About Us

OGAN was founded in 2016, by social movement veterans who have deep experience organizing and campaigning.

From building local grassroots networks to staffing international organizations – we’ve played key roles in some of the largest mobilizations, organizations, and actions of the US climate justice movement.  Now,  we’ve launched a new organization focused on strengthening the grassroots climate justice movement ecosystem – Oil and Gas Action Network.

We believe in the power of organizing

We focus on strengthening alliances across the climate and environmental justice movement and building grassroots power. Non-profit organizations should seek to facilitate and support grassroots movements that can scale up beyond staff-driven professional campaigns.

Contemporary movements are often limited by professional, staff-driven NGO’s –  rather than leveraging such organizations to but and action tactics — we can do more than just create policy change — we can empower communities to build a just and equitable society. Let’s win a green and just future for all together!

We help connect our collective power

We believe that social movements are like ecosystems —  they are most successful and impactful when we build deep interconnectedness, resiliency, and resources are shared equitably. OGAN works to center the people most impacted by the fossil fuel industry, and build their leadership.

We Take Action for Climate Justice

Our work takes a people-powered, actions-led approach to social change that seeks to empower communities, directly address issues of equity, amplify the voices and leadership of the frontlines, and build a just world beyond the destruction of fossil fuels. We want healthy communities, green jobs, and room for everyone to make change.

Oil and Gas Action Network is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization, tax ID 82-0941015

Battling big oil with grassroots climate justice action across California and beyond.