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.]
Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities.
Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm
dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and
wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a
healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing
and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of
organizations, coalitions and communities.
Environmental Working Group (EWG)
The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993 by Ken Cook and Richard Wiles.
Founded in 2000, ForestEthics is a nonprofit environmental organization with staff in Canada, the United States and Chile. Our mission is to protect Endangered Forests and wild places, wildlife, and human wellbeing--one of our focus areas is climate change, which compromises all of our efforts if left unchecked. We catalyze environmental leadership among industry, governments and communities by running hard-hitting and highly effective campaigns that leverage public dialogue and pressure to achieve our goals.
Independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
League of Conservation Voters
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is turning environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies.
National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN)
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is headquarted in San Francisco, California with offices staff in Tokyo, Japan, and Edmonton, Canada, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children.
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
The largest multinational conservation organization in the world, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.
Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
Oxfam International is a confederation of 13
like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies
around the world to bring about lasting change. Oxfam works directly
with communities and that seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that
poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in
decisions that affect them.
National Lawyers Guild (NLG)
The National Lawyers Guild is
dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure
of our political and economic system. Through its members--lawyers, law
students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and
committees--the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as
an effective political and social force in the service of the people.
United for Peace & Justice
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in
1982 and known until January 1, 2009 as "Co-op America." Green
America’s mission is to harness economic power—the strength of
consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a
socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
Since 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five autonomous PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
With 2 million
members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the
fastest-growing union in the Americas.
Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property
services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure
jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts
around the world to help ensure that workers—not just corporations and
CEOs—benefit from today's global economy.
Center for American Progress (CAP)
The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving
the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy
ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national
debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and
challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.