Big 5 Battleground Fund

Why Your Donation Matters

The easiest “one click” way to donate to organizations who have built critical vote infrastructure in 2018 and who will be even more critical to getting Trump out of office in 2020.

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.

100% of funds go directly or are regranted directly to local groups.

Make a Catalytic Difference – These are locally-rooted, small-to-medium sized organizations where your dollars can make a game-changing difference – from keeping staff on through 2020 to expanding the cities and counties they are able to do vote work in.

Build long-term infrastructure and leadership for change – All groups are locally rooted and driving change not just for one election, but year after year – with a focus on MVP’s priority states. We fund organizations and local leaders that got out the vote in 2018 and are immediately getting to work on 2019 and 2020, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.

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This fund supports 31 groups
Arizona
Arizona Coalition for Change / Our Voice Our Vote Arizona

A member-led organization that advocates for families in low to moderate income communities on the most pressing issues affecting Black, Latino, and Millennial communities. This grassroots movement focuses on developing leaders, mobilizing organizers, and empowering communities to take on issues including education equity, fair and free elections, and criminal justice reform. OVOV Arizona is leading a powerful engagement and training initiative to motivate voters to get to polls this November.

Arizona
Bringing Arizonans Together in Action (BAZTA)

An energetic immigrant-led multi-racial multi-generational group that won the historic victory that ousted Sheriff Arpaio from office by organizing the largest GOTV canvassing in Arizona’s history. It inspired support from thousands of community members statewide and supporters from all over the US. They continue the resistance against racism and xenophobia outside of Arizona through direct action and electoral work.

Arizona
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 this year’s Minimum Wage initiative, and are part of a new collaborative effort to take out Arpaio and advance justice reform.

Arizona
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.

Arizona
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.

Arizona
PODER / PODER in Action

Poder in Action focuses on leadership development, systems change, and moving local public policy. Our mission is to build power to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression and determine a liberated future as people of color in Arizona through our lived experience, leadership development and civic participation. We are led by organizers who began as volunteers within the organization and created programs based on their personal experience with injustice in the immigration, criminal justice, and education systems. Each program builds community power by centering those who are most impacted by systemic oppression.

Arizona
Tomorrow We Vote Action / Tomorrow We Vote

A non-partisan and issue-focused organization based in Phoenix that helps uplift youth voting power. Provides education about the voting process, voters rights, and registers high school students of voting age. Informs about issues impacting local communities and helps remove the stigma that comes with engaging in the democratic process.

Florida
Black Voters Matter Fund / Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute Inc. - Florida

A community-driven organization that seeks to expand Black voter engagement and progressive power by increasing voter registration and turnout, advocating for policies to expand voting rights such as resisting voter ID, and supporting the development of organizational infrastructure through training, candidate development and more. It also advocates for policies that intersect with gender, economic, and other aspects of equity. They are running GOTV efforts through their powerful The South Is Rising Tour across various states.

Florida
Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders is a human rights organization founded in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin. It aims to end police and state brutality towards people of color, stop the school-to-prison pipeline, and shift culture through transformational organizing. They have courageously exposed the impacts of The Geo Group, a corporation that runs for-profit prisons. They have made private prison money a major campaign issue and run major voter engagement programs around voting rights. 

Florida
Engage Miami / Engage Miami Civic Fund

Engage Miami believes in SPEAKING YOUTH TO POWER.  They are developing a bold, creative, impactful and local culture of civic participation and voter engagement among young people by registering new voters, distributing voter guides on college campuses and in communities.  Engage Miami is affiliated with the Alliance for Youth Action and organizes along social justice lines.    

Florida
Faith in Florida Action Fund / Faith in Florida

A multicultural network of congregations across Florida tackling systemic racial and economic injustice.  Affiliated with the PICO National Network, FIF won a ‘Ban the Box’ measure in Broward County and worked on restoring voting rights to 1.5 million people disenfranchised by felony convictions. They are active in immigrant defense, know your rights and Sanctuary city work.       

Florida
FLIC Votes / Florida Immigrant Coalition

Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization and one of the anchor immigrant-rights groups nationally.  FLIC is fighting deportations, educating immigrants on rights and advocating for Sanctuary cities.  They have developed major electoral capacity and delivered past wins at the local, state, and federal levels.  

Florida
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition brings together more than 70 organizations across the state, including 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. After fighting on issues like banning the box and clemency, they’re now launching a ballot initiative that would restore voting rights to more than 1 million Floridians whose records currently keep them from the polls.

Florida
Florida Student Power Network

Dynamic new statewide student network that organizes on every issue from climate, racial justice to immigrant rights. They are working on more than 20 campuses in 18 counties – training leaders, mobilizing youth and doing voter engagement work.  They’ve expanded to high schools in the wake of the Parkland massacre and walkout movement.

Florida
Mi Familia Vota / Mi Familia Vota Education Fund - Florida

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.

Florida
New Florida Majority / New Florida Majority Education Fund / New Florida Vision

An energized multiracial organization with a statewide presence, working to assure a progressive shift in Florida over issues on racial justice, climate, and gender justice. They are increasing the voting power of Florida’s low-income black, African-Carribean, Latino, and LGBTQ community by training citizens and mobilizing voters. Served as hub of the Second Chances voter restoration campaign, have registered 31,000 new voters and won a key lawsuit that enabled 108,000 voters to register.

Florida
Organize Florida / Organize Florida Education Fund / Family Always Comes First, Inc.

Organize Florida is a strong organization and affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy (Formerly Organize NOW/FIRE), based in Orlando and Tampa.  They combine grassroots base-building with election work to advance racial, economic, climate and reproductive justice. A hub for anti-Trump resistance.    

Michigan
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.

Michigan
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.

Michigan
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.

Pennsylvania
215 People’s Alliance

215PA is a new multiracial collaborative led by parents, teachers, students, union members, and other Philadelphians coming together to make meaningful change. 215 People’s Alliance is lifting up issues of criminal justice reform and housing justice in upcoming elections.

Pennsylvania
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.

Pennsylvania
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.  

Pennsylvania
Philly Neighborhood Networks

Philly Neighborhood Networks has been organizing people door-to-door for progressive candidates and issues for a dozen years, with leadership from of one of the most intensive and successful GOTV efforts ever, MoveOn’s 2004 “Leave No Voter Behind” Campaign. They’ve won advances on government ethics and the minimum wage, and are active on healthcare, city budget issues, and housing.

Pennsylvania
Reclaim Philadelphia

A new group started by former staff and activists from the Bernie campaign, modeled on and inspired by Reclaim Chicago. They ran actions against the dominance of corporate dollars on the DNC host committee, and are pushing to stop a lame-duck TPP vote. Reclaim Philly is planning to canvass 10,000 doors with a focus on young low-propensity voters, and is in communication and collaboration with other movement groups.

Wisconsin
Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC)

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. Building transformational relationships with communities of color through organizing, silent canvasses, and conversations. They have knocked 100,000 doors and continue engaging Wisconsinites year-round. 

Wisconsin
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.

Wisconsin
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.

Wisconsin
Our Wisconsin Revolution

Our Revolution Wisconsin is draining the swamp with people power. Building a member-led, populist political organization from the bottom up, they aim to take back power from elites and build a Wisconsin that is of, by, and for the people. They have chapters and organizing meetings all over the state doing base-building in the communities needed to win on issues and elections that matter.

Wisconsin
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.  

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Working Families Party

A grassroots independent political organization that fights for Wisconsin’s working families—working to raise the minimum wage, get big money out of politics, and advocate for racial justice.  WWFP has knocked on over 50,000 doors, led the Fight for 15, and successfully pushed Milwaukee and Dane counties to enact minimum wage increases.  

Big 5 Battleground Fund
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