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Access Democracy fixes local election administration problems to ensure all eligible Americans can vote. Issues like long lines, broken voting machines, and poorly maintained voter rolls block access to the ballot for millions of Americans—and they're solvable.
AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
Mission: The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 56 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values.
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The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
Established in 1985 and based in Washington, DC, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a non-profit, nonpartisan national leadership organization. AAI was created to nurture and encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc promotes and protects the civil and human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Be What a Bullet Can’t Be is an initiative of art and mindfulness preventions / interventions empowering community to reduce the culture of youth violence in Memphis, TN.
Callisto is a nonprofit that creates technology to combat sexual assault, empower survivors, and advance justice. We envision a world where sexual assault is rare and survivors receive the support they need.
The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York seeks to uphold the dignity of each person as made in the image of God by serving the basic needs of the poor, troubled, frail and oppressed of all religions. We collaborate with parishes, as well as non-Catholic and Catholic partners, to build a compassionate and just society. Through a network of administered, sponsored and affiliated agencies, Catholic Charities delivers, coordinates, and advocates for quality human services and programs touching almost every human need.
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.
CLF protects New England's environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.
DataKind’s mission is to harness the power of data science in the service of humanity. We envision a world in which: humanitarian problems are alleviated through ethical applications of data science and data-informed decision making; every top-notch social sector organization has access to the data science capacity needed to inform its programs; pro bono data science is a natural part of the profession.
The Demand Justice Initiative is the 501(c)(3) arm of Demand Justice, a nonprofit organization seeking to mobilize progressives around the importance of our courts.
With a team of experienced litigators, researchers, and policy experts, Democracy Forward scrutinizes Executive Branch activity across policy areas, challenges unlawful actions through litigation, and educates the public about improper government activity.
We are a federation of environmental charities in Texas. Charities apply to belong. We vet them for service and adherence to a financial standard. We then raise funds for those admitted charities, and distribute those funds. Funds are unrestricted so the charities may continue their work assuring a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment.
The national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition works year-round to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count. Made up of more than 100 local, state and national partners, Election Protection uses a wide range of tools and activities to protect, advance and defend the right to vote.
Equality NY Fund is a non-profit statewide organization that organizes and educates LGBTQI people, their allies, and their community and political leaders.
First Ask seeks to boost women's voices by seeking out new leaders and addressing the systematic barriers women face when taking their first step towards political office.
Through research, collaborative partnerships, free educational materials and services for all educators, and a commitment to assisting those most in need, the Helps Education Fund strives to connect research with practice, support teachers, and improve students learning.
Driven by the Jewish value of "welcoming the stranger," HIAS provides legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to ensure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.
The Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC) seeks to improve the quality and quantity of immigration legal services in the greater Houston region. The vision of the Collaborative is that no Houston immigrant goes without legal assistance while seeking legal status and navigating the complexities of the U.S. immigration system.
The Indivisible Project's mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, thousands of local groups are using the Indivisible Guide to affect change and hold their members of Congress accountable.
The Immigration Hub provides strategic support to a broad spectrum of organizations seeking to advance progressive immigration policies.
IMUMI is a civil society organization based in Mexico City that promotes the rights of women and their families in migration. IMUMI is part of a network of organizations working to support migrants, combat human trafficking, and provide services to transnational families. In addition to providing legal support for clients, IMUMI collaborates with civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government bodies to ensure that issues relevant to women and their families are included in government initiatives focusing on migration policy.
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.
Justice for Military Families (JMF) is the pro bono project of the Military Spouse JD Network (MSJDN), a volunteer organization created by and for military spouse attorneys. JMF partners with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) in order to match pro bono attorneys with the family members of Service Members who have passed away.
La Coalición is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration and advocacy.
The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.
Let America Vote's mission is to fight back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot.
Mission: Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. We are experts with deep experience in the courtroom and powerful connections in Congress and Washington DC. As a thoughtful voice in Washington, we ensure the concerns of American Muslims are heard by leaders at the highest levels of government. As a watchdog of justice, we use the courts to bring to task those who threaten the rights of American Muslims.
NARAL Pro-Choice America engages in political action and advocacy efforts to oppose restrictions on abortion and expand access to abortion.
Mission statement: The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy. The NDRC is attacking the gerrymandering problem from every angle to ensure the next round of redistricting is fair and that maps reflect the will of the voters.
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is the only national organization dedicated solely to using the power of the law to end and prevent homelessness, through training, advocacy, impact litigation, and public education.
The National Student Legal Defense Network (NSLDN) is a non-profit organization that works, through litigation and advocacy, to advance students' rights to educational opportunity and to ensure that higher education provides a launching point for economic mobility.
Mission: The National Whistleblower Center (NWC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, non-partisan organization, is the leading whistleblower legal advocacy organization with an almost 30-year history of protecting the right of individuals to report wrongdoing without fear of retaliation.
NYC Says Enough is a group of high school students working to reduce gun violence in America by advocating for NY State gun law advancement as well as connecting youth interested in the cause.
Our mission is forming spiritually grounded leaders through community and action for social justice. We offer year-long residential service Fellowships for young adults with a holistic approach to their personal and professional development as change makers.
Partners for Justice improves the lives of low-income people by empowering and supporting them to maintain homes, livelihoods, family bonds, property, and access to the social safety net. We pursue this mission by placing college graduates as non-attorney advocates within mission-aligned legal organizations, where they help clients navigate legal systems, government institutions, and other bureaucracies.
Planned Parenthood is the nation\’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood affiliates serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Mission statement: The mission of PPGNHI is to support the lifelong sexual health of women and men, and to foster a community where every child is a wanted child.
Project Girls 4 Girls is an international initiative that aims to close the gender gap in public leadership by offering young women access to mentorship, skill-based tools, and a global network. We are mobilizing female leaders across the globe to serve as dedicated mentors and to help grow the pipeline of the women in public leadership for the next generation.
Public Rights Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gap between the values expressed in our laws and the lived reality of our most vulnerable communities. We empower state and local prosecutors to protect the core rights and freedoms that define us as Americans by providing them with talent and resources to more proactively enforce their residents' legal rights.
The Purple Campaign is a nonprofit organization on a mission to end sexual harassment in the workplace. Courageous women have broken the silence by sharing their experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace, prompting an unprecedented wave of firings and resignations. Now we must work together to create lasting change.
FEMA has awarded over $1 billion in contracts to the private sector for the delivery of life sustaining resources like food, water, medicine, and shelter. However, the majority of these funds have been awarded to companies with little or no experience in disaster aid or the unique challenges of serving Puerto Rico. As a result, aid is not reaching people in need. Our team has developed a strategy to ensure FEMA contracts deliver results – and small business in Puerto Rico has a chance to have a leading role in recovery.
The Reporters Committee is a nonpartisan nonprofit. It was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970, when the nation’s news media faced an unprecedented wave of government subpoenas forcing reporters to name confidential sources. Today, its attorneys provide pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists.
RepresentWomen works to increase women's representation in elected office and advocates for systemic reforms to the recruitment process, voting systems, and legislative practices so that more women run, win, serve, and lead.
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. For over 25 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.
Rock the Vote Action Fund (RTVAF) is a 501c4 organization dedicated to building the political power of young progressives and leveraging that power for action on progressive issues that affect their lives.
Mission statement: Run for Something will recruit and support talented, passionate young people who will advocate for progressive values now and for the next 30 years, with the ultimate goal of building a progressive bench. We take a chance on people the usual “institutions” might never encounter. We help people run for offices like state legislatures, mayorships, city council seats, and more. We do whatever it takes to get more under-35 year-olds on the ballot.
She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 expanding the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.
The Sister District Project is a network of local volunteer teams that support strategic, winnable state races across the country in order to flip states blue.
The Student Borrower Protection Center is a nonprofit organization solely focused on alleviating the burden of student debt for millions of Americans. The SBPC engages in advocacy, policymaking, and litigation strategy to rein in industry abuses, protect borrowers’ rights, and advance economic opportunity for the next generation of students.
TIME'S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.
Empowering Texans to fight pollution through sustained grassroots organizing campaigns that shift corporate and governmental policy. We envision a Texas free from pollution. As the largest environmental group in Texas organizing support through door-to-door canvassing, grassroots is both who we are and what we do.
Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
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Mission: Tzedek DC’s mission is to safeguard the legal rights of low-income DC residents dealing with often unjust, abusive, and illegal debt collection practices, as well as other consumer protection problems like credit reporting issues, identity theft, and predatory lending. The consequences of adverse court judgments in debt-related cases can be devastating for a family’s well-being and stability. Therefore, drawing upon a central tenet of Jewish teachings – “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof,” or “Justice, justice we shall pursue,” – Tzedek DC aims to level the playing field for low-income DC debtors by facilitating access to the civil justice system. By addressing debt-related legal issues before they become irreversible, catastrophic crises, Tzedek DC can enhance the overall stability and financial health of low-income DC families.
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos' innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.
White Ribbon Alliance envisions a world where all girls and women realize their right to quality health and well-being. Our mission of activating a people-led movement for reproductive, maternal and newborn health and rights accelerates progress by putting citizens at the center of global, national and local efforts.