Black Voters Matter Fund is dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power. In Alabama, led by LaTosha Brown, a Selma native, they were instrumental in defeating Republican Roy Moore in 2017, and electing Democrat Doug Jones, in a win largely attributed to Black voters, and women in particular. The group raised money, provided grants to smaller GOTV efforts, organized rides to the polls, and created and distributed thousands of flyers and brochures.
PICO Affiliate in Alabama working with congregations around the state to build electoral engagement and mobilize faith communities on issues around mass criminalization and education.
A member-owned collective envisioning their rural communities revitalized through multiracial working class organizing at the local and state level to create opportunities for people to thrive. They are fighting corporate power, developing leaders from small and rural towns, and recruiting and training the next generation of elected officials. These elections, they are mobilizing for bold progressive candidates who will stand up for Alabama’s working families.
The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative (SRBWI) is a collective of women leaders across Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Serving 77 counties and over 2500 women, SRBWI promotes an agenda aimed at eradicating the historical race, class, cultural, religious, and gender barriers experienced by southern rural black women. SRBWI exists to pursue solutions to poverty and injustice in the poorest counties in the United States and to improve the quality of life in their communities.
WOKE VOTE surprised the nation late in 2017, having trained college students and church-goers, organized and turned out African Americans across Alabama en masse to block an accused child molester from office, and elect Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate. In February, 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.
A community organization that strengthens the leadership of Alaskans to win public policies that improve their community members’ lives. They are inspiring, motivating, and bringing autonomous groups under one collective source for better communication and keeping their sanity. They have been holding their elected officials accountable and courageously mobilizing their communities around protecting healthcare.
A nonpartisan project of the Alaska Center, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action inspires and develops rural and urban youth leaders to impact environmental and social justice issues by providing leadership training and supporting youth-led campaigns in communities and around the state.
Native American rights is a respected nonprofit that has provided legal assistance to more than 250 Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who otherwise would have gone without adequate representation. It has achieved significant results in some of the most important rights of Indians and tribes in hundreds of major cases including tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, natural resource protection, and Indian education. Its headquarters are in Colorado with offices in DC and Alaska.
A newly formed Indigenous-led organization that gives voice to the ancestral imperative to uplift Indigenous peoples. It provides Alaska Native peoples, communities, and their values a voice at all levels of policymaking and leverages a strong community network that provides guidance in connecting values with political candidates, proposed policies and land management. Their focus includes advocacy, education, local decision-making, and unifying Indigenous communities to address issues impacting their ways of life.
The Alaska Center works across the state to protect the resources that sustain our families, cultures, and communities, while ensuring that Alaskans have a voice in the decisions impacting our future, prioritizing clean air and water, healthy communities, pro-conservation policies, and a strong democracy.
An undocumented and youth-led organization of immigrant families including LGBTQ people and single-parent households affected by prisons and divisive narratives of “good vs. bad immigrant.” Aliento believes that communities have the power to engage in collective problem-solving. Through political education and art creation, they seek to shift away from the belief that punitive practices lead to justice. Through art, they heal and build power to reimagine a community without a punitive system.
Developing leadership among Black communities by educating, organizing, and mobilizing citizens to participate in the democratic process. Empowering communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition in order to promote greater social and economic justice that will enhance the quality of life.
LUCHA and its c3 sister ACE are Center for Popular Democracy affiliates based in the Phoenix area, started in 2009 to challenge Sheriff Arpaio and anti-immigrant policies. They have over 1000 Latino and immigrant members, and provide empowerment services along with leadership development, organizing, and civic engagement at scale. They’ve led ballot campaigns including this year’s Minimum Wage initiative, and are part of a new collaborative effort to take out Arpaio and advance justice reform.
A member-led organization that advocates for families in low to moderate income communities on the most pressing issues affecting Black, Latino, and Millennial communities. This grassroots movement focuses on developing leaders, mobilizing organizers, and empowering communities to take on issues including education equity, fair and free elections, and criminal justice reform. OVOV Arizona is leading a powerful engagement and training initiative to motivate voters to get to polls this November.
An immigrant youth-led organization that fights for higher education and immigrant rights that began shortly after Prop 300 targeted the education of undocumented immigrant students forcing many out of school. It organizes in local communities to promote civic engagement and higher education. Since the announcement of DACA, it has served thousands of applicants free of cost with the support of local attorneys around Arizona.