Groups supported by the Movement Voter Fund in the states of MI, Wi, PA, NC, GA, FL, TX and AZ. Funds are allocated by the Movement Voter Project based on need. 

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Council on American Islamic Relations - Texas (CAIR)

The Texas chapter was formed to be a leading voice for Houston Muslim Community members.  It’s working to be a leading advocate for justice, mutual understanding while maintaining the highest ethical standards. It’s a chapter of the national grassroots civil rights organization that has advocated for American Muslims. It seeks to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Issue Areas: Religious Freedom

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Black, Muslim

Group Type: 501c3

 

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Faith in Texas / Faith in Texas Action

Faith in Action is a multi-faith and multi-racial group working on economic justice including preventing predatory lending, reducing medical debt and affordable housing, criminal justice coalition work including immigrant rights. They mobilize voters to the polls in Dallas county.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Faith-Based

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Texas

 

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JOLT Texas

A Latinx-led multi-issue organization building a powerful movement across Texas to win on political issues that matter through voter registration, mobilization and year-round organizing in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. They have brought together artists to vibrantly show the Latinx political resistance, fought back against racist Senate Bill 4, and prepared young Latina community leaders and activists through their Leadership Institute. They sparked nationwide support for their creative cultural protest of SB4 at the Texas Capitol.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Texas

 

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Mi Familia Vota - Texas

A civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. It unites Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Working on immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. Its focused efforts to register and mobilize new and young voters to the polls this election cycle.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Texas

 

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MOVE Texas

Running the largest youth voter engagement programs in San Antonio, MOVE works 24/7/365 to mobilize, organize, and empower young people in three metro areas – San Antonio, Laredo, Seguin, San Marcos, Austin, and Dallas. They’ve sued Texas over voter suppression bill #SB4, organized to remove Confederate statues and continue to work to address barriers to civic engagement. Affiliated with the Alliance for Youth Action.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Texas

 

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Polichic Engagement Fund

Polichic EF is an innovative emerging organization that focuses on turning out Texas women to the polls to make an impact on key public policy issues through civic clubs that provide voter education and leadership development opportunities.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American, White Working Class, Women

Group Type: 501c3

Texas

 

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Texas Freedom Network / Texas Rising

Runs a major statewide campus vote, advocacy programs as part of an issue strategy around reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, freedom and sex education. Texas Rising, the youth project of Texas Freedom Network, organizes young people under 30 across 20 campuses focused on voter registration, leadership development, and issue advocacy. 

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Texas

 

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Texas Organizing Project / Education Fund / PAC

The Texas Organizing Project / Education Fund is the strongest grassroots organization in the state, with offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. They use direct action, advocacy, base-building, leadership development and vote work to advance an agenda or social and economic equality for low and moderate-income Texans. TOP is an affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Texas

 

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Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)

TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.

Issue Areas: LGBTQ

Constituencies: Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3

Texas

 

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Workers Defense Project / Action Fund

An established organization and affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy based in Austin, Dallas and Houston. They empower their membership of largely Latino, immigrant, low-income workers to achieve fair employment through direct services, organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development. Workers Defense Action Fund will be engaging in local and state elections.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Texas

 

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Youth Rise Texas (YRTX)

An organization dedicated to uplifting the voices of young people harmed by criminalization and deportation so they may heal, take action, and cultivate communities. Through its Mentor Youth Fellowship, and Youth Organizing Institute it seeks to cultivate leaders, change public opinion about target issues, win local campaigns, and facilitate space for community building.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

 

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Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity)

Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) for Equity Coalition’s (AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition) advocates for participation in decision making processes and resource allocation for marginalized communities. The AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition ensures the development of nuanced solutions to both AANHPI and broader community issues pertaining to census count and voter engagement.

Issue Areas: Voting Rights

Constituencies: Asian / Pacific Islander

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Arizona Coalition for Change / Our Voice Our Vote Arizona

Arizona Coalition for Change (C4C) & its (c)(4) sister organization Our Voice, Our Vote Arizona (OVOV) are member-led organizations based in Phoenix and Tucson committed to advocating for lasting progressive public policies that empower and equip our most vulnerable communities. They focus on building civic and political power in black and brown communities through voter mobilization & turnout, grassroots organizing, leadership development training, voter registration, electing champions into office, and holding elected officials accountable. By putting people first, they develop and lift up the voices of the New American Majority to take on the nations’ most pressing issues. 

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Arizona Dream Act Coalition

An immigrant youth-led organization that fights for higher education access and immigrant rights. ADAC began shortly after Prop 300 was implemented, prop 300 targets the education of undocumented immigrant students forcing many out of school. The group organizes with local communities to promote leadership development, civic engagement,higher education access, and grassroots organizing and advocacy around other issues that affect undocument youth and families. With the support of local attorneys around Arizona they have assisted thousands of DACA applicants with their initial applications and renewal processes free of cost.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3

Arizona

 

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AZ Tribal Vote Working Group at Arizona Wins

The AZ Tribal Vote Working Group, anchored at Arizona Wins, is a native-led grassroots progressive voter engagement group representing and working with tribal stakeholders and native organizations across Arizona. They are aiming for 22,000 voter registrations through a strategy co-developed with partners including the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Native American Connections, Phoenix Indian Center, The Rural Utah Project, Advance Native Political Leadership, Native Health, Four Directions, Tucson Indian Center, Navajo Power, Instituto, UNITY, and The Indian Legal Clinic.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Native American

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Black Phoenix Votes

Black Phoenix Votes is an intergenerational, Black-led organization. They organize in the most marginalized communities; LGBTQ+, formerly incarcerated individuals, Muslim immigrants and refugees. They build black political power through political education, leadership development, policy advocacy, and electoral engagement.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, Women

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) - Arizona

Defending rights and defeating intolerance, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations is the leading American Muslim advocate for justice and mutual understanding in Arizona. Their mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-AZ does this through our legal work, advocacy and through civic engagement programs that empower our community.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Faith-Based, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3

Arizona

 

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Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment (C.A.R.E)

A recognized environmental all-Navajo organization based within the Navajo homeland. It’s empowering local and traditional people to organize, speak out and determine their own destinies. It’s educating and advocating for traditional teachings and providing a voice for all life in the Four Sacred Mountains. Among their victories on multiple issues, a key one is winning reform of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Native American

Group Type: 501c3

Arizona

 

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Equality Arizona

Our mission is to build the political power of the Arizona LGBTQ community for our full inclusion in the social, economic, and civil mechanisms of our society.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Healthcare, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Arizona

 

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Instituto

Instituto was founded to support the building of political power and infrastructure of communities of color and low-income communities in Arizona. They do this by incubating projects and organizations as well as supporting the leadership development of leaders in AZ through fellowships, training, and coaching support.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Native American, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Living United Change for Arizona (LUCHA) / Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE)

LUCHA and its c3 sister ACE are Center for Popular Democracy affiliates based in the Phoenix area, started to challenge anti-immigrant policies. They have over 1000 Latino and immigrant members, and provide empowerment services along with leadership development, organizing, and civic engagement at scale. They’ve led ballot campaigns including the winning 2016 Prop 206 Minimum Wage initiative, helped in the efforts to defeat former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio, and continue to create leaders and campaigns that challenge the political status quo in Arizona.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Mass Liberation Arizona / Decarcerate Arizona

Mass Liberation Arizona, and their partner 501(c)4 organization, Decarcerate Arizona, are building power to end mass incarceration and divest from the carceral system. They are led by directly impacted people in the struggle for liberation by building a movement in South Phoenix, one of the most disproportionately policed, incarcerated, and paroled communities in Arizona. And in South Tucson which exists in the modern legacy of segregation, redlining, and now threatened by displacement and gentrification.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Mi Familia Vota / Mi Familia Vota Education Fund - Arizona

A civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power. It unites Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Working on immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. Its focused efforts to register and mobilize new and young voters to the polls this election cycle.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Mijente, Inc / Mijente Support Committee - Arizona

Part of the national organization and political home for Latinx and Chicanx organizing for racial justice. Mobilizing against immigration enforcement and criminalization. Currently leading a campaign to pressure tech companies to stop profiting from the suffering of immigrants. Organizing in Phoenix, working on candidate endorsements for local elections and community engagement programs for the presidential elections.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Native American Voter Engagement Project at Instituto

The Native American Voter Engagement Project at Instituto, led by Raina Roan of the Navajo Nation, aims to encourage Native organizations or leaders to engage in voter work in their communities. The project in partnership with MVP will award seed funding and capacity support to a cohort of organizations that provide plans that aim to increase Native vote turn out by 2% in the 2020 cycle.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Native American

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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One Arizona

One Arizona was formed as a direct response to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and the attack on the Latino community in the form of SB1070. The table members represent a broad tapestry of 501c3s focused on voter registration, voter engagement, voter mobilization, election protection, and issue advocacy. They work collaboratively on civic engagement efforts in statewide and municipal election cycles, which increases the effectiveness, coordination, and evaluation of those efforts.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Arizona

 

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PODER / PODER in Action

Poder in Action (c3) and their sister organization Poder (c4) focus on leadership development, systems change, and community-driven public policy. Their advocacy within the crimmigration system has successfully increased police accountability and transparency. Poder in Action’s mission is to build power to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as working class and people of color. Poder has successfully won and collaborated in several electoral campaigns that have moved a progressive platform and held politicians accountable by turning out people of color. They’ve become supporter and incubator for several new organizations that have strengthened the local organizing infrastructure in West Phoenix. 

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Arizona

 

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Tomorrow We Vote Action / Tomorrow We Vote

Tomorrow We Vote (501c3) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based nonpartisan nonprofit focused on registering students in high schools using a specialized curriculum developed to allow voting-aged youth to understand their political power. Tomorrow We Vote Action (501c4) focuses on progressive issues important to the youth and provides education-based political actions through civic engagement.

Issue Areas: Voting Rights

Constituencies: Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Alianza for Progress

Alianza for Progress organizes the Puerto Rican and Latinx communities across Florida, increasing civic engagement through voter registration and issue advocacy to help transform the state into a more equitable place. They are pushing forward key issues such as economic development and voting rights through their Avanzando Agenda (Moving Forward Agenda). Alianza has coordinated the Respeta Mi Gente coalition to mobilize the Puerto Rican vote in five Central Florida counties, including Orange and Osceola.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Faith-Based, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Florida

 

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Black Voters Matter - Florida

Black Voters Matter organizes voters in the Florida Panhandle, leading GOTV events and supporting for groups in Northern Florida who are not otherwise reached by the rest of Florida’s social justice infrastructure. Their deep voter engagement efforts focus on several key issues, including affordable housing, supporting returning citizens, and census education.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Women

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Central FL Jobs with Justice

Central FL Jobs with Justice is recognized as the glue between a strong and growing social justice infrastructure in Central Florida. JWJ’s leadership school is considered transformative for organizers, and they provide strategic support to labor and community campaigns, including an important victory in persuading Disney to set a minimum wage of $15 per hour. They organize labor and community coalitions in 4 counties.

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Council on American Islamic Relations - Florida

Council on American Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-FL) is dedicated to protecting the safety of their community by combating Islamophobia and anti-Muslim discrimination. Their work is primarily focused in three counties where they work with local schools and support families going through immigration proceedings. They also work on voter education and voter turnout campaigns.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Muslim

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders was launched by organizers fighting back after the Trayvon Martin shooting. In protest of the killing, they occupied the state capitol for over a month. As part of the Statewide Alignment Group, Dream Defenders helped win Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to more than 1 million Floridians. They have expanded and deepened their base to 8 counties, catalyzing Black and Brown youth organizing across the state with a focus on policing, bail reform, and advancing a collective statewide strategy around state attorney and sheriff races.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Emgage Action - Florida

Emgage Action has taken on voter registration and mobilization drives over the past two cycles and has started to run Muslim candidates for office in municipal elections. They focus on organizing and leadership development in Muslim, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Black, and Brown communities in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and 6 other counties.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Muslim, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Florida

 

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Engage Miami

Engage Miami believes in speaking youth to power. They were instrumental in the fight to expand early voting sites on college campuses, increasing accessibility for young people. With a bold, creative, impactful, and local culture of civic participation and voter engagement led by and for young people, they have registered thousands of new voters, launched voter education and GOTV campaigns, and developed comprehensive voter guides for young voters. Engage Miami is affiliated with the Alliance for Youth Action.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Faith in Florida / Faith in Florida Action Fund

Faith in Florida is an influential network of multifaith congregations across 8 counties in Florida. They are focused on tackling systemic racial and economic injustice that includes winning a ‘Ban the Box’ measure in Broward County and they were instrumental in restoring voting rights to 1.5 million Floridians disenfranchised by a Jim Crow-era voting ban impacting more than 20% of African Americans in the state. In addition to leading Florida’s Souls to the Polls program, which had over 1,000 participating congregations in 2018, Faith in Florida’s ongoing work includes defending immigrant communities and know your rights education campaigns.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Family Action Network Movement / FANM in Action

Family Action Network Movement (FANM) is dedicated to the social, economic, financial and political empowerment of low to moderate-income families.They train, educate, organize and mobilize grassroots citizens from the bottom up. FANM gives their community members the tools to contribute to their own transformation, enfranchisement, and liberation. FANM has led the fight to stop deportations of Haitians for more than 20 years. They are working to register 30,000 voters by the 2020 elections.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Puerto Rican, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Farmworkers Association of Florida

The Farmworker Association of Florida has 10,000 Haitian, Hispanic, and African American members across 5 counties. They’ve led health and safety training for farmworkers and supported efforts to help pass Amendment 4. Their electoral work includes civic engagement work within their communities, especially in rural municipal elections, as well as voter registration efforts.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Florida Immigrant Coalition / FLIC Votes

Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization and an anchor of the national movement for immigrant justice. They have led national, statewide, and local campaigns focusing on immigrant rights and economic issues for more than a decade. They’ve won in-state tuition for undocumented students, advocated for local wage theft ordinances, and launched numerous naturalization drives helping thousands become US citizens. FLIC is focused on registering tens of thousands of voters, including new voters whose voting rights were restored by Amendment 4, and holding candidates who voted to ban sanctuary cities accountable. They are working on passing legislation to expand access to drivers licenses regardless of immigration status.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Asian / Pacific Islander, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC) brings together more than 70 organizations from across the state, including many grassroots groups. Led by returning citizens and formerly incarcerated people, FRRC has fought to return voting and civil rights to those caught in the criminal justice system and impacted by a Jim Crow-era lifetime voting ban. After leading the winning coalition to restore voting rights to more than 1 million Floridians, they are now working on educating, registering, and protecting new voters and their rights.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Florida Student Power

Florida Student Power has a presence on 25 universities and colleges across the state. Their work focuses on leadership development of Black and Brown youth and supporting local campaigns. They’ve led voter education work in the past two election cycles on campuses in Miami-Dade, Broward, and 16 other counties. They are working to launch their first voter registration program and are especially focused on organizing young people on issues related to criminal justice.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Hispanic Federation - Florida

The Hispanic Federation organizes Puerto Rican and Latinx communities by providing direct services support and civic engagement training to many small Latinx organizations across Central Florida. They organized voter registration efforts for the first time in 2018.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Latinx, Puerto Rican

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Hope CommUnity Center

The Hope CommUnity Center is a deeply-rooted interfaith space that has spent 40 years dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant, farmworker, Latinx, and working poor communities of all ages. It fulfills its mission through innovative community-centered programs, with a focus on political education and advocacy. In addition to mobilizing for immigrant justice, they help new Americans in the civic engagement process by supporting naturalization, civic education, and voter registration.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Mi Familia Vota - Florida

Mi Familia Vota is a civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power, uniting Latinos, immigrants, and allies to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. They led organizing to pass the Trust Act in the city of Orlando and their key issues include immigrant rights, voting rights, environment, workers rights, healthcare, and education. In this election cycle, Mi Familia Vota is focused on registering and mobilizing new and young voters to the polls.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Muslim Women's Organization

Muslim Women’s Organization (MWO) is an Orlando faith based group of women that stand for inclusivity, compassion and collaboration. Their programs provide women opportunities to develop their leadership abilities, navigate domestic violence, as well as fellowship for their shared faith. They work with other organizations to respond to member needs. MWO respects the diversity among its members and promotes universal human rights and equity for all.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Muslim, Puerto Rican, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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New Florida Majority

New Florida Majority is a powerful multiracial organization with a statewide presence working on shifting Florida into becoming a more progressive state. They are increasing the voting power of Florida’s low-income Black, Afro-Caribbean, Latino, and LGBTQ communities by grassroots training to help community members become local become leaders, mobilizing communities to vote, educating the public on political issues, and inspiring Floridians to take action toward their dreams. They are building a powerful new vision for Florida’s new majority.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Florida

 

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Organize Florida

Organize Florida leads extensive civic engagement efforts across Central Florida. As a dynamic, multiracial organization, they combine grassroots base-building with electoral work to advance issues around economic, racial, and gender justice. Their campaigns include organizing around affordable housing, climate change, and ending mass incarceration.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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Power U Center for Social Change

Power U organizes and develops the leadership of Black and Brown youth and women in South Florida. From organizing the Movement for Black Lives Townhall alongside Dream Defenders to engaging young voters by launching civic engagement programs, they are strengthening community power to end school pushout and gun violence while building a culture of restorative justice. They register and educate youth in schools, campuses, and community events. Alongside the Advancement Project, they have developed resources to help transform public schools and fight the school-to-prison pipeline in Miami-Dade County.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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Progress Florida

Progress Florida is a statewide organization that provides communication support, including online organizing, media outreach, and networking for progressive organizations in the state, with a particular focus on environmental issues and reproductive justice. As advocates for progressive policies, Progress Florida holds elected officials accountable through civic participation and community empowerment. It provides voter education through its “People First” legislative scorecard, which lets voters see how their legislators have voted in the past.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Reproductive Justice

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Florida

 

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QLatinx

QLatinx was founded in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting to bring together the LGBTQ+ Latinx community directly impacted by the tragedy to build a supportive infrastructure, address inequity, and promote inclusionary practices for local leadership and agencies. They work primarily in Orange County and are looking to build upon past work to foster relationships between the LGBTQ+ Latinx communities, promote healing, and build coalitions.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Florida

 

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United We Dream - Florida

United We Dream – Florida is the state chapter of the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. UWD is at the forefront of efforts to stop the deportations of undocumented youth and their parents. In 2018, they convened 1,500 young people from around the country in Miami in advance of the 2018 election. They’ve worked on GOTV efforts focused on Congressional races in Miami and organized weekly “circle of protection” mobilizations to bear witness at ICE deportation proceedings in Broward county.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Michigan

 

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APIAVote Michigan

APIAVote-MI is a pan-Asian American organization that is diverse in ethnicity, age, generation status, socioeconomic status, religion, gender, and more. APIAVote-MI is committed to justice and equity for the Asian American community through grassroots mobilization, civic engagement, leadership development, and coalition building. APIAVote MI works heavily in the city of Hamtramck, the city with the largest Asian American population in the state, due primarily to the Yemeni, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Iraqi immigrants and refugees that have settled there. Hamtramck also became the first city in the country with a Muslim-majority on their city council.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Asian / Pacific Islander, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Michigan

 

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Black Lives Matter Lansing / Liberation PAC

Black Lives Matter Lansing is the anchor for all Black Lives Matter groups around the state. Their voter engagement campaign is called “What Matters 2020”, launching in November. BLM is running a People’s Assembly process to build a statewide agenda.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Detroit Action

A grassroots membership-based organization that fights for economic and social justice for low-income workers in Detroit through issue campaigns and voter engagement. They are affiliates of the Center for Popular Democracy.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan (EJAM) / MEJAF

A collaboration of 4 community organizations (MOSES, ROC-MI, Mothering Justice, and Building Movement Project- Detroit People’s Platform) is building major power in low- income and working class communities statewide. They led the successful effort to raise the state’s minimum wage and worked on an attempt to get paid sick leaven the ballot. Their Center for Progressive Leadership runs training programs for Local Candidates & Campaign Managers.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, White Working Class

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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EMEAC (East Michigan Environmental Action Council)

EMEAC empowers the Detroit community to protect, preserve and value the land, air and water. They build community power through environmental justice education, youth development and collaborative relationship building. In 2020, they are the lead organization for an exciting environmental justice coalition called Frontlines Detroit, a multi-racial table that includes some of the largest environmental advocacy organizations in the state and aims to center most-impacted communities as they lead a collaborative voter education and turnout strategy.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, White Working Class, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Michigan, National Groups, Virginia

 

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Emgage USA

Emgage seeks to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Michigan

 

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Equality Michigan

Established in 1991 as the Triangle Foundation, Equality Michigan (EQMI) has been working for nearly 30 years to achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people are working to achieve basic fairness and equality in our state. We want to live in safe communities, take care of our families, and contribute to our social, cultural, political, and economic lives and wellbeing. EQMI serves as Michigan’s premiere statewide advocacy organization working toward the achievement of these goals.

Issue Areas: LGBTQ

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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LGBT Detroit

LGBT Detroit has served the African American LGBT population of Detroit and nearby communities for 25 years. With local, regional, statewide, national partnerships and affiliations LGBT Detroit continues to work towards making Detroit a safer place for all to work, play and live, without fear and malice. They have expanded to offering 15 programs, serving approximately 800 community members annually. They have done voter registration and voter education forums. They have also collaborated with other organizations to pass local non-discrimination ordinances. Additionally, they host “Hotter Than July” or black gay pride, a gathering of nearly 20,000 people in Detroit each summer, and attendees are from all over the world.

Issue Areas: Education, LGBTQ, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Michigan Student Power Network

A growing progressive student network, which launched VOTE MOB campaigns on 8 campuses, distributed more than 13,000 voter guides, registered more than 1300 people to vote, and fought for local progressive candidates and ballot measures, in partnership with community groups.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Michigan United / Michigan People's Campaign

A growing People’s Action affiliate, statewide with strength in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. They organize faith, immigrant, and African-American communities on racial, gender, economic and environmental justice with campaigns on child and elder care. Active on Immigrant and Refugee defense. They have 16 staff, over 100 institutional affiliates, and have integrated conversations with voters into their movement-building strategy. A major hub of the Michigan Resistance.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Michigan Voice

Michigan Voice’s partners with groups organizing traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities to vote: people of color, single women, youth, and low-income individuals, first generation immigrant youth, people formerly incarcerated. A fiscally sponsored project of State Voices, their work is key to voter turnout in upcoming elections, census participation, and redistricting.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Michigan

 

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MOSES

MOSES organizes communities, develops faith leaders, and builds relationships to advocate for social justice through a group of diverse congregations. MOSES accomplishes this through training leaders in churches, synagogues, and mosques, teaching participants how to articulate their shared values and work with their constituents to take collective action in the public arena. This year, they are doing a large deep canvassing program focused on the metro Detroit suburbs.

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Mothering Justice / Mothering Justice Action Fund

A well-organized group of mothers advocating for affordable child care, birth justice, earned paid sick time, family medical leave insurance, and raising the minimum wage. They engage voters around issues of income fairness, lead advocacy work that amplifies the voices of mothers of color, provide leadership development that builds the next generation of mother policymakers, and create family-friendly activist spaces.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice

Constituencies: Black, Women

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Oakland Forward (formerly Pontiac Policy Council)

Oakland Forward’s motto is “Stay ready, so you don’t have to get ready”. P2C strives to be a conduit for political and policy initiatives for progressive change and social justice that leads to equity and equal opportunity. They have worked on Earned Paid Sick Time, One Fair Wage, Pontiac Youth Recreation Millage, Pontiac School District Sinking Fund Millage, and Full and Fair School Funding campaigns. They are working to expand their footprint to northern Oakland County this year.

Issue Areas: Education, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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ROC Action Michigan

ROC-Michigan is dedicated to winning improved working conditions and opportunities for advancement for Southeast Michigan’s 134,000 restaurant workers, from dishwashers to servers, from fast food to fine dining.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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Southwest Michigan Urban League

For the past three years, the Southwest Michigan Urban League has been convening an African American Network in the greater Battle Creek area to increase the number of African Americans running for and winning elected office in Calhoun County. This year, they are expanding to build a multi-racial voter engagement and candidate recruitment effort with the Latino and Burmese communities. Together, they will make 10,000 attempts to engage voters in transforming our government and public priorities.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Education, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx

Group Type: 501c3

Michigan

 

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Sunrise / Sunrise Movement Education Fund - Michigan

A youth-led movement to stop the climate crisis and create millions of good jobs in the process. Organizing to make climate action a priority and elect leaders at every level of government who stand up for the wellbeing and health of their community. The Education Fund supports the education and awareness efforts of the movement’s plan to make climate change and urgent priority and exposes the corruption of fossil executives. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Michigan

 

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We the People

We the People is building infrastructure to engage Michiganders on unifying issues like paid sick time, redistricting, and water rights, while also creating dialogue on divisions of race, class, gender, urban/rural, and immigration. They’re bringing existing groups into collaboration to engage in grassroots conversations, organizing, and leadership at a new scale. In the past, We the People worked on a minimum wage and paid sick leave ballot measure.

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Black, White Working Class

Group Type: 501c3

North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

 

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LGBTQ Connection PAC / LA LGBT Center Leadership Lab

An independent expenditure Super PAC that has retained the Leadership LAB, a project of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, to provide partisan training and coaching in 2020 to progressive organizations around the country. Its expertise in deep canvassing was developed in the fights for marriage equality and reducing prejudice against transgender people. The focus in 2020 is currently getting deep canvass phonebank operations up and running in states with persistently low voter turnout and highly competitive elections, currently including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan; and, to the greatest extent possible, and as soon as possible, returning as well to in-person, door-to-door campaigning with safe, appropriate social distancing practices.

Issue Areas: LGBTQ

Group Type: 501c3, PAC

Pennsylvania

 

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1Hood Media

A collective of artists and activists whose mission is to build liberated communities through art, education and social justice.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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CASA de Pennsylvania / CASA in Action

A powerful Center for Popular Democracy affiliate and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in South Central PA (Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties). They have registered 10,000 voters and contacted over 45,000 infrequent Latino voters. CASA in Action has engaged Latinos in the Presidential, US Senate, important Congressional District races, as well as some key down-ballot opportunities in York County.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI)

A coalition of Decarcerate PA, Fight for Lifers, the Human Rights Coalition and Right to Redemption created the grassroots campaign to end Life Without Parole / Death By Incarceration sentences in Pennsylvania. 

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Muslim

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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Keystone Progress / Keystone Progress Education Fund

A USAction and ProgressNow affiliate, Keystone Progress is a multi-issue advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing techniques and hard-hitting earned media to advance the state’s progressive agenda. They’re working statewide on issues from the local to national level, and are building up their community organizing and electoral capacity.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Pennsylvania

 

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Make The Road Action - PA

Make the Road PA is the largest Latinx organization in the state, building power for justice in Latinx communities, working class communities and Communities of Color. MRPA has been at the forefront of the resistance against Trump since before the election and are constantly reaching and registering thousands of voters and encouraging them to get involved in the community. They also play a leading role in campaigns for immigration reform and the Abolish ICE movement, a fair budget for education and human services, driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, rights of the LGBTQ+ community, Puerto Rico Justice, and the Fight for $15. They have roughly 700 monthly participants in their events and member committee meetings. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.  

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project)

This organization shines a light on the untold stories of organizing in the greater Philadelphia region. Using innovative media-based organizing strategies, MMP has an impressive track record of raising awareness around local social justice concerns and connecting communities across issues. This election cycle they will support the media and communications needs of electoral organizers and voting rights advocates.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, White Working Class, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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Movement of Immigrant Leaders in PA (MILPA)

A network of immigrant families organizing across Pennsylvania. 

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx, Women

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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New Voices for Reproductive Justice - Pittsburgh

The statewide branch of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, based in Pittsburgh with recent expansions into Philadelphia (and Ohio). They engage in leadership development and organizing to advance the health and well-being of Black women and girls, and the Human Rights of LGBTQ and marginalized communities, with services provided to over 50,000 people. Their Voice Your Vote! Project will reach a universe of 125,000 in and beyond Pittsburgh.  

Issue Areas: LGBTQ, Reproductive Justice

Constituencies: Black, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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One Pennsylvania

The largest door-knocking voter engagement and community justice organization in PA. Last year One PA registered over 7,000 new voters and knocked over 250,000 doors helping bring in the largest wave of women elected in Pennsylvania history. In 2020, they will combine census engagement with voter registration and turn out even more voters. They work from the school board to the federal level and members lead the way. One PA is a multi-racial, inter-generational statewide grassroots community organization that shifts the balance of power through popular political education, lifting up community voices, and building high-impact campaigns with partner organizations. Their members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees excited to learn, collaborate, and build power.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, White Working Class, Women

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)

A coalition of 50 organizations working with diverse immigrant and refugee communities, PICC coordinates statewide immigration services, registers new citizens and turns them out to vote, and advocates year-round for immigrant rights, including tuition equity, ending family detention and shutting down the Berks Detention Center, and passing driver’s licenses for all. They’ve registered over 25,000 voters and will focus on developing capacity of their partners while sending mail and calling their registrants to get them educated and to the polls.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights

Constituencies: Latinx

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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Pennsylvania Stands Up

The story of Pennsylvania Stands Up is a story about everyday people turning our country around by figuring out how to get involved—even if it’s just two hours a week—and building the grassroots force we need to revitalize our democracy. We believe the time is ripe for everyday Americans—of every race and creed, immigrant and native-born, sisters and brothers—to stand up together as one united people. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Pennsylvania United / Pittsburgh United

Pittsburgh United is a coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental groups committed to advancing the vision of an economy that works for all people. They spearhead, support, and win progressive policy campaigns that ensure sustainable communities, raise standards for low-wage workers, and harness economic development and public investment for community benefit.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Pennsylvania Voice

A statewide network of more than 35 organizations that share a vision of full participation and representation of the New American Majority – people of color, young, and single women – in the state. Building power to break barriers to civic participation and centering issues affecting marginalized communities.

Issue Areas: Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American, Puerto Rican, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower & Rebuild (POWER)

A faith-based PICO affiliate expanding statewide. POWER played a key role in winning a living wage ordinance for city agencies and contractors, and led a statewide faith coalition that successfully changed the state’s public education funding formula to correct long-standing racial bias and inadequacies. POWER will be focusing on municipal and county-wide races in upcoming elections.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Pennsylvania

 

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Put People First! PA

Put People First! PA gives voice to everyday people who are struggling to meet our basic needs. We define our basic needs as things we need to live healthy and fulfilling lives — things like education, housing, health care, jobs at living wages, food, and a healthy environment. We’re a membership organization made up mostly of people who know from our life experience that poor and working people need to unite and have a voice.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Healthcare

Group Type: 501c3

Pennsylvania

 

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She Can Win

She Can Win is a nonpartisan training program that provides support, mentorship and education to women–particularly Black women–who have a passion for civic leadership. Whether you are interested in running for Public Office, working on campaigns or becoming an advocate for a cause your passion about She Can Win can assist you with achieving your goals.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Women

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC)

BLOC is working to uplift Black citizens, leaders, and businesses in the community by investing in building long-term power, taking political action, and empowering Black leaders with tools so that their issues are represented at all levels of government. BLOC builds transformational relationships with communities of color through organizing, silent canvasses, conversation, and engaging Wisconsinites year-round. The major black voter engagement organization in Wisconsin, BLOC is rooted in Milwaukee’s core north side black community, with expansion plans to inner-ring suburbs, as well as black communities in Racine and Kenosha. In 2018, their first year in existence, BLOC made 173,617 door attempts and talked to 14,278 people. Their 2020 plans include expanding their grassroots organizing and political education about criminal justice through relational organizing. BLOC is also the creator of silent canvassing, a creative new approach to canvassing, where candidates remain silent and prioritize listening to community members.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin

A strong affiliate of People’s Action that runs top-notch civic engagement programs statewide. Citizen Action of Wisconsin has over 42,000 individual members and 123,000 supporters and is engaged in organizing campaigns on health care and economic justice.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, White Working Class

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Fair Wisconsin

Fair Wisconsin Inc. works to build a fair, safe, and inclusive Wisconsin for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by advancing, achieving, and protecting LGBT civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.

Issue Areas: LGBTQ

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC

Wisconsin

 

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Freedom, Inc. / Freedom Inc Action Fund

A visionary non-profit engaging low to no-income communities of color in Dane County to achieve social justice through coupling direct service, leadership development, and community organizing. It seeks to end violence against women, children, gender-non-conforming, and transgender folks within communities of color by challenging root causes of violence, poverty, and racism. Currently leading immigration justice efforts and organizing voter engagement.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Asian / Pacific Islander, Black, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) / LIT AF

Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT) is a new organization led by youth of color. They engage in values-based issue and electoral organizing, direct action, advocacy for public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities in Milwaukee’s key geographies, they organize young people to build independent political power for social, racial and economic justice.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Black, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Menikanaehkem Inc. - Community Rebuilders (Menominee Tribe)

A grassroots organization based on the Menominee Reservation working to revitalize their communities. It provides a platform for health and wellness by leading by example, celebrating the sacredness of life, and embracing their strengths as a First Nations People. Its leading powerful multigenerational initiatives including the Women’s Retreats, Community Art, Energy Sovereignty, and the Protectors of the Menominee River.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, LGBTQ, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Native American, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Wisconsin

 

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One Wisconsin Now

One Wisconsin Now & Institute fights the conservative noise machine using research, communications and rapid response to influence media, members, decision-makers, and donors. A strong ProgressNow affiliate that helped create the new student loan debt movement, they’ve generated 10,000 media hits and have over 90,000 supporters. They have used innovative digital tactics to reach over 300,000 voters with student debt statewide.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Voces de la Frontera Action, Inc.

One of the strongest state-based immigrant rights organizations in the country. They held mass meeting across the state and then helped organize Wisconsin’s “Day without Latinos” which brought 40,000 people into the streets of Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera Action and Voces de la Frontera has chapters in Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Waukesha, and Walworth County, and a strong history of organizing the Latino vote.  

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice

Constituencies: Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Wisconsin Native Vote

Wisconsin Native Vote is a nonpartisan voter engagement project at Wisconsin Conservation Voices that seeks to address voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin by removing barriers to poll accessibility among Native communities through voter education, voter registration, and social media campaigns.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Native American, Women, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

Wisconsin

 

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Wisconsin Voices

A strong State Voices table lifting up grassroots groups doing nonpartisan voter engagement.  The key group supporting youth and student organizing in Milwaukee and statewide.

Issue Areas: Voting Rights

Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Youth and Students

Group Type: 501c3

Wisconsin

 

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WISDOM

A state-wide grassroots interfaith organization that includes participation from 160 congregations of 19 different religious traditions. WISDOM leads the ROC Wisconsin campaign, an effort to end mass incarceration in Wisconsin. Members and local affiliates have also been active in promoting immigrant rights, economic justice, public transit, and health care availability. WISDOM members statewide have been actively engaging state legislators on funding for public transportation at budget hearings. They mobilized 750 people to Madison for a rally, educational event, march on the capitol, and meetings with elected officials.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Constituencies: Faith-Based

Group Type: 501c3, 501c4

 
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