ORGANIZATIONS WE LOVE

How to Vote in 2020

Plan Your Vote.
“Mark your calendars. Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election from NBC News.”

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How To Vote In The 2020 Election.
“A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19 from FiveThirtyEight.”

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2020 Election Voter Info
“Everything you need to know before your vote from Maya Contreras for DAME Magazine.”

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The Best Way to Vote in Every State from SLATE
“An extremely comprehensive guide to making sure your ballot gets counted, no matter where in America you live.”

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Election Protection 866-Our-Vote
“Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote.”

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Federal Voting Assistance Program from American Citizens voting overseas from FVAP
“Voting assistance for Service members,their families and overseas citizens.”

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Vote From Abroad
“Vote From Abroad is a non-partisan platform that helps US citizens vote from abroad by producing the necessary Federal forms. In using this site, only the information necessary for filling out Federal forms related to voting as US citizen overseas is collected.”

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Will You Have Enough Time to Vote by Mail in Your State?
“In 35 states, voters can request ballots so close to Election Day that it may not be feasible for their ballots to be mailed to them and sent back to election officials in time to be counted.”

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Vote Riders
“Voter ID laws silence millions of Americans VoteRiders is here to help We provide voter ID assistance so that every American can cast a ballot that counts.”

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VOTING RIGHTS

Democracy Docket
“Protecting Voting Rights.”

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Legal Defense Fund
“As part of the Legal Defense Fund’s #PreparedToVote effort, we have launched #VotingRights2020, a 2020 election microsite. This site is your go-to for info on voter registration, voter suppression, #ElectionDay volunteering, and more!”

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Lawyers Committee
“The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity – work that continues to be vital today.”

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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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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 and 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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Eleanors Legacy
“We take action every day to build a democracy that truly represents all of us. We recruit, train and fund pro-choice Democratic women candidates across New York at the state and local level. This community includes and welcomes all self-identifying females ready to build a new generation of New York leaders.”
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First Ask
“That’s the core vision of First Ask — we are founded by women and supported by women who are, first and foremost, community organizers. We’ve spent countless hours getting to know people and their communities and being inspired by them every step of the way. Time after time, we’ve seen strong, hardworking, progressive women decline to run for office because it seemed to hard, or too time-consuming, or, maybe, because no one they care about ever thought to ask them.”
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CrowdPac
“Crowdpac is a free platform with zero startup or monthly costs. Potential candidates can raise no-risk pledges and declared candidates collect donations directly to their campaign.”
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Run For Something
“We launched Run for Something on January 20th, 2017 with a simple premise:Run for Something will help recruit and support young diverse progressives to run for down-ballot races in order to build a bench for the future — the folks we support now could be possible members of the House, Senate, and maybe even President one day. We aim to lower the barriers to entry for these candidates by helping them with seed money, organization building, and access to trainings needed to be successful.”
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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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Sister Song
“SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.”
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Color Latina
“Lifting up Latinx voices. Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a Denver-based grassroots non-profit that provides a voice on reproductive rights, health and justice for Latinas, their families and allies.”
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Earth Justice
“True and lasting change happens when the power of the law is on your side.
That is why the earth needs a good lawyer.”
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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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Periods!

Lola
“Lola is a company run by women using natural ingredients in your menstrual products. To date they have donated over a million products and partner with advocacy groups including Period Equity and I Support the Girls.”

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Thinx
“Thinx are the original period panties and they have a Thinx2020 campaign to bring period equity in the 2020 election as well as participating in education and access programs. They have also donated period panties to medical workers in China and the UK so far.”

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Sustain Natural
“Sustain Natural sells tampons, period cups, pads, and period underwear that are made from environmentally friendly ingredients and the company donates 10% to women’s healthcare organizations.”

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Aunt Flow
“Aunt Flow is on a mission to ensure everyone has access to menstrual products. For every 10 tampons and pads sold, Aunt Flow donates 1 to PERIOD.ORG, a non-profit that distributes products to people in need.”

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Nixit
“You can also try environmentally friendly menstrual cups from Nixit.”

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DivaCup
“DivaCup, who has a charity partner called DivaCares.”

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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

StrongHearts Helpine
The story of the StrongHearts Native Helpline began in 2012 when the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) began discussing the need for a domestic violence hotline to support tribal communities across the United States. With input from tribal leaders, a Native women’s council, domestic violence experts, and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, the two organizations began laying the groundwork to develop a Native-centered hotline staffed by advocates with a strong understanding of Native cultures, as well as issues of tribal sovereignty and law.
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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

The Taskforce
“The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

We’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.”

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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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Black Lives Matter
“In 2013, three radical Black organizers—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—created a Black-centered political will and movement building project called #BlackLivesMatter. It was in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman.

The project is now a member-led global network of more than 40 chapters. Our members organize and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”

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Million Hoodies

“In 2012, Million Hoodies created a new tool to help track and document incidents of police misconduct and has since collected over 2,000 incidents of misconduct in New York City alone. The Million Hoodies national network that exist today officially launched in 2014, designed to develop a new generation of human rights leaders on the front lines for transformative social change.”

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Cure Violence
“Cure Violence stops the spread of violence by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms – resulting reductions in violence of up to 70%.”

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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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