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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chispa Arizona’s mission is to build the capacity of Latinx families to influence policy makers and pressure polluters to protect communities’ rights to clean air and water, healthy neighborhoods and a safe climate for generations to come. They are part of the Latinx arm of League of Conservation Voters nationally. Through grassroots community organizing, issue campaigns, and civic engagement, Chispa Arizona is creating local wins that collectively create momentum for strong national action on climate change.
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.
FUGA (Families United Gaining Accessibility) is a diverse group of Southside and Westside community members and stakeholders who are working towards mobility justice
Fuerte Arts Movement works to multiply the power of movement communities via digital engagement and skills training of talented and passionate storytellers. It is through the training, content creation, purposeful distribution of stories, and adding to the capacity of organizations of shared values that they continue to grow, win, and bring change to Arizona.Over the past decade, Arizona has moved from the most racist state in the country to the state to watch in the movement toward collective dignity and human rights. Through the power of storytelling, concentrated organizing methods, and the will for a better future Fuerte will help Arizona be a better home.
Instituto Lab is an organization focused on building effective and sustaining advocacy capacity among low-income and leaders of color in Arizona. Their programs accelerate the work of existing organizations to ensure they can scale and run impactful programs for elections and advocacy campaigns. Their work includes an executive leadership program that builds relationships and coordination across the progressive political infrastructure, and a fellowship that targets middle managers of the most influential organizations in the state. Instituto also incubates community-based organizations to build a more robust progressive infrastructure in Arizona.