming Our World

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development These 17 global goals were adopted unanimously by all 193 member states of the United Nations on September 25, 2015 as the Agenda for all countries to prioritize and achieve cooperatively by 2030, to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.

Goal 1

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Goal 14

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

*Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.