#TheVoteIsTheAntidoteA project of love and patriotism for the United States of America, compiled and updated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus.
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Vote and motivate and facilitate others to vote! This is a list of organizations that facilitate voting and PROGRESSIVE ACTION. Pick one (or a few), participate and support by donating money. Civic engagement and voter turnout make for a vibrant and strong democracy.
No one is coming to save us. WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for. I always hoped someone would come along and fix it, then I realized, I AM SOMEONE. DO SOMETHING. Do it now. Engage. Be the change you want to see in the world. GET TO WORK!
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Engage with, and give money to, these organizations that encourage, support, and facilitate voting and progressive action:
JOIN THE PRO-SCIENCE RESISTANCE. We’re a grassroots community of over 400,000 scientists and advocates who care about science and facts. Since putting out the call for scientists to run for office, over 7,000 scientists have reached out to us for assistance with their campaigns. We’ve trained over 1,400 of them and now we’re the largest resource for helping scientists run for office and win. If you want to help bring science, fact and reason back to government, join us today.
We need a new kind of climate leadership. From the streets to the ballot box, 350 Action is fighting for progressive climate champions who are willing to stand up for climate justice, good green jobs, just immigration policies, healthcare for all, and human rights.
866 Our Vote: Election Protection
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes.
Harnessing grassroots power to Elect Democrats to the US House and Senate
ALL ON THE LINE
We’re on a mission to end gerrymandering and restore fairness to our elections and democracy. Because every American should have an equal say in our government. One person. One vote. Whether you care about providing access to affordable health care, reducing the gun violence that plagues our schools and communities, protecting voting rights, achieving equal pay, or solving the urgent threat of climate change, there is a fundamental structural barrier that prevents progress: rigged electoral maps drawn with surgical precision by politicians to preserve their party’s political power and silence the will of the people.
All Voting is Local
The All Voting is Local campaign fights to protect and expand the right to vote for every American. We know systemic barriers stand between eligible voters and the ballot. We know what works. We fight to solve problems and ensure all voters have access to the ballot, no matter who they are, where they live, or the hours they work. We know communities of color and other historically disenfranchised voters have faced needless barriers to the ballot. And that making voting easier for everyone strengthens our democracy. We know together we can expand access to the ballot so that every voter in every community has a voice.
American Family Voices
American Family Voices was founded in 2000 to be a strong voice for middle class and working class families on economic, health care, and consumer issues.
The coordination hub of the PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Democratic Action is a liberal American political organization advocating progressive policies. ADA works for social and economic justice through lobbying, grassroots organizing, research, and supporting progressive candidates.
Be a Hero
Ady Barkan traveled to DC to ask Congress to be heroes.
Every candidate and referendum, explained.
Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art. Our work in both our program areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
Barbara Lee Family Foundation: Paper
Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women (2017)
Black Ballot Power
Our Mission: Supporting Black community activists and organizers to get out the vote and Reclaim our Rights
Black Girls Vote
Black Girls Vote is a nonpartisan organization designed to represent the concerns and interest of Black women.
BlackPAC is an independent, Black-led organization that uses the power of year-round political engagement and elections to change our economic, justice, and political systems.
Black Voters Matter Fund
OUR VOTES DECIDE ELECTIONS…AND ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
Black Youth Vote!
The Next Generation of Black Leadership
BYV! primary goals are to:
● EDUCATE the youth and young adult segment of the African Diaspora on the connection between voting and public policy, how this affects their lives today and their future opportunities.
● MOUNT an aggressive national online organizing and media campaign that communicates the value of civic process, including voter registration, education, turnout, and accountability
● DEFINE the impact of the black youth electorate in ALL elections to include: local, state, and national levels
● CONTINUE to implement long range voter education and mobilization initiatives with existing youth organizations.
● ESTABLISH BYV! networks to keep those groups motivated mobilized and informed on the policy initiatives that affect their lives as well as establishing a sustainable infrastructure that will reengage and reconnect BYV!’s alumni into our work with black youth and young adults
For more information about Black Youth Vote please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting young people to progressive campaigns
Blue Wave Postcard Movement
☝Not just ANY postcards. Our postcards include websites, phone numbers, and QR codes to make it easy for voters.
☝Not just ANY voters. We focus on Democrats and liberal Independents.
☝Not just ANY states. We focus on key states where we can make a difference.
☝We measure our progress – and it’s working!
Blue Wave Voters
If just 3 out of 4 Democrats who voted Blue in 2016 vote Blue again this November, Democrats can win everything, everywhere. Will you help create the biggest Blue Wave in history by pledging to Vote Blue and urging your Democratic friends to join us
Build the Wave
With more than 800,000 texts sent in 2018 alone and a team of over 2,000 volunteer texters, Build the Wave is one of the fastest growing and most impactful progressive organizations in the nation.
Campaign Legal Center
Campaign Legal Center seeks a future in which the American political process is accessible to all citizens.
Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections.
Campus Vote Project (CVP)
n 2012, Fair Elections Center (formerly Fair Elections Legal Network) launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to focus and expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.
Center for American Progress
Our mission: The Center for American Progress is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.
Center for Common Ground
A non-partisan voting rights organization led by people of color
Center for Popular Democracy
The Center for Popular Democracy is an American advocacy group that promotes progressive politics. CPD is a federation of groups that includes some of the old chapters of ACORN. The group’s stated goal is to “envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.”
Center for Public Integrity
Our mission: To protect democracy and inspire change using investigative reporting that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests.
Students Take the Lead: Sparking Peer to Peer Voter Registration in High Schools
Climate Hawks Vote
To identify, train, and elect individual climate hawk leaders, while generating a political environment in which those leaders have the power to advance policies needed to address climate change.
Civis technology helps organizations use their person-level data to make smarter, faster decisions that drive real results.
We are the blue wave. Help us flip our country.
Color of Change
Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice. We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
Building black political power by recruiting, training, funding and electing progressive black candidates on the local, state and federal level.
Welcome to Congress.Cards, where you can customize and mail real postcards to your representatives about the causes you care about.
It costs just $2 to mail a postcard. For every card sent, we donate $1 to your cause.
Contest Every Race
520,000 elected offices — and Democrats aren’t competing in up to 75% of them.
It’s time to Contest Every Race.
Your government, made simple. Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!
Count Every Vote
Our country has held successful elections through good times and bad, and this November is no different. Individual voters, the media, candidates, and the political parties have a duty to be patient while local election officials count every ballot cast in accordance with applicable laws. I pledge to use my voice and do my part to ensure a fair and accurate vote count.
Creative Resistance, The
WE’RE A COLLECTIVE OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA MAKERS AND NOISE MAKERS RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA.
These are the stakes-VOTE
Crush the Midterms
It’s time to protect democracy + send Trump a message.
A group blog and internet forum focused on the Democratic Party and liberal American politics
Defeat by Tweet
Every time Trump tweets, donate a few pennies to stop his reelection
The Supreme Court has been hijacked, democracy is at stake, and it’s time for progressives to fight back.
OUR MISSION: To cultivate, amplify & maximize the impact of grassroots digital media, bolstering blue electoral and policy victories at all levels of government, across America.
Democracy for America (DFA)
The Democracy Labs
THE DEMOCRACY LABS: NEW POWER TO MAKE PROGRESS
Democracy Labs is a hub for ongoing technology and creative innovation that serves campaigns and organizations at the national, state, and local levels.
Our focus is on long term, sustainable and affordable solutions. An approach that is longer than an election cycle, and isn’t purely dependent on volunteers, can enable more qualified candidates to run for office and for more issue groups to bring about positive social change.
How do we do it? Read some of our case studies…
Serving voters. Powering elections. Building a better democracy.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
The official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives
the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way to victory.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)
Join the fight to elect state Democrats
Democratic Party of Virginia
Join the Fight To Protect Voting Rights
American democracy is at stake and it depends on each one of us to defend it. The best way to fight against voter suppression? Stay informed. Democracy Docket is the leading progressive media platform dedicated to providing information, opinion and analysis about voting rights, elections and democracy.
Change that matters
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the 9 million Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote.
Democrats Good News Articles #VoteBlue #DemocratsDeliver
Unite talent and technology to drive Democratic victories in 2019, 2020 and beyond.
It starts at commencement. It ends at the ballot box. Pledge to vote: equality, climate change and gun safety are all on the ballot this fall, but first you’ve got to get registered.
Donor Direct Action
Donor Direct Action links front line women’s rights partners around the world to money, visibility, & popular support – minimum bureaucracy, maximum impact.
Emily’s Pinterest board of her search for electrifying, unifying, brilliant, tough, strong Democratic candidates.
Election Assistance Commission
Make Election Day a company holiday.
Election Protection: 866 Our Vote
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
You deserve better elections. You don’t have to vote for the lesser of two evils or throw away your vote. There are better voting methods. Let’s bring a better ballot to your election.
We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.
We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.
End Citizens United
Get big money out of politics. The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. completely changed the landscape of American elections. It further established the legal basis for the idea that “corporations are people” and opened the door for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited, untraceable money in America’s elections. It’s time to fight back. Established March 1st, 2015, End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee funded by grassroots donors. We are dedicated to countering the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reforming our campaign finance system.
Enough is Enough Voter Project
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A VOTING ISSUE
Envoys For Humanity
OUR MOST URGENT ACTION ITEM YET!
Mission: Write postcards to Senators urging bold action on the Freedom to Vote Act by adopting Senate rules placing voting-rights legislation on a par with budget reconciliation and judicial/cabinet appointments. Learn more about the urgent realities we face on our passing voting rights and inform others to take action too. Write postcards to senators encouraging bold action to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
Equality Can’t Wait
At the rate we’re going, it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the U.S. But we have the power to change that. If we act now, we can see equality in our lifetimes.
Equality can’t wait.
Let’s use the law to change the world. Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”
We knock doors all year to listen and record people’s struggles and stories.
State and local representatives listen to people’s stories as told by them.
We connect people to nonprofit and government services at their door.
Every Single Vote
We have one goal: make voting easier. Every. Single. Vote. will fund ballot initiatives to expand vote-by-mail and automatic voter registration.
Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence.
Welcome to Evoke—a place to start conversations, amplify new voices, and forge stronger bonds between change-makers. I’m glad you’ve joined us, and I’m excited about what we’ll learn from each other. Melinda Gates
The 2020 Census steers trillions of dollars for critical services like healthcare and education to each state, provides data for redistricting for everything from political seats to school zones, and informs businesses and community planners about opportunities for growth and economic development. We need to do all we can to make sure every Georgian is counted. Help us ensure Georgia gets a Fair Count.
Fair Elections Center
Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization which works to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies. The Center works to improve election administration through legislative, legal and administrative reform, to protect access to the ballot through litigation, and to provide election law expertise, voter information and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.
Fair Fight Action
Fair Fight is fighting anti-voter bills across the country and working to pass federal legislation to protect the freedom to vote – sign up to join our efforts!
FIGHT REPUBLICAN LIES.
Help Us Fight GOP Extremism.
WE’RE REGISTERING YOUNG VOTERS, ELECTING FEARLESS LEADERS, AND PUSHING FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE EVERYWHERE.
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens
Feminist Majority Foundation
Feminism n. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
DEMOCRACY STARTS IN THE STATES. We’re electing progressives where it counts the most. Join us.
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
We are committed to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions.
For decades, the Koch Brothers and a network of right-wing billionaires have distorted our democracy by exploiting the tremendous powers of state legislatures, to rig the electorate and the maps to their advantage.
FREEAMERICA exists to amplify the voices of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and those who are working to change it. By challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and uplifting solutions, we are helping to end mass incarceration and invest in just, equitable, and thriving communities across the United States.
GET MITCH OR DIE TRYING
Leading the conversation. Shaping the media narrative. Changing the culture. That’s GLAAD at work.
Goodwerk’s mission is to explain where progressive values are on the ballot and what we can do to support candidates that fight for those values.
Music, Democracy, Action
Higher Heights for America PAC is galvanizing the collective political power of our members to help elect more Black women to public office at all levels. Higher Heights for America member help Black women running for public office by supporting the PAC.
There’s Power in Small Towns
We are drawn to small towns for the strong community they provide. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new arrival, Alabama’s small communities offer a place to put down deep roots. But increasingly our communities are under attack by corporate interests that run local shops out of business, shutter our hospitals, and pollute our rivers, providing only unstable poverty-wage jobs in return. Politicians in Montgomery have taken away our right to local control, cut funding for our schools, and do nothing to create opportunities for young people who are forced to leave their hometowns to find work. Hometown Action is a power-building collective of small town Alabamians fighting to build inclusive and sustainable communities where all residents can thrive. We know residents offer the best solutions to local problems. Together we can build the multiracial working class power we need to take back our communities. Join the small town movement
Available on Kindle and paperback, published March 2022
HOW TO SAVE DEMOCRACY IN SIX MONTHS – OUR LAST CHANCE: THE 2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS
By John Murray
The way we communicate has changed. Change with it.
I Am A Voter
is a public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement by unifying around a central truth: that our democracy works best when we all participate.
SHARING ‘I’M VOTING’ IS THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR F+F TO #votevotevote!
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. We’re not the leaders of this movement. You are.
IT’S ON US (to Stop Sexual Assault)
Our Mission: The mission of It’s On Us is to combat college sexual assault by engaging young men and changing campus culture. We achieve our mission by teaching prevention education, training the next generation of student organizers, and disseminating large-scale creative campaigns. Our prevention education work is focused on three key areas: bystander intervention, consent education, and survivor support.
It Starts Today
Fund every Democratic nominee for the House and Senate with a single monthly donation.
I will Vote
Be a voter. Have questions about voting? Call our voter hotline at 833-336-8683.
ivote: I Vote for America (what if everyone voted?)
iVote was created in 2014 with one goal: secure voting rights for all Americans.
THE JEWISH VOTE
Don’t Kvetch. VOTE.
JOIN THE UNION
Help Save Our Democracy
Do you want to help Save American Democracy, but don’t know where to start?
Join the Union if you believe:
***It’s time for every American who believes in our democracy to get in the fight to save it.
***Threats to our democracy are growing and becoming more dangerous as we approach the 2022 elections.
***That Donald Trump ordered the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol to overturn a free and fair election…and Republicans are still trying to return him to power, even if they resort to violence.
***That urgent action is needed at the state and local level to overcome Republican plans to destroy voting rights and civil rights.
***That a Republican takeover of the House and Senate is a takeover by people loyal to Trump, not America.
Therefore we resolve to join together regardless of past differences to preserve our Union, our Republic, and our democracy.
“This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
President Abraham Lincoln – November 19, 1863
Go to the link, fill out the form, and start working to Save American Democracy
Jolt is building a movement of Latinos across Texas. There are 10.8 million Latinos in Texas. Together, we have the power to transform our state.
Knock Every Door
Sign up to go door-to-door for the political revolution in your community.
Knock the Vote
Take the fight to the polls. Thank you for knocking the vote
Our work is just getting started.
Ladies of the Resistance
Pragmatism, activism, impact. We chose our priorities based on where we believed we could make the most difference. After analysis, consideration, and much discussion, we committed our collective energy to flipping the House Democratic in 2018. The 2018 midterm elections are the most important of our lifetimes and we are working tirelessly to ensure the ideals of America are closer to being realized. In addition to direct action like phone banking and canvassing, we put our professional experience to work for the cause in social media advertising and partnerships to advance voter enfranchisement.
The Last Weekend
We’re on the path to transforming our government.
We marched. We rallied. We volunteered. We voted. And we accomplished incredible things! But the fight continues in 2019 and beyond.
The Last Weekends
This year, voting isn’t enough. It’s more important than ever to help as many folks as possible turn out to vote—early, by mail, or on Election Day
The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government. From school boards, to the Senate, to the White House, Latino Victory identifies, recruits, and develops candidates for public office while building a permanent base of Latino donors to support them. Latino Victory engages Latino voters and donors—in addition to developing Latino leaders—in order to elevate and advance values that are important to our communities. Latino Victory is developing a pipeline of Latino leaders who will fight for the issues that matter.
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and Human Rights
Building an America as good as its ideals.
League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Left Over Rights
Let America Vote
We have a voting problem in America. Voting in our country has never been easy, but there’s a new challenge: Politicians are trying to stop Americans from voting because of who they are likely to vote for in an election. Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised. SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING
STATE LEGISLATURES ARE KEY. State legislatures not only create the laws that affect the everyday lives of their constituents, they also play a critical role in determining the districts for the U.S. House of Representatives and thus the fate of the entire country. Local Majority provides research that is practical and accessible to support progressive campaigns for state legislature. Join us or support our efforts!
Making Every Vote Count
March for Our Lives
Not one more. We cannot allow one more person to be killed by senseless gun violence.
MARCH ON (to the polls) is galvanizing the millions of us who marched to create lasting, transformative political power.
MARKERS FOR DEMOCRACY
is dedicated to building and maintaining an inclusive and educated grassroots community focused on saving American democracy. We achieve this through daily engagement in postcard writing and other forms of activism to promote the election of Democrats up and down the ballot all over the country.
Mi Familia Vota
Mi Familia Vota was established in 2000 and is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Their mission is “to build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement.”
Millennial Politics showcases and raises the profiles of progressive organizations and candidates ahead of their elections.
Events, Petitions, and Volunteer Opportunities
MobilizeAmerica helps motivated citizens, progressive organizations and campaigns to organize and win
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
It’s time for gun sense in America
More Than A Vote
CHANGE ISN’T MADE BY WATCHING FROM THE SIDELINES
We are Black athletes and artists working together. Our priority right now is combating systemic, racist voter suppression by educating, energizing, and protecting our community.
(This is the organization initiated by Lebron James)
Motivote makes voting fun, easy and social—so that you and your friends actually do it.
Movement Voter Project
Water the Grassroots. Build Power Everywhere.
We’ve accomplished a lot together so far – we won back the House! We raised $12.2 million dollars for over 350 groups in 42 states! BUT – our work starts NOW
MoveOn is where millions mobilize for a better society—one where everyone can thrive.
Move the Vote, #MOVEtheVOTE
We’ve got to do more than talk and tweet. We’ve got to vote.
Move to Amend
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
Multiply Your Vote
It takes just 30 seconds to find the most impactful way to volunteer. Join us, and together we’ll win on!
My Civic Workout
MY CIVIC WORKOUT YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF YOUR FIST. KEEP LOVING, KEEP FIGHTING.
My Weekly Resistance
A weekly guide to doing (at least) one political action each week to resist policies, plans and activities of the Trump administration that violate decency, fairness and social justice. Help the United States fulfill its promises to one and all.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.
By educating, organizing and mobilizing citizens in our communities, the Coalition seeks to encourage full participation in a barrier-free democracy. Through educational programs and African American leadership training, the Coalition works to expand, strengthen and empower our communities to make voting and civic participation a cultural responsibility and tradition. In these critical times, your support of NCBCP helps us continue to lead the fight to eliminate barriers to civic participation and promote greater social and economic justice to enhance the quality of African American life. Contribute today!
National Democratic Redistricting Committee (End Republican Gerrymandering)
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
National Voter Registration Day
BIGGEST NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY EVER! Record 800,000+ People Registered to Vote Ahead of 2018 Midterms
Every native vote counts.
Need To Vote
Tom Steyer’s Need to Vote Election Center
New Georgia Project
The New Georgia Project is a non-partisan effort to register and civically engage the rising electorate in our state.
MISSION: We need those who have put everything aside to serve America outside of politics to continue to serve our country — now as political leaders.
New Voters Project
It’s our future, let’s vote on it.
Next Generation America
Since 2013, we’ve worked to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy, based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Last year, NextGen America stepped up to fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and equality for all. In 2018, we’ve taken it even further. We’re registering and turning out young voters at an unprecedented rate in eleven states across the country — to help elect leaders that work for us.
NEW VIRGINIA MAJORITY
Do you want fairness for immigrants, a clean environment, high quality jobs, and a bright future for all Virginians? Together we can win. Together we are the New Majority! Join us.
No Dem Left Behind
The goal at No Dem Left Behind is simple: To give Democratic candidates and voters in red districts an opportunity. An opportunity to have their voices heard in Washington, an opportunity to show the Democratic Party that this country is changing, and an opportunity to prove themselves on a national stage. We owe it to those voters to give them a choice worth voting for, and here at No Dem Left Behind, that’s what we aim to do.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.
Nuns on a Bus (Network Lobby)
Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Catholic Sisters
One Country Project
The One Country Project is dedicated to reopening the dialogue with rural communities, rebuilding trust and respect, and advancing an opportunity agenda for rural Americans.
Open Secrets: Center for Responsive Politics
Following the Money in Politics.
More money, less transparency: A decade under Citizens United
Ten years after the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Open Secrets is taking a look at the dramatic ways America’s campaign finance system has been altered in the decade since.
YOUR FRIENDS CAN FLIP ELECTIONS. 1 TEXT makes friends 10% more likely to vote. 10 TEXTS equals an hour of door knocking.
Nonpartisan Voter Services for U.S. Citizens Overseas and Uniformed Services Members
People for the American Way
We are People For the American Way. For more than three decades, we’ve been working with over one million members and activists to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack. Today, our mission is more critical than ever.
(Founded by Norman Lear and Barbara Jordan)
Together We Win. Together, we can create a world where we all have what we need to thrive, achieve, and feel our full worth at home, at work, and in our communities. We can change how we measure success. Our yardstick will be the health and happiness of all people and the well being of our planet…
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Stop the Bans, #StopTheBans. Politicians in multiple states are passing laws that ban abortion at a point before most people know they’re pregnant. These politicians want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and let these bans go into effect — ending safe, legal abortion in their states once and for all. We won’t stand by while they take away our right to control our own bodies.
Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Poor People’s Campaign
A national call for a moral revival.
Postcards 4 VA
Postcards For America
It’s a new day in the USA & we must take action and fight for our rights!
Let YOUR Senators & Reps know your STATE of mind!
We’ve been doing this since 10 days after the Election – and it WORKS!
Plus, action is the antidote to despair!
Postcards to Swing States
Voters who receive handwritten postcards are significantly more likely to vote. We proved it in 2018.
Postcards to Voters
Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee
CANDIDATE SERVICES: Endorsements • Training • Staffing • Polling
Campaign-in-a-Box Technology • Call Out The Vote
ABOUT US: The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is a million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels. We advocate for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, debt-free college, Wall Street reform, and Medicare for All. We’re the Elizabeth Warren wing of American politics!
Progressive Turnout Project
CONNECTING WITH VOTERS AND GETTING DEMOCRATS TO THE POLLS
Our democracy is facing threats we haven’t seen in generations. Protect Democracy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting attacks, from at home and abroad, on our right to free, fair, and fully informed self-government. Together, armed with our Constitution and the rule of law, we can fight back and protect our democracy from those who would do it harm.
Protect the Vote
STOPPING VOTER SUPPRESSION
If you agree that every eligible voter deserves to have their voice count, you can take action from home or in person by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer.
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The Pussyhat Project™ is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women’s issues and advancing human rights by promoting dialogue and innovation through the arts, education and intellectual discourse.
Putting Women in Their Place
From the Courthouse, to the Statehouse, to the White House
Queer The Vote / The Task Force
Radically impacting the way our community votes.
Radical Registrars is a grassroots, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan nonprofit organization formed after the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people in 2020. In response to these tragedies, we put our collective pain and anger towards engaging our community through youth-led, youth-focused voter registration and voter education. We are Black woman led.
Rally and Rise
Rally+Rise is a grassroots group committed to making New York a progressive haven—all while redefining what it means to be an activist. And yes, you’re def invited to join.
Reclaim Our Vote
Reclaim Our Vote is a campaign of the Center for Common Ground a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the Reclaim Our Vote campaign is to empower under-represented voters to fully participate in elections. To support that mission we provide voter education on how to monitor voter registration status, find voting locations (vote centers, dropboxes and voting precincts) as well as county contacts for local boards of elections or registrars.
Over the past decade, systematic gerrymandering and voter suppression have warped our political system, leaving us with a government that does not reflect our values. But we can change this. Harnessing the passion and skills of volunteers across the country, Red2Blue fights to put Democrats in office who will work on behalf of all of us to protect the dreams this country was built on and ensure equality, justice, and freedom for all. We fight for them, and they’ll fight for us.
Red to Blue
Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested program at the DCCC that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.
Register 2 Vote
Verify Your Voting Status and Register to Vote
Our American Values Are Under Threat
REGISTER TO VOTE
Repairers of the Breach
Some issues are not left versus right, but right versus wrong.
Repairers of the Breach is a nonpartisan 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country. We challenge the position that the preeminent moral issues are prayer in public schools, abortion, and property rights. Instead, we declare that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. Our deepest moral traditions point to equal protection under the law, the desire for peace within and among nations, the dignity of all people, and the responsibility to care for our common home.
We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.
Electing more women to government will strengthen our democracy by making it more representative, reviving bipartisanship & collaboration, improving policy outcomes, encouraging a new style of leadership, and cultivating trust in our elected bodies.
Text the word congress to Resistbot on Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, or to 50409 on SMS* and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress, and deliver your message to your two Senators and representative in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.
Resist. Recruit. Elect. Win. We leverage technology and our army of passionate, remote volunteers to help progressives run and win everywhere.
Rideshare 2 Vote
QUALITY VOTER OUTREACH | RIDES TO THE POLLS | EMPOWERING DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
Rise Up and Vote
RISE UP AND VOTE was born out of an urgent need to transform the voting turnout of young voters. Less than 30% of young voters are projected to vote in the November 6 midterm elections (which means more than 50 million young voters are not expected to vote). We are an alliance of the best creative and marketing minds in our country. Together, we believe we can engage, inspire, and empower this generation to RISE UP AND VOTE. Because voting will make the difference. Join us to help spread the #RISEUPANDVOTE message!
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
Run for Something
RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING YOUNG PROGRESSIVES
SAVE THE SENATE
(Sister org to Take Back the Court)
Senate Majority Pack
Solely dedicated to building a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate
She Should Run
More than 100,000 women have been inspired to consider a run for office through She Should Run. Join the growing movement of future women elected leaders.
She The People
She the People is a national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy. We are elevating and amplifying the voice and power of women of color as leaders, political strategists, organizers, and voters. She the People is building an inclusive, multiracial coalition driving a new progressive political and cultural era
Sister District Project
The Sister District Project activates the power, passion, and creativity of volunteers to win elections and turn states blue.
SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.
Sisters United Alliance
Empowering women to vote and register liberal nonvoters.
Sleeping Giants is a campaign dedicated to brand safety and responsibility in our complex new media environment. Big things are happening this year including
events, consulting and speaking engagements.
Sign up for updates.
SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS IS A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF OVER 100 FEMINIST ACTIVIST GROUPS FOCUSED ON TAKING ACTION TO RESIST THE CURRENT (UN)AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION—AS WELL AS THE SYSTEMIC INEQUITIES THAT EXISTED LONG BEFORE NOV 8, 2016.
ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, WE GATHER IN HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO:
***ENGAGE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS (VIA LETTERS, EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IN-PERSON MEETINGS)
***AMPLIFY THE ACTION ITEMS OF EXISTING PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS
BUILD + EDUCATE ACTIVE COMMUNITIES OF EMPOWERED, EDUCATED, ANTI-RACIST, INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISTS WHO WILL RESIST THE TRUMP AGENDA AND WORK FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND EQUITY.
***EVERY DAY WE POST A SIMPLE DAILY ACTION SO YOU CAN KEEP THE HEAT ON YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Southern Poverty Law Center
WHAT WE DO
We employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice:
Southern Poverty Law Center monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the U.S. and exposes their activities to law enforcement agencies, the media and the public.
LEARNING FOR JUSTICE
We know we don’t achieve equality and justice through the courts and investigative reporting alone. The future of our great country lies in the hands of today’s young people.
We use the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.
Spread the Vote
Spread The Vote obtains government-issued photo IDs for eligible voters. We are building a scaleable and sustainable way to help voters get the IDs they need for job, housing, voting, and more, 365 days a year PLUS election day.
Stand Up America
We’re a grassroots community committed to resisting Trump’s corrupt agenda. Add your name, and we’ll be in touch with ways to fight back.
EVERYTHING WE CARE ABOUT STARTS IN THE STATES.
The States Project connects the importance of state legislatures to every aspect of our lives and brings together communities to help build a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all.
Our electoral work focuses on winning governing majorities in the states by making state legislative campaigns more effective and better-funded. We do it because we believe that state legislatures are the strongest force for change in this country.
If you want to fix our country, work with us in the states.
States United Democracy Center
The States United Democracy Center is a nonpartisan organization advancing free, fair, and secure elections. We focus on connecting state officials, law enforcement leaders, and pro-democracy partners across America with the tools and expertise they need to safeguard our democracy. We are more than a think tank—we are an action tank. And together, we are committed to making sure every vote is counted, every voice is heard, and every election is safe.
Progressive Electoral Politics Organizations
Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access. This is Trump’s anti-choice movement… and it’s terrifying, particularly for women of color and low-income women who are most affected by these bans. We will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions best left to women, their families, and their doctors. Together we say: Stop the bans.
Women are marching, running for office, donating to and advocating for causes and campaigns, and voting in record numbers. We can be the most powerful force in America—if we do the work together. We’re building a Supermajority of women* who are organizing for gender equity. Sign up to be a founding member and be part of this from the beginning. *And everyone who shares our values!
Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership
Take Back the Court
DEMOCRACY WILL DIE UNLESS WE TAKE BACK THE COURT
To restore the right to vote, ensure reproductive freedom, protect workers, halt our climate emergency, and save democracy, Congress must add seats to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The 65 Project
The 65 Project: a bipartisan effort to protect democracy from abuse of the legal system by holding accountable lawyers who engage in fraudulent and malicious lawsuits to overturn legitimate election results and fuel insurrection.
Aggressively Progressive and Progressively Democrat
United Rural Democrats
We have traveled across this country and listened to countless Americans who are left out. More often than not these folks live in rural America. We have built a coalition of over 600 county parties in over 40 states, many of which have been overrun by the Republican onslaught. Our vision is to create a united platform that highlights the issues facing rural America. The Democratic Party is the party of prosperity and with leaders from FDR to LBJ, we have made this country work better for all Americans. But we still have a ways to go, as most rural people are left out of the political equation. We will support local candidates and causes to bring about a renewal in rural communities, achieve good representation in state houses, and remind Washington of the America they’ve neglected. It won’t be easy and we won’t win every race. But with hope and a little elbow grease, we will make the Rural America that fuels our country as great a place to grow old as anywhere else.
United States Elections Project
The United States Elections Project is an information source for the United States electoral system. The mission of the project is to provide timely and accurate election statistics, electoral laws, research reports, and other useful information regarding the United States electoral system. By providing this information, the project seeks to inform the people of the United States on how their electoral system works, how it may be improved, and how they can participate in it.
US Vote Foundation
Every citizen is a voter.
Every Vote Counts. The strength of our democracy relies on citizens’ trust that each vote is counted as cast.
We are the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government.
Virginia Democrats Arlington
Virginia House Democrats
Virginia Progressive Leadership Project
The Virginia Progressive Leadership Project exists to recruit, train, encourage and cultivate community leaders and activists across the Commonwealth.
Voice of the Experienced
VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in Louisiana and beyond without relying on mass incarceration.
We want YOU to get your friends and family to the polls. We’ll be here to help.
You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. We also wrote a handy guide that outlines your voting rights.
Voting Information You Need
Vote Common Good
Send letters to unlikely voters
Vote From Abroad
Vote From Abroad is a non-partisan platform that helps US citizens vote from abroad by producing the necessary Federal forms.
SINCE MARCH 2016…#VOTEPROCHOICE is a national political organizing project and technology platformed founded in March 2016 by Democrats.com LLC. We connect the nation’s prochoice majority voters with prochoice champion candidates in every election.
Absentee voting for students
We’re Vote Rev, the behavioral design engine for voter engagement tactics: As the only nonprofit behavioral design team in the progressive movement, we fill a critical gap: designing and quickly mainstreaming voter engagement tactics that help win elections. We believe that the urgency around helping progressives win means that we can’t just retool old tactics, and we can’t stop at reaching a few more voters here and there.
VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
REGISTER & MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
HELP AMERICANS REGISTER TO VOTE
Since 2003, we’ve helped register more than 4 million American voters through our pioneering mail and online voter registration programs. In 2016 alone, we helped register almost a million – and we’re just getting started.
MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
The Rising American Electorate—unmarried women, people of color, and millennials—are now the majority of eligible voters. With our groundbreaking research on voter mobilization and issue engagement, we’ve pioneered new ways to get them to the polls.
VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 2012 with a mission to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote.
Voters of Tomorrow
WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD: Of people aged 18-29, barely 25% vote on every election, and much less pay attention to politics on a regular basis.Voters of Tomorrow is a non-profit, student-led initiative to increase political engagement by Gen Z. We are not sponsored by any party or political action group, and our only goal is to get our generation to take the future into our own hands.
Vote Run Lead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for political office and win.
Vote Save America
Be a voter. Save America.
Let’s make participation a celebration!
Country. Service. Action
Voting Rights Institute
Resources for voters and voting rights litigators
Voting Participation Center
THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE: Unmarried women, people of color, and millennials could cast a majority of votes in every election — but only if they vote
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.
Way to Win
Way to Win is a resource and strategy hub founded in 2017 by a group of donors and organizers seeking a new approach to progressive political funding that wins elections, advances transformative policy, and builds lasting power.
We Are Indivisible Pledge
We must defeat Donald Trump. The first step is a primary contest that produces a strong Democratic nominee. The second step is winning the general election. We will not accept anything less. To ensure this outcome, I pledge to: We must defeat Donald Trump. Make the primary constructive. Rally behind the winner. Do the work to beat Trump.
We Can Vote
We will lead change in America. We will end gun violence. We will make our Politicians listen. BECAUSE AS STUDENTS WE CAN VOTE.
We Got The Vote
We passed Amendment 4! Over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions have their voting rights restored, the largest expansion of democracy in 50 years. Now, we need to make sure everyone can register to vote and have their voices heard.
We The Action
Lawyers: use your law degree to protect the vote and make a difference. Volunteer just a few hours – answering questions by phone or at the polls before or on Election Day. It’s an easy way to do your part and put your JD to work for democracy. Click here to get started now.
When We All Vote
Questions about voting? Call 866-OUR-VOTE. Get ready to vote!
Find out when and where you can vote, and who and what’s on your ballot.
Our mission is to invest in the activation, long-term engagement, training and development of new organizers, and mobilization of historically disengaged voters of color. We seek to engage registered voters in a multifaceted approach that includes: strategic social media outreach, impactful campus and faith-based outreach, social impact demonstrations, and intense mobilization (GOTV) efforts.
Women Donors Network
We are a vibrant network of 200+ individual women philanthropists at the forefront of social change. We are activists. We are nonprofit leaders. We are executives. We are artists. We are changemakers. As individuals, we embrace core progressive ideals of peace; human rights; feminism; and social, economic, and environmental justice. As a network, we learn together and develop skills to increase our effectiveness as progressive donors and leaders. And we take bold risks to fund in ways that no one could take on alone.
The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
Women’s Media Center
Why: Media shapes us, informs our ideas, policies and politics. It tells us who we are, and what we can be.
What: WMC works toward media equality using interconnected strategies of research, original stories and articles, promotion of women experts and media training.
This nonpartisan project has collected poll worker information and applications for hundreds of counties and other jurisdictions, making it easy for local election officials and potential workers to connect.
INSPIRING VOTE VIDEOS 2018 to PRESENT
AMY MCGRATH 2020
WOMEN RISING (2018)
Great women, veterans of United States services, running for office in the 2018 Midterms. #SupportWomen #WomenRising
Why The Youth Vote Might Change Our Country Forever (2018)
NextGen America’s Ben Wessel
KNOCK THE VOTE PSA (2018)
Dear Young People, Don’t Vote: A Knock the Vote PSA by ACRONYM
President Obama Doesn’t Have Time For These 7 Excuses Not To Vote (2018)