Through the CalChamber’s issue-based coalitions, members have a vehicle for direct action. Each coalition is an opportunity for industry peers and concerned individuals to gain strength in numbers.

To join a coalition contact: Laurie Lively at (916) 930-1219.


California Employers Coalition
Comprised of employers and employer association representatives, CEC reviews and comments directly on issues that affect the employer/employee relationship. This coalition is the consensus voice of California employers to the state Legislature and state agency boards regarding the impact of proposed laws and regulations on businesses.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman

California Heat Illness Prevention Coalition
Represents the views of California employers to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board in the form of written comments and testimony regarding potential impacts proposed regulations on heat illness prevention might have on California businesses and their workers.
Staff Contact: Robert Moutrie

Workers’ Compensation Action Network (WCAN)
A statewide, broad-based coalition representing California employers, insurers and brokers/agents on issues relating to the state’s workers’ compensation system. WCAN educates policymakers, the media and members of the general business community on problems affecting the efficiency, fairness and cost of the system for employers and injured workers and helps build the public case for specific legislative or regulatory reforms to improve the system.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman

California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC)
Works to repair California’s high-cost and litigious workers’ compensation system. CCWC is a statewide coalition of public and private employers, both large and small, representing more than 250 employers and numerous trade associations.
Staff Contact: Ashley Hoffman


Green Chemistry Alliance
A collection of trade associations and businesses that are working to ensure effective implementation of the California Green Chemistry Program that was authorized by AB 1879 (Feuer; D-Los Angeles, 2008) and SB 509 (Simitian; D-Palo Alto, 2008). The goal of the alliance is to ensure that the Green Chemistry Program is implemented in a way that allows for maximum environmental benefit and minimizes the economic impacts.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele

Proposition 65 Coalition
A coalition of more than 200 industry groups and individual businesses working together to ensure that Proposition 65 is not misused by individual attorneys who use the law solely for personal financial gain. The ecoalition reviews, comments, and testifies on regulatory and legislative developments related to Proposition 65 warning requirements, chemical listings, compliance issues, and litigation reform.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele

The Thursday Group
Seeks to promote an agenda that strikes a reasonable balance between economic growth and environmental protection. The goal of the Thursday Group is to encourage California decision-makers to work with the group to strike a reasonable compromise between the impact of legislation on California’s economy and environmental protection.
Staff Contact: Adam Regele


Privacy Coalition
A coalition of businesses working together to ensure that privacy laws are reasonable, effective and balanced. The group reviews legislation regarding personal information, data collection, data security and internet privacy measures.
Staff Contact: Ronak Daylami


Alliance for Fair Trade with India
The Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) represents major sectors of the U.S. economy in support of increased action to resolve discriminatory trade practices, including the erosion of intellectual property (IP) rights in India. See
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

California Coalition for Free Trade
A broad-based group of companies and business organizations working to secure a national free trade agenda. In joining the coalition, we will include your company’s or association’s name on the rapidly growing list of members at no cost. We will keep you apprised of our international activities and bring to your attention ways that you can be supportive of the free trade agenda.
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Current Coalition Membership
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

See CalChamber’s California Coalition for Free Trade page for information on previous letter campaigns.

Federation of International Trade Associations
Founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission. For further information, visit:
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

North American Rebound
The North American Rebound campaign was launched in 2020 by leading trade voices in Canada and the United States concerned about protectionist currents stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

Trade Works for US
U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched website in 2017 to serve as a one-stop shop for national and state-specific trade information, survey results, and advocacy tools.
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB)
USCIB promotes American business views and solutions on a wide range of issues – from telecommunications to e-commerce to labor relations – directly to U.S. and international policy makers. USCIB works tirelessly to harmonize international trade and commercial practices, promoting practical services to business such as international commercial arbitration and the ATA Carnet for temporary duty-free imports. For more information, visit:
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling

USA * Engage
A broad-based coalition launched in 1997 representing U.S. business and agriculture. This coalition is an effort to encourage policymakers at the federal, state and local levels to seek more effective ways of reacting to objectionable actions and policies of foreign governments other than by imposing unilateral economic sanctions. To learn more, visit
Staff Contact: Susanne Stirling