Progressive Activist and Community Organizer

Prounouns:  she/her/hers

Bobbi Jo Chavarria has been involved in human rights and peace activism since joining the campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding in 2006.  That decision has changed the direction of her professional career. Retiring from a long-time career in direct sales and management, Bobbi Jo turned her focus to global issues of peace, conflict-resolution and nonviolence.

It was the inspiration of five cousins, a nephew, and a family friend serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars that prompted her to begin to serve her country and community with as much dedication and commitment as they were demonstrating in their service. And it was the birth of her first son that brought her focus to her neighborhood and city.

  • Established the Inland Empire Do Peace and Nonviolence Alliance (iedopna.blogspot.com) 
  • Worked with California Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
    • Helped guide the formation of three local neighborhood chapters of community residents to address concerns and issues such as street safety, crime prevention, improved education, and increased youth activities 
    • Worked with homeowners throughout the Inland Empire to address the foreclosure crisis, sub-prime, and often predatory lending practices 
    • Hosted two large foreclosure prevention workshops assisting over 300 families
    • Participated in workshops hosted by local legislators
    • Held weekly intake sessions providing assistance to homeowners in completing paperwork to begin working with nonprofit loan counselors 

Her organizational involvement includes the following:

  • Inland Empire Board Member, California Women's March
  • Interim Director, Inland Empire Women's March
  • Elected delegate, San Bernardino County Democratic Party (2016-2020)
  • SB County Delegate, California Democratic Party
  • Co-Founder, Catalina's List
  • Vice Chair, Sierra Club, San Gorgonio Chapter
  • Member, AD 47 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
  • Member, AD 47 Social Justice Advisory Committee
  • Founder, Inland Empire DoPeace and Nonviolence Alliance (IEDOPNA)
  • The Peace Alliance, National Campaign - Regional Action Team Leader
  • GROW Fontana (Grassroots Rising and Organizing to Win)
  • Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice
  • Inland Empire Democratic Socialists of America (IE DSA), Organizing Committee
  • Founder and Organizing Team Member, Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
  • Co-founder and grassroots leader, Inland Empire for Bernie and San Bernardino County for Bernie NOW Inland Empire for Our Revolution
  • National Delegate 2016 to Democratic Convention

She also supports:

  • Reform Immigration for America
  • Veterans for Peace
  • Citizens Action for Peace
  • Inland Communities Fellowship of Reconciliation (IC FOR)
  • Equality Inland Empire
  • Sierra Club National
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Women's Action for New Directions
  • Sojourners
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Amnesty International
  • Progressive Christians United
  • Soka Gakai International - USA
  • California One Care
  • Health Care for America Now
  • Democracy for America
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)

Both graduates of Fontana High School, she and her husband, Gil, have been homeowners in Fontana since December 1993, and have two sons, born in 2008 and 2012, and a cat.


  • @chuzyrf8 tweeted link to Green New Deal!. 2019-02-20 14:30:08 -0800
    Green New Deal! Check out the growing/new issues pages for the Progressive Alliance of the IE! I just shared about how folks can sign on to support the Green New Deal with DFA! =) http://www.ieprogressivealliance.com/chuzpeace/green_new_deal?recruiter_id=171481

    Green New Deal!

    Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have officially unveiled the Green New Deal!

    This bold resolution would put our country on the path towards a clean energy futureincluding: 

    • 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030

    • A guaranteed living-wage job for anybody who needs one

    • A just transition for both workers and frontline communities

    It’s a win-win for our environment and economy, and it’s our greatest opportunity to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

    Add your name right now to join DFA, Ed Markey, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in supporting a Green New Deal today.


  • Colton: Inland Empire for Our Revolution - CNN Townhall with Sen. Bernie Sanders

    WHEN
    February 25, 2019 at 5pm
    WHERE
    CWA Local 9588 Union Hall
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:49 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    January 27, 2021 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:49 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    December 23, 2020 at 8:30pm
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    ZOOM Conference Call
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    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    November 25, 2020 at 8:30pm
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    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:48 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
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    October 28, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:48 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    September 23, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:48 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    August 26, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:48 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    July 22, 2020 at 8:30pm
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    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:47 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    June 24, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:47 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    May 27, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:47 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    April 22, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:47 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
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    March 25, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:47 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
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    February 26, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:46 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
    WHEN
    January 22, 2020 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:46 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
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    December 18, 2019 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:46 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
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    November 27, 2019 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:46 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    October 23, 2019 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    September 25, 2019 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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  • is hosting PAIE Monthly Conference Call 2019-01-21 09:27:45 -0800

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call

    PAIE Monthly Conference Call
    January 23, 2019, 8:30pm – January 24, 2019, 9:15am
    Description: Join us for a check-in on actions, events, and campaigns for unity around the Inland Empire!

    Agenda:
    • Welcome: Community Agreements
    • A 10-minute teach-in by one of the many organizers from our member organizations.
    • Check-in on the last month's events.
    • Upcoming events announcements
    • Closing Call to Action
    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Jan 23, 2019 8:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    Organizer: Progressive Alliance of the Inland Empire
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    August 28, 2019 at 8:30pm
    WHERE
    ZOOM Conference Call
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