The easiest way to donate to organizations in Arizona that have built critical vote infrastructure and will be key to getting Trump out of office in 2020. Remember that in 2016 we lost AZ by 91,000 votes – just a 3.5% margin!
All groups have a track record of voter registration and mobilization in addition to the local community building, advocacy and issue organizing they do year-round.
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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.
A student-led, non-partisan organization created to represent the collective interest of the 140,000+ university students and 400,000+ community college students in Arizona. They advocate at the local, state, and national levels for affordable and accessible higher education. Their organization is built around three pillars – advocacy, organizing, and leadership development. ASA advocates for student issues to elected and appointed officials in Arizona and Washington D.C. They also run direct action campaigns on and off campus and work to build student power every year through voter registration, education and GOTV.
The unified 501(c)4 table in Arizona, consisting of labor, immigrant, civic engagement, reproductive rights, civil rights, environmental, and other progressive organizations. The table came together in 2011 with the goal of pushing a progressive agenda in Arizona and advocating for better policy to serve working families and improve Arizona’s democracy. Arizona Wins functions as a shared hub for the electoral and voting rights advocacy field and communications efforts of all partners. Arizona Wins identifies shared priorities, organizes partner organizations to pool their resources, both financial and programmatic, to invest in a coordinated program to reach our shared goals, and identifies and works to fill gaps in both resources and program areas.
An organization focused on building effective and sustaining advocacy capacity among low-income and leaders of color in Arizona. Their programs accelerate the work of existing organizations to ensure they can scale and run impactful programs for elections and advocacy campaigns. Their work includes an executive leadership program that builds relationships and coordination across the progressive political infrastructure, and a fellowship that targets middle managers of the most influential organizations in the state. Instituto also incubates community-based organizations to build a more robust progressive infrastructure in Arizona.
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.
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.
A community-led grassroots organization focused on uplifting and implementing progressive and inclusive policies that promote community engagement and defend human rights. Through direct action organizing, transformative leadership development, advocacy, coalition building, and education in Tucson, PDI seeks to defend and uplift the voices of marginalized communities for real and meaningful change by mobilizing around issues through policy change and catapulting grassroots leadership to positions of electoral office. They work to turn out communities of color in areas traditionally not reached by other campaigns.
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.
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.