Interested in being a part of our Town Square? If you’d like to ask questions about the exhibit hall in our Town Square and how to make the most of it, use our contact form and select the “exhibitors” category.
In addition to our Sponsors (many of whom will have a presence in our Town Square) we would like to thank our many exhibitors who are part of providing a great experience for our attendees.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is a nonpartisan, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans. Based in Washington, D.C., the organization was founded in 1947. Americans United works in the courts, in Congress and state legislatures, at the White House and in the arena of public opinion. We address an array of issues including faith-based initiatives, taxpayer funded school vouchers, religion in public schools and religious prayer at government-sponsored events. We also work on marriage equality and reproductive justices issues where they intersect with church-state separation. Americans United is led by Executive Director Barry W. Lynn, who regularly appears on major cable news outlets. For more information on AU visit www.au.org.
With over 25 million members, Care2.com is the largest and fastest-growing online social action network for “do-gooders” – adults with a passion for supporting nonprofits and causes, including Human Rights, Health, Animals, the Environment and many others. More than 700 leading nonprofit organizations rely on Care2’s fast, cost-effective campaigns to recruit millions of targeted donors, members, supporters, and Facebook fans. Nonprofits typically find that Care2 is more cost-effective than traditional recruitment through direct mail or telemarketing. Care2 also helps nonprofits win advocacy victories by mobilizing its “e-activists” to generate thousands of letters, faxes and phone calls to decision makers on a wide range of issues. Our clients are featured across 200+ Care2 media partner websites and blogs which extend the reach and visibility of their campaigns to 170 million additional people. Contact Eric Rardin at 703.473.2825 or email@example.com
Earlham School of Religion is a Christian graduate theological school in the Quaker tradition. Throughout their history, Quakers have taken a leading role in speaking truth to power, exposing social and economic concerns, and ministering to those among us who are most in need. If you resonate with these values you can be a part of this continuing work regardless of your religious background. ESR offers Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees as well as Certificate programs and occasional classes both residentially and through our Access distance program. Go to: esr.earlham.edu to learn more.
More than four decades after its creation, the Guttmacher Institute (guttmacher.org) continues to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education designed to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policy and program development.
HeadCount promotes participation in democracy through the power of music, and through technologies that break down the barriers between people and politics. HeadCount increases the level of individual involvement in our government through in-person and online voter registration, issue education, and voter mobilization.
Our public schools are daily experiments in the American Dream. K12NewsNetwork.com provides you with news and advocacy tools for authentic participation in your local neighborhood school. A free, excellent, and universal public education is the investment the current generation makes to improve the next. Through a rich curriculum, local values that reflect regional flavor, transparency in budget and open self-governance, and with support from public funding accountable to all taxpayers, we enable schools and families to together cultivate the abilities of the community’s young people. Join K12NN to amplify the voices of parents, educators, and students in public school communities.
L2 is the country’s leading provider of high quality enhanced voter data, customized data processing and data technology. For over 40 years L2 has served a broad spectrum of clients including candidates, consultants, polling firms, PACs, associations and public relations specialists. L2 is also a partner with scores of local, state and federal officials helping them communicate effectively with constituents. Most recently L2 has become industry leader in data technology with our award winning VoterMapping platform.
LeftWing-Bling.com is a new site with original, edgy, clever, fun, in-your-face jewelry for liberals and progressives. It’s a great way to make a political statement without saying a word.
Order great LeftWing-Bling jewelry directly from us for yourself or as a gift, or if you’re an eligible progressive 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 organization, sell our jewelry to raise funds for your organization! Avoid the up-front cost and hassle of logistics by earning commission from sales referred to our site with our Fundraising Program. We will even custom-design a piece just for your organization if you wish! Stop by our booth at NN2015 or visit LeftWing-Bling.com to learn more about our jewelry and our Fundraising Program.
Life Long Learning, LLC is a Research and Development Company that fosters adult learning. Currently, we highlight the Transatlantic Slave Trade (1444-1888), an event neither fully understood nor completely conceptualized. The book, Through the Lens of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Honoring the Heart Publishing, 2013), explains what happened and extends it beyond traditional slavery. The focus is the economic institutions and practices, many started and matured then, that exist today. The CEO, Dr. Vinita Moch Ricks, has traveled, researched and explored the ramifications of this event on six continents. The blog: www.honoringtheheart.com and FaceBook (Honoring.hearts) manages the conversation.
The Metaphor Project (metaphorproject.org) teaches progressive activists how to mainstream their messages by framing them as part of the best “American story.” Using broadly accessible American phases, images and metaphors, we help people evoke the most powerful American story elements for their messages.
Muslim Advocates works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. We are experts with deep experience in the courtroom and have strong relationships in Congress and the White House. As a thoughtful voice in Washington, we ensure the concerns of American Muslims are heard by leaders at the highest levels of government. We focus on countering anti-Muslim hate by challenging bigotry and hate crimes; empower communities by strengthening American Muslim charities; and fight discrimination with high impact lawsuits against those who wrongfully target American Muslims.
The National Writers Union (United Auto Workers Local 1981, AFL-CIO) is a national labor union and advocacy organization for freelance and contract writers in all genres, media, and formats. The NWU works to defend the rights and improve the economic and working conditions of all writers. The NWU’s members include journalists, book authors, business and technical writers, web site, print and email newsletter content providers, bloggers, academic writers, editors, poets, playwrights, screen writers and other writers.
oneID is the company behind QuickDonate a one-click donation solution that works across all devices to help double online giving. Easy to integrate, QuickDonate works with all major donor and CRM platforms, and is built on the award winning, cryptographically secure oneID architecture – providing a simple and secure experience for donors and organizations alike. Although new to the scene, this Silicon Valley startup is already working with some of the nation’s largest and well-respected political and non-profit organizations. Follow us on Twitter or learn more at oneid.com/donations.
The Opportunity Agenda‘s mission is to build the national will to expand opportunity in America. We use strategic communications, advocacy, and cultural engagement to grow a large and lasting movement for social justice vision and values, and we promote concrete solutions that fulfill those ideals. Our mission encompasses everyone in the nation, particularly communities facing steep barriers to opportunity, including low-income Americans, people of color, women, and immigrants. Our current issue areas include immigration, economic opportunity, criminal justice, and poverty.
At Organizer, we believe that technology should encourage more human interaction, not less. Organizer is the premier mobile app for having effective conversations with the people who matter most to your project, campaign, or business. We believe in eliminating precious time wasted entering data and printing paper lists. We believe in greater control over your conversations in the field by knowing what’s happening at all times in all places. We believe in making it easier to win. We’re here to help you Organize Effortlessly.
Pax World is a leader in sustainable investing, the full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis, security selection, portfolio construction and risk management. Pax World combines rigorous ESG analysis with equally rigorous financial analysis in seeking to identify better-managed, industry leading companies that meet positive corporate responsibility standards, have a clear vision for managing risk, and are focused on delivering long-term value to shareholders. Pax World launched the first socially responsible mutual fund in 1971 and today offers a family of mutual funds including ESG Managers® Portfolios, multimanager asset allocation portfolios powered by Morningstar Associates.
The Progressive Inc. is the publisher of “The Progressive” magazine and Progressive.org, PRWatch.org, ALECexposed.org, and SourceWatch.org, and PublicSchoolShakedown.org. In a merger with the Center for Media and Democracy announced earlier this year, the Progressive Inc. now includes an award-winning investigative research arm to compliment its print magazine that has published powerful progressive voices like Jim Hightower and Howard Zinn and such historic articles like the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Lisa Graves is the President of the Progressive Inc., Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-Chief, and Mary Bottari is a Vice President.
The Progressive Voices Network is creating a progressive media-messaging platform for the Digital Century. Not content with the status quo of vicious rightwing hate-talk and lies on AM radio, The Progressive Voices Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), streams national progressive talk shows like Mike Malloy, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller and Ring of Fire, to computers, smartphones, tablets and connected cars 24/7. We’ve freed progressive talk and messaging from the clutches of the conservative broadcast oligopolies, and returned them to the people. And rather than run the 17 local commercial minutes every hour, we run original, timely commentary, interviews and political satire.
Corporations have their lobbyists in Washington, D.C.; the people need advocates too. That’s where Public Citizen (citizen.org) comes in. We serve as the people’s voice in the halls of power, championing citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies and the courts. We work for reduced corporate influence over government; clean, safe and sustainable energy; a strong regulatory system; safe drugs and affordable health care; citizen access to the courts; and a trade agenda that can benefit Americans rather than multinational corporations. We take no government or corporate money, which enables us to remain fierce and independent advocates for the people.
Represent.Us is a national, non-partisan campaign to end political corruption. Represent.Us works to stop money from corrupting the political system by passing Anti-Corruption Acts in cities, states, and eventually Washington, DC.
On November 4, 2014, a coalition of progressives, independents, and conservatives in Tallahassee, Florida helped pass the first Anti-Corruption Act in the United States. In in 2015 and 2016, ballot initiative campaigns for Anti-Corruption Acts will launch in 12 more cities and 2 states. Visit http://represent.us and http://anticorruptionact.org to learn more about who we are and the policies we support.
The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit. We organize and empower nonreligious students around the country, primarily by fostering successful grassroots campus groups which provide a welcoming community for secular students to discuss and promote their secular values. The SSA offers students resources including leadership training and support, guest speakers, project grants, and other resources. The SSA recently launched the “Secular Safe Zone,” a program for training allies to create safe spaces for non-theists and encourage acceptance, understanding, and tolerance. Allies are also trained to recognize and respond to issues of discrimination, harassment, and bullying of non-theists.
The Tax Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank that encourages informed debate on tax and budget policy by providing data, research, and analysis on tax policy issues and the size of the tax burden at all levels of government. Our analysis is driven by the principles of economically sound tax policy: simplicity, neutrality, transparency, and stability. Our annual Facts & Figures booklet (produced since 1941) and our website of data and interactive tools provides policymakers and the general public with the tools to evaluate tax policy ideas. Visit us at booth 613 or online at www.TaxFoundation.org.