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.]
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection
organization. Since incorporating in 1986, Farm Sanctuary has worked to
expose and stop cruel practices of the "food animal" industry through
research and investigations, legal and institutional reforms, public
awareness projects, youth education, and direct rescue and refuge
efforts. Farm Sanctuary shelters in Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Orland,
Calif., provide lifelong care for hundreds of rescued animals, who have
become ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors
about the realities of factory farming.
Environment America is a federation
of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations.
Our professional staff in 27 states and Washington, D.C., combines
independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to
overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real
results for the environment. Environment America draws on 30 years of
success in tackling environmental problems.
World Future Council
The World Future Council brings the interests of future generations to the centre of policy making. Its 50 eminent members from around the globe have already successfully promoted change. The Council addresses challenges
to our common future and provides decision-makers with effective policy
solutions. In-depth research underpins advocacy work for international
agreements, regional policy frameworks and national lawmaking and thus
produces practical and tangible results.
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Physicians for Social Responsibility is a non-profit advocacy
organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies
to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse
global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.
Global Justice Ecology Project
What differentiates Global Justice Ecology Project from most groups is
our holistic approach to organizing. We believe that the
compartmentalization of issues is enabling corporations and
conservative forces to keep movements for change divided and
powerless. We strive to identify and address the common roots to the
issues of social injustice, ecological destruction and economic
domination as a means to achieve a fundamental transformation toward a
society based on egalitarian ideals and grounded in ecology.
Mobilization for Climate Justice
The Mobilization for Climate Justice is a North America-based network of organizations and activists who have joined together to build a North American climate justice movement that emphasizes non-violent direct action and public education to mobilize for effective and just solutions to the climate crisis. The Mobilization for Climate Justice invites communities, organizations and activists across North America to join us in organizing mass action on climate change on November 30, 2009 (N30). N30 is significant because it both immediately precedes the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen (COP-15) and is the ten-year anniversary of the successful shut down of the WTO in Seattle, when activists worldwide came together to demonstrate the power of collective action. The Copenhagen climate meetings will be a major focus for international mass actions this November and December, and the MCJ is linked to these efforts as well.
Mobilization for Health Care for All
The Mobilization for Health Care for All is a nonviolent campaign to
end private health insurance abuse and win health care for all. We want
the real “public option”: Medicare for All, a national single payer
plan that cuts out the profit, covers everyone, and puts patients
first. We welcome any organization or person who shares our goals,
agrees to our guidelines for action, and wants to join this fight.
CommonDreams.org is a national nonprofit,
progressive, nonpartisan citizens' organization founded in 1997. With millions of monthly readers, CommonDreams.org is one of the top progressive sites on the web and a powerful online voice for change in the United States and around the world.
Witness Against Torture
Witness Against Torture is a grassroots movement that came into being in December 2005 when 24 activists walked to Guantanamo to visit the prisoners and condemn torture policies. Since then, it has engaged in public education, community outreach, and non-violent direct action. For the first 100 days of the Obama administration, the group held a daily vigil at the White House, encouraging the new President to uphold his commitments to shut down Guantanamo.
Interfaith Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community in the U.S. on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.
America's Voice -- Harnessing
the power of American voices and American values to win common sense
immigration reform. The mission of America’s Voice is to realize the promise of workable and
humane comprehensive immigration reform. Our goal is to build the
public support and create the political momentum for reforms that will
transform a dysfunctional immigration system that does not work into a
regulatory system that does.
Hands Across the Sands
Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life
and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics;
it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine
wildlife, and fishing industry. Let us share our knowledge, energies
and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects
of oil drilling.
The movement for tribal peoples. Survival is the only organization working for tribal peoples’ rights worldwide.
We work with hundreds of tribal communities and organizations. We are funded almost entirely by concerned members of the public and some foundations. We will not take national government money, because governments are the main violators of tribal peoples’ rights, nor will we take money from companies which might be abusing tribal peoples.
Action for a Progressive Future (the organization that runs RootsAction) is a nonprofit, progressive, public policy advocacy group that will engage citizens in the democratic process and help make sure legislators hear their voices.
Move to Amend
MovetoAmend.org is a coalition supported by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing ourselves. Check out our full list of campaign co-organizers (steering committee organizations), key partners and endorsers.
The Yes Men
Voces de la Frontera
Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.
Demand Progress works to win progressive policy changes for ordinary people through organizing, lobbying, and elections in the United States.
Citizens for Tax Justice
Citizens for Tax Justice, founded in 1979, is a 501 (c)(4) public interest research and advocacy organization focusing on federal, state and local tax policies and their impact upon our nation. CTJ's mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws.