Progressive Politics

Action Network

Advocacy: Nonprofit dedicated to building power for the progressive movement.

Level: National

Website: actionnetwork.org/

Social Media: facebook.com/TheActionNet @TheActionNet

Purpose: Empowering millions of activists every day.


#AllofUs/WeWillReplaceYou

Advocacy: Fighting the hatred and greed poisoning our politics.

Level: National

Website: allofus.org

Social Media: facebook.com/timeforallofus/

Purpose: Democratic revolution to make America a real, multi-racial democracy for the first time in our history.


Alliance for Justice

Advocacy: Over 100 organizations committed to progressive values.

Level: National

Website: afj.org

Social Media: facebook.com/AllianceforJustice

Purpose: Create an equitable, just, and free society.


AlterNet

Advocacy: Award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.

Level: National

Website: alternet.org

Social Media: facebook.com/AlterNetNews @AlterNetNews

Purpose: Inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.


America Votes

Advocacy: Progressive politics

Level: National

Social Media: facebook.com/AmericaVotesOrg/ @AmericaVotesOrg

Purpose: Votes brings together a wide range of organizations to engage voters on issues. Our work focuses on election modernization and redistricting.


Avaaz

Advocacy: Globe's largest and most powerful online activist network.

Level: International

Website: avaaz.org

Social Media: facebook.com/Avaaz @Avaaz

Purpose: Organize citizens of all nations to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want.


Bend the Arc

Advocacy: Building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews from across the country.

Level: National

Website: bendthearc.us

Social Media: facebook.com/bendthearc @bendthearc

Purpose: Advocate and organize for a more just and equal society.


Care2

Advocacy: Committed to using the power of business to make a positive social and earth-friendly impact on the world.

Level: International

Website: care2.com

Social Media: facebook.com/Care2/ @Care2

Purpose: Action on important causes such as human rights, animal welfare, and the environment.


Center for American Progress

Advocacy: 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.

Level: National

Website: americanprogress.org

Social Media: facebook.com/americanprogress

Purpose: America should be a land of boundless opportunity, where people can climb the ladder of economic mobility. We believe we owe it to future generations to protect the planet and promote peace and shared global prosperity. And we believe an effective government can earn the trust of the American people, champion the common good over narrow self-interest, and harness the strength of our diversity .


Center for Science in the Public Interest

Advocacy: Healthier food system.

Level: National

Website: cspinet.org

Social Media: facebook.com/cspinet

Purpose: Educate the public, advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.


Civic Action

Advocacy: Middle-out economics, climate change, gun responsibility, inclusive democracy.

Level: National

Website: civicaction.com

Social Media: facebook.com/CivicSkunkWorks/ @CivicSkunkWorks

Purpose: Economies grow when everyone is included as an active participant, and the best way to ensure inclusion is through a vibrant and truly representative democracy.


CODEPINK

Advocacy: End U.S. wars and militarism.

Level: National

Website: codepink.org

Social Media: facebook.com/codepinkalert/ @codepinkalert

Purpose: Support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.


Common Defense

Advocacy: Diverse, grassroots organization of U.S. veterans and military family members who are fighting to preserve the core values we swore to uphold and defend.

Level: National

Website: commondefensepac.org

Social Media: facebook.com/commondefensepac @commondefensepac

Purpose: Protect our communities from hate and violence, to serve on the front lines for social, economic, and environmental justice, and to champion a truly equitable and representative democracy.


Common Dreams

Advocacy: Non-profit independent news center created in 1997 as a new media model.

Level: National

Website: commondreams.org

Social Media: facebook.com/commondreams.org @commondreams.org

Purpose: Values of social justice, human rights, equality and peace.


Corporate Accountability International

Advocacy: Stop corporate abuse.

Level: International

Website: stopcorporateabuse.org

Social Media: facebook.com/stopcorporateabuse @stopcorporateabuse

Purpose: Protect human rights, public health and the environment by waging and winning campaigns challenging the abuses of some of the world's most powerful corporations.


Council for a Livable World

Advocacy: Non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to enhancing peace and security.

Level: National

Website: livableworld.org

Social Media: facebook.com/livableworld @livableworld

Purpose: Reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons and to minimize the risk of war through lobbying and by helping elect and support Members of Congress who share our goals.


Credo Action

Advocacy: Social change network of 5 million activists.

Level: National

Website: credoaction.com

Social Media: facebook.com/CREDO @CREDO

Purpose: Organize for progressive change. We mobilize our 5 million activists to speak out and pressure decision-makers from the local to the national level.


Daily KOS

Advocacy: News organization, community, and activist hub.

Level: National

Website: dailykos.com

Social Media: facebook.com/dailykos/ @dailykos

Purpose: Reshape a political world once the exclusive domain of the rich, connected, and powerful.


Delco, PA Indivisible

Advocacy: Progressive politics.

Level: Local

Website: actionnetwork.org/groups/delco-pa-indivisible

Social Media: facebook.com/groups/383406765329243/

Purpose: Heeding the call for urgent and heroic action, we stand together to reclaim our constitutional democracy through ordinary, courageous and non-partisan acts of resistance.


Democracy for America

Advocacy: Progressive social and economic reform through the Democratic Party

Level: National

Website: democracyforamerica.com/

Social Media: facebook.com/DFAaction/

Purpose: Democracy for America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered political action committee founded by former presidential candidate and DNC chair Gov. Howard Dean. Our mission is to build and empower the progressive grassroots to take our democracy back from corporations and the wealthy few and aggressively combat growing income inequality.


Electronic Frontier Foundation

Advocacy: Leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.

Level: National

Website: eff.org

Social Media: facebook.com/eff @eff

Purpose: Champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development.


End Citizens United

Advocacy: Limiting the influence of money in political campaigns.

Level: National

Website: endcitizensunited.org

Social Media: facebook.com/EndCitizensUnitedPAC/

Purpose: Counter the disastrous effects of Citizens United and reform our campaign finance system.


Faith in Action (formerly PICO)

Advocacy: Faith-based network of community organizations.

Level: National

Website: faithinaction.org/

Social Media: facebook.com/FIAnational/

Purpose: Improve quality of life in communities.


Fight for Reform

Advocacy: State-level project of End Citizens United, is working to reform our broken campaign finance system at the local level.

Level: National

Website: fightforreform.org

Social Media: facebook.com/FightForReform/

Purpose: Connect grassroots activists to ballot initiatives that will bring transparency and accountability to local elections.


Fight for the Future

Advocacy: Internet in the public interest.

Level: National

Website: fightforthefuture.org

Social Media: facebook.com/fightfortheftr/ @fightfortheftr

Purpose: Protect and expand the Internet’s transformative power in our lives by creating civic campaigns that are engaging for millions of people.


ForceChange.com: petition to change your world

Advocacy: Individuals who care deeply about issues such as animal rights, the environment, human rights, social justice, progressive politics, and more.

Level: National

Website: forcechange.com

Social Media: facebook.com/ForceChange/ @ForceChange

Purpose: Provide the important news, policy and analysis intended to arm people with the information and tools necessary to force change in the unsustainable status quo.


Global Citizen

Advocacy: Social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Level: International

Website: globalcitizen.org

Social Media: facebook.com/GLBLCTZN @GLBLCTZN

Purpose: Learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change.


Global Zero

Advocacy: A world without nuclear weapons.

Level: International

Website: globalzero.org

Social Media: facebook.com/globalzero/ @globalzero

Purpose: Eliminate the nuclear threat once and for all.


J Street

Advocacy: Political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people.

Level: National

Website: jstreet.org

Social Media: facebook.com/jstreetdotorg/ @jstreetdotorg

Purpose: Policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Just Foreign Policy

Advocacy: Independent and non-partisan membership organization.

Level: National

Website: justforeignpolicy.org

Social Media: facebook.com/justforeignpolicy/ @justforeignpolicy

Purpose: Reform U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.


Keystone Progress

Advocacy: Pennsylvania's largest online progressive action network.

Level: Statewide

Website: keystoneprogress.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PAStandsUp/

Purpose: Build a permanent progressive political movement in Pennsylvania.


Keystone Research Center

Advocacy: Does original research, produces reports, and promotes public dialogue that addresses important economic and civic problems.

Level: Statewide

Website: keystoneresearch.org

Social Media: facebook.com/KeystoneResearch/

Purpose: Up-to-date independent analysis of Pennsylvania's economy and public policy.


Left Action

Advocacy: Progressive causes.

Level: National

Website: leftaction.com

Social Media: facebook.com/LeftAction/ @LeftAction

Purpose: Flagship site of the Left Action Network, a series of online properties fighting in tandem for the causes near and dear to progressives.


Local Progress

Advocacy: Network of hundreds of local elected officials from around the country.

Level: National

Website: localprogress.org

Social Media: facebook.com/LocalProgressNetwork/

Purpose: Strong economy, equal justice, livable cities, and effective government.


MDRC (Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation}

Advocacy: Work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners.

Level: National

Website: mdrc.org

Social Media: facebook.com/MDRCNews @MDRCNews

Purpose: Find solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates.

Move to Amend

Advocacy: Get money out of politics.

Level: National

Website: movetoamend.org

Social Media: facebook.com/Move2Amend/ @Move2Amend

Purpose: Amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings not corporations are persons entitled to constitutional rights.


MoveOn

Advocacy: Strengthening the progressive movement.

Level: National

Website: moveon.org

Social Media: facebook.com/moveon

Purpose: Education and advocacy, providing civic engagement tools to the public, and building the progressive movement by encouraging and supporting the development of more grassroots leaders.


National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Advocacy: Preserve Social security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Level: National

Website: ncpssm.org

Social Media: facebook.com/NationalCommittee

Purpose: Secure for the future the health and income security programs of the United States.


Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Advocacy: Founded by Catholic sisters in the progressive spirit of Vatican II, NETWORK works to create a society that promotes justice and the dignity of all in the shared abundance of God’s creation.

Level: National

Website: networklobby.org

Social Media: facebook.com/NetworkLobby @NetworkLobby

Purpose: Change structures that cause poverty and inequality, placing the needs of people at the economic margins and excluded at the center of our advocacy.


ONE

Advocacy: Campaigning and Advocacy organization of nearly eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Level: International

Website: one.org

Social Media: facebook.com/ONE?v=wall @ONE

Purpose: Governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens.


Open Media

Advocacy: Works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free.

Level: National

Website: openmedia.org

Social Media: facebook.com/openmediaorg

Purpose: Create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate, and empower people to safeguard the Internet.


Our Revolution

Advocacy: Thousands of volunteers from across the world.

Level: National

Website: ourrevolution.com

Social Media: facebook.com/PoliticalRevolution

Purpose: Reclaim democracy for the working people of our country.


Peace Alliance

Advocacy: Grassroots educational and advocacy organization focused on transforming how individuals, communities, and nations respond to conflict and violence.

Level: National

Website: peacealliance.org

Social Media: facebook.com/ThePeaceAlliance @ThePeaceAlliance

Purpose: Grow a movement of a million strong for peace.


PennPIRG

Advocacy: Using the time-tested tools of investigative research, media exposés, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation, PennPIRG stands up to powerful anti-consumer interests and delivers concrete results.

Level: Statewide

Website: pennpirg.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PennPIRG/ @PennPIRG

Purpose: Stand up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.


Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

Advocacy: Nonpartisan, statewide policy research project.

Level: Statewide

Website: pennbpc.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PennBPC

Purpose: A system of taxation that is fair and progressive, and that raises sufficient revenue to provide quality public services and economic prosperity.


Pennsylvania’s Choice

Advocacy: Coalition to fix our broken tax system, so our communities can thrive.

Level: Statewide

Website: pachoice.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PAsChoice @PAsChoice

Purpose: Legislators need to find revenue necessary to fund public investments in a budget balanced without gimmicks. Legislators should generate new revenue in three ways: 1) a severance tax on natural gas; 2) closing corporate tax loopholes, and 3) passing the Fair Share Tax that would cut taxes on working Pennsylvanians and raise revenue from wealthier Pennsylvanians through things like capital gains and dividends.


People for the American Way

Advocacy: Progressive organization.

Level: National

Website: www.pfaw.org

Social Media: facebook.com/peoplefor @peoplefor

Purpose: Fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.


People’s Action

Advocacy: Building powerful organizations nationwide where people of all races, faiths, and genders gather to make change.

Level: National

Website: peoplesaction.org

Social Media: facebook.com/pplsaction/ @pplsaction

Purpose: 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.


Pew Charitable Trusts

Advocacy: Independent nonprofit organization.

Level: National

Website: pewtrusts.org

Social Media: facebook.com/pewcharitabletrusts @pewcharitabletrusts

Purpose: Solve today’s most challenging problems.


Popular Resistance

Advocacy: Resource and information clearinghouse for the growing culture of resistance.

Level: National

Website: popularresistance.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PopularResistanceOrg/ @PopularResistanceOrg

Purpose: Bring movements for peace, justice, economic fairness and environmental protection together into an independent, nonviolent and diverse movement that can end the power of concentrated wealth, shift power to the people and put human needs before corporate greed.


Power to Impeach

Advocacy: A Political Action Committee solely devoted to removing Trump from office.

Level: National

Website: powertoimpeach.org

Social Media: facebook.com/powertoimpeach/ @powertoimpeach

Purpose: Address the structural impediment to initiating impeachment proceedings: taking control of the House of Representatives away from the Republicans.


Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

Advocacy: Million-member grassroots organization building power at the local, state, and federal levels

Level: National

Website: boldprogressives.org

Social Media: facebook.com/boldprogressives @boldprogressives

Purpose: Electoral work and issue Advocacy work on democracy issues and for economic populist priorities.


Progressive Democrats of America

Advocacy: Grassroots PAC operating inside the Democratic Party.

Level: National

Website: pdamerica.org

Social Media: facebook.com/PDAmerica/ @PDAmerica

Purpose: Build a party and a country controlled by citizens, not corporate elites with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just the narrow private interests.


Progressive Turnout Project

Advocacy: Grassroots political action committee (PAC) dedicated to connecting with voters one-on-one and getting Democrats to the polls.

Level: National

Website: turnoutpac.org

Social Media: facebook.com/turnoutpac @turnoutpac

Purpose: Design, test, and execute specialized voter turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts in the country.


Protect Democracy

Advocacy: Nonpartisan nonprofit with an urgent goal: to hold the President and the Executive Branch accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have protected our democracy through both Democratic and Republican administrations.

Level: National

Website: protectdemocracy.org

Purpose: Monitor, investigate, report on, organize and litigate against any action taken by the Executive Branch that could erode the rules, practices and freedoms that underpin our ability as a self-governing people to hold our leaders accountable.


Public Citizen

Advocacy: The people’s voice in the nation’s capital.

Level: National

Website: citizen.org

Social Media: facebook.com/publiccitizen/ @publiccitizen

Purpose: Ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.


Roots Action

Advocacy: Organization that consistently stands strong for economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection, and defunding endless wars.

Level: National

Website: rootsaction.org

Social Media: facebook.com/RootsAction/

Purpose: People-powered petition tool lets you create petitions and affect change with the tools and resources of Roots Action.


Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Advocacy: Help American Indian people meet their immediate survival needs – food, water, and shelter.

Level: National

Website: indianyouth.org

Social Media: facebook.com/RunningStrongforAmericanIndianYouth

Purpose: Implement and support programs designed to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and self-esteem.


Social Security Works

Advocacy: Maintain Social Security as a vehicle of social justice.

Level: National

Website: socialsecurityworks.org

Social Media: facebook.com/socialsecurityworks

Purpose: Protect and improve the economic security of disadvantaged and at-risk populations and to safeguard the economic security of those dependent, now or in the future, on Social Security.


Sum of Us

Advocacy: Stopping big corporations from behaving badly.

Level: National/International

Website: sumofus.org

Social Media: facebook.com/SumOfUsOrg/ @SumOfUsOrg

Purpose: Use our power as consumers, workers and investors to hold the biggest companies in the world to account.


314 Action

Advocacy: Nonprofit 501(c)4 that was founded by members of the STEM community, grassroots supporters and political activists.

Level: National

Website: 314action.org

Social Media: facebook.com/314Action/?ref=br_rs

Purpose: Elect more leaders who will use their training as STEM professionals to influence policy-making. Evidence-based reasoning should be the foundation of legislation related to issues like climate change, and gun violence.


United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

Advocacy: Represents and defends the interests of local governments on the world stage, regardless of the size of the communities they serve.

Level: International

Website: uclg.org

Social Media: facebook.com/UnitedCitiesAndLocalGovernments @UnitedCitiesAndLocalGovernments

Purpose: To be the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government, promoting its values, objectives and interests, through cooperation between local governments, and within the wider international community.


Veterans for Peace

Advocacy: Global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices.

Level: National

Website: veteransforpeace.org

Social Media: facebook.com/veteransforpeace @veteransforpeace

Purpose: Inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.


VoteVets

Advocacy: Focus on nonpartisan education and advocacy on behalf veterans and their families.

Level: National

Website: votevets.org

Social Media: facebook.com/votevets @votevets

Purpose: Work with all progressive allies representing labor, immigration, gay and lesbian rights, and environmentalists, when their issues coincide with the needs of troops and veterans.


Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)

Advocacy: Redirect federal budget priorities away from the military-industrial complex and toward human needs.

Level: National

Website: wand.org

Social Media: facebook.com/WomensAction @WomensAction

Purpose: Reduce violence and militarism, support nuclear disarmament, and redirect excessive Pentagon spending to unmet human and environmental needs.


Working Families

Advocacy: Electing the next generation of progressive leaders and building grassroots power to renew the American Dream.

Level: National

Website: workingfamilies.org

Social Media: facebook.com/WorkingFamilies @WorkingFamilies

Purpose: United States economy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected. One where politicians are accountable to working people, instead of Wall Street lobbyists and corporate CEOs. One where all of us, no matter where we come from, can find a good job, get healthcare when we need it, afford a home, send our kids to good schools, and have a secure retirement.


World Beyond War

Advocacy: Global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.

Level: International

Website: worldbeyondwar.org

Social Media: facebook.com/worldbeyondwar/ @worldbeyondwar

Purpose: Replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed.


Young Turks

Advocacy: American news and commentary program on YouTube.

Level: National

Website: tytnetwork.com

Social Media: facebook.com/TheYoungTurks/ @TheYoungTurks

Purpose: Show is aimed at the "98 percent 'not in power'" and what Cenk Uygur describes as the 60% of Americans who hold progressive views.