The Alliance for Appalachia is composed of member organizations working together to create a sustainable future for our region. We engage with a variety of organizations in order to strengthen our partnerships and the collective experiences and knowledge we hold together. While we consider ourselves allies and supporters of many different aspects of social justice, we ask that all of our members support at least one of our three core goals: 1. ending mountaintop removal coal mining, 2. putting a halt to destructive coal technologies, and 3. creating a sustainable, just Appalachia.
The Alliance serves as a channel through which our member groups participate in regional and federal-level campaigns. We strive to create a model of ways local, frontline community vision and wisdom can be communicated to promote social change. Joining an Alliance member organization can help connect you with what’s happening in your community, and how you can engage to promote the changes you seek. As a coalition, the Alliance primarily focuses our work in rural communities of Central Appalachia, but our members are working statewide and across the region in Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Indiana. Check out the map of our members on the Our Work page to see which group is nearest to you!
Alliance work teams are made up of volunteers and staff of our member and ally organizations who come together to build connections that bolster local organizing work and build regional strategy. Our members engage on work teams to address the legacy costs of more than a century of coal mining and organize for a healthy environment through regional and federal campaigns. Our teams connect community experience with campaigns to build vision-led strategies that outline a path towards a healthy, prosperous, and just Appalachia. To learn more and to join the Citizen Monitoring & Enforcement, Corporate Accountability, or the Appalachian Land & New Economy Team, contact us. Everyone is welcome!
You can keep up with the Alliance calendar here, which includes information for all of our calls and meetings.