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The easiest way to donate to local climate and climate justice organizations and campaigns who are fighting for climate justice year-round, and also leading campaigns to get voters out to the polls!

Curated by experts in the field who are personally affected. This fund is curated with help from local and national organizers, with a focus on MVP’s priority states.

Build long-term infrastructure that lasts beyond the next election. We fund organizations and local leaders that are in their communities year-round, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle.

All donations go to support groups in the Fund. The size and frequency of grants for each group are regularly assessed by MVP’s fund advisors and grant-making team based on where additional funding is most needed. For more information or to discuss a customized giving plan, please email [email protected].

Want to learn more? View our Climate Vote Plan.

This fund is administered by Movement Voter Project, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit. Donations are not tax-deductible.

This fund supports groups like these:
Alaska
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Native Peoples Action

Native Peoples Action strives to build capacity to provide Alaska Native communities and traditional values with a voice at all levels of policy making. It leverages its strong Alaska Native community networks to build a volunteer base to provide confidence, encouragement, and guidance in connecting Alaska Native traditional values with political candidates, proposed policies, and land management. In 2021, it is focused on defeating voter suppression efforts, launching a deep canvassing program around voting rights and Native voter engagement, and Native candidate recruitment and training.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Native American / Indigenous, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Arizona
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Arizona Students' Association (ASA)

Arizona Students' Association (ASA) empowers and prepares youth for college admission and graduation through a unique approach based upon a greater cultural understanding as a guide to personal, academic and professional excellence as future leaders.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Native American / Indigenous, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Arizona
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Arizona Wins

Arizona Wins is the only unified 501(c)(4) table in Arizona, consisting of labor, civic engagement, reproductive rights, environmental, and other progressive organizations. Arizona Wins functions as a state 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 their shared goals, and identifies and works to fill gaps in both resources and program areas. They are experts at mobilizing young people and communities as our partners are POC lead and embedded in communities of color. Their partners have transformed Arizona and we will transform the country.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Arizona
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CHISPA AZ

As a program of LCVEF and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Chispa Arizona’s mission is to build the power of Latinos and low-income communities of color across the state to achieve climate justice, community health, and environmental protection while insisting on accountability from polluters and decision-makers. Their community organizing and civic engagement efforts invigorate the environmental movement with new leaders, increase voter participation, and hold elected officials accountable in between election days.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC
Arizona
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Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment (C.A.R.E)

Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment is a recognized environmental, all-Navajo organization based within the Navajo homeland. They are empowering local and traditional people to organize, speak out and determine their own destinies. Dine CARE educates and advocates for traditional teachings and provides a voice for all life in their Four Sacred Mountains. Among their victories on multiple issues, a key win is the reform of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Native American / Indigenous, Rural
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Arizona
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Families United Gaining Accessibility/Familias Unidas Ganando Accesibilidad (FUGA)

FUGA (Families United Gaining Accessibility) is a diverse group of Southside and Westside community members and stakeholders who are working towards mobility justice

Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Arizona
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Instituto Lab

Instituto Lab is 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. 

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Arizona
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Instituto Power

Instituto's mission is to build sustained political power of low-income and communities of color in Arizona. They incubate community-based organizations and accelerate the work of existing organizations to ensure they can scale and run impactful programs like: The Monzón Fellowship, Encuentros, and Instituto trainings. 

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, Rural, White Working Class
Group Type: 501c4
Arizona
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Mi Familia Vota Education Fund-Arizona

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVEF) is a national non-profit organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation. The organization is expanding the electorate, forming and supporting key alliances to increase civic engagement, and increasing public support for full civic participation in Latino and immigrant communities. Mi Familia Vota Education Fund envisions a future in which the electorate is energized and empowered, and reflective of the growing diversity in the United States.

Issue Areas: Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Immigrant, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Arizona
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Mi Familia Vota- Arizona

Mi Familia Vota unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Their work in engaging Latino communities and building partnerships is guided by the “7 Patas” or 7 pillars model of community engagement. Under this model, Mi Familia Vota works with schools, local networks of businesses, faith organizations, media outlets, community organizations, local consulates of immigrant-sending countries, and labor unions in order to maximize reach and impact.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx
Group Type: 501c4
Arizona
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One Arizona

One Arizona works to improve the lives of Arizonans, especially people of color and young people, by building a culture of civic participation. One Arizona was formed in 2010 as a direct response to the growing disenfranchisement of voters and to the attack on our Latino community in the form of SB1070. For six years, One Arizona has worked under a successful collaborative format on civic engagement efforts in statewide, presidential, mid-term, off-year, and odd year (municipal) election seasons. One Arizona’s table members represent a broad tapestry of 501(c)(3)’s focused on voter registration, voter engagement, voter mobilization, election protection, and issue advocacy. They are experts at mobilizing voters of color and young people and in the last 4 years have registered over 4000,000 voters. Arizona is a better state because of One Arizona.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Rural, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Arizona
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People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER)

PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources) is a women led, people of color grassroots social justice organization that is long-standing in Austin with a history of voter education. For decades PODER's volunteer have become deputized to register voters and served as student election clerks. Through PODER’s Young Scholars for Justice participants youth were trained to host forums for candidates in local elections. This year it seeks to register and mobilize voters in the Austin precincts of Montopolis, Govalle/Johnston Terrace, and Dove Springs through call, text, social media and mail.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Latinx
Group Type: 501c3
California
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California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) / Action

The California Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice. Represents approximately 20,000 Asian Pacific American, Latino, and African American residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Valley and San Diego/Tijuana area.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice
Constituencies: Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Latinx
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
California
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Communities for a Better Environment Action

Communities for a Better Environment Action works in low-income Latino and African American communities in Oakland, Richmond, Wilmington and Huntington Park. CBE combines community organizing, science-based advocacy, and legal intervention into a uniquely effective single strategy to successfully impact change in these target communities and develop campaigns to address health hazards in the community.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Group Type: 501c3
Colorado
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New Era Colorado

A first-rate youth and student vote group that runs both large-scale voter mobilization and issue campaigns. An Alliance for Youth Action affiliate. New Era Colorado ran a huge 55,000 youth voter registration drive, a voter education program on 7 college campuses and distributed over 300,000 voter guides.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Colorado
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New Era Colorado Action Fund

A first-rate youth and student vote group that runs both large-scale voter mobilization and issue campaigns. An Alliance for Youth Action affiliate. New Era Colorado ran a huge 55,000 youth voter registration drive, a voter education program on 7 college campuses and distributed over 300,000 voter guides.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
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. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Latinx, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Florida
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Engage Miami Civic Fund

Engage Miami Civic Fund includes young people intent on fully engaging their generation (and the next) in local democracy so that they have a future in Miami that is more just, democratic, and sustainable. Engage Miami takes down barriers and builds bridges to equitable civic leadership through voter registration, civic education, and organizing campaigns on the issues that matter to young people in Miami. They're building political power for young people in South Florida so they can make sure the future is better for everyone, and it’s working.  

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Florida
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Farmworker Association of Florida

The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) is a statewide, grassroots, community-based, non-profit, farmworker membership organization with over 10,000 Haitian, Hispanic, and African American members and five offices in the state of Florida with a 35 year history of working for social and environmental justice with farmworkers.The Farmworker Association of Florida’s long-standing mission is to build power among farmworker and rural low-income communities, to respond to and gain control over the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues that impact their lives.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Women
Group Type: 501c3
Florida
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Florida Rising

In 2021, two powerful organizations, the New Florida Majority and Organize Florida, joined forces to become the largest political grassroots powerhouse in the state. They are Florida Rising, locally organizing to expand democracy, climate justice, criminal system reform, and gender and reproductive justice. They educate, empower, and mobilize Black and brown communities in 11 counties to build power for the people from a multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual lens

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Immigrant, Latinx, Puerto Rican, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC
Florida
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Florida Student Power Alliance

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
Georgia
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EcoWomanist Institute

The mission of the EcoWomanist Institute is to promote the inclusion, ecological awareness, and community leadership of African American women within the ecospirituality, ecojustice, and ethics narratives. The Institute’s programs and services heal minds, bodies, and spirits from the social, economic, and environmental injustices that African American women face in their daily lives.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Rural, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Georgia
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Economic Justice Coalition

The Economic Justice Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Athens, Georgia. Their mission is to educate, advocate and organize for quality jobs with living wages and benefits.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Rural, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Georgia
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Harambee House

Harambee House is a community- based organization that works collectively with organizations, families, and youth in our neighborhoods. They work collectively with the Creator as their guide to help adults and youth find their voice, develop their full potential as leaders, and take collective action as community change agents who operate in excellence and integrity.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Faith-Based, Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Rural, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Illinois
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United Working Families

Inspired by the Working Families Organization model, UWF is a new “Independent Political Organization” in Illinois with major support from Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU, Action Now, and the Grassroots Collaborative. They are combining direct action and corporate accountability with hard-hitting vote work.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Black
Group Type: PAC, 501c4
Iowa
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Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Iowa CCI is an established organization and affiliate of People’s Action. It has 3,500 dues-paying members, 16 staffers, and a growing civic engagement program working to educate and mobilize voters around key issues of Medicare for All, Green New Deal, and a Moratorium on Factory Farming. They have a strong base of white working-class Iowans in the Des Moines metro and rural areas across the state.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Racial Justice
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Rural, White Working Class
Group Type: 501c3
Iowa
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Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund is an affiliate of People’s Action that has 3,500 dues paying members, 16 staffers, and a growing civic engagement program turning out mostly Latino and African American voters. They also have a strong base of white working class Iowans in the Des Moines metro and rural areas. The Iowa CCI Action Fund targets State House & State Senate races that determine control of the Legislature.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Racial Justice
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Rural, White Working Class
Group Type: 501c4
Kentucky
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Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

The Kentucky Coalition is a social justice organization supporting leadership development, grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy in Kentucky, across the South, and in Appalachia. Established in 1984, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth works with folks from rural areas and small towns, of all income levels and ages, to engage creating change in Kentucky. Their work engages people on climate justice, economic justice, voting rights, and racial justice.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Immigrant, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Kentucky
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Kentucky Coalition

The Kentucky Coalition is a social justice organization supporting leadership development, grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy in Kentucky, across the South, and in Appalachia. Established in 1984, Kentucky Coalition works with folks from rural areas and small towns, of all income levels and ages, to engage creating change in Kentucky. Their work engages people on climate justice, economic justice, voting rights, and racial justice.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Immigrant, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Louisiana
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Together Louisiana

Together Louisiana is a statewide network of more than 250 religious congregations and civic organizations across Louisiana, representing more than 200,000 people. It is one of the largest grassroots organizations in the history of Louisiana. The mission of Together Louisiana is to give faith and community-based organizations an opportunity to develop the leadership capacity of their members and affect change on a larger scale than they could alone. Together Louisiana currently is working on issues that include tax fairness, access to healthcare, flood recovery, access to healthy food, workforce development, criminal justice reform and improving infrastructure and transportation.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Maine
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JustME for JustUS

JustME for JustUS is a new project dedicated to developing a civic engagement and climate justice statewide youth-led network. Their goal is to convene a powerful group of diverse Maine youth who care about the environment and climate justice, connect them with each other and mentors, and provide training and resources needed to be a force in 2020 and beyond.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Muslim, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Maine
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Maine People's Alliance

Maine People’s Alliance is a group with over 32,000 members, over 9,000 volunteers, and 35+ staff, MPA is transforming Maine through a grassroots outreach program that makes face-to-face contact with 100,000-150,000 households annually, community organizing with constituencies across lines of class and race and robust communications through MaineBeacon.com, which regularly engages over 100,000 readers online. MPA is working to advance a host of progressive legislative campaigns, and a grassroots campaign to educate Mainers about the voting record of US Senator Collins that will reach over 100,000 Mainers.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Group Type: 501c4
Maine
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Maine People's Resource Center

Maine People’s Resource Center (MPRC) was founded in 1984 by leaders of Maine People’s Alliance (MPA), with whom they partner in advancing local, statewide and national campaigns for progressive social change. Over the past nearly-four decades, MPRC has recruited and trained thousands of grassroots leaders, registered tens of thousands of new voters, and educated hundreds of thousands of Mainers about legislative and ballot initiatives and the importance of voting to make their voices heard. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Maine
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Maine People’s Alliance

Maine People’s Alliance is a group with over 32,000 members, over 9,000 volunteers and 35+ staff, MPA is transforming Maine through: a grassroots outreach program that makes face-to-face contact with 100,000-150,000 households annually, community organizing with constituencies across lines of class and race and robust communications through MaineBeacon.com, which regularly engages over 100,000 readers online. MPA is working to advance a host of progressive legislative campaigns, and a grassroots campaign to educate Mainers about the voting record of US Senator Collins that will reach over 100,000 Mainers.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: PAC
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 / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Michigan
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Flint Rising

A coalition of local organizations and allies ensuring that people directly impacted are building the organizational infrastructure and developing leaders to create a future that Flint families need. They are organizing courageously around three legislative demands: to replace damaged service lines, reimburse water bills until the water is deemed safe, and provide services to meet the community’s health and education needs. It is a project of the Advocacy Fund.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Michigan
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People's Water Board

The People’s Water Board believes that all people have a human right to clean, accessible, and affordable water and sanitation. They are a coalition of three dozen grassroots groups, NGO’s, faith-based, community-based and labor organizations who have come together to fight for the human right to water. In Michigan, water is part of a shared commons that is held in the public trust for the benefit of all people. That means water must not be commodified or privatized for profit; it must be available to all people regardless of income; and it must be protected from pollution. As a coalition, we work with partners and allies to promote awareness of these issues and the interconnectedness of all people and resources. Water is life.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Michigan
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West Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. In 2020, WMEAC will be partnering with two POC-led organizations, Seeds of Promise and the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, to educate and turn out 300 voters.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Rural, Women
Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
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Honor the Earth

Honor the Earth uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues. Honor The Earth leverages this awareness and support to develop financial and political capital for Indigenous struggles for land and life.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Native American / Indigenous
Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
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Land Stewardship Action Fund

In February 2018, the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) board created the Land Stewardship Action Fund (LSAF), a 501 c4 partner organization, as they recognized the power that comes with being able to drive the same mission and goals as LSP, but with an expanded set of tools in the political/electoral context. Among several strong and strategic reasons to create LSAF, a central analysis largely drove the decision: The decision by our members and our leaders that we could no longer sit on the sidelines in the current political environment. That we need to make a bigger difference to advance our values of stewardship, justice, democracy, community, and health for people and the land. And that part of doing so would require identifying and supporting candidates for office who can help move us forward.  

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Rural, White Working Class, Women
Group Type: 501c4
Minnesota
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Land Stewardship Project

Guided by an ethic of stewardship of farmland, economic justice for family farms, and racially just and healthy rural communities, Land Stewardship Project has won major victories against corporate agribusiness and oil and gas interests. LSPA is organizing its 4,300 member households to build permanent progressive infrastructure in rural Minnesota.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice
Constituencies: Rural, White Working Class, Women
Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
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MN350

MN-350 is a volunteer-led social movement inspiring Minnesotans to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis and take action to replace dependence on fossil fuels and shift the collective consciousness to return to a safe climate level. MN-350 is working to build a Climate Majority in the MN State Senate in 2020. They have been a key player in stopping pipelines in Northern, MN working in deep alignment with Indigenous leaders. They lead the 100% Campaign – a coalition of 10+ people powered organizations fighting to pass major climate legislation for Minnesota in 2021.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Native American / Indigenous, Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Minnesota
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MN350 Action

MN 350 Action and its sister organization, MN 350, organized to promote climate justice– an economically and racially just transition to a clean energy economy– through ongoing public education and community organizing throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. While both groups work toward the same vision, MN 350 Action allows for more direct political action through the endorsement of candidates who understand the urgent need for climate action, promotion of policies weaning us off dirty fossil fuels, and by direct lobbying for the rapid transition to renewable energy throughout our state.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Native American / Indigenous, Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Minnesota
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Ojibwe's for Responsible Government

Ojibwe's for Responsible Government is a new project of Honor the Earth, a national native organization which creates environmental awareness to support native communities. They develop resources for the preservation of culture, customs and land, providing both organizing and financial support to grassroot organizations. In Minnesota they have held Line 3 at bay for five years, using every regulatory and legal tool available while also supporting water protectors on the ground. Ojibwe’s for Responsible Government is organizing Native voters on the White Earth Reservation to engage in tribal, local and federal elections in Clearwater County.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Native American / Indigenous
Group Type: 501c4
Montana
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Forward Montana

Forward Montana is the largest youth civic engagement organization in the state that voices their values at the capitol, ballot box and in the streets. It hosts candidate forums and provides educational resources to voters. It co-led an effort that passed a non-discrimination ordinance in Missoula and Bozeman. It is an affiliate of the Alliance for Youth Action.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, LGBTQ+, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
Montana
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Forward Montana

Forward Montana is the largest youth civic engagement organization in the state with staff in Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula. It mobilizes young Montanans to the ballot box, hosts candidate forums, and provides educational resources to voters. It co-led an effort that passed a non-discrimination ordinance in Missoula and Bozeman and is an affiliate of the Alliance for Youth Action.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, LGBTQ+, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Montana
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Montana Native Vote

Montana Native Vote is a non-partisan social justice organization inspiring Native leadership in Montana. Founded in 2011 Montana Native Vote works to build political power for Native Americans by providing their communities the tools they need to advocate for policies that benefit their communities. MNV provides resources and training for members to engage in the legislative process at the state and federal level. They inspire Indigenous action through leadership development, working on voting rights and election protection, voter education, and providing opportunities for their members to become civically engaged for the long term.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), LGBTQ+, Native American / Indigenous, Rural, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4, PAC
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Alliance for Climate Education

ACE is a nonprofit that provides educational resources on climate science and justice, as well as training for young climate leaders. Since 2008, ACE has reached more than 2,000,000 students nationwide.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
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Down Ballot Disruption Project

Down Ballot Disruption Project equips young people across the country with the skills, resources, and support they need to elect progressive leaders in their communities.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
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Four Directions

In Lakota culture, the Four Directions represent the way of life we Lakota maintain and the circle of life we individuals participate in to better ourselves and our communities. Times have changed since we went to war to fight for our way of life, our treaties, and our Tribal sovereignty. We now protect our communities and our rights by going to the polls to vote. Four Directions, Inc., believes voting is within our sacred circle when it comes to preserving our way of life. We are committed to full enfranchisement as a crucial way to navigate a stronger future for our Native communities.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: Native American / Indigenous
Group Type: 501c4
National
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Heal Food Alliance

HEAL is a national multi-sector, multi-racial coalition of 55 organizations, led by their members, who represent over 2 million rural and urban farmers, ranchers, fishers, farm and food chain workers, indigenous groups, scientists, public health advocates, policy experts, community organizers, and activists. Together, these groups are building a movement to transform our food and farm systems from the current extractive economic model towards community control, care for the land, local economies, meaningful labor, and healthful communities nationwide, while supporting the sovereignty of all living beings.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Group Type: 501c3
National
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Lead Locally

Lead Locally mobilizes grassroots power to elect community leaders across the country who understand the scale of the climate crisis and are willing to take a principled stand against the fossil fuel industry.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Group Type: 501c4
National
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Mi Familia Vota

A civic engagement organization and champion of civil rights building Latino political power and promoting social and economic justice. This election, its focused efforts to register and mobilize new and young voters to the polls in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Texas for congressional district and statewide races including those for governor and attorney general.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
National
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Narrative Initiative

Narrative Initiative catalyzes durable narrative change in order to make equity and social justice common sense. They make connections between people and organizations, amplify the best tools and methodologies from an emerging field, and activate new collaborations that lead to greater alignment.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
National
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Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, PAC
National
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Sunrise Movement Education Fund

Sunrise Movement Education Fund is the 501(c)3 charitable arm of the Sunrise Movement: a movement of young people in the United States uniting to stop the climate crisis and protect our shared home.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
National
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Working Families Organization

A growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for everyone. They are in 19 states and organize aggressive campaigns to raise economic standards. They recruit, train and elect leaders who share its mission and then work after elections to hold officials accountable to the needs of working families. In 2019, their PA program was able to recruit 1,500 volunteers to knock on over 200,000 doors, reaching thousands of voters in Philadelphia.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3, PAC
Nevada
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Make the Road Action NV

Make The Road Action – Nevada is an advocacy organization, working to advance political and policy change through electoral and grassroots organizing. We are a member led organization, working towards creating positive change in Latinx and working class neighborhoods across Southern Nevada.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Nevada
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PLAN-Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

This People's Action affiliate is a well-established progressive coalition in Nevada with voter engagement capacity in Las Vegas and Reno. PLAN organizes on almost everything including tax/economy, immigrant rights and racial justice, LGBT and gender justice, and environmental issues. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Rural, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Nevada
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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action Fund (PLAN Action)

This People's Action affiliate is a well-established progressive coalition in Nevada with voter engagement capacity in Las Vegas and Reno. PLAN Action partnered with CCC Action to contact over 300,000 voters about the Presidential and US Senate elections, and they register thousands of voters every cycle. They were one of the key grassroots groups conducting accountability work on Senator Dean Heller.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Rural, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
New Hampshire
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New Hampshire Youth Movement

New Hampshire Youth Movement (NHYM) is a movement of young people organizing both inside and outside of election cycles to push state leaders to represent their values and to build long term youth power. They operate through regional hubs in towns and campuses around the state, which collaborate with the guiding team to organize strategic actions, hold elected officials accountable, and leverage the youth vote to change what is politically feasible in New Hampshire.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Faith-Based, Immigrant, LGBTQ+, Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
New Jersey
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New Jersey Working Families Alliance

This Working Families Organization is the major umbrella for community and labor organizing groups in the state.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
New Mexico
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New Mexico Working Families Party

A grassroots progressive political organization advancing the interests of the working class, middle class, and poor Americans through legislative advocacy, public education, creative media, and community organizing. It endorsed a dozen candidates running for federal and state races in the November elections. Partners at the table include OLE, SWOP, NAVA, CWA, and AFT.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice
Group Type: PAC
New York
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New York Working Families Party

The anchor of the WF and a major umbrella for progressive electoral forces tackling political, economic, and educational inequality. They recruit, train, and elect the next generation of leaders to local and state offices. They’ve endorsed candidates for the 2018 elections, defeated 7 corporate democrats during primaries replacing them with progressive leaders, and energized a massive turnout of hundreds of thousands. Continuing the momentum into the November elections.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice
Group Type: 501c3
North Carolina
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Down Home North Carolina

Down Home Carolina unites to build the power and raise the voices of working people in small town and rural North Carolina to take action. By weaving together their different experiences, they strive to shape a democracy that serves working people, where their labor is valued and their food, land, and water are healthy.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, White Working Class, Women
Group Type: 501c4
North Carolina
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NC Climate Justice Collective

The NC Climate Justice Collective is a multi-racial, intergenerational movement ecosystem dedicated to strengthening those communities who are first and worst impacted by climate and environmental harms. They center their work in the leadership of youth, indigenous peoples, people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ people to create strategic alignment: they are bringing an end to fracked gas pipelines, coal ash pollution, biogas from factory farms and biomass from forest destruction. Using popular education and cultural organizing, they address the root causes of climate change and plant the seeds of a life-sustaining, regenerative society.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Asian American / Pacific Islander (AAPI), BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Black, Immigrant, Latinx, LGBTQ+, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Puerto Rican, Rural, White Working Class, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Pennsylvania
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Movement Alliance 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, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Working Families Party

Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all of us, and a democracy in which every voice matters. We believe that our children’s life chances must not be determined at birth and that America must be a nation that allows all its people to thrive.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Group Type: 501c4
Texas
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JOLT Action

Jolt Action is a digitally-savvy, Latinx-led culture-shifting organization building the political power of young Latinos by winning on issues that matter through uplifting Latinx stories, voter engagement, leadership development and student advocacy on and off campus. Jolt Action has organizers in Austin, Houston, and Dallas.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Latinx, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Texas
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Texas Campaign for the Environment

Texas Campaign for the Environment (TCE) is a grassroots advocacy non-profit organization that works on health and environmental issues in the state of Texas in the United States. Their mission is to empower Texans to fight pollution through sustained grassroots organizing campaigns that shift corporate and governmental policy,

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Native American / Indigenous, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Texas
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Texas Freedom Network: Texas Rising

Texas Freedom Network 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 Action is an innovative youth-led project of the Texas Freedom Network. Texas Rising organizes young people under 30 across 25 campuses focused on voter engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy. In 2020, Texas Rising Action endorsed the largest and most diverse slate of candidates every for the organization, from County Commissioner and Texas House to Texas Railroad Commission, a statewide race that impacts the direction of climate justice action for the state.

Issue Areas: End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, PAC, 501c4
Texas
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Texas Youth Power Alliance

The Texas Youth Power Alliance (TYPA) was founded by the largest youth civic engagement organizations in Texas – Jolt Initiative, Texas Rising Action, MOVE Texas and Youth Rise Texas with a shared purpose of harnessing the full power of young people of color in Texas. TYPA's goal for the 2020 election cycle: register 300,000 young voters in Texas and get 68% of those voters to the polls.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, End Mass Criminalization, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Virginia
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New Virginia Majority

The New Virgina Majority is a statewide voter registration and organizing powerhouse with strength in the African American and immigrant communities in the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Tidewater regions.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, End Mass Criminalization, Immigrant Rights, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Arab / Middle Eastern, Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3
West Virginia
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West Virginia Working Families Party

In one year, it became a powerful new force statewide, initiating the now national strike movement through escalation tactics with public employees and grassroots supporters. Coming off the victory of nearly 90% of their endorsed candidates in the May primary election, WV WFP has been working directly with candidates and local activists to support candidates statewide. They plan to reach 100,000 voters who are ready for new leadership.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Education, End Mass Criminalization, Healthcare, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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Clean Wisconsin

Clean Wisconsin is Wisconsin's largest and oldest environmental protection organization, founded in 1970. They believe everyone deserves clean air and clean water, and it's our mission to protect our natural resources and the special places that make Wisconsin such a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Group Type: 501c3
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 / Indigenous, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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Milwaukee Riverkeepers

Milwaukee Riverkeeper is a science-based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Group Type: 501c3
Wisconsin
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Milwaukee Water Commons

Milwaukee Water Commons is a cross-city network that fosters connection, collaboration and broad community leadership on behalf of our common waters. They promote stewardship of, equitable access to and shared decision-making for our common waters.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native American / Indigenous, Women
Group Type: 501c3
Wisconsin
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Progress North

Progress North seeks to incubate, build, and support progressive organizing in northern Wisconsin to build a base of people willing to build collective power and work towards change in their communities. They are fiscally sponosred and supported by Take Action Minnesota, who will support the development and growth of Progress North.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice, Healthcare, LGBTQ+, Reproductive Justice
Constituencies: Black, Native American / Indigenous, Women, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Conservation Voters

Wisconsin Conservation Voters advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-conservation candidates who will champion our priority issues. Our priority campaigns are Clean Energy for All, Safe Drinking Water for All and Healthy democracy for All.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Voting Rights
Constituencies: BIPOC (Black / Indigenous / People of Color), Rural, White Working Class, Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Farmers Union

The Wisconsin Farmers Union membership is made up of people from all walks of agriculture and life. From conventional to organic, rural to urban, their members find community in an organization that empowers them to have a voice in the issues that affect them. Wisconsin Farmers Union isn't just for farmers. They also welcome rural residents and consumers who want to participate in our programs and advocate for family farming. 

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment, Economic Justice
Constituencies: LGBTQ+, Rural, White Working Class, Women
Group Type: 501c3, 501c4
Wisconsin
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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.

Issue Areas: Economic Justice, Racial Justice, Voting Rights
Constituencies: Black, Faith-Based, Latinx, White Working Class
Group Type: 501c4, 501c3
Wisconsin
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Youth Climate Action Team

Youth Climate Action Team Inc. is composed of 1,000+ organizers across 3 continents and 9 countries, having reached 100,000+. They work to bridge the gap between non-climate groups and the climate movement by fostering student and non-climate group involvement in intersectional climate action to consolidate efforts against the climate crisis. They collaborate with mainly students and organizations indirectly tied to the climate crisis—political activism groups, women empowerment groups, science national honor societies, youth service groups, etc.—to both expand the climate movement and prepare our generation for the future. They strive to expand the climate movement to eliminate societal complacency and cultivate a diverse, collective, and empathetic movement.

Issue Areas: Climate / Environment
Constituencies: Youth and Students
Group Type: 501c4
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