America's Progressive Community
...over 120 groups on the frontlines of change
representing tens of millions of progressive-thinking Americans.
[Please note: This page is a work in progress. Our staff is working on re-building and strengthening this list in our new system.]
Organic Consumers Association
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 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. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is many things to many
people. We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a
passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations
around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital health care
services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of
women, men, and young people.
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet.
The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount
of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will
cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. But solutions exist. All around the world, a movement is building to
take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and
below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is
visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders
in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We
are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless
revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our
planet livable for all who come after us.
Avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic
mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most
people everywhere want. "Avaaz" means "Voice" in many Asian, Middle
Eastern and Eastern European languages. Across the world, most people
want stronger protections for the environment, greater respect for
human rights, and concerted efforts to end poverty, corruption and war.
Yet globalization faces a huge democratic deficit as international
decisions are shaped by political elites and unaccountable corporations
-- not the views and values of the world's people.
Working Assets is a mobile, credit card and long distance company that turns everyday
activities into progressive acts. We raise money for nonprofits when customers use
our services — $60 million to date. We also raise our voices through
calls, letters, e-mails and text messages on key political issues of the day.
Democracy for America
Democracy for America is our nation's largest progressive political action community. With over 725,000 members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up. We provide campaign training, organizing resources, and media exposure so our members have the power to support progressive issues and candidates up and down the ballot. Join us in delivering results for a progressive America!
Get Afghanistan Right.com
Get Afghanistan Right! opposes military escalation in Afghanistan and supports non-military solutions to the conflict.Get Afghanistan Right
Grassroots Netroots Alliance
GNA sees itself
as complementary, yet also an alternative, to MoveOn.org and other pre-existing
progressive, radical, and libertarian online networks. GNA believes that America's life or death, multi-faceted Crisis demands that
we move beyond single-issue campaigns and limited focus
activism to a radical but practical multi-issue platform that
stimulates local alliance building and grassroots action, focused on
pressuring the politicians, and pushing through legislation that can move
us out of the Crisis.
Green For All
Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an
inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job
creation, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the
emerging green economy – especially for people from disadvantaged
communities – Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the
It’s Getting Hot In Here.org
It’s Getting Hot in Here is the voice of a growing movement, a
collection of voices from the student and youth leaders of the global
movement to stop global warming. Originally created by youth leaders to
allow youth to report from the International Climate Negotiations in
Montreal, It’s Getting Hot in Here has since grown into a global online
community, with over 100 writers from countries around the world.
The MoveOn family of organizations
brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.2
million members across America – from carpenters to stay-at-home moms
to business leaders – we work together to realize the progressive
promise of our country. MoveOn is a service – a way for busy but
concerned citizens to find their political voice in a system dominated
by big money and big media.
ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more
than 2 million people from around the world and every walk of life who
are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable
disease, particularly in Africa.
The Reality Coalition is a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters,
and tells the truth about coal today - it isn't clean. We are
challenging the coal industry to come clean - in its advertising and in
its operations. You can learn more about the reality of "clean" coal here or take action and help stop misleading coal campaigns.
TrueMajority was founded by Ben Cohen, Co-founder, Ben and Jerry's. It is a grassroots education
and advocacy joint project of UsAction and UsAction Education Fund. The 10 founding principles outline our the
philosophy of TrueMajority.
Head off the Threat Political Action Committee, hottpac.org, is the
only national PAC working on the grassroots level, focused exclusively
on electing candidates to reverse climate change. We are distinct because of the centerpiece of our platform: Reduce
greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, 80% below 1990 levels by
2025 - a generation sooner than existing proposals.
Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is
a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on
fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from
voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to
presidential power in the fight against terrorism.
Alliance for A New Humanity
Our mission is to connect people, who, through personal and social transformation, aim to build a just, peaceful, and sustainable world, reflecting the unity of all humanity.The Alliance recognizes at the core of its vision the unity of all life, and a wholehearted adherence to the noblest aspirations of humankind, as proclaimed in all spiritual and humanist traditions that call for compassion and the celebration of life. The values and principles of the emerging movement for a new humanity, and of the Alliance, which is trying to serve it, are based upon the support of policies, causes and actions that favor respect for life, human dignity, freedom, ecological sustainability and peace.
Rising Tide North America
Rising Tide is a grassroots network of groups and individuals who take
direct action to confront the roots causes of climate change and
promote local, community-based solutions to the climate crisis. Rising
Tide was formed in the Netherlands in 2000 to bring a more radical
voice to the COP6 (UN Conference of the Parties) climate talks that
attempted (unsuccessfully, largely due to the efforts of the US
delegation) to salvage what of substance was left of the Kyoto
Protocol. Employing popular education and direct action to address the
root causes of climate change with a focus on climate justice, Rising
Tide now spans three continents.
Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)
Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a
nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information
organization, was established to promote the common interests of the
hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the
importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the
formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin
International Labor Rights Forum
ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF serves a unique role among human rights organizations as advocates
for and with working poor around the world. We believe that all workers
have the right to a safe working environment where they are treated
with dignity and respect, and where they can organize freely to defend
and promote their rights and interests.