The Somali Action Alliance is a unique organization focused on building the power of
the Somali community through collective, proactive action. We began as a project of VOICE for Community Power, and after two years of support, transitioned into a separate organization in 2004. Our beginning as a voter participation project focused on the 2002 senate campaign between the late Senator Paul Wellstone and Norm Coleman. A combination of voter registration, voter education, convening activities and leadership training opportunities created a space where community members could learn and act together. The energy and possibility created provided the impetus to continue working together to shape an organization as the foundation for powerful, ongoing community building.