ORGANIZATIONS WE LOVE

RUNNING FOR OFFICE

Emily’s List
“We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.”

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She Should Run
“She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 that provides an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run for office and for those who support them. Our mission is to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.”

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Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute
“Our intensive four-day Candidate & Campaign Trainings provide comprehensive, non-partisan best practices to present and future LGBTQ candidates, campaign staff and community leaders. Trainees learn necessary skills and strategies by engaging in tough, realistic campaign simulations, and work with peers to develop a plan to run for office and win.”

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Off The Sidelines
“Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s effort to get more women involved in public life.”

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VOTING RIGHTS

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
“The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.”

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League of Women Voters
“Formed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans.”

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WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Planned Parenthood
“Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits.”

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NARAL
“We are made up of pro-choice women and men across the United States. Together, we’re protecting and expanding reproductive freedom. How do we support the right to choose, exactly? We lobby Congress to convince your elected representatives to support your right to choose.”

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Center for Reproductive Rights
“The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Our Vision: Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

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CIVIL RIGHTS

Southern Poverty Law Center
“The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”

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Anti Defamation League
“The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.”

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The Arc
“The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.”

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ACLU
“For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

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Muslim Legal Fund of America
“Muslim Legal Fund of America is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities.“

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MALDEF
“MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community” MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.”

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AALDEF
“Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.”

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Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve our systems of democracy and justice. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all.”

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CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY

Children’s Defense Fund
“The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.”

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Women’s Prison Association
“WPA works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement. We promote alternatives to incarceration and help women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives. Inside prison and jail, we are a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.”

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ENVIRONMENT

Natural Resources Defense Council
“NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.”

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350.org
“350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries.”

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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

YWCA
“YWCA USA, which serves 2.3 million people annually, focuses its mission-driven work in three signature areas where we believe we can have the most impact: Racial Justice and Civil Rights, Empowerment and Economic Advancement of Women and Girls, Health and Safety of Women and Girls.”

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RAINN
“RAINN’S MISSION: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.”

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IMMIGRATION

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
“Vision: HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom. Mission: HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom.”

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Reform Immigration for America “
is the online component of a united national effort organized under the banner of the “Alliance for Citizenship” that brings together individuals and grassroots organizations with the mission to build widespread support for workable, humane, comprehensive immigration reform.”

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LGBTQ RIGHTS

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
“SRLP provides direct representation for low income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas.”

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Ali Forney Center
“Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. Our organization’s namesake, Ali Forney, was a gender nonconforming teen who fled his home at 13.”

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National Center for Transgender Equality
“The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.”

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Black and Pink
“Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people.”

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Lambda Legal
“Lambda Legal, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.”

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The Trevor Project
“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.”

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RACIAL JUSTICE

Bread and Roses Community Fund
“We believe that the people in the best position to create real change are those who are most affected by injustice and inequality. And we provide training and capacity building to build leadership among people of color, poor and working-class people, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ people.”

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Black Women’s Blueprint
“We began meeting in sister circles in 2008 in living rooms, backyards and around kitchen tables, where we grappled with the state of Black women in the U.S. across ethnicity/nationality, class, sexual orientation, identity, etc.”

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GUN SENSE

Brady Campaign
“The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. Of the 32,000 people who die from gun violence in this country each year, how many could be saved?”

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Everytown for Gun Safety
“Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America.”

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Moms Demand Action
“Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms.”

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GET OUT THE VOTE

Flippable
“We’re building the movement to flip states blue—and restore our country’s democracy. Join us.”

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Swing Left
“A national grassroots network of over 300,000 volunteers supporting Democratic candidates in Swing Districts with the goal of taking back the House in 2018.”

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The National Democratic Redistricting Committee
“The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and Organizing for Action (OFA) are launching a new partnership to provide grassroots support for restoring fairness to our electoral maps. Working together, we will be engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about the problem and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.”

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MobilizeAmerica
MobilizeAmerica is a platform to connect individuals and groups with the highest-impact political volunteer actions. We work closely with campaigns and activist groups to scale volunteering and elect Democrats across the country.”

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