National Activism


There are a lot of organizations fighting for equality across the country – this is definitely not a complete list!

The Albert Einstein Institution works to advance the worldwide study and strategic use of nonviolent action.

The American Civil Liberties Union works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

America’s Voice (AV) harnesses the power of American voices and American values to enact policy change that guarantees full labor, civil and political rights for immigrants and their families.

Border Angels is volunteer based, non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border.

The Center for Reproductive Rights works to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) works to defend climate scientists who are dragged into litigation or otherwise threatened with legal attacks and harassment by politically and ideologically motivated groups.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

Earthjustice holds those who break our nation’s environmental laws accountable for their actions.

ERACCE exists to eliminate structural racism and create a network of equitable Antiracist institutions and communities.

HIAS advocates for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans

Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.

Immigration Equality advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.

International Refugee Assistance Project  organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.

Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization working to achieve full civil rights for LGBTQ individuals.

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future.

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.

The NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

The National Immigration Forum’s mission is to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods.

The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights works to defend and expand the rights of refugees and immigrants living in the United States.

The National Partnership for Women & Families fights for every major policy advance that helps women and families, including healthcare, work & family balance, workplace fairness, reproductive health, and fundamental rights.

Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

National Women’s Law Center works to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families – championing policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives.

The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) provides legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who may have otherwise gone without adequate representation.

PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies.

Planned Parenthood is a health care provider, educator, advocate, and a partner helping similar organizations around the world.

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Protect Thy Neighbor fights attempts to use religion to discriminate and deny people their rights.

Running Start is dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics and providing the skills needed to be future leaders.

Showing Up for Racial Justice is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

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.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

The Tahirih Justice Center is committed to serving as many immigrant women and girls fleeing violence as possible.

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.

Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. They cover the movements that stand against racism and tyranny.

UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people from all walks of life mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture.

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights promotes the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.

350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

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