Screening of Full Length 30 Min. Video of Chris Ballew Incident.

Screening of Full Length 30 Min. Video of Chris Ballew Incident.

Join us for a screening of this highly controversial video detailing what happened on November 9, 2017, the night Chris Ballew was beaten and arrested by 2 Pasadena Police Officers. The half More »

PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT OF PASADENANS ORGANIZING FOR PROGRESS (POP!) ON THE RESIGNATION OF POLICE CHIEF PHILLIP SANCHEZ

PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT OF PASADENANS ORGANIZING FOR PROGRESS (POP!) ON THE RESIGNATION OF POLICE CHIEF PHILLIP SANCHEZ

                To download our statement click HERE. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        More »

Canvass for Rent Control in Pasadena!

Canvass for Rent Control in Pasadena!

Join POP! members this Saturday at the Pasadena Community Job Center to support the Pasadena Tenants Union to gather signatures for Pasadena Fair and Equitable Housing Charter Amendment for Rent Control & More »

Stand in solidarity with immigrant workers and demand an end to systemic wage theft!

Stand in solidarity with immigrant workers and demand an end to systemic wage theft!

If you’ve read the most recent study by the Economic Policy Institute about the amount of stolen wages that the Department of Labor (DOL) recovered in 2015 and 2016, you will understand why it is More »

Yes to ADUs! It’s time to amend the accessory dwelling unit regulations in Pasadena.

Yes to ADUs! It’s time to amend the accessory dwelling unit regulations in Pasadena.

Pasadena has the opportunity to help alleviate our housing crisis, but our City Council needs to hear from you!  On Monday, December 11, 2018 at 7 PM, the Pasadena City Council will hear More »

Donate to POP! this #GivingTuesday

Donate to POP! this #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Would you be joining us?  Tomorrow, November 28, POP! is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back to our community. Donate to POP! and help us continue our mission to make More »

Carmel Housing Project Talking Points

Carmel Housing Project Talking Points

This is why we are fighting to defend and demand more affordable housing in Pasadena. If you would like a PDF of our talking points, please e-mail us at: pop@poppasadena.org   Please More »

Tell Carmel and the Planning Commission: “We do not need more luxury housing!”

Tell Carmel and the Planning Commission: “We do not need more luxury housing!”

It’s time to defend affordable housing . . . again! Last April, many housing advocates and tenants joined us at a Planning Commission hearing to urge the commissioners to not approve a More »

Carmel Housing Project Talking Points

This is why we are fighting to defend and demand more affordable housing in Pasadena.

If you would like a PDF of our talking points, please e-mail us at: pop@poppasadena.org

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Tell Carmel and the Planning Commission: “We do not need more luxury housing!”

It’s time to defend affordable housing . . . again!

Last April, many housing advocates and tenants joined us at a Planning Commission hearing to urge the commissioners to not approve a project allowing Carmel Partners to destroy almost 200 units of affordable housing and replace them with over 300 units of luxury housing. The Planning commission tabled the issue thanks to your help!

But once again, we need your help to stop the demolition and replacement of affordable housing with more luxury housing.

The Pasadena Planning Commission will hear comments on the Environmental Impact Report (IER) of Carmel’s proposed project on Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers (Room S249).

Ask yourself, does Pasadena really need more luxury housing? You know the right answer and we are urging you to join us and tell the Planning Commission to say “no” to Carmel unless their project includes mostly affordable housing. 

E-mail us at if you would like add your voice in support of affordable housing and wish to testify at next week’s hearing — pop@poppasadena.org 

Celebrate with POP!

Pasadenans Organizing for Progress (POP!) invites you to celebrate the progress we have made so far!

Please RSVP and invite others!

We know there is still so much work we must do to make Pasadena a real progressive city. But we have accomplished a lot in the short time we’ve been around and we want to celebrate with you!

  • We passed an immigration policy preventing local police from acting as ICE.
  • We fought for $15 and won! And now we are working to implement the minimum wage increase.
  • We helped prevent the loss of much-needed affordable housing and we are fighting to increase the affordable housing stock in Pasadena.
  • We raised over $6,000, stopped the deportation and secured the release of Carlos Ortiz, long time Pasadena resident, from ICE detention.
  • We continue to advocate for local and state policies that make Pasadena & California beacons of hope & progress.

This is a great opportunity to meet POP! members, learn what we are working on and what our goals are for the future.