Founded in 1976, Durham People’s Alliance (PA) is a grassroots, membership organization working to foster a more just and equitable Durham and North Carolina. Committed to broad participation and democratic decision-making, PA makes all major decisions at its full membership meetings and encourages members to lead new organizing efforts. PA is credited with being the driving force behind Durham’s “livable” wage ordinance and securing funds to support free tax preparation services. To incentivize private employers to pay a living wage, PA developed the Durham Living Wage Project, which certifies and publicly recognizes employers that pay at least the City’s current livable wage to all full- and part-time workers. PA currently has over 1,000 members.