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Colorado

COLOR
501c3

A Latina-led and Latina-serving group fighting for reproductive justice and engaging with that frame on issues of immigration, racial equity, LGBTQ liberation, criminal justice, environmental justice, and economic justice. Many of their programs are focused on building leadership especially among youth, but they also engage in community and electoral organizing and policy advocacy. COLOR is part of the campaign to raise Colorado’s minimum wage, and is planning to register almost 1000 voters and canvass over 10,000 for GOTV this fall.

Constituencies:
LatinxWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial JusticeReproductive Justice
Colorado People’s Alliance / Action (COPA)

An affiliate of People’s Action, COPA is a statewide, member-led, multi-racial organization focused on advancing and winning progressive social change across a range of issues. They combine organizing, voter engagement, and leadership development to build power statewide, and are one of the leaders for the state’s campaign to raise the minimum wage.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
New Era Colorado & Action Fund

This Bus Federation affiliate does first-rate youth and student organizing, running both large-scale voter mobilization and issue campaigns.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentMass CriminalizationVoting Rights
Padres y Jóvenes Unidos

This long-standing Latino base-building group is rooted in Southwest Denver. They organize across generations for racial justice and immigrant rights, and run a data-driven voter engagement program.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Together Colorado / Action

This Denver-based PICO affiliate is one of the leaders in the campaign to raise the state’s minimum wage.   They held 33,000 live conversations with new and irregular voters as part of PICO’s Let My People Vote Program.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Western Colorado Congress
501c3

A WORC affiliate organizing on public lands, local food, and justice for extractive industries in the state’s rural areas west of the Rockies. They’re starting to get more active in civic engagement work as part of the campaign to raise Colorado’s minimum wage, and are planning to knock 7,000 doors to turnout voters for the measure in 5 counties: Mesa, Garfield, Delta, Montrose, and Ouray.

Constituencies:
White Working Class
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice

Florida

Engage Miami & Civic Fund

New youth civic engagement organization mentored by the Bus Federation. Focused on social justice organizing and vote work among Miami’s youth and students, with a strong education component for new voters.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Faith in Florida

This affiliate of the PICO National Network has 6 chapters in 10 counties across the state. In 2014, they had 45,000 live conversations with new and infrequent voters. Just recently, FIF won the passage of ‘Ban the Box’ in Broward County, and they are now gathering signatures for a ballot initiative to restore voting rights to more than 1.5 million people disenfranchised by felony convictions.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Florida Civic Engagement Table
501c3

The Florida 501c3 Civic Engagement Table is a State Voices fiscally sponsored project. The table encourages collaboration among Florida’s nonpartisan grassroots organizations and provides them with critical tools, training, and strategic support. In addition to developing the capacity of these organizations, they also work on structural reforms to strengthen voting rights and representation for the New American Majority (people of color, single women, youth, and low-income individuals).

Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Florida Immigrant Coalition / FLIC Votes

Florida’s strongest immigrant rights organization (and one of the anchor immigrant-rights groups nationally) which has developed major electoral capacity and delivered wins at the local, state, and federal levels. They knocked on more than 50,000 doors in 2014 and will be knocking on more than 70,000 in 2016 to turn-out voters in six counties in South and Central Florida.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial JusticeVoting Rights
New Florida Majority & Education Fund

This well-established POC-led multi-racial statewide group  runs data-driven vote programs along with strong issue advocacy campaigns. They are working to increase the vote of African-American voters in Jacksonville, Caribbean voters in central Florida & Latino voters in South Florida.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Organize NOW / FL Institute for Reform and Empowerment

A very strong affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy, based in Orlando and expanding to Tampa in 2016, with some statewide presence. Combining grassroots base-building with election work to advance racial and economic justice.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights

Iowa

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement & Action Fund

This affiliate of People’s Action has 3,500 dues paying members, 16 staffers, and a growing civic engagement program turning out mostly Latino and African American voters. They also have a strong base of white working class Iowans in the Des Moines metro and rural areas. The Iowa CCI Action Fund targets State House & State Senate races that determine control of the Legislature.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
Iowa Student Power Network

This is a new youth organizing and voter mobilization alliance active on 5-6 campuses — supported by United States Student Association (USSA), Powershift Network, Iowa CCI, People’s Action, and Student Power.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeLGBTQRacial JusticeReproductive Justice

Nevada

Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN)

A PICO-affiliate based in Reno, working on social equity/justice, immigration reform, education equity, and racial justice. One of a handful of organizations developing grassroots leadership and organizing communities in the state.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) / PLAN Action

This People’s Action affiliate is a well-established progressive coalition in Nevada with voter engagement capacity in Vegas and Reno and plans to register over 6,000 in 2016. PLAN organizes on almost everything including tax/economy, immigrant rights and racial justice, LGBT and gender justice, and environmental issues. They are capable of running turnout on a universe of 40,000 or more in the Latino, youth, & African-American communities.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxNative AmericanYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQMass CriminalizationVoting Rights
Silver State Voices
501c3
Silver State Voices (SSV) is the Nevada affiliate and a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices working year-round to build long-term collaboration among Nevada’s nonpartisan grassroots organizations. SSV’s goal is to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy by encouraging civic engagement in historically marginalized communities (people of color, single women, youth, and low-income individuals) and building the capacity of the organizations that serve them.
Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights

Michigan

Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan / MEJAF

A collaboration of 4 community organizations (MOSES, ROC-MI, Mothering Justice, and Building Movement Project / People’s Platform) to build major power in low-income and working class communities statewide.  They led the successful effort to raise the state’s minimum wage in 2014, and also include a leadership development institute, the Center for Progressive Leadership.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Good Jobs Now
A Center for Popular Democracy affiliate, Good Jobs Now is a grassroots membership-based organization that fights for economic and social justice for low-income workers in Detroit through issue campaigns and voter engagement.
Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Michigan Student Power Network

A growing progressive student network on 8 campuses that is doing campus vote work as well as multi-issue organizing.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeReproductive Justice
Michigan United / Michigan People’s Campaign

A growing People’s Action affiliate, statewide with strength in Detroit, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. They organize faith, immigrant, and African-American communities on racial, gender, economic and environmental justice with campaigns on child and elder care as well as immigrant rights. They have 16 staff, over 100 institutional affiliates, and will integrate over 25,000 conversations with voters into their movement-building strategy.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxWhite Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Michigan Voice
501c3

Michigan Voice, a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices, is a state-based collaboration formed to improve long-term coordination and communication among civic and voter engagement organizations in Michigan. The collaboration’s nonpartisan mission is to engage traditionally underrepresented and marginalized communities (people of color, single women, youth, and low-income individuals) in the democratic process and to establish collective action around a common issue agenda.

Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeVoting Rights

New Hampshire

Granite State Organizing Project

This PICO affiliate is a coalition of 28 religious, community and labor organizations with chapters in Nashua, Manchester, and Concord. Organizing for economic and racial justice, with a very strong youth engagement program.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedWhite Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
New Hampshire Citizens Alliance

A long-standing progressive statewide group and affiliate of People’s Action. They are running a major voter engagement program with a campus component, and organize on a variety of economic justice and healthcare issues, including a strong “Stand with Women” campaign.

Constituencies:
White Working ClassWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeReproductive Justice
Rights and Democracy

Rights and Democracy is a growing progressive organization in New Hampshire that branched out from Vermont. A Peoples’ Action affiliate, they do strong vote work to hold elected officials accountable and advance campaigns for economic and climate justice. They also have a strong youth organizing and civic engagement program.

Constituencies:
White Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice

North Carolina

Action NC

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy with a strong base in the Black and Latino community in Charlotte, but also working in Raleigh/Durham.  They have a goal of 8,000 new voters registered in 2016, and are one of few community organizations with large scale c4 capacity in North Carolina, aimed at taking on the Governor and ending GOP supermajorities in the state legislature. They organize on a variety of gender, racial, and social justice issues.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Advance Carolina

A statewide, black-led independent political and electoral vehicle centered in Black communities and institutions. Advance Carolina combines the best social media strategies with patient and respectful relational organizing in communities of color, creating a new method for building democratic power and governance. In 23 counties and rising, they are training and developing hundreds of institutional leaders, affiliated households and young adult networks.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Beloved Community Center
501c3

A respected and vibrant faith-based organization rooted in Greensboro that works on a robust racial justice agenda, including black-brown partnerships. Voting rights and vote work are also a key piece of their programming,

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Blueprint NC

A large and strong State Voices affiliate that works closely with all the key grassroots groups that do vote work in NC, including re-granting to smaller community-based groups and providing technical support.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Racial JusticeVoting Rights
NC NAACP
501c4

The group behind Moral Mondays, led by visionary leader Rev. Barber. They are a major player in the state on voting rights and racial justice issues, and are planning a major Moral March to the Polls vote operation.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Racial JusticeVoting Rights
Southern Vision Alliance / Ignite NC

A new but vibrant and growing youth and campus-oriented network, Southern Vision Alliance is an umbrella which supports five different youth and student efforts: Ignite NC, Community Alliance for Public Education, Education Justice Alliance, NC Vote Defenders, and Youth Organizing Institute. SVA helps them build capacity to take on social, economic, and environmental justice campaigns as well as to get out and protect the youth vote in more than a dozen counties.

Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rights

Ohio

Common Good Ohio

An affiliate of CPDA, Common Good Ohio is a member-driven group working with low-income, working class people and communities of color. They specialize in small grassroots organizing and canvassing operations with a focus on economic justice, and will be mobilizing primarily on voter registration, US Senate, and state legislative seats in areas where high voter turnout is needed in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
New Voices Ohio
501c3
The statewide branch of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, expanding from Pennsylvania into Cleveland and beyond. They engage in leadership development and organizing to advance the health and well-being of Black women and girls, and the Human Rights of LGBTQ and marginalized communities, with services provided to over 50,000 people since 2004. They want to expand their Voice Your Vote! Project™ into the state this year.
Constituencies:
African AmericanWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
LGBTQReproductive Justice
Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) / Stand Up For Ohio

The strongest statewide community and voter engagement network in Ohio, bringing together community and faith organizations, labor unions and policy groups. OOC builds power for social, racial, and economic justice, and plans to register 150,000 Ohio voters in 2016, while organizing on issues including a minimum wage increase, ending mass incarceration, and combatting climate change.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedWhite Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Ohio Student Association

A statewide organization led by young people engaging in student organizing on issue campaigns & electoral mobilization. They engage in nonviolent direct action, policy advocacy, and leadership development on campuses across Ohio to build independent political power. Fiscally sponsored by Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

Constituencies:
African AmericanYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Ohio Unity Coalition

An affiliate of the national Unity Voter Empowerment Campaign by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation. They work nationally with A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Cost of Freedom Project, Black Youth Vote, and other groups to register and turn out Black voters in Ohio.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Racial JusticeVoting Rights
The AMOS Project

A PICO affiliate and OOC member based in Cincinnati. They are leading a C4 project to elect a non-racist prosecutor in Hamilton County and working to pass a local ballot initiative to fund universal preschool for all 3 and 4 year olds.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Yes We Can Columbus
PAC

Yes We Can Columbus is committed to improving people’s lives and continuing the political revolution in Columbus. They are focused on getting big money out of politics, increasing the minimum wage, and empowering  working people to have a voice in  local democracy. They’re working mostly at the state and local levels, and are developing capacity to engage in the Columbus spring elections.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights

Pennsylvania

215 People’s Alliance
501c4

215PA is a new multiracial collaborative led by parents, teachers, students, union members, and other Philadelphians coming together to make meaningful change. 215 People’s Alliance is lifting up education rights and local control of Philadelphia schools at the ballot box and in the streets during the 2016 election cycle.

Constituencies:
African AmericanYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
CASA de Pennsylvania / CASA in Action

A powerful Center for Popular Democracy affiliate and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in South Central PA (Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties). They plan to register 10,000 voters and contact over 45,000 infrequent Latino voters. CASA in Action will be working to engage Latinos in the Presidential, US Senate, and 16th Congressional District races, as well as some key down-ballot opportunities in York County.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Keystone Progress / Education Fund / PAC

A USAction and ProgressNow affiliate, Keystone Progress is a multi-issue advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing techniques and hard-hitting earned media to advance the state’s progressive agenda. They’re working statewide on issues from the local to national level, and are building up their community organizing and electoral capacity.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Make the Road Pennsylvania / Make the Road Action

A new branch of NY-based Make the Road, providing services to and organizing in communities with large Latino populations like Bethlehem and Reading. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Media Mobilizing Project

This organization shines a light on the untold stories of organizing in the greater Philadelphia region. Using innovative media-based organizing strategies, MMP has an impressive track record of raising awareness around local social justice concerns and connecting communities across issues. This election cycle they will support the media and communications needs of electoral organizers and voting rights advocates.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
New Voices Pennsylvania
501c3
The statewide branch of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, based in Pittsburgh with recent expansions into Philadelphia (and Ohio). They engage in leadership development and organizing to advance the health and well-being of Black women and girls, and the Human Rights of LGBTQ and marginalized communities, with services provided to over 50,000 people since 2004. Their Voice Your Vote! Project™, will reach a universe of 125,000 in and beyond Pittsburgh.
Constituencies:
African AmericanWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
LGBTQReproductive Justice
One Pennsylvania

This affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy Action is a multi-issue economic justice-driven membership organization with significant field capacity in Pittsburgh, greater Allegheny County, as well as Philadelphia. One PA was instrumental in boosting turnout around 3 State Supreme Court vacancies which were all filled by progressives. They are planning to knock over 75,000 doors to mobilize around the Presidential, US Senate, and state legislative races in 2016.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working ClassWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)
501c3

A coalition of diverse organizations that provide immigration services, register and turn out new citizens, and advocate for immigrant rights. PICC is also part of PA’s Raise the Wage campaign. They’ve registered over 25,000 voters and helped develop an official, bi-lingual voter education guide for the state.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Pennsylvania Student Power Network

A new statewide student organizing network, with a voter engagement program on 6 campuses.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
Pennsylvania Working Families

One of the newest Working Families organizations, working on issue fights and races at the statewide and local levels.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower & Rebuild (POWER)

A faith-based PICO affiliate expanding statewide. POWER played a key role in winning a living wage ordinance for city agencies and contractors, and led a statewide faith coalition that successfully changed the state’s public education funding formula to correct long-standing racial bias and inadequacies. They had 18,500 live GOTV conversations in 2014 and have plans to register and turn out at least 7,500 new voters in 2016.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Philly Neighborhood Networks

Philly Neighborhood Networks has been organizing people door-to-door for progressive candidates and issues for a dozen years, with leadership from of one of the most intensive and successful GOTV efforts ever, MoveOn’s 2004 “Leave No Voter Behind” Campaign. They’ve won advances on government ethics and the minimum wage, and are active on healthcare, city budget issues, and housing.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Pittsburgh United
501c3

A coalition of community, labor, faith, and environmental organizations using organizing, education, and advocacy to fight and win campaigns for sustainable communities, better standards for low-wage workers, and economic development and public investment that benefit the community.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice
POWER Northeast
501c3

A PICO affiliate addressing statewide inequities in educational funding and achievement in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley. They are committed to economic dignity through the Fight for $15 and pushing against the overcriminalization of Black and Latino folks and the private prison industry. They plan to register 3500 voters, and conduct GOTV canvassing and calls on those registrants plus low-propensity voters, with an eye toward municipal election engagement in the spring of 2017.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeVoting Rights

Virginia

CASA de Virginia / CASA in Action

A powerful affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy and Latino immigrant rights organization branching out from CASA de Maryland, with a growing base in Loudon and Prince William County. They have voter engagement and electoral capacity and plan to register 10,000 voters and contact over 20,000 infrequent underrepresented voters by phone and at the door. CASA in Action will be working to mobilize voters in the Presidential and Congressional District 10 races.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
New Virginia Majority
Statewide voter registration and organizing powerhouse with strength in the African American and immigrant communities in the Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Tidewater regions. Currently undertaking a historic program to register and engage over 175,000 new voters.
Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternFaith-BasedLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rights
Virginia Organizing

Virginia Organizing is a long-standing and major player in the state’s political landscape organizing multiple constituencies and across issues. They run year-round civic engagement programs including restoration of voting rights for former felons, and have a grassroots presence in every state legislative district. Affiliated with People’s Action and works with Center for Community Change on many campaigns.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Virginia Student Power Network / Alliance
A statewide student organizing network at six campuses to fight the rise of college tuition, crushing student debt and push racial and social justice on-campus. Fiscally sponsored by New Virginia Majority/ New Virginia Majority Education Fund.
Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial JusticeReproductive Justice

Wisconsin

Citizen Action of Wisconsin

A strong affiliate of People’s Action that runs top-notch civic engagement programs statewide. Citizen Action of Wisconsin has over 42,000 individual members and 123,000 supporters and is engaged in organizing campaigns on health care and economic justice.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
One Wisconsin Now / One Wisconsin Institute
501c3501c4

One Wisconsin Now & Institute fights the conservative noise machine using research, communications and rapid response to influence media, members, decision-makers and donors. A strong ProgressNow affiliate that helped create the new student loan debt movement, they’ve generated 10,000 media hits and have over 90,000 supporters. In 2016 they will use innovative and scientific digital tactics to reach over 300,000 voters with student debt statewide and do top-down ballot education.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWhite Working ClassWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeVoting Rights
United Council of WI Students
501c3

A statewide student association with a long history of voter engagement, student organizing and leadership development.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Voces de la Frontera / Action

One of the strongest state-based immigrant rights organizations in the country, which helped organize the Wisconsin’s “Day without Immigrants” to defeat two anti-immigrant bills early this year. Voces de la Frontera Action and Voces de la Frontera has chapters and a strong history of organizing the Latino vote in areas with the largest numbers of Latinos in the state: Milwaukee, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Waukesha, and Walworth County.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial Justice
Wisconsin Jobs Now & Organizing Fund

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy and a rising powerhouse organization based in Milwaukee, with work in Madison and elsewhere in the state. They’re organizing low wage workers and community members to win living wages, safe communities and strong public schools for all, and make sure their voices are are heard and officials are held accountable in elections.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Wisconsin Voices

A strong State Voices table lifting up grassroots groups doing nonpartisan voter engagement. Also the key group supporting youth and student organizing in Milwaukee and statewide.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Wisconsin Working Families Party

One of the newest Working Families Organizations.  Following election of a slate of municipal candidates, working statewide to elect progressive champions and advance a multi-issue state and local agenda.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Light Blue States

Illinois

Action Now

A major grassroots community organization focused in predominantly African-American wards on Chicago’s South and West sides (Englewood and North Lawndale). Action Now is a CPD affiliate that has a strong leadership development program and a track record of hitting the streets to do major issue mobilization, voter registration, and GOTV.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100)

A vibrant member-based youth activist and civic engagement organization, at the forefront of the movement for black lives and connecting it with other social justice issues. They are combining leadership development, advocacy, direct action, and vote work to build political power.

Constituencies:
African AmericanYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
LGBTQRacial Justice
Chicago Votes / Education Fund

A strong youth-driven organization and Bus Federation affiliate, Chicago Votes has registered over 20,000 voters, distributed 100,000 voter guides connecting living wage and police accountability to local races, advanced statewide democracy reforms including Online and Election Day Voter Registration, and elevated the voices of black and brown youth in the local civic arena.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxYouth and Students
Grassroots Collaborative / Grassroots Illinois Action

A major collaborative of 11 grassroots membership organizations in Chicago who do sophisticated issue organizing work with a focus on racial justice. Grassroots Illinois Action has launched “Take Back Chicago” to play in local races and hold officials accountable to their issue agenda.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Illinois Citizen Action / Public Action Foundation

The state’s largest public interest organization and a People’s Action affiliate, covering a range of issues including consumer protection, healthcare, environment, voting rights, and economic justice. They combine this policy work with voter registration and GOTV, along with endorsements through their PAC, Progressive Action Project.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
501c3501c4

ICIRR is a powerhouse that created the national model for immigrant voter engagement. They have a strong staff that organizes on critical immigrant rights issues and provides immigration services and voter registration year-round. They will be turning out new immigrant voters in 2016, with a focus on suburban swing areas including the 10th Congressional District.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
One Northside
501c3501c4

This People’s Action affiliate on the north side of Chicago organizes across constituencies for economic justice, healthcare, and education. They have a leadership development program that includes a youth group, and have executed significant turnout programs in their turf.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Southsiders Organized for Unity & Liberation (SOUL)
501c3501c4

SOUL is a strong faith and community-based organization on Chicago’s south side and suburbs fighting on issues of racial and economic injustice. In 2013, they launched a campaign to bring about criminal justice reforms in Cook County and as helped make it a key electoral issue in 2016. They are a People’s Action affiliate and member of IIRON.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
The People’s Lobby

A diverse, membership-driven organization in the greater Chicago area, The People’s Lobby is building a down ballot revolution of progressive grassroots candidates to fight against austerity budgets and mass incarceration and for good jobs, a clean environment and fair elections. They teamed with National Nurses United to start the Reclaim Chicago PAC, which fielded 2200 volunteer shifts to help win 10 competitive Alderman races in 2015 and provided over 5000 volunteer field hours for progressives running for States Attorney and state legislature in 2016. They are an affiliate of People’s Action.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
United Working Families

Inspired by the Working Families Organization model, UWF is a new “Independent Political Organization” in Illinois with major support from Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU, Action Now, and the Grassroots Collaborative. They are combining direct action and corporate accountability with hard-hitting vote work.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Workers Center for Racial Justice
501c3501c4

An anchor in the BlackRoots Alliance, Workers Center is a strong black-led organization with an aggressive racial and economic justice agenda and increasingly strong voter engagement operation in Cook County. They will engage more than 20,000 voters in the 2016 election cycle.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Maine

Maine People’s Alliance / Resource Center

The major community organization in Maine, with 35,000 dues-paying members statewide. They are a People’s Action affiliate that runs campaigns on a full slate of progressive issues and has a campus program. In addition to targeting State House races with sophisticated Independent Expenditure efforts in 2016, MPA is leading on a statewide minimum wage increase ballot initiative, the first in a generation that would eliminate a lower wage for tipped wages.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial JusticeVoting Rights

Maryland

Casa De Maryland / Casa in Action

The major Latino and immigrant rights organization in Maryland and a national model, providing a range of services and organizing for immigration reform and economic justice. They run significant voter turnout operations, and are affiliates of the Center for Popular Democracy expanding into Virginia and Pennsylvania. They were instrumental in getting the state’s DREAM Act passed and winning the referendum on it in 2014.

Constituencies:
LatinxWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Maryland Working Families Party

The state’s Working Families affiliate is an independent political organization bringing together major community and labor organizing groups to fight for economic justice in the streets and at the ballot box.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Progressive Maryland
501c3501c4

A major progressive organization in the state and affiliate of People’s Action, they combine grassroots base-building and a coalition structure that boasts over 120,000 members and supporters. They engage in high quality vote work and campaigns for economic, racial, and environmental justice.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice

Minnesota

ISAIAH

An affiliate of PICO and core member for Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, ISAIAH mobilized the faith community to help win a minimum wage increase and had 45,000 live conversations with voters in 2014. They organize over 100 congregations on a wide array of economic and social justice issues.

Constituencies:
Faith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change
501c3501c4

NOC is a grassroots, member-led group building power in communities of color. They’re organizing to win concrete changes on police accountability, workers’ rights, education, environmental justice, and voting rights while redefining racial equity as the new center of gravity in Minnesota progressive politics.

Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
TakeAction Minnesota

A powerhouse People’s Action affiliate with 15,000 dues-paying individuals, 23 coalition members, and more than 60,000 emails.  TakeAction Minnesota led the defeat of voter ID and has an ambitious 5 year plan to win restoration of voting rights for those on probation or parole, the strongest paid sick leave in the country, and single-payer healthcare. They have major turnout capacity among women and people of color, and will focus on State House races in 2016.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights

New Jersey

Faith in New Jersey
501c3501c4

This statewide PICO affiliate is helping to lead the fight for immigrant driver’s licenses and is organizing on a variety of racial justice issues. They will be running a GOTV program in 2016.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Make the Road New Jersey / Make the Road Action

A new branch of NY-based Make the Road, providing services to and organizing in primarily Latino immigrant communities in New Jersey. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
New Jersey United Students
501c3501c4

The state’s major progressive student organizing group in NJ, they have a presence in 10 of New Jersey’s public universities, as well as a widening group of community colleges. They’re integrating vote work with organizing on college affordability and other issues.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
New Jersey Working Families Alliance

This Working Families Organization is the major umbrella for community and labor organizing groups in the state.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

New Mexico

Native American Voters Alliance (NAVA) / Advocacy Fund
501c3501c4

NAVA is organizing Native Americans in Albuquerque and beyond on environmental, economic and racial justice. They work hard to register and engage voters, including on the Navajo Nation and other reservations.

Constituencies:
Native American
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
New Mexico Comunidades en Acción y de Fé (NM Café)
501c3

This PICO affiliate led the 2014 fight for a minimum wage increase in Las Cruces, and had 35,000 live GOTV conversations with new and irregular voters that same year. They are a major organizing force among Latinos / Chicanos in that part of the state.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant Rights
New Mexico Working Families Party
501c3501c4PAC

A new Working Families Party affiliate that is just launching. Partners at the table include OLE, SWOP, NAVA, CWA, and AFT.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Organizers in the Land of Enchantment / OLÉ Education Fund
501c3501c4

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy, doing strong community organizing especially among working class families and parents. They do vote work and run campaigns on education, economic justice, and more, and are part of a current effort to put paid sick leave on the ballot in Albuquerque.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant Rights
SouthWest Organizing Project / SWOP Action
501c3501c4

A major institution in the state and People’s Action affiliate, SWOP has capacity to move a significant Chicano base in Albuquerque, and through it’s sister c4 has weighed into competitive State House races. They organize on a variety of issues and have strong youth leadership and cultural / community programs.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
Strong Families New Mexico
501c3

Strong Families New Mexico, a state project of Forward Together, leads year-round civic engagement to build power with working class families, including immigrant, indigenous and rural communities of color. They have a strong base of support in Bernalillo, McKinley, Dona Ana, and Rio Arriba Counties, and organize on multiple issues from a family frame. They played a lead role in defeating a 20 week abortion ban ballot initiative in 2013.

Constituencies:
LatinxNative AmericanWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial JusticeReproductive Justice

New York

Citizen Action of New York
501c3501c4

This People’s Action affiliate is strongest community organization upstate, with 5 offices across the area and 2 more in New York City. Their do strong organizing among the middle class on big issues including tax reform, money in politics, and racial and economic justice, and have a track record of strong vote work.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Community Voices Heard / CVH Action
501c3501c4

A strong People’s Action affiliate, CVH has significant turnout capacity among their bases in African-American and Latino communities with a focus on public housing residents. Founded in East Harlem, they now have capacity in all 5 boroughs and are becoming a statewide force by expanding up the Hudson Valley with chapters and offices in Yonkers, Newburgh & Poughkeepsie. CVH is also one of the leaders in the US for participatory budgeting.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Faith in New York
501c3501c4

A PICO affiliate working in 4 boroughs of New York City. They mobilized the faith community to help win a strong Ban the Box policy in the city and are active in Alliance for A Just Rebuilding and other climate justice efforts. They have plans for a strong GOTV program in 2016.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Make the Road New York / Make the Road Action

A Center for Popular Democracy affiliate and New York’s major Latino and immigrant community organizing group, with robust services, leadership development, issue, and voter work. They have over 19,000 members and will focus civic engagement efforts on New York City and Long Island this year, registering more than 2,500 voters and engaging more than 20,000 voters through Get Out the Vote efforts. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
New York Communities for Change
501c3501c4

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy, NYCC is an economic justice powerhouse organizing primarily among tenants and low-income families in New York City.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice
New York Working Families Party

The anchor of the Working Families Organizations and a major umbrella for progressive electoral forces in NY state. They play in races from the local to statewide levels, and will be targeting targeting key Congressional and State Senate seats in 2016, among others.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
VOCAL-NY
501c3501c4

A People’s Action affiliate that has done both civic engagement & direct political work in state legislative and city elections in New York City. VOCAL’s base is among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Oregon

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
501c3

APANO organizes across a variety of Portland’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities to address gaps in economic, social, and physical well-being through organizing, leadership development, cultural work, and civic engagement. They focus on youth / students and parents, and work on a wide range of issues including reproductive health, voting rights, economic justice, and immigrant rights. They’ve worked with Causa and Unite Oregon to register over 15,000 new citizens to vote.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial JusticeReproductive JusticeVoting Rights
Causa of Oregon
501c3

A strong statewide Latino organization with direct presence in Marion, Polk, Multnomah, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties. They fight for immigrant rights, economic justice, and LGBT equity through a combination of advocacy, coalition building, leadership development, and civic engagement. Along with Unite Oregon and APANO, Causa has helped to register over 15,000 new citizens to vote.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQRacial Justice
Color PAC / Action Fund

Color PAC endorses, invests in, and otherwise supports progressive candidates, regardless of party, that will advance racial equity and correct social and economic inequities experienced by communities of color. They help progressive people of color prepare, run and win elected office to ensure the state’s representation is a better reflection of its population.

Constituencies:
African AmericanArab / Middle EasternAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxNative American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Family Forward Oregon / Family Forward Action
501c3501c4

This grassroots organization champions a variety of campaigns to support working families with a focus on mothers. They organize and advocate on issues including childcare, sick and family leave, retirement security and pay equity for women, and domestic worker rights. Family Forward also educates and mobilizes voters in the electoral process.

Constituencies:
Women
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeVoting Rights
Oregon Bus Project / Foundation

The founding affiliate of the Bus Federation, they helped advance and implement automatic voter registration laws that will reach 300,000-500,000 voters. Bus uses innovative strategies to build off-campus youth power. They do massive vote work and their current issue focus is on advancing voting rights and climate justice.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeVoting Rights
Oregon Student Association / Foundation
501c3501c4

One of the strongest statewide student associations in the country, registering and turning out tens of thousands of new voters each election cycle – 50,000 in 2014 alone. They also run solid campaigns to advance tuition affordability, gender justice, and other issues.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Oregon Working Families Party

The state’s Working Families Party affiliate, an umbrella of community and labor groups in Oregon.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste)
501c3501c4

Oregon’s farmworker union and the largest Latino organization in the state, with over 6,000 members, mostly Mexican and Central American immigrants. In addition to organizing for labor rights and economic justice, they also do voter engagement work, especially in the Woodburn area.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Unite Oregon
501c3

Formerly the Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action, Unite Oregon is a People’s Action affiliate with chapters in Portland, Beaverton, and Rogue Valley. Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, they engage on a variety of social, economic, and racial justice issues through advocacy, leadership development, organizing, and vote work. Working with APANO and Causa they registered over 15,000 new citizens to vote.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant Rights

Washington

OneAmerica / OneAmerica Votes
501c3501c4

The hub for immigrant organizing in Washington, including Latino, African, and Asian communities. They have registered over 24,000 voters since their founding post-9/11, and have helped advance immigrant rights and racial justice in the state. OneAmerica is an affiliate of People’s Action.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
Washington Bus
The state’s Bus Federation affiliate combines creative tactics and policy work to knock down the barriers for youth civic engagement. They have also rolled out a youth agenda, and do solid youth-led vote work.
Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Washington Community Action Network / Education Fund

Washington CAN is the state’s largest grassroots organization and an affiliate of People’s Action, with over 40,000 members working on a range of consumer protection, economic justice, and racial justice issues. They can also do election work at significant scale.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Working Washington

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy, they are a powerful and growing economic justice group that organizes low-wage workers and working families. They have significant field capacity for vote work.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Light Red States

Arizona

La Machine / Young Engaged Arizona

A crew of local organizers who cut their teeth in recent years winning local, state, and federal elections in Phoenix. Now launching an organization to engage young Arizonans year-round to make change. Affiliated with the Bus Federation, La Machine will register over 14,000 voters this year, work on ballot measures, contact tens of thousands to vote, and prepare a progressive agenda for the 2017 legislature.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
LUCHA – Living United Change for Arizona
501c3501c4

Community organization with primarily Latino and immigrant membership base. They are based in Maricopa County (Phoenix), but also building out work in other Arizona counties. They also lead an effort to move Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Time ballot initiatives in 2016 in Arizona.  They have significant experience moving voter engagement and electoral field programs. Affiliated with the Center for Popular Democracy.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Promise Arizona
501c3501c4

Building immigrant and Latino political power, we aim to unite the millions of Arizonans who reject the divisive politics of immigrant-baiting and believe in treating neighbors with fairness and dignity.  As part of this movement, PAZ has launched the Promise Arizona Leadership Institute, which connects and helps train young leaders to build confidence, promote Latino leadership, and encourage civic involvement in our communities.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
Puente Arizona
501c3

A major grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, providing services and using leadership development, policy advocacy, civic engagement and direct action to advance a range of immigrant rights. They work to empower, protect and defend migrant families and are one of the leading forces against Joe Arpaio.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice

Georgia

New Georgia Project
501c3501c4

Ambitious new non-partisan voter engagement effort, co-chaired by Georgia House minority leader Stacy Abrams. Under major attack by Georgia GOP on false “voter fraud” charges for a handful of incomplete voter registrations, despite successfully registering over 70,000 voters in 2016 alone.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
ProGeorgia
501c3501c4

A great State Voices and America Votes affiliate that has both a c3 and a c4.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Rise Up Georgia
501c3501c4

An exciting new community organizing and voter engagement group, affiliated with Center for Popular Democracy.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQRacial Justice
Spark Reproductive Justice Now
501c3

Spark RJ Now organizes for reproductive rights and gender justice through a racial and economic justice lens. They have a strong youth leadership development program with an emphasis on empowering LGBTQ youth of color to develop their own media resources, and conduct civic engagement activities.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWomen
Issue Areas:
LGBTQRacial JusticeReproductive Justice
Women Engaged
501c3

A dynamic new group advancing the civic leadership of women and young people of color interested in health equity, racial, and reproductive justice. They provide comprehensive training in grassroots organizing, fundraising, and civic engagement campaigns in order to gain power and make change. WE also conducts research and engages in policy advocacy and is a member of the ProGeorgia table, making almost 15,000 contact attempts in 2014.

Constituencies:
African AmericanWomen
Issue Areas:
LGBTQRacial JusticeReproductive Justice

Indiana

Indianapolis Congregations Action Network (IndyCAN)

A newer PICO-affiliate doing unprecedented multi-racial organizing and coalition-building in Indianapolis. They defeated the outgoing Mayor’s proposal for a new $1.7B jail facility, and are working on a ballot initiative to expand mass transit and create economic opportunity. They plan to have 80,000 conversations with voters in the 12 weeks leading up to the election.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsMass CriminalizationRacial Justice

Kentucky

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
501c3501c4

A very strong long-standing organization with bases all over Kentucky, with scale to run a major c4 vote program.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeVoting Rights

Missouri

Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative (MOVE)

MOVE is a nonpartisan hub for statewide grassroots organizing that uses voter engagement to create social change.  By equipping the staff and leaders of its partner organizations with training, data tools like VAN, and strategic integrated voter engagement skills, they build long-term statewide voter power and overcome the obstacles of episodic campaign cycles.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy and major organization in the St. Louis community. They organize on racial, economic, and environmental justice and also do vote work.

Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
MO Jobs With Justice
501c3501c4

St. Louis-based, anchoring a statewide effort to engage voters.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Organization for Black Struggle
501c3501c4

St Louis-based racial justice org, with a 30 year history of police accountability work. One of the anchor orgs in Ferguson, along with MORE, they also do VOTE work.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Montana

Forward Montana

Bus Federation affiliate. Major youth driven progressive group. Highly effective, punches above its weight. Montana’s Republican legislature recently passed Medicaid expansion and campaign finance reform. Additional progressive seats could go a long way.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Montana Human Rights Network
501c3

A grassroots organization with over 1400 members working to fight for human dignity and push back on bigotry and intolerance across the state. They engage in research, advocacy and organizing to advance human rights for historically oppressed communities and have worked to engage those same communities in the civic process.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsLGBTQRacial Justice
Montana Women Vote
501c3

A strong advocacy and election engagement coalition run by and for women. They have done large-scale vote work including voter registration, GOTV, and a mail voter guide to educate and mobilize low-income women and their allies to participate in the democratic process. They also fight hard on issues related to women’s health and economic security, as well as LGBTQ, immigrant, and voting rights.

Constituencies:
Women
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsReproductive JusticeVoting Rights

South Dakota

South Dakota NDN Election Efforts
PAC

A progressive voter turnout campaign, rooted in SD Native communities.

Texas

Battleground Texas

Large statewide voter engagement operation, with the scale and style of the Obama campaign or OFA.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Faith in Texas
501c3501c4

Newly launched PICO-affiliate organizing congregations in Dallas/Ft. Worth. Active in anti-payday payday lending and voter turnout work.

Constituencies:
Faith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
MOVE San Antonio

Running the largest youth voter engagement programs in San Antonio, MOVE works 24/7/365 to mobilize, organize, and empower young people. Affiliated with the Bus Federation; established in 2013.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Southwest Workers Union
501c3501c4

San Antonio-based vote work and issue campaigns in largest Latino voting county in Texas.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Texas Freedom Network / Education Fund
501c3501c4

Runs a major statewide campus vote, advocacy and leadership development program as part of an issue strategy around repro rights, LGBT rights, freedom and sex ed.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
LGBTQReproductive Justice
Texas Organizing Project / Education Fund / PAC
501c3501c4PAC

The strongest grassroots organization in the state, with offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. They use direct action, advocacy, base-building, leadership development and vote work to advance an agenda or social and economic equality for low and moderate-income Texans. TOP is an affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Workers Defense Project / Action Fund
501c3501c4PAC

An affiliate of the Center for Popular Democracy based in Austin and Dallas and expanding to Houston. They empower their membership of largely Latino, immigrant, low-income workers to achieve fair employment through direct services, organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development. In 2016 Workers Defense Action Fund will be engaging in key Austin City Council races and a state house race in Dallas.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Dark Blue States

Connecticut

Connecticut Citizen Action Group
501c3501c4

Founded on Earth Day in 1970 by Ralph Nader and Toby Moffett, CCAG has been fighting for justice for over forty four years. By utilizing grassroots power, CCAG has created change on the issues our members care about including quality, affordable health care, protection of consumers, the environment, and democracy.

Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
Connecticut Working Families

Very strong statewide organization that has made CT a leading progressive laboratory on fights like: Min wage (first state to $10.10), paid sick days (first state do do anything), repeal of death penalty, Dream Act, driver’s licenses for immigrants, gun control, election day registration, medical marijuana, decrim, etc.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
JUNTA for Progressive Action
501c3

JUNTA provides a range of services to immigrant families and empowers the Latino and low-income community to take control of their economic and social well-being, through advocacy and civic engagement. They have active campaigns for immigrant and workers rights, as well as a cultural program.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Make the Road Connecticut / Make the Road Action
501c3501c4

A new branch of NY-based Make the Road, providing services to and organizing in primarily Latino immigrant communities in Connecticut. Make the Road Action builds political power by engaging thousands of Latino, immigrant, and African-American voters every year.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice

Hawaii

FACE – Faith Action for Community Equity
501c3

The major community org in Hawaii, member of the PICO National Network.

Constituencies:
Faith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Massachusetts

Chinese Progressive Association
501c3501c4

The leading organizing force in the state’s Chinese community. CPA won Chinese and Vietnamese bilingual ballots in Boston, and is leading the new statewide Asian and Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network (APIs CAN!). Its 501c4 affiliate is an anchor of Right to the City VOTE, which is a coalition led by communities of color building citywide power in Boston.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
Coalition for Social Justice (CSJ) / Education Fund

For over 20 years CSJ has built a grassroots movement for economic justice, rooted in low-income communities and communities of color that have been excluded from the economic benefits of the current system. They recruit and develop leaders from low-income backgrounds and organize effective campaigns to address the economic survival issues that members face. Direct action, advocacy, and vote work are all used to advance their issues and hold elected officials accountable.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWhite Working Class
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Mass Alliance
501c3501c4

The hub for players in progressive advocacy and politics to build power and win public policy in Massachusetts, with twenty-eight organizations including environmental groups, labor unions, community base-building organizations, and organizations that advocate for LGBT, racial, and gender equality. Members range broadly in size, strategy, constituency, and priorities, but are committed to working together to advance a shared agenda.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxWomenYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeLGBTQRacial JusticeReproductive Justice
Massachusetts Community Action Network (MCAN)
501c3501c4

This PICO affiliate is one of the state’s leaders on major economic and racial justice campaigns, including current efforts to raise the minimum wage, increase taxes on millionaires to fund education and transportation, and reduce mass incarceration and its effects. They helped win minimum wage and earned sick policies in 2014, collecting 93,000 signatures and having more than 12,000+ live conversations with voters while developing a base of volunteer leaders.

 

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
501c3

MIRA is the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees, serving one million foreign-born residents and more than 130 member organizations with policy advocacy, organizing, leadership development, citizenship assistance, voter engagement, and other initiatives that build organizational capacity. They also serve immigrants in New Hampshire through the New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees (NHAIR).

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
Massachusetts Voter Education Network (MassVOTE)
501c3

A statewide voting rights and issue advocacy organization working to promote election access and equity in typically disenfranchised communities through grassroots organizing and non-traditional methods of outreach. They also have a youth leadership development program and work to get local nonprofits involved in civic engagement work.

Constituencies:
Youth and Students
Issue Areas:
Voting Rights
Massachusetts Voter Table
501c3

One of the leading statewide coalitions of community-based organizations who unite to build transformative power of low-income people, people of color, and immigrants. They help groups build leadership and increase voter participation in these communities to advance an economic and racial justice agenda, by providing training, tools and support to build organizational capacity.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Neighbor to Neighbor MA Action / Education Fund
501c3501c4

A strong grassroots organization and affiliate of People’s Action and the Center for Popular Democracy, N2N-MA builds power among people of color, immigrants, and the working-class in Holyoke, Lynn, Springfield, and Worcester. They fight for economic, environmental, and racial justice and engage 10,000 voters in the electoral process. Chapters have elected some of their 15,000 members to office and won key victories on criminal justice reform and fair taxation.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Progressive Massachusetts

A statewide, member supported, grassroots organization with volunteer-led chapters across the state, primarily in the bellwether cities and towns west and north of Boston. Progressive Massachusetts publishes the only multi-issue progressive legislative scorecard in the state, and is focused on developing citizen activists to build the grassroots infrastructure necessary to take on an ambitious legislative agenda.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeLGBTQRacial Justice

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Working Families

Working Families Party is the major umbrella of community and labor organizing in Rhode Island.

Issue Areas:
Economic Justice

Vermont

Rights and Democracy

Rights and Democracy is a People’s Action affiliate expanding into Vermont. They do strong vote work to hold elected officials accountable and advance campaigns for economic and climate justice. They also have a strong youth organizing and civic engagement program.

Constituencies:
White Working ClassYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice

California

African Communities Together
501c3

African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for their families here in the U.S. and back in Africa.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Institute / Action
501c3501c4

ACCE works one-on-one with community members from San Diego to Sacramento on a variety of issues ranging from local neighborhood concerns to statewide and sometimes national policy fights. It is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in 11 counties creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action. Their geographic focus is in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Contra Costa County, San Francisco and Sacramento.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Alliance San Diego
501c3

Alliance San Diego focuses on building coalitions to promote social justice and social change. Hundreds of Alliance San Diego volunteers have brought tens of thousands of voters into the election process. In a county with nearly 1.5 million voters but regular participation rates of only 60%, their efforts have made a decisive difference in election after election. Their areas of expertise include strategic organizing, public policy advocacy, immigration reform and educational equity.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsVoting Rights
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (AAAJ)
501c3

The nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, we’re working with 20 community-based groups in LA and Orange County to empower, educate, and mobilize thousands of voters to the ballot in up to 17 different AANHPI languages.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Racial Justice
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
501c3501c4

A grassroots organization improving the health, well being and political strength in low-income Asian Pacific Islander communities

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
California Calls
501c3501c4

California Calls is a growing alliance of 31 grassroots, community-based organizations spanning urban, rural and suburban counties across the state. They engage, educate and motivate new and infrequent voters among young people, from communities of color, and from poor and working class neighborhoods to make California’s electorate reflect our state’s diverse population

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) / Action
501c3501c4

The California Environmental Justice Alliance is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice. Represents approximately 20,000 Asian Pacific American, Latino, and African American residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Valley and San Diego/Tijuana area.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
California Partnership
501c3

An economic justice coalition of community groups, organizing and advocating for policies which reduce poverty

 

Constituencies:
Women
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
501c3501c4

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice works with Latino residents in the Inland Valley areas of Riverside and San Bernardino.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
501c3

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment provides opportunities for grassroots groups to challenge and eliminate the disproportionate burden of pollution borne by poor people and people of color. Their work is rooted in California’s San Joaquin Valley, which is one of the poorest and most environmentally unhealthy regions of the country.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentRacial Justice
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)
501c3

CAUSE’s mission is to build grassroots power to realize social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California’s Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. Their areas of expertise include community organizing and policy advocacy, leadership development, redistricting and voting rights, immigration reform, environmental justice, non-profit organizational development, social justice philanthropy, urban planning and smart growth, educational reform, and economic justice campaigns that bring together diverse community and labor organizations. Their geographic focus is in the Central Coast region consisting of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Chinese Progressive Association
501c3501c4

Founded in 1972, the Chinese Progressive Association educates, organizes and empowers the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
501c3501c4

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) was formed in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles; promote harmonious multi-ethnic and multi-racial human relations; and through coalition-building, advocacy, community education and organizing, empower immigrants and their allies to build a more just society.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
Color of Democracy Fund
501c3

The Color of Democracy Project (CDP), a project of the Tides Center, promotes a more just society in California by supporting organizations, particularly those in communities of color, that champion social justice public policies in California. CDP works with the Color of Democracy Fund (CDF), a consortium of some of the leading progressive donors in California.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Racial Justice
Communities for a Better Environment
501c3501c4

Communities for a Better Environment works in low-income Latino and African American communities in Oakland, Richmond, Wilmington and Huntington Park. CBE combines community organizing, science-based advocacy, and legal intervention into a uniquely effective single strategy to successfully impact change in these target communities and develop campaigns to address health hazards in the community.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
Communities for a New California
501c3501c4

Communities for a New California is a statewide civil and human rights organization committed to achieving public policy that is socially, economically, and environmentally just for California’s families. Their areas of expertise include strategic organizing and public policy advocacy. Their geographic focus is in the Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Imperial and Coachella Valley.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Community Coalition
501c3

Founded in 1990, Community Coalition is best known for leading nationally recognized grassroots campaigns that include groundbreaking nuisance abatement work to close over 150 liquor stores and educational justice campaigns to transform the quality of public education. Their areas of expertise include strategic organizing, public policy advocacy, civic engagement, education, child welfare reform. They work in South Los Angeles.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Congregations Building Community – Modesto
501c3

Congregations Building Community (CBC) is an interfaith, non-profit grassroots organization that works to empower marginalized communities throughout Stanislaus County to create policy changes in the areas of education, immigration, access to healthcare and violence.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement (COPE)
501c3

COPE’s focus is to build a collaboration of proactive and prophetic leadership to address and serve neglected African American neighborhoods. They have trained over 350 clergy, lay leaders, parents, and community leaders in the art of faith-based community organizing. Their areas of expertise include faith-based community organizing, public policy formation, program development, mentoring relationships, development of regional and local public policy initiatives. They work in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
501c3

A multi-racial, multi-generational, interfaith federation of 20 member institutions representing 38,000 families across the region.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF)
501c3

The Dolores Huerta Foundation was established in 2003 by Camila Chávez, daughter of civil rights leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta. DHF oversees training for low-income community members in the areas of leadership and organizing skills specific to civic and electoral participation so that they can become catalysts for change in their own communities. Areas of expertise include education and youth development and economic development. Their geographic focus Central Valley (Kern and Tulare counties).

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
Environmental Health Coalition
501c3501c4

Environmental Health Coalition works to improve the well-being of families and children in low-income communities of color in the San Diego/Tijuana region. Through organizing, advocacy and leadership training, residents are empowered to determine their visions for their neighborhoods and achieve public policies that reflect their desired changes.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
Faith in Action Bay Area
501c3

Faith in Action in the Bay Area organizes in over 40 congregations and schools representing 30,000 families across San Francisco and San Mateo Counties and develops courageous community leaders and bold grassroots campaigns on the issues that directly affect inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Faith in Action Kern County
501c3

Faith In Action Kern County is a network of congregations committed to improving the quality of life for all families living in Kern County.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Faith in Community – Fresno
501c3

Faith in Community is a coalition of faith institutions working towards a more just, compassionate, equitable, and thriving city of Fresno.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Filipino Advocates for Justice
501c3

The mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity for all.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Greater Long Beach Area Interfaith Community Organization
501c3

An interfaith coalition of Long Beach-area congregations united in pursuit of social justice for all residents of the community.

 

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice
Inland Congregations United for Change
501c3

Working with congregations, schools and neighborhood institutions in San Bernardino and Riverside County, Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC) brings people together to strengthen families and improve communities

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Inland Empire United (IEU)
501c4

C4 donor table in the Inland Empire.

InnerCity Struggle
501c3

InnerCity Struggle has worked with youth and community residents since 1994 to promote safe, healthy and non-violent communities in the Eastside. Their areas of expertise include education, Latino politics, civic engagement trends among people of color, youth organizing, campaign development, grassroots fundraising, strategic planning processes and coalition building. Their geographic focus is in Boyle Heights, unincorporated East Los Angeles, El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Korean Resource Center
501c3501c4

The Korean Resource Center (KRC) was founded in 1983 to empower low-income immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and people of color communities in Southern California. Using a holistic approach, KRC strives to empower our community by integrating services, education, culture, organizing, and coalition building, all of which seek to improve the life of the individual and the community.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific Islander
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
LA Voice
501c3

An interfaith, community organization that unites people from diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of life of Los Angeles residents.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
501c3

Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability based in the San Joaquin and East Coachella Valley mobilizes community voices, advocates for sound policies, and eradicates injustice to promote equal access to opportunity regardless of race, income, and place.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
501c3

A leader in addressing working poverty, inadequate healthcare and polluted communities.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Merced Organizing Project
501c3

Merced Organizing Project (MOP) is a multi-culture and multi-faith based grassroots community organization that made up of local congregations, community groups, organizations, and individuals who are concerned about the well-being of families in Merced. MOP represents 17 organizations and congregations with over 6,000 families in Merced County.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
Mid-City Community Advocacy Network
501c3

The mission is to create a safe, productive, and healthy community through collaboration, advocacy, and organizing.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Mobilize the Immigrant Vote / Action Fund
501c3501c4

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote amplifies the voices of low-income immigrants and refugees of color by building our voting power for a just, equitable, and healthy California. MIV’s model is built upon capacity building for immigrant and refugee-led community groups on electoral organizing, statewide in-culture and in-language coordinated field campaigns, and cultural strategy. MIV has completed 13 civic engagement campaigns and reached over 570,000+ New American immigrant and refugee voters of color.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
Oakland Community Organizations
501c3

The mission of Oakland Community Organizations is to develop leaders who build power through their congregations and schools to bring about systemic change and improve the quality of life for their families.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Oakland Rising
501c4

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in East and West Oakland’s neighborhood. Their current work focuses on building a permanent political/electoral infrastructure; exercising and expanding political influence; and aligning organizations and coordinating with other progressive forces. Their areas of expertise include the City of Oakland, Oakland politics, local tax and fiscal policy, voter engagement/field, instant run-off voting, and Oakland elections.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Orange County Congregation Community Organization
501c3

Orange County Congregation Community Organization (OCCCO) is a faith-based community organization working to strengthen families and improve neighborhoods. Pico affiliate.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
Pacoima Beautiful
501c3

Pacoima Beautiful works to empower the Pacoima community through programs that provide environmental education, advocacy, and local leadership in order to foster a healthy and safe environment.

Constituencies:
LatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
People Acting in Community Together – San Jose
501c3

PACT‘s mission is to empower everyday people to create a more healthy and just society by winning extraordinary victories for the community – not by speaking for them, but by teaching people how to speak up and take action in the public arena through grass roots organizing. PICO affiliate.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
People and Congregations Together of San Joaquin County
501c3

PACT is a non-profit federation of congregations and community organizations in San Joaquin County, committed to faith-based community organizing. PICO affiliate.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER)
501c3

People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER) is a membership-based community organizing group that employs a community organizing strategy based on relationship building and direct action to create meaningful change in the neighborhoods where they work.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic Justice
People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER)
501c3

PODER works in San Francisco’s Mission and Excelsior Districts organizing Latino immigrant families to address environmental injustices and implement solutions to achieve healthy, sustainable communities.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Climate / Environment
PICO California
501c3501c4

PICO California is the state’s largest faith-based community organizing network with over 450 member congregations representing 450,000 families committed to advancing a racial and economic justice agenda for California. In 2014, PICO California affiliates in 15 counties had over 250,000 conversations with new and infrequent voters and identified over 105,000 supporters to help pass the Proposition 47, the historic sentencing reform measure.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Placer People of Faith Together
501c3

PPOFT develops relationships across economic, racial and spiritual lines in order to help enrich the lives of all the people in Placer County. PICO affiliate.

Constituencies:
Faith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC)
501c3

The mission of the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center is to provide an opportunity for day laborers, household workers and other low-wage workers in the community to find safe work at a fair wage, to organize and advocate for themselves in relation to policies that impact their lives, to obtain new trades and skills that improve their employability and quality of life, and to improve the overall conditions for all immigrant workers.

Constituencies:
LatinxWomen
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant Rights
Progressive Era Project
501c4

The Progressive Era Project (PEP) promotes a more just society in California by ensuring that underrepresented communities, particularly communities of color, can fully participate in the political process. PEP works with a consortium of some of the leading progressive donors in California.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Sacramento Area Congregations Together
501c3

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT) is a multicultural, multi-faith grassroots organization and member of the PICO California network that empowers everyday people to create a more healthy and just community. ACT’s members include over 40 congregations, schools and neighborhood groups, representing 40,000 families in Sacramento County.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderFaith-BasedLatinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant RightsRacial Justice
San Diego Organizing Project
501c3

The San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) is a PICO-affiliated, faith-based community organization which has united people throughout the county building a powerful voice that is creating a future of hope for all of San Diego.

Constituencies:
Faith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
San Francisco Rising
501c3501c4

San Francisco Rising is a new grassroots alliance that has united to make change in San Francisco. The organization brings together African American, Latino, Chinese and Filipino communities and leaders from across the city to create a new, community-based political infrastructure capable of running sophisticated electoral operations each election cycle. Their areas of expertise include: San Francisco politics, community organizing, youth programs.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinxYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial JusticeVoting Rights
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
501c3

SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees in Santa Clara County through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and civic engagement. SIREN believes that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society.

Constituencies:
Asian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Silicon Valley Rising
501c3501c4

Silicon Valley Rising is a coalition of labor, faith leaders, community-based organizations and workers aspiring to a new vision for Silicon Valley where all workers, their families and communities are valued.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
501c3501c4

SCOPE works to reduce barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and working class communities by creating public sector jobs and training programs. The organization has identified over 34,000 voters in Los Angeles County who believe that government must invest in family supporting jobs, quality education, and clean air and water. Their areas of expertise include strategic grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy, grassroots leadership development, civic engagement, job training.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
TODEC Legal Center
501c3

TODEC (Training Occupational Development Educating Communities) Legal Center is a grassroots community based non-profit organization that has been serving migrant communities in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial Counties for decades. TODEC’s efforts reach more than 15,000 people annually and it has assisted thousands of people in becoming U.S citizens since it opened.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Immigrant Rights
True North Organizing Network
501c3

A PICO affiliate, True North Organizing Network develops leadership in communities with common values across Tribal Lands and in Humboldt and Del Norte counties.

Constituencies:
LatinxNative AmericanYouth and Students
Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
United Taxi Workers of San Diego (UTWSD)
501c4

UTWSD is a a multi-ethnic membership-based organization formed in January 2010 immediately following the taxi drivers’ strike of December 2009. High lease prices, harassment by law enforcement and public transportation officials, and a generally languishing taxi industry necessitated better self representation and organization among drivers. Striking drivers appointed leadership and formed UTWSD. Since then UTWSD has lead the charge in effectuating real change for taxi drivers here in San Diego.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Warehouse Workers Resource Center
501c3

Dedicated to improving working conditions in the warehouse industry in Southern California. Focuses on education, advocacy and action to change poor working conditions in the largest hub of warehousing in the country.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Working Partnerships, USA
501c3

Working Partnerships USA, founded in 1995, is an independently funded social change organization founded by labor and community groups that equips everyday people to participate and win in developing a fair and free society. Their areas of expertise include economic research and analysis, government accountability and reform, health care, organizing and leadership development. Their work is centered in Santa Clara County.

Constituencies:
African AmericanAsian / Pacific IslanderLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
Dark Red States

Arkansas

Arkansas Public Policy Panel
501c3501c4

Long-standing organization with organizing capacity and a focus on African-American communities in rural southern Arkansas. Ramping up their voter engagement work, including c4.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
Arkansas United Community Coalition
501c3

A visionary immigrant rights group that has dramatically increased voter participation of immigrant communities in Arkansas, and works closely with the spectrum allied groups to build a broader strategy in Arkansas. Partners closely with Center for Community Change.

Constituencies:
Latinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice

Idaho

Idaho Community Action Network
501c3501c4

Economic, social & racial justice organization in Idaho

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice
United Vision for Idaho
501c3501c4

United Vision for Idaho is a statewide racial, economic and health justice organization that does vote work.

Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Kansas

Kansas People’s Action/KPA Political Fund
501c3501c4

KPA mounted a significant turnout program in 2014 in the Latino & African-American communities in Wichita, Kansas City & southwest Kansas (25% of Kansans are Latino or African-American). KPA is affiliated with People’s Action.

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice
Sunflower Community Action
501c3

Kansas-wide, multi-racial non-profit grassroots organization

Constituencies:
African AmericanLatinx
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeImmigrant RightsRacial Justice

Louisiana

Louisiana Progress
501c3501c4

A feisty multi-issue group that is working in coalition with several groups.

Issue Areas:
Climate / EnvironmentEconomic JusticeRacial Justice
Power Coalition

An exciting new progressive power-building alliance of community organizing groups in Louisiana.

The Micah Project
501c3501c4

PICO-affiliate in New Orleans. Focused on mass incarceration, recently helped defeat racist prosecutor in Caddo County.

Constituencies:
African AmericanFaith-Based
Issue Areas:
Economic Justice
V.O.T.E (Voice Of The Ex-Offender)
501c3501c4

A small but potent group that organizes Louisiana prisoners, ex-offenders and their families to vote and organize for change.

Constituencies:
African American
Issue Areas:
Economic JusticeRacial Justice

Nebraska

Bold Nebraska (c4) and New Energy Voter PAC

Turning Pipeline Fighters into voters and working to turnout young people, young families and Native voters. We will go door-to-door on horseback with the Cowboy and Indian Alliance asking voters to stand with farmers, ranchers and tribes.

Constituencies:
Native American

West Virginia

West Virginia Healthy Kids & Families Coalition and Our Vote Our Future
501c3501c4

National People’s Action affiliated organizations in West Virginia. Significant statewide turnout capacity and ability to target swing vote State House races in 2016 Our Vote Our Future has formed a candidate pipeline doing trainings and recruitment of state legislative candidates across WVA.

 
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