Cascadia is a rich tapestry woven together of backgrounds, nations, communities and identities, all of which together make our bioregion the special place that it is today. It is here where we encourage innovative change. The Cascadia Bioregional Party encourages these changes through:
The presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.
Promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed. Inclusion outcomes are met when communities and those most impacted have the most say on issues important to them. We measure the success of this to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.
Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, Indigenous Lives Matter
What it means for us:
For us, this Diversity, Equity, and Inlclusion also means decolonization, both of our political borders, and through our actions to make sure we recognize past traumas, and move forward in a way that is all of us working together, in a positive and inclusive manner. This committment is reflected through both our organizational policies, makeup of our volunteers and staff, and the candidates in which we run.