Black Voters Matter Fund is dedicated to expanding Black Voter engagement and increasing progressive power. 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 support local groups in 17 Alabama counties. This includes staff training, candidate development and network development for Black led groups, individuals, and cohorts across the South.
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.
Alaskans Take a Stand is a diverse group of Alaskan citizens promoting awareness of social justice issues affecting their communities. They advocate for Indigenous rights, racial equity and wildlife preservation. This year they are working on voter education including informing about the process of voting.
Native Peoples Action (NPA) is an Indigenous-led organization advocating for equitable access to education, healthcare, wellness and protection of native lands and communities. NPA leverages Alaska Native community networks of volunteers to provide guidance to connect native values with political candidates, policies and land management projects. Through these actions, NPA is unifying Indigenous communities to practice being civically engaged, including registering to vote.
Founded in the summer of 2020, AZ AANHPI Advocates encourages civic engagement and educates the community on relevant public policies to facilitate the creation of an equitable society and inclusive democracy. They know that engaging AANHPI voters in Arizona was crucial in securing progressive wins in the 2020 election and will continue beyond. As a growing demographic, the organization’s continued outreach is key to ensuring that the AAPI community has a voice in shaping the trajectory of Arizona politics.
AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition’s mission is to ensure that the AANHPI community and other marginalized communities are a part of the decision making process and garner the appropriate resources for the population in need. The AZ AANHPI for Equity Coalition will ensure the development of nuanced solutions to both AANHPI and broader community issues pertaining to census count and voter engagement.
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.
An immigrant youth-led organization that fights for higher education access and immigrant rights. ADAC began shortly after Prop 300 was implemented, prop 300 targets the education of undocumented immigrant students forcing many out of school. The group organizes with local communities to promote leadership development, civic engagement,higher education access, and grassroots organizing and advocacy around other issues that affect undocument youth and families. With the support of local attorneys around Arizona they have assisted thousands of DACA applicants with their initial applications and renewal processes free of cost.
A student-led, non-partisan organization created to represent the collective interest of the 140,000+ university students and 400,000+ community college students in Arizona. They advocate at the local, state, and national levels for affordable and accessible higher education. Their organization is built around three pillars – advocacy, organizing, and leadership development. ASA advocates for student issues to elected and appointed officials in Arizona and Washington D.C. They also run direct action campaigns on and off campus and work to build student power every year through voter registration, education and GOTV.
The unified 501(c)4 table in Arizona, consisting of labor, immigrant, civic engagement, reproductive rights, civil rights, environmental, and other progressive organizations. The table came together in 2011 with the goal of pushing a progressive agenda in Arizona and advocating for better policy to serve working families and improve Arizona’s democracy. Arizona Wins functions as a shared 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 our shared goals, and identifies and works to fill gaps in both resources and program areas.
The AZ Tribal Vote Working Group, anchored at Arizona Wins, is a native-led grassroots progressive voter engagement group representing and working with tribal stakeholders and native organizations across Arizona. They are aiming for 22,000 voter registrations through a strategy co-developed with partners including the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Native American Connections, Phoenix Indian Center, The Rural Utah Project, Advance Native Political Leadership, Native Health, Four Directions, Tucson Indian Center, Navajo Power, Instituto, UNITY, and The Indian Legal Clinic.
Black Phoenix Votes is an intergenerational, Black-led organization. They organize in the most marginalized communities; LGBTQ+, formerly incarcerated individuals, Muslim immigrants and refugees. They build black political power through political education, leadership development, policy advocacy, and electoral engagement.
Defending rights and defeating intolerance, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations is the leading American Muslim advocate for justice and mutual understanding in Arizona. Their mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-AZ does this through our legal work, advocacy and through civic engagement programs that empower our community.
Diné CARE is located on the Navajo Nation and is a non-profit organization that works with many Navajo communities affected by energy and environmental issues. Since the late 1980s, community people have stood up to demand environmental protection and sustainable development practices, bringing systemic changes in tribal politics and making the grassroots voices evident in the realm of energy development.
Our mission is to build the political power of the Arizona LGBTQ community for our full inclusion in the social, economic, and civil mechanisms of our society.