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With more than 192,000, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) www.atu.org, is the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada. From bus drivers to light rail operators to maintenance and clerical personnel and other transit and municipal employees, the ATU works to promote transit issues and fights for the interests of its hard-working members at all levels of government.
Twitter: @ATUComm. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATUInternational. Also an exhibitor.
The American Federation of Teachers (aft.org) is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do. Also an exhibitor.
Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes America great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving our great country into the 21st century. Our definition of progressive? To advocate positive improvements in the lives of all Americans no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation and gender identity, or religion. No one should ever, ever be forgotten or left behind.
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.
Founded by Governor Howard Dean, Democracy for America (DFA) is a people-powered Political Action Committee, electing progressive candidates to all levels of office in all 50 states. With over one million members, DFA is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our Country & the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.
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.
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.
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. Also an exhibitor.
The National Education Association (nea.org), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. Also an exhibitor.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy. Also an exhibitor.
Since 2004, ActBlue has helped raise over $500 million for Democrats and progressives through our cutting edge fundraising platform. We’ve become the go-to place for thousands of organizations on the left — from Senate campaigns to small c4 non-profits — to raise money because of our quick
setup, low fees, and optimized contribution forms that increase conversion rates. Our donation forms are rigorously tested, mobile friendly, and allow our 800k and counting Express users, who are shared across all platforms, to give with just one click. And with Express Lane donors can give right through their email. Also an exhibitor.
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.
Since its founding in 1923 by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Amalgamated Bank has been committed to affordable and accessible banking for all. Amalgamated’s mission is to be the preeminent bank of progressive people, organizations, businesses, and labor. The bank is proud to be an advocate for the advancement of workers’ rights, offer products and services designed to support working families, and promote corporate responsibility through shareholder activism.
The American Prospect is a bimonthly print and online political magazine based in Washington, D.C. We’re liberal and progressive but we also hold the Left accountable when necessary. When the Prospect was founded in 1990, conservatism was ascendant and income inequality had begun to balloon. There wasn’t then a progressive publication focused on economic issues that was as interested in policy as it was politics. So we filled that void. Since then, we’ve expanded our coverage to address broader issues of social justice—immigration, gay rights, women’s rights as well as education and the environment. Come check us out at Prospect.org. Also an exhibitor.
The BSD Tools are the most effective and intuitive platform for organizing, engaging, and activating online. It combines a customizable, searchable member database with powerful mass email, donation processing, social networking, event management, customizable sign up forms, petitions, peer to peer fundraising, robust analytics, and more. Since 2005, it has helped clients activate 226 million supporters, send more than 25 billion emails, and process more than $1.6 billion in donations. The Tools are a product of Blue State Digital, which builds and mobilizes communities that take action on behalf of some of the world’s leading causes, campaigns, and brands. 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.
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.
Living Liberally (livingliberally.org) is a dynamic network of progressive social communities with over 200 local, volunteer-led chapters across the country, including America’s most conservative corners. Best known for the ubiquitous Drinking Liberally happy hours, we also host Screening Liberally films, Reading Liberally book tours, Eating Liberally meals and Laughing Liberally comedy shows. Our gatherings are free, inclusive, festive, engaging and fun. In addition to our local groups, Living Liberally partners with progressive allies in promoting shared values, cultural events and special initiatives. If you need to get the ear of liberals everywhere, come to us. Living Liberally has published “538 Ways to Live, Work and Play Like a Liberal” by co-founder Justin Krebs, has produced videos for advocacy partners, led workshops in community-building, social media and volunteer leadership, and is running a national Laughing Liberally comedy tour with a regular run in New York City. 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.
National Nurses United is the largest US organization of registered nurses with 185,000 members. It’s the fastest growing RN union, with thousands joining each year. We have an unparalleled record of defeating employer demands for cuts to patient protections. Nurses advocate for patients beyond the bedside with progressive public and online campaigns, from minimum wage increases, to healthcare for all and environmental justice. We challenge Wall Street with our Robin Hood Tax to raise billions for Main Street. With our “Insist on an RN” campaign, we’re pushing back on dangerous changes to our healthcare system. Also an exhibitor.
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.
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.
The Public Interest Network includes the state Public Interest Research Groups, U.S. PIRG, state environmental groups in 29 states, Environment America, Environmental Action, Toxics Action Center, Pesticide Watch, Green Century Funds, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, and Accelerate Change. Together, these groups employ a full arsenal of time-tested strategies for change, including organizing, advocacy, research and policy analysis, litigation and socially responsible investing. These strategies have resulted in hundreds of laws, policies, and other changes that have protected consumers, preserved the environment, and made corporations and government more responsive to the public interest.
The United Steelworkers (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. USW members forge steel, smelt aluminum, build tires, refine oil, produce paper and form glass. They 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, they work hard politically to secure the rights they’ve gained and to advance the cause of all working people.
UNITE HERE represents over 250,000 workers throughout the U.S. and Canada who work primarily in hotels, casinos, airports, and food service. Our membership hails from the diverse communities that make up the two countries, and the majority of UNITE HERE members are women. Across North America, UNITE HERE members have made dining hall jobs on college campuses, housekeeping jobs in hotels and casinos, and hundreds of thousands of other traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs. We continue to organize and fight to win respect for the work we do, power in our industries, and a better future for ourselves and our families.