American Friends Service Committee
Advocacy: Lasting peace with justice
Social Media: facebook.com/AmericanFriendsServiceCommittee @AmericanFriendsServiceCommittee
Purpose: Based on Quaker principles, working with people of many backgrounds to nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
Americans for Financial Reform
Advocacy: Group of national and state organizations that have joined together to fix our financial sector
Social Media: facebook.com/AmericansforFinancialReform/
Purpose: Ensure that the financial sector is working for all Americans.
Advocacy: Through multilingual financial education materials, community outreach and grassroots "make your voice heard" advocacy, Consumer Action empowers underrepresented consumers nationwide.
Social Media: facebook.com/consumeraction @consumeraction
Purpose: Enable underrepresented consumers nationwide to financially prosper through education and advocacy
Consumer Reports Advocacy
Advocacy: Policy and action division of Consumer Reports
Social Media: facebook.com/CRAdvocacy/
The advocacy division of Consumer Reports works directly with our 1 million-plus activists for strong consumer protection laws in Congress and the states and to expose corporations that do wrong by their customers—and to encourage companies that are heading in the right direction.
Earth Quaker Action Team
Advocacy: Environmental Responsibility/Economic Development.
Social Media: facebook.com/EarthQuakerActionTeam/
Purpose: EQAT is committed to using non-violent, peaceful means to advocacy for job creation through renewable energy by demanding that, by 2025, PECO increase rooftop solar to 20% of its energy, spur solar panel installment in high-unemployment areas, and prioritize installment by local workers. EQAT welcomes all faiths.
15 Now – Philadelphia Chapter
Advocacy: $15 minimum wage
Level: Local and National
Social Media: facebook.com/Philly15now @15nowPhilly
Purpose:The group advocates for both nationwide and local minimum wage of at least $15. Their primary activities are connecting economic justice advocates and organizing protests/rallies in favor of raising the minimum wage.
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Advocacy: Affordable Housing
Social Media: facebook.com/pahousing
Purpose: HAOP promotes common-sense solutions to balance Pennsylvania's housing market and increase the supply of safe, decent homes for low-income people.
Jobs with Justice
Advocacy: Advancing workers’ rights and economic justice.
Social Media: facebook.com/jobswithjustice
Purpose: Build power for working people; advancing a sustainable and powerful network of grassroots coalitions; supporting the growth and leadership of local leaders and activists; and developing strategic alliances nationally and globally that strengthen the movement for workers’ rights, economic justice, and our democracy.
Make It Work Campaign
Advocacy: Working to advance economic security for women, men and families across the country.
Social Media: facebook.com/miwcampaign @miwcampaign
Purpose: Common sense workplace policies and ambitious solutions that will help people across the country “make it work.”
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Advocacy: Raise the labor standards for all domestic workers.
Social Media: facebook.com/nationaldomesticworkersalliance/ @nationaldomesticworkersalliance
Purpose: Win domestic worker “Bill of Rights” at the state level and regulatory changes at the international level through the International Labor Organization (ILO) and at the federal level.
Advocacy: Community Organizing
Social Media: facebook.org/onepennsylvania
Purpose: One Pennsylvania is an emerging statewide organization of community leaders from diverse sectors – including municipal, school, faith, business, labor and civic – who are joining together to stabilize and revitalize their communities, reinvigorate local economies, and promote regional opportunity and sustainability.
Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities
Advocacy: Low cost housing; avoiding disruption of communities during development.
Level: Local – Philadelphia
Social Media: facebook.com/Phillystaysput/
Purpose: Advocates for affordable housing development without displacement of existing residents. Targets homelessness, taking back vacant land, protection of existing housing. Phone: 215-600-1571.
Philadelphia Jobs with Justice
Advocacy: Economic Justice/Labor Rights
Purpose: They fight for the fair treatment of workers, organizing in local communities and workplaces. They believe in long-term multi-issue coalition building, grassroots base-building, organizing, and strategic militant action as the foundation for building a workers' movement.
Advocacy: Replace NAFTA with a deal that puts workers first.
Purpose: Help people understand the consequences of NAFTA and what a people-centered replacement looks like.
United Farm Workers
Advocacy: Nation’s first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states.
Social Media: facebook.com/unitedfarmworkers
Purpose: Organize in major agricultural industries across the nation to obtain rights for farmworkers.
Advocacy: Economic Justice/Progressive Politics
Level: National & Local
Social Media: facebook.com/WorkingFamilies
Purpose: WF is committed to stemming the growing wealth gap through advocacy campaigns and support of progressive candidates at all levels.