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.]
Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Headed by Evan Wolfson, one of America's leading civil rights advocates and lawyers, Freedom to Marry brings new resources and a renewed context of urgency and opportunity to this social justice movement.
Global AIDS Alliance
The mission of the Global AIDS Alliance (GAA) is to halt the global
AIDS crisis and mitigate its impacts on poor countries hardest hit by
Global Exchange takes a holistic approach to creating change. With 20 years
working for international human rights, we realize that in order to
advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform
the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from
currency to community.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2.0
million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights
organization in the world. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research,
animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to
ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is committed to an
international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale,
transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
The International Fund for Animal Welfare works to improve animal welfare, prevent
animal cruelty and abuse, protect wildlife and provide animal rescue around the world.
From stopping the elephant ivory trade, to ending the Canadian seal hunt
and saving the whales from extinction, IFAW works to create solutions that benefit
both animals and people.
Jubilee USA Network
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 80 religious
denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental,
labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of
crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and
Justice at Stake Campaign
We’re a nationwide, nonpartisan
partnership of more than forty-five judicial, legal and citizen
organizations. We’ve come together because across America, your right to fair and impartial
justice is at stake. Judges and citizens are deeply concerned about the growing
impact of money and politics on fair and impartial courts. Our mission is to educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics
and special interests out of the courtroom—so judges can do their job protecting
the Constitution, individual rights and the rule of law.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request
of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar
in providing legal services to address racial discrimination.
The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure,
through the rule of law, equal justice under law.
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has
fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public
policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring
vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure.
The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state
and local levels.
Marijuana Policy Project
With more than 26,000 members and 100,000 e-mail subscribers nationwide, the Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. MPP believes that the best way to minimize the harm associated with marijuana is to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. For more information, please visit http://MarijuanaPolicy.org.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing
Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis.
Established in 1974 by Cushing N. Dolbeare, NLIHC educates, organizes and
advocates to ensure decent, affordable housing within healthy neighborhoods for
everyone. NLIHC provides up-to-date information, formulates policy and educates
the public on housing needs and the strategies for solutions.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Inc. (VVAW) is a national
veterans' organization that was founded in New York City in 1967 after
six Vietnam vets marched together in a peace demonstration. It was
organized to voice the growing opposition among returning servicemen
and women to the still-raging war in Indochina, and grew rapidly to a
membership of over 30,000 throughout the United States as well as
active duty GIs stationed in Vietnam. Through ongoing actions and
grassroots organization, VVAW exposed the ugly truth about US
involvement in Southeast Asia and our first-hand experiences helped
many other Americans to see the unjust nature of that war. Today our government is still financing and arming undemocratic and
repressive regimes around the world. Meanwhile, many veterans are still denied justice -- facing
unemployment, discrimination, homelessness, post-traumatic stress
disorder and other health problems, while already inadequate services
are being cut back or eliminated.
Founded Feb. 12. 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest, largest and
most widely recognized grassroots–based civil rights organization. Its
more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United
States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in
their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal
opportunity in the public and private sectors.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's
leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more
than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is
fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. With
the Supreme Court one vote away from overturning Roe v. Wade and many state legislatures under anti-choice control, our work has never been more important.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) was founded in 1976 in response to the Supreme Court decision in Gregg v. Georgia which permitted executions to resume in the United States. Our mission: abolish the death penalty in the U.S. and support efforts to abolish the death penalty world wide.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the political power of
the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the
ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, building the organizational capacity of our movement and generating groundbreaking research through our Policy Institute.
Founded in 1957, Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and
disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100
chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear
weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human
needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and
The Peace Alliance is a nonpartisan citizen action organization representing a growing constituency for peace. A 501(c)4 organization established in March 2004, our mission is to empower civic activism for a culture of peace. Our vision is a future in which the practical programs and principles of peacebuilding are the bedrock of our personal, national and global interest and investment.