The easiest way to donate to organizations in Michigan that have built critical vote infrastructure and will be crucial to getting Trump out of office in 2020. Remember that in 2016 we lost MI by 10,000 votes – just a .23% 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.
100% of funds are re-granted directly to the groups.
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.
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.
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.
A statewide organization dedicated to the leadership development of community members and the creation of effective campaigns to advance racial, gender, economic and criminal justice reform statewide. They play a key role in District Attorney races and other criminal justice-related political efforts.
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.
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.
Guided by faith-based principles of social justice and fellowship, MOSES supports Michigan’s historically marginalized communities, and empowers ordinary people to find and exercise their civic power.
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.