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WOKE VOTE surprised the nation by having trained college students and church-goers, organize and turn out African Americans across Alabama en masse to block an accused child molester from office, and elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate. They hosted a Woke Vote Conference: A Road Map to A Woke 2018, to take their model national, as they continue to work on the ground with other groups to boost voter engagement and hold government accountable to all the people of Alabama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fights to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety in Denver. They are led by people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both. CCJRC advocate and organize at multiple levels of government for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just. For years, CCJRC has run the only civic engagement campaign in Colorado that focuses exclusively on people with criminal records. In addition to statewide voter education, CCJRC provides free trainings to election officials, GOTV efforts, Voter Registration Drives, community organizations, and members on the nuances of voting eligibility for people with criminal histories.
CIRC Action Fund works for a Colorado where all residents are treated with dignity and respect by advocating for pro-immigrant public policies and by increasing the civic participation of new Americans. They will be working in Pueblo, Adams, Weld, Denver, and Jefferson Counties to register, educate, and mobilize voters. They plan to push strong legislation that will define where candidates stand on immigrant rights, hold candidate forums, and work to support their champions.
An affiliate of People’s Action, COPA is a statewide, member-led, multi-racial organization focused on advancing and winning progressive social change across a range of issues. They combine organizing, voter engagement, and leadership development to build power statewide. In a recent election, they knocked on 80,000 doors, and helped win a statewide minimum wage increase despite fierce and well-funded opposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ambitious effort working to transform the state’s political landscape. NGP has registered thousands and is conducting citizen academies to get more people educated on how elections and public policy processes work. In addition to more traditional outreach, they’ve also worked to improve election administration and protection and tested the impact of “parties at the polls” on turnout.
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 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.
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.
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.
A visionary group turning Pipeline Fighters into voters and working to turn out young people, young families, and Native voters to protect the land and water from risky fossil fuel pipelines. They will go door-to-door on horseback with the Cowboy and Indian Alliance asking voters to stand with farmers, ranchers, and tribes. Seeking to provide support to local groups, train hundreds, and build needed energy projects.
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.
Voter education is at the top of the AADC’s list of community programs for the Asian Pacific Islander community of Nevada. Asian Americans and NHPI (Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders) are among the fastest-growing racial groups in the Las Vegas area, with nearly 100,000 registered voters.
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. Their c4 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.
New Hampshire Youth Movement is organizing young people to elect leaders who represent them and their values. They are launching hubs in towns and campuses around the state. Hubs will 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.
Rights & Democracy, with chapters in Vermont and New Hampshire, is a progressive, people-powered organization fighting for social, economic, and environmental justice through community organizing, popular education and training, direct and grassroots lobbying, and mobilizing around elections to elect progressive champions. They work in partnership with community groups, progressive unions, faith communities, organizations fighting for human and civil rights, and environmental and climate action groups.
An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy with a strong base in the Black and Latino community in Charlotte, also working in Raleigh/Durham. One of a few community organizations with large scale c4 capacity in North Carolina, they have registered 8,000 voters and organize on gender, racial, and social justice issues.
Advance North Carolina (“Advance Carolina”) stands for sustainable progress. It educates and mobilizes African American and progressive voters to take charge through inclusive, committed and authentic engagement organizing in order to advance community-based political solutions. It is running a savvy electoral program engaging voters through calls and deep canvassing in time for the November elections.
The Carolina Federation is a multi-racial, multi-issue statewide organization that brings local people together across race and the rural-urban divide to build political and electoral power in their own communities and across North Carolina. They investment deeply in building local leadership, with a relentless commitment to bringing new people into political action, the intentional centering of the leadership of people of color, and the integration of culture and relationship with the community and electoral organizing. In 2020, they are supporting issue organizing, electoral work, and training in 10 counties across the state, with the long-term goal of building a permanent, progressive majority in 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.
A new but vibrant and growing youth and campus-oriented network, Southern Vision Alliance is an umbrella which supports five different youth and student efforts: Ignite NC, Community Alliance for Public Education, Education Justice Alliance, NC Vote Defenders, and Youth Organizing Institute. SVA helps them build capacity to take on social, economic, and environmental justice campaigns as well as to get out and protect the youth vote in more than a dozen counties.
A statewide organization led by young people engaging in student organizing on issue campaigns & electoral mobilization. They engage in nonviolent direct action, policy advocacy, and leadership development on campuses across Ohio to build independent political power. An affiliate of the Alliance for Youth Action. Fiscally sponsored by Stand Up Ohio / Ohio Organizing Collaborative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Statewide voter registration and organizing powerhouse with strength in the African American and immigrant communities in the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Tidewater regions. Currently undertaking a historic program to register and engage over 175,000 new voters.
A statewide student organizing network at six campuses to fight the rise of college tuition, crushing student debt and push racial and social justice on-campus. Fiscally sponsored by New Virginia Majority/ New Virginia Majority Education Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Black Voters Matter Fund is a 501c4 dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power. Increasing voter registration and turnout is an important aspect of building power, but this is just the beginning of their work. They advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act as well as policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity. They help develop an infrastructure where little/none exists. This includes staff training, candidate development and network development.
The Native Organizers Alliance, a project of People’s Action, supports grassroots changemakers who advance the welfare of indigenous people by providing them resources, support, technical assistance, and networks. They aim to develop new organizers’ capacity within the movement. In addition to being active in the DAPL fight they were also involved in a successful voting rights case bringing early voting closer to tribes in Northern Nevada.
Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United has organized 24,000 restaurant workers, 200 high-road employers, and thousands of engaged consumers to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. They have won workplace justice campaigns bringing over $10 million in misappropriated tips and wages and discrimination payments for low-wage workers, and significant policy changes in high-profile restaurant companies covering thousands of workers.
A growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for everyone. They are in 15 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 the New York primaries, they defeated 7 corporate democrats replacing them with progressive leaders, kept seven rural precincts from closing in Georgia, swept primary victories in three states, and more.