The easiest way to donate to organizations in Wisconsin that have built critical vote infrastructure and will be key to getting Trump out of office in 2020. Remember that in 2016, we lost Wisconsin by 23,000 votes – a margin of 0.7%!
All groups have a track record of voter registration and mobilization in addition to the local community building, advocacy and issue organizing they do year-round.
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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.
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.
A visionary non-profit engaging low to no-income communities of color in Dane County to achieve social justice through coupling direct service, leadership development, and community organizing. It seeks to end violence against women, children, gender-non-conforming, and transgender folks within communities of color by challenging root causes of violence, poverty, and racism. Currently leading immigration justice efforts and organizing voter engagement.
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.
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.
A state-wide grassroots interfaith organization that includes participation from 160 congregations of 19 different religious traditions. WISDOM leads the ROC Wisconsin campaign, an effort to end mass incarceration in Wisconsin. Members and local affiliates have also been active in promoting immigrant rights, economic justice, public transit, and health care availability. WISDOM members statewide have been actively engaging state legislators on funding for public transportation at budget hearings. They mobilized 750 people to Madison for a rally, educational event, march on the capitol, and meetings with elected officials.