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The AFL-CIO (aflcio.org) is the national federation of 57 unions representing 12 million working women and men. The AFL-CIO envisions a future of social and economic justice in America and the world, in which work and all people who work are valued, respected and rewarded. Work is what we do to better ourselves, to build dreams and to support our families. But work is more than that. Work cures, creates, builds, innovates and shapes the future. Work connects us all. Also an exhibitor.
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen and advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all working families. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. For us, public service is not just a job, it’s a calling. We serve to keep our families safe and make our communities strong. As a proud sponsor of Netroots Nation, we urge you to join our fight for strong public services, strong communities and an economy that works for everyone by visiting AFSCME.org or texting ‘JOIN’ to AFSCME.
Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) (americanmanufacturing.org) is a unique non-partisan, non-profit partnership forged to strengthen manufacturing in America. AAM brings together a select group of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union. Through research, grassroots advocacy, and coalition building, we create political and policy support for bringing new, highly- skilled, good jobs in manufacturing to communities all over the nation. We host ManufactureThis.org, the go-to blog source for workers and advocates who want to “keep it made in America.” Also an exhibitor.
The Amalgamated Transit Union, AFL-CIO, CLC, is the largest international labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of more than 192,000 members in 254 local unions spread across 45 states and nine provinces in Canada. We represent a broad range of frontline transit workers providing public transit, school transportation, intercity bus service, light rail, para transit, ferry services, and maintenance and clerical service as well as firefighters and other municipal employees. The ATU works to promote transit issues and fights for the interests and welfare of its hard-working members and all working people. Also an exhibitor.
The American Federation of Teachers (aft.org) was formed nearly 100 years ago by a group of teachers who saw teaching as an honored profession that needed organization and power. Today, with 1.5 million members, the AFT is responsible for creating and administering professional development opportunities; developing and implementing classroom and school improvements; boosting teacher quality; and generating higher standards and better assessments. The AFT represents a broad spectrum of professionals: pre-K through 12th grade teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and other healthcare professionals; and early childhood educators. Throughout this century, the AFT has been a major force for preserving and strengthening America’s democratic commitment to public education and public service. Desegregating public schools, passing the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act, establishing collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees, and addressing the needs of English language learners and disadvantaged children are just a few of the causes the AFT has championed. Also an exhibitor.
Communications Workers of America (CWA), founded in 1938, is the largest telecommunications union in the world, represents over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields. CWA is one of America’s fastest growing unions and a number of unions have affiliated with CWA because of its reputation for democracy and membership involvement. The union includes some 1,200 chartered local unions across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Members live in approximately 10,000 communities, making CWA one of the most geographically diverse unions. CWA is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the Canadian Labour Congress, the worldwide UNI Global Union, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the International Transport Workers Federation (ITWF), and the International Metalworkers’ Federation (IMF). Learn more at http://www.cwa-union.org or follow us on Twitter @CWAUnion or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cwaunion. Also an exhibitor.
CREDO Mobile is America’s only progressive phone company. We work hard to provide excellent phones and service, and we fight hard for progressive social change. Since our inception in 1985 (as Working Assets), we’ve raised more than $70 million for nonprofit groups like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Color of Change, and Rainforest Action Network. (Compare that to AT&T being a top donor to the House Tea Party Caucus in 2009-2010.) Our CREDO Action network of 2.75 million activists turns up the heat with millions of letters, emails, and calls to decision-makers. We push the limits of what’s possible and expand the public discourse beyond the narrow boundaries of the pundits and politicians, providing a progressive flank to many campaigns. To learn more, visit credomobile.com. Also an exhibitor.
Founded in 2002, Daily Kos (dailykos.com) is the premier online political community with 2.5 million unique visitors per month and 250,000 registered users. It is at once a news organization, community, and activist hub. Among luminaries posting diaries on the site are President Jimmy Carter, Senator Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and dozens of other senators, congressmen, and governors. Even more exciting than that however, are the hundreds of thousands of regular Americans that have used Daily Kos to shape a political world once the exclusive domain of the rich, connected, and powerful. Also an exhibitor.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the national Democratic organization responsible for winning state legislative elections. The DLCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to put Democrats in control of as many state legislatures as possible. We do this by helping to build winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees across the country through partnerships with legislative leaders, professional staff, and grassroots advocates. We provide candidates with access to tools like polling, research, and online activism platforms, as well as other data, field, and communications resources that have become indispensable for modern campaigns. Also an exhibitor.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.
The International Association of Fire Fighters (iaff.org), headquartered in Washington, DC, represents more than 300,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation’s population. The IAFF has more than 3,200 affiliates serving communities in the United States and Canada. The IAFF is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington; its Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is in the top one percent of the more than 4,000 federal PACs in the country. For more information, visit www.iaff.org.
LIUNA (liuna.org)—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive and aggressive union of construction workers and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees. LIUNA’s half-million members build America and build Canada. They are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of 12 million workers, producing 5 percent of our countries’ economic output. Members are united through collective bargaining agreements, which help create jobs with family-supporting pay, good benefits, the opportunity for advancement and better lives. Also an exhibitor.
MoveOn Political Action. MoveOn.org started in 1998 as one simple online petition. Since then, we’ve changed the face of American politics and grown to become the largest independent online political group in America, with millions of members fighting together to elevate real people’s voices in our democracy and win progressive change. Visit our website to start your own MoveOn.org petition campaign or to enroll your organization in our progressive partners program, through which you can boost your existing campaigns by enlisting MoveOn members’ support.
The National Education Association (nea.org) is the nation’s largest professional organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Get the latest education news by following @neamedia or visiting nea.org. Also an exhibitor.
As a progressive communications firm, Tricom Associates is all about dedicating time and talent to make a meaningful, measurable difference for our clients and the causes they advocate. We take pride in setting a standard for social networking and new media communication tools, and we’re always looking for the next breakthrough medium that, coupled with our experience, gives our labor, education, health care and environmental clients a happy marriage of traditional and new media exposure. The Tricom formula works because we believe in what our clients do. We have a passion for our clients’ causes, and we are invested in making them successful.
Since 2004, ActBlue has raised nearly $400 million and helped connect candidates and organizations with supporters in order to remove barriers to political participation. We’ve become the go-to place for the left to raise money with our quick setup and low fees. That means that even local candidates and small c4 non-profits have the resources to raise money online from their communities. We work to give donors a voice in the process while building state-of-the-art fundraising infrastructure for the left. Our donation forms are rigorously tested, mobile optimized, and allow returning donors to give with one click! Also an exhibitor.
Advomatic builds websites for good causes using the open source content management system Drupal. Founded in 2004, we are a team of dedicated full-time web developers and project managers who love what we do– helping our clients to be successful online. We have been part of the Netroots Nation family since year one in Vegas (remember those chocolate fountains?) We are a firm that shares your progressive values, working with clients like the ACLU, American Federation of Teachers, Alternet and GLAAD to build powerful websites on budget and on time. If you are looking to build or update your website contact us at email@example.com / www.advomatic.com
For over 30 years, Alliance for Justice has been a leader in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of more than 100 environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. We believe that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have our voices heard when government makes decisions that affect our lives. Our nonprofit and foundation advocacy legal team offers plain-language legal guides, advocacy-related workshops, and free one-on-one legal technical assistance. Our justice programs lead the movement to ensure a fair and independent federal judiciary and work towards social justice in a variety of areas. Learn more at www.afj.org/blog. Also an exhibitor.
America’s Voice Education Fund’s goal is to create the public momentum for reforms that will transform a dysfunctional immigration system into a regulatory system that works. To achieve this, we conduct cutting edge public opinion research, perform rapid response communications in English and Spanish, and support courageous leaders who are standing up for real immigration reform. We invite you to join us! To connect with us, visit: www.AmericasVoiceOnline.org
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) (acslaw.org), a growing network of progressives, works to ensure that the law is a force to improve the lives of all people. This includes countering the destructive understanding of the Constitution advanced by many conservatives and Tea Party leaders. Their constitutional vision supports a far right agenda that caters to the interests of corporations at the expense of advancing civil liberties and equality for all. The Framers understood that the Constitution retains its relevancy by ensuring it reflects the changing needs of society. Join ACS in this vital work. Visit ACSLaw.org today.
The American Prospect is a bimonthly print and online political magazine based in Washington, D.C. We’re liberal, progressive, lefty—call it what you want, we’re proud of it. When the Prospect was founded in 1990, conservatism—buoyed by a decade of Republican rule—was ascendant; under Reagan, income inequality ballooned. The founders felt that there was not a progressive publication focused on economic issues that was as interested in policy as it was politics. Since then, we’ve expanded our coverage to address broader issues of social justice—immigration, gay rights, women’s rights. But we’re still here 20 years later, smack dab at the nexus of politics and policy. Come check us out at prospect.org. Also an exhibitor.
The Blue State Digital (BSD) Tools are a suite of digital applications that form the most effective platform for organizing, engaging, and activating online. The technology combines a customizable, searchable member database with mass email, donation processing, social networking, event management, personal fundraising, analytics, and more. Since 2005, it has helped our clients activate more than 122 million supporters, send more than 10 billion emails, and process more than $1 billion in donations. The BSD Tools are a product of Blue State Digital, an agency and technology company that develops and runs fundraising, membership, and engagement campaigns for a diverse portfolio of clients. Also an exhibitor.
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. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in criminal law to constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution — part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group, part communications hub — the Brennan Center seeks meaningful, measurable change in the systems by which our nation is governed.
ColorOfChange is a leading civil rights organization—with over 900,000 members it is the largest online Black advocacy organization in the nation. We work to strengthen the voice of Black America and create positive change surrounding critical political and social issues that affect the Black community. ColorOfChange mobilizes its members and allies, using both online and grassroots methods, to demand accountability from political and corporate decision-makers. We believe that in order for democracy to work, all of our voices must be included. ColorOfChange believes that by bringing people together around targeted and strategic actions, we can make a difference.
Common Cause (commoncause.org) is a nonpartisan, grassroots citizens’ lobby. We work to restore the core values of American democracy, reinvent an open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest, and empower ordinary people to make their voices heard in the political process. Common Cause was founded in 1970 by John Gardner, a Republican who served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Johnson, a Democrat, and whose words are more profound today than ever: “We must bring about a renaissance in politics … Does that seem inordinately ambitious? It is. This is no time for small plans.”
Founded by Governor Howard Dean, Democracy for America (DFA) is a people-powered Political Action Committee. With over one million members, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our Country & the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.
DSPolitical is the Progressive movement’s first online advertising network that enables campaigns and organizations to deliver internet ads to ONLY those voters that you choose to target. DSPolitical matched a cookie pool of over 400 million cookies to the Catalist voter database across several segments. Democratic candidates and progressive organizations can now target online ads to the registered voters that they need to reach the most. DSPolitcal can segment rich media online ads based on Registration, Partisanship, Ethnicity, Geography, Household income, turnout likeliness, Education, and several more. DSPolitical allows you to combine the richness and emotion of television ads, the targeting capability of direct mail, and the interactivity of online. Also an exhibitor.
INMEX provides complimentary meeting planning resources while working closely with media, environmental, human rights, philanthropic, labor and community organizations so your event dollars sustain hotel corporations that respect the communities, the workers and the environment in which they operate. Site Selection: INMEX compiles detailed information about cities and suppliers, so you know which locations and corporations share your values before you book the event. Contract Negotiations: INMEX negotiates the best available rates and concessions in addition to ensuring that the final contract protects your group from the unexpected. Contact INMEX to plan your next meeting! 314-302-7392. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Liberally (livingliberally.org) creates social communities around progressive politics across America and around the world. Best known for the Drinking Liberally happy hours in hundreds of cities, we also host Screening Liberally films, Reading Liberally book tours, Eating Liberally meals and Laughing Liberally comedy shows. Our events become centers of progressive energy in conservative corners of the country as well as the big blue cities. Living Liberally has published “538 Ways to Live, Work and Play Like a Liberal” by co-founder Justin Krebs, has produced videos with advocacy partners, is developing a strategic partnership with the AFL-CIO to use humor in political messaging, and is running a Laughing Liberally comedy show in New York and on national tour. Wherever you are, you can live liberally — start a chapter for free or find the group nearest you: livingliberally.org. Also an exhibitor.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to improve the lives of LGBT people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all. Follow us @TheTaskForce. Also an exhibitor.
National Nurses United (NNU) with close to 185,000 members and operating in most states, is the largest union of registered nurses in U.S. history. A progressive union, NNU is committed to: Promoting effective collective bargaining representation for the economic and professional interests of all direct care RNs, Enactment of safe nurse-to-patient ratios and patient advocacy rights in Congress and every state, Win healthcare justice: quality healthcare for all as a human right. NNU is a leader for environmental justice, fights to rein in Wall Street and fund human needs programs through the Robin Hood Tax & for single-payer health care.
Netroots Connect brings together online and offline activists, journalists, organizations, bloggers, funders and others to create new opportunities for discussion and cooperation. Netroots Connect programs include annual meetings and workshops, networking events, scholarships and diversity outreach. The Netroots Connect LGBT pre-conference for Netroots Nation brings together leaders, communicators and activists from throughout the LGBT community. Netroots Connect also coordinates the LGBT Caucus meetings and policy briefings for scholarship recipients. Netroots Connect is committed to expanding our reach to new and diverse communities. We seek to break down the barriers that prevent so many from participating in the online world. Also an exhibitor.
New Organizing Institute (NOI) is a community of organizers, and we’re committed to solving the biggest challenges that stand in the way of change. Our basic belief is simple: if people have the skills to engage others, the tools to build powerful campaigns, and a community of practice to help them learn and grow, they can win real change, make measurable improvements in people’s lives, and restore faith in our government and our democracy. We’re working to produce the best leaders and strongest movements of our generation. We help campaigns win today, while working to build capacity and infrastructure that will allow us to keep winning into the next generation. neworganzing.com. Also an exhibitor.
People for the American Way (pfaw.org) is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way. We believe a society that reflects these constitutional principles and progressive values is worth fighting for, and we take seriously our responsibility to cultivate new generations of leaders and activists who will sustain these values for the life of this nation. Also an exhibitor.
Since 1981, Ploughshares Fund has led and supported a community of experts, advocates and analysts to implement smart strategies to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. In 2010, Ploughshares Fund spearheaded the successful campaign of over 50 non-governmental organizations to win the Senate approval of the New START treaty. The group is currently concentrating on efforts to right-size the nuclear weapons budget to be more consistent with the needs of our 21st Century military; to continue U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons reductions in a way that benefits both nations’ national security objectives; and to promote diplomatic resolution of Iran’s nuclear program.
Progress Now (progressnow.org) was founded in 2003 with two goals: 1) help grassroots activists use cutting-edge internet and new media to organize online at the state and local level; and 2) assist progressive partner organizations with message development and earned media strategies to promote a progressive agenda, counter right-wing misinformation, and hold public leaders accountable. Today, ProgressNow state partners have built a combined email network exceeding 2.4 million members. Also an exhibitor.
Progressives United was founded by former Senator Russ Feingold in the wake of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision. We engage progressives to challenge unbridled corporate power and take our democracy back from corporations and the wealthiest individuals.
About Ring of Fire (ringoffireradio.com): Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Mike Papantonio, and Sam Seder take to the airwaves every week to battle corporate fat cats, corrupt politicians, and talking heads. They also take the time to highlight those who are working everyday to create a better tomorrow.
Salsa is the integrated, online platform that empowers non-profits to achieve their missions. Organizations of all sizes can manage their supporters, communicate, fundraise, advocate, and much more. Salsa currently supports more than 2,000 non-profit groups’ with more than 75 million supporters, members, donors, activists, and fans around the world. www.salsalabs.com. Also an exhibitor.
The Sierra Club is America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization with more than 2.4 million members and supporters nationwide. In addition to creating opportunities for people of all ages, levels and locations to have meaningful outdoor experiences, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of our communities, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and litigation. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org. The Beyond Coal campaign is the Sierra Club’s largest campaign and works to transition our country from dirty, dangerous coal to clean sources of energy — solar and wind. Also an exhibitor.
UltraViolet is a new and rapidly growing community of women and men across the U.S. mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture. With 550,000 members spanning every state and congressional district, UltraViolet works on a range of issues, including health care, economic security, violence, and reproductive rights. At UltraViolet, we combine innovative, cutting-edge organizing with grassroots, people-powered actions to fight for equality and progress. Through our successful campaigns, including pressuring Amazon, Reebok, Clear Channel, Faceboook, and state and national political leaders, we’ve shown that there is a real cost for being anti-women. Equality at a higher frequency–that’s what we’re all about.
The United Steelworkers (USW) union commemorated its 70th anniversary this spring. The USW is the largest industrial union in North America, representing 1.2 million active and retired members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Steelworkers forge steel, smelt aluminum, build tires, refine oil, produce paper and form glass. Steelworkers also make Harley Davidson motorcycles, Ocello sponges, Cutco cutlery, Pyrex glass, All Clad pots, Jacobson hats, Sealy mattresses and Puffs facial tissues. Proud to be union members, Steelworkers work hard politically to secure the rights they’ve gained and to advance the cause of all working people.
The Young Democrats of America (YDA) is the largest youth-led, national, partisan political organization. YDA mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influences the ideals of the Democratic Party, and develops the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local and national level. YDA’s programming focuses on mobilizing young voters to elect Democratic candidates, advocating on issues that are important to young people, and training the next generation of Democratic Party leaders.