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RESOURCES

Please explore the many grassroots groups listed here working for a just and sustainable future for us all. The groups listed in the categories below are those we have a special affinity with or recommend as a source of learning and action. We’ve listed groups by issue area to make it easier for you to learn about efforts that match your own interests and passions, but these categories are fluid and you’ll find lots of dynamic intersections between issues and groups.

 

Below are groups working to address prisoner rights, criminal justice, gun violence, equity for women, children and people of color, and an end to war.

The Movement for Black Lives
In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda.

Our resistance and rebellion are not new, but like other times in history have come to a critical mass, and the bravery of those in Ferguson and across the country captured the attention of the world. A year ago, over 2,000 of our people gathered in Cleveland to reflect on the state of their movement for liberation and celebrate our people, both those who have fallen and those who have survived. It was there that we began the process of uniting to articulate a shared vision of the world we want to live in.

For more information on the Movement and the policy table click here

National Coalition to Free the Angola 3
More than thirty years in solitary confinement for crimes they did not commit. Locked down in the infamous Louisiana State Penitentiary, one of the nation's most racist and brutal prisons. Political prisoners - wrongfully convicted, considered a threat to the repressive prison's status quo. This is the story of Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert King Wilkerson – aka the Angola 3. In 1971, these men organized a Black Panther Party chapter within the confines of the prison. Together they led campaigns to stop prison rape and to inform prisoners of their rights. All three became targets of the prison administration and were convicted of murders with shoddy evidence. In 2001, Wilkerson was exonerated and released, and in 2013, Wallace was released – only to die a few days later. The National Coalition to Free the Angola 3 continues to work on behalf of Woodfox, seeking justice in a system that has long turned a blind eye to innocence.

Read more about systemic racism in our criminal justice system, and hear Amy's new song The Rise of the Black Messiah under News Section dated 07.13.2013 www.angola3.tv

The Carter Center
The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 65 countries. Their mission is to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people.

Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)
WAND works to empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and redirect excessive military spending toward unmet human and environmental needs.

Witness
WITNESS partners with human rights defenders, training them to use video to document abuse and create change.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers
The CIW is a community-based worker organization. Our members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. We strive to build our strength as a community on a basis of reflection and analysis, constant attention to coalition building across ethnic divisions, and an ongoing investment in leadership development to help our members continually develop their skills in community education and organization.

Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Established in 1977, RAWA is an Afghan women's organization working in Afghanistan and Pakistan to empower women and peacefully resist fundamentalist domination. RAWA works for secular democracy, full participation in public life for women and girls, and respect for all human rights.

MADRE
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with women's community-based groups worldwide to address issues of health, economic development and other human rights. MADRE was founded in 1983 with work in Central America.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the abolition of capital punishment, provides information, advocates for public policy and mobilizes and supports people and institutions that share our unconditional rejection of the state's use of homicide as an instrument of social policy.

The Brady Center
The Brady Center works to reform the gun industry and educate the public about gun violence through litigation and grassroots mobilization, and works to enact and enforce sensible regulations to reduce gun violence including regulations governing the gun industry.

JumpStart International
JumpStart International seeks to build peace by providing economic opportunities for individuals and their families to become self-sufficient. They believe self-sufficiency and economic independence are the foundation of effective solutions to oppression, racism, and discrimination. JumpStart works with families trying to live a normal life in areas devastated by conflict, natural disaster, and systemic poverty. By implementing employment and training programs through construction and engineering projects that actively build and rebuild sustainable communities, JumpStart hopes to achieve its vision of peace, economic opportunity, civil society, and mutual understanding for all people.

If Americans Knew
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world's major sources of instability. Americans are directly connected to this conflict, and increasingly imperiled by its devastation. It is the goal of If Americans Knew to provide full and accurate information on this critical issue, and on our power – and duty – to bring a resolution.

Foundation for Middle East Peace
The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes an enduring Israeli-Palestinian peace, via two states, that brings security for Israel and freedom for Palestinians. FMEP sponsors programs, public speaking, makes small grants, and publishes the Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories containing analysis, commentary, maps, and other data.

American Friends Service Committee: Middle East Peace Building Program
A campaign supporting nonviolent resistance and refusal in Israel and Palestine.

B'tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
B'tselem was established in 1989 by a group of prominent academics, attorneys, journalists, and Knesset members. It endeavors to document and educate the Israeli public and policymakers about human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, combat the phenomenon of denial prevalent among the Israeli public, and help create a human rights culture in Israel.

Project South
Project South is a membership-based social justice organization rooted in the US South. This organization works at the local, regional and national levels to dismantle systems of poverty, racism, and violence while also building community power.

Southerners On New Ground (S.O.N.G.)
SONG is creating a multi-issue southern justice movement across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take a rightful place as leaders in shaping the region's legacy and future.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. The world's largest grassroots human rights organization, Amnesty International investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and helps transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate, bigotry and extremism. The organization tracks the activities of hate groups across America, uses the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination, and provides educators with free resources that teach school children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences.

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is an independent organization dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. The organization stands with victims and activists to expose human rights violations, challenging governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)
CPT works in solidarity with local communities facing violence and oppression to create peace and justice. The organization works internationally, from acting as an ally to Indigenous rights groups in North America to supporting Palestinian-led, nonviolent, grassroots resistance to the Israeli occupation and the unjust structures that uphold it.

Below are groups that are empowering women and girls, providing reproductive health services and women's health education, and addressing the pandemic of HIV/AIDS.

Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms is a non-profit business operated by the women of Magdalene, a two-year residential community founded in Nashville Tennessee in 1997 for women with a history of prostitution and drug addiction. Magdalene was founded not just to help a sub-culture of women but also to help change the culture itself. We stand in solidarity with women who are recovering from sexual abuse, violence, and life on the streets, and who have paid dearly for a culture that buys and sells women like commodities. Through Thistle Farms, the women of Magdalene gain much needed job skills, and learn responsibility and cooperation. Into every product goes the belief that freedom starts with healing, and love can change lives. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as kind to the environment as they are to the body. All sales proceeds go back into the program.

URGE
Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equality (URGE) mobilizes and provides ongoing support to the diverse, upcoming generation of leaders who promote and protect reproductive choice both now and in the future.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
ICRW is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being. ICRW accomplishes this, in partnership with others, through research, capacity building and advocacy on issues affecting women's economic, health and social status in low- and middle-income countries. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has had a devastating impact on women and girls. ICRW believes that the global challenge is to assure that they have access to the prevention and treatment services they need. ICRW focus areas include: how the stigma of HIV/AIDS increases infection and reduces the use of programs for prevention, treatment, and care; how to empower adolescents to protect themselves from HIV infection; how to improve access to prevention methods that women can control; and how HIV/AIDS affects household food security. ICRW has offices in India, Uganda and Washington DC.

Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA)
SWAA is a pan-African women's organization dedicated to women and their families in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The organization has branch offices in 40 countries across Africa serving some of the areas in the world most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS. SWAA offers programming to address the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS on women and children; access to information about HIV using a creative variety of media (including TV, videocassette recorders, and satellite technology); advocacy leading to inclusion of women on policy making bodies; and advocacy against gender based discrimination in access to HIV treatment, care and support services. In addition, SWAA works to reduce HIV-related stigma, enable access to counseling and testing, and strengthen services for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Currently, SWAA is placing special emphasis on the development and use of HIV prevention methods controlled by women, including the female condom and potential microbicides.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. The organization works to improve women's health and safety, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices about parenthood.

Feminist Women's Health Center
As Atlanta's leading non-profit women's health resource, the Feminist Women's Health Center provides quality care and community education, while working to improve women's health. The center believes that education and knowledge are vital components in a woman's ability to make positive health care decisions, and therefore provides community educational initiatives along with advocating for reproductive justice and reproductive rights.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Created by and for Indigenous youth, this organization addresses issues of sexual and reproductive health, human rights and justice for Indigenous peoples throughout the U.S. and Canada. The organization works at the intersection of environmental and reproductive justice, seeking to fight homophobia and transphobia, sexual violence and violence against the earth.

WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease)
WORLD is a diverse organization for, by, and about women living with, and at risk for, HIV/AIDS. The organization seeks a world where women, girls, and families affected by HIV and AIDS have the tools, support and knowledge to live healthy and productive lives with dignity. For WORLD, human rights and wellness includes freedom from violence; access to housing; quality healthcare; food security; physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing; education and economic justice.

Positive Women's Network
PWN-USA envisions a world where women living with HIV (WLWH) can live long, healthy, dignified and productive lives, free from stigma and discrimination. Their mission is to prepare and involve all women living with HIV, in all our diversity, including gender identity and sexual expression, in all levels of policy and decision-making.

The Well Project
The Well Project's mission is to change the course of this HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women. The Well Project offers a wealth of information on their web site for women living with HIV/AIDS.

Below are groups on the front lines of protecting the earth and creating solutions to the ecological and economic challenges of our time.

Honor The Earth
HTE'S mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not hear.

Indigenous Environmental Network
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN's activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities. IEN accomplishes this by maintaining an informational clearinghouse, organizing campaigns, direct actions and public awareness, building the capacity of community and tribes to address EJ issues, development of initiatives to impact policy, and building alliances among Indigenous communities, tribes, inter-tribal and Indigenous organizations, people-of-color/ethnic organizations, faith-based and women groups, youth, labor, environmental organizations and others.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS)
NIRS is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues. Throughout the world, NIRS provides technical expertise to guide organizing efforts and public education campaigns against some of the most dangerous nuclear proposals facing our communities.

Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA)
OREPA advocates for responsible environmental restoration, protection of public health, and the right of all people to participate in decisions affecting their lives. As the USA continues to produce nuclear weapons at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, TN, OREPA works to stop the bombs and prevent the Department of Energy from turning the Y-12 plant into a brand-new $4 billion facility with the capacity to produce ten times the number of nuclear weapons.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
OREPA advocates for responsible environmental restoration, protection of public health, and the right of all people to participate in decisions affecting their lives. As the USA continues to produce nuclear weapons at the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, TN, OREPA works to stop the bombs and prevent the Department of Energy from turning the Y-12 plant into a brand-new $4 billion facility with the capacity to produce ten times the number of nuclear weapons.

State PIRGS (Public Interest Research Groups)
The State PIRGs speak for the public interest against the special interests, on issues in the news and below the surface. When consumers are victims of private greed, the State PIRGs are there; when average citizens suffer from the absence of government attention or an excess of government bureaucracy, the State PIRGs are there; when our natural environment is threatened, the State PIRGs are there. As a public interest watchdog organization, we uncover dangers to public health and wellbeing and fight to end them, using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.

Campaign for Old Growth(CFOG)
CFOG is a citizens' project focused on protecting the remaining 3% of California's remaining ancient forests. CFOG works to develop and support legislation that will protect these old growth stands from logging and other harmful activities in the state of California.

Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics.

Appalachian Voices
Appalachian Voices brings people together to solve the environmental problems having the greatest impact on the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Their mission is to empower people to defend the region's rich natural and cultural heritage by providing them with tools and strategies for successful grassroots campaigns.

Idle No More
Idle No More began in 2012 as a series of teach-ins on impending legislation that would erode Indigenous sovereignty and environmental protections in Canada. It has become one of the largest Indigenous mass movements in Canadian history. Idle No More works to build sovereignty and the resurgence of nationhood, pressure government and industry to protect the environment and develop allies to strengthen the movement.

Tar Sands Solution Network
Tar Sands Solutions Network is a growing international network of First Nations, environmental groups, landowners, farmers, scientists, community leaders, academics, and grassroots groups calling for a safe, clean energy economy that protects human and environmental rights. The network is focused on stopping the expansion of the Canadian tar sands and its infrastructure of pipelines and tankers across North America.

Cowboy and Indian Alliance
The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is a network of impacted farmers, ranchers and Native peoples who have joined together to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline expansion. This alliance of land-based peoples held an encampment on the National Mall in D.C. over Earth Week, 2014, to call on the President to reject the pipeline and protect future generations and the Earth. Future actions and increased movement building along the proposed pipeline route are planned.

Americans Against Fracking
Fracking poses a direct and immediate threat to the drinking water, air, climate, food, health and economies of communities across the United States. Americans Against Fracking is a coalition of groups dedicated to banning fracking for oil and natural gas. This coalition supports federal, state and local efforts to ban and enact moratoriums on fracking and stop practices that facilitate fracking, like natural gas exports, frack sand mining and the construction of pipelines. Check out coalition members to find member groups in your state.

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA)
The SBA was founded to support and encourage sustainable community-based production and use of renewable fuel biodiesel. The primary mission of the SBA is the completion of an independent sustainability certification system. SBA programs focus on educating the public on the values of community-based biodiesel systems and how local, sustainable biodiesel can help the U.S. move towards energy, economic and environmental security. By promoting the value of sustainable community-based biodiesel, the SBA is bringing people together to build a sustainable energy future that benefits all sectors of society.

Growing Power
Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people and the environments in which they live by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food. The organization is dedicated to inspiring communities to build sustainable food systems that are equitable and ecologically sound, creating a just world, one food-secure community at a time.

Earth Island Institute
Earth Island Institute is a non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet. Earth Island Institute is a hub for over 60 grassroots campaigns dedicated to conserving, preserving, and restoring the ecosystems on which life depends. Visit their web site to see the great groups they sponsor.

Bioneers
Bioneers is a non-profit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Since 1990, Bioneers has served as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with nature-inspired approaches to the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges.

Food and Water Watch
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. This group helps people take charge of where their food comes from, keeps clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protects the environmental quality of oceans, and educates about the importance of keeping the global commons — our shared resources — under public control.

350.org
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current levels of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

Below are groups working with LGBTQ youth and their families, groups working for gender justice as an integral component of racial, social and economic justice, and groups building grassroots political strength through education, litigation and advocacy.

Youth Pride
Youth Pride strives to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through support services, social activities, outreach and education.

National Youth Advocacy Coalition
The National Youth Advocacy Coalition is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.

Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL)
The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the only Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Founded in 1984, SMYAL is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth ages 13-21 as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. To fulfill our mission, we focus our commitment and energy on five focus areas: (1) Life Skills & Leadership Development, (2) Counseling & Support, (3) Health & Wellness Education, (4) Safe Social Activities, and (5) Community Outreach and Education.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation (NGLTF)
Founded in 1973, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. The group works to build the grassroots political strength of our community by training state and local activists and leaders, developing the infrastructure of state and local allies, and organizing broad-based campaigns to build public support for complete equality for LGBT people.

The National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is a national, lesbian, feminist, non-profit law firm. Our mission is to create a world in which every lesbian can live fully, free from discrimination. For the past 26 years, through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public education, and free legal services, we have advanced the legal and human rights of lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgender individuals across the United States.

Trans Justice Funding Project
The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative supporting grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. Visit their web site to see the dozens of trans justice groups the Project has funded.

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people. By empowering transgender people and allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)
SRLP works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. The Project seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming.

Audre Lorde Project
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity building, the Project works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

Astraea Foundation
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. The Foundation supports hundreds of grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. Working for racial, economic, social, and gender justice is essential because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

Southerners On New Ground (S.O.N.G.)
SONG is creating a multi-issue southern justice movement across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take a rightful place as leaders in shaping the region's legacy and future.

Independent media is more critical than ever today given the corporate ownership of mainstream news outlets. Below are sources of news, information and analysis from the lens of independent journalism.

Indymedia
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate communication of truth.

Democracy Now
Democracy Now is a daily radio and TV news program on over 400 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.

AlterNet
AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of dozens of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues.

Clamor Magazine
Clamor is a quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought, art, and action. An iconoclast among its peers, Clamor is an unabashed celebration of self-determination, creativity, and shit-stirring. Clamor publishes content of, by, for, and with marginalized communities. From the kitchen table to shop floor, the barrio to the playground, the barbershop to the student center, it's old school meets new school in a battle for a better tomorrow. Clamor is a do-it-yourself guide to everyday revolution.

Z Magazine
Z Magazine is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social and economic life in the US. It sees the racial, gender, class and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activists' efforts to better the future.

Ms. Magazine
An Ad-Free Feminist Magazine

Adbusters
Adbusters is a not for profit global network of culture jammers and creative people working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society. Their magazine is often cited as the inspiration behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Yes! Magazine
YES! Magazine is a solutions-oriented source of news that empowers people with the vision and tools to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities. Yes! does this by reframing issues and outlining a path forward, giving a voice to the people who are making change and offering organizing materials to use and pass along.

Colorlines
Colorlines is an online news site and magazine that focuses on race, culture and organizing. Published by Race Forward , a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, Colorlines features award winning investigative reporting and news analysis where race matters.

Indian Country Today Media Network
Indian Country Today is one of the best sources for national Native news. The publication features stories, editorials and reporting from a Native perspective.

Grist
Grist has been providing environmental news and commentary (with a wry twist) since 1999. They draw out the real meaning behind green stories, and connect big issues like climate change to daily life. Grist is a not for profit organization.

Truth-out
Truth-out is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing independent news and commentary that sparks action by revealing systemic injustice. Through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis, Truth-out provides a platform for transformative ideas.

Truth Dig
Truth Dig is a news website that works to provide insightful and accurate reporting on current subjects and issues. Challenging conventional wisdom, Truth Dig seeks to offer a solid and reliable resource for those who want to explore particular topics by drilling deeply.

Prometheus Radio
The Prometheus Radio Project is a non-profit organization that builds, supports, and advocates for community radio stations as a means to empower participatory community voices and movements for social change. To democratize the airwaves, Prometheus Radio Project is creating a strong network of LPFM (low power FM) stations and listeners. They work with local groups at every stage of the process to support the development and growth of non-commercial, community-based, micro-power stations.

The Future of Music Coalition
The Future of Music Coalition is a not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities. The FMC seeks to educate the media, policymakers, and the public about music / technology issues, while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space.

Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
Musicians and their managers established ATC to help musicians create more effective collaborations with each other and with social and environmental justice movements. ATC has expanded its reach and built a network that includes musicians, comedians and other artists. As a result, ATC has become artists' air traffic control—one that develops capacity, efficiency, and coordination to produce stronger and more creative change partnerships.

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Since 1994 Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has provided assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. We have all received so much out of music. Sweet Relief gives back by helping heal musicians in need.

With the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court and numerous state-led efforts to curb voter turnout among people of color and poor communities, efforts to ensure all people are able to exercise the right to vote are crucial. Groups that are working on voter education, registration and turn out along with electoral reform to ensure a genuinely democratic election process are listed below.

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization, founded in 1990 in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression. They are dedicated to mobilizing young people to participate in the political process in order to effect positive change in their own communities. By connecting with the entertainment industry, Rock the Vote coordinates voter registration drives, get-out-the-vote events, and voter education efforts, all to help young people take advantage of their right to vote. Rock the Vote's website hosts easy online voter registration for all states as well as information on key issues such as health care, education, jobs and finance, war and the draft, and voting rights.

Project Vote
Since its founding in 1982, Project Vote has dedicated itself to increasing civic participation and voter engagement in low-income and minority communities. In 2004, Project Vote registered 1.15 million low- and moderate-income and minority voters, and mobilized 2.3 million. Project Vote keeps a vigilant eye on any barriers facing voters during elections and works to prevent such disenfranchisement; their website is full of resources and news relating to voter intimidation, violations of the National Voter Registration Act, and related issues.

League of Women Voters
Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to voting since 1920. Along with protecting, engaging and educating voters, the League works to reform campaign financing, defend the environment and stop gun violence.

League of Conservation Voters
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is a national non-profit organization that works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV advocates for sound environmental policies, elects pro-environment candidates who will adopt and implement such policies, and provides state chapters with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission.

Emily's List
Electing women to create progressive change, Emily's List seeks a world where women are equally represented at all levels of government, and achieve the highest leadership positions with our legislative and executive bodies as a means to ensure that women have equal opportunities at home, in the workplace and in the public sphere.

Advancement Project
Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization that focuses on tackling inequity to achieve systemic change on issues of democracy, voting rights and access to justice.

Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN)
FELN is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and legal support organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for underrepresented constituencies and improve overall election administration through administrative, legal, and legislative reform. The organization also provides legal and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.

Project Vote Smart
Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan, nonprofit educational organization funded exclusively through individual contributions and foundations (the organization does not accept any political contributions) with the purpose of providing Americans access to information about candidates and elected officials. Biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, campaign finance information – you can find it all on Project Vote Smart's web site.

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