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The AFL-CIO (aflcio.org) is the national federation of 56 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.
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.
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: facebook.com/ATUInternational.
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. 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.
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. Also an exhibitor.
Founded in 1994, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the national party committee that works to elect Democratic state legislators and win Democratic legislative majorities in all 50 states. In 2015, top leaders of the DLCC founded the new Advantage 2020 super PAC, led by former Congressman Mark Schauer, to coordinate Democratic efforts to win the 2020 redistricting battle and defeat Republican gerrymandering.
DSPolitical is the Progressive movement’s first online advertising network that enables campaigns and organizations to deliver internet ads to only the audience our clients choose to target. After matching a cookie pool of over 600 million cookies to the Catalist voter database, DSPolitical developed over 50 custom segments which allow Democratic candidates and progressive organizations to target online ads to the registered voters or strong activists they need to reach and move the most. DSPolitical serves rich media online ads based on Registration, Partisanship, Ethnicity, Geography, Household income, Election Turnout Likeliness, Education, Likeliness to Donate and more. By combining the richness and emotion of television ads, the targeting capability of direct mail, and the interactivity of online, DSPolitical enables clients to run the most successful and affordable online campaigns possible. Also an exhibitor.
EveryAction is nonprofit technology built by people who actually get nonprofits. Our unified platform serves organizations of all sizes – website, email, fundraising, CRM, advocacy, and more at affordable prices because “doing good” shouldn’t break the bank. Not only have we helped engage hundreds of millions of supporters, volunteers, and voters, sent billions of emails, and raised billions, but for over 18 years, we’ve been living our values by declining to partner with organizations that work in opposition to causes like halting climate change, fighting for marriage equality, and securing a woman’s right to make her own health decisions. Powered by NGP VAN. 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.
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.org began in 1998 as a simple online petition. Since then, we’ve gone on to change the face of American politics. We are now the largest independent online political group in America—with millions of members fighting together to elevate the voices of real people in our democracy and build progressive power.
The Ms. Foundation for Women was founded in 1973 as the first foundation to directly fund groundbreaking work by and for women across the United States. Today the Ms. Foundation is a dynamic and powerful entity leading the charge on women’s issues nationwide. Over the last four decades, the Ms. Foundation has continued to promote its mission of building women’s collective power to realize a nation of justice for all by funding grassroots organizations, supporting and nurturing those organizations through capacity building and tirelessly advocating for national and statewide policy change that addresses challenges affecting communities around the country.
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.
This Week in Blackness (TWiB!) is an award-winning multimedia digital platform housing the online broadcast network TWiB.FM, the digital magazine VALID and the video on-demand site Blackness.TV. TWiB! is also the name of the web series that launched the platform in 2008. Check out their show next to registration.
Five Steps Forward is a group of media and film professionals dedicated to the progressive movement and spreading the word. By hiring our company for your video streaming needs you are helping to build an alternative information infrastructure outside the mainstream corporate press. We stream live events and film, edit, and produce video for your conference, website, training, presentation and fundraising needs. www.fivestepsforward.com
ActBlue is the premier online fundraising platform for progressive organizations and Democratic campaigns. Since 2004, we’ve processed over $750 million for groups on the left through our cutting-edge tools and rigorously optimized, mobile-friendly forms, which allow our 1.4 million+ Express donors to give with a single click. We work with thousands of organizations and Democratic campaigns across the country, from presidential contenders to school board candidates to national advocacy organizations. And with quick setup and low fees, we’re the go-to fundraising platform.
Action Network is a mission-driven non-profit organizing toolset by and for progressives. Our toolset combines the openness and ease-of-use of free petition platforms with a full online organizing system where you own your own data, helping to build a more powerful, more networked progressive movement. We provide new ways to collaborate with allies, build federated structures, and campaign and win together. The Action Network is free for individuals and small groups and is the easiest to use of its kind of the market, enabling and empowering any activist to access the tools to build and win campaigns.
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.
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.
At Blue State Digital, we believe that when people come together around their shared passions, they can do nearly anything: spark a movement, raise millions of dollars, rally an army of advocates, reinvent an organization, even change the world. As the foundation for thousands of successful campaigns, the BSD Tools have raised $1.8 billion (and counting) in direct contributions from more than 29 million people and driven millions of actions that benefit our clients’ brands and bottom lines. The BSD Tools are designed to help you manage and grow inspiring, impactful digital programs — from fundraising to advocacy, communications to analytics. Also an exhibitor.
The California School Employees Association (CSEA) is the largest classified school employees union in the United States, representing more than 220,000 school support staff throughout California. CSEA members perform a wide range of essential work in our public schools and community colleges, including security, food services, office and clerical work, school maintenance and operations, transportation, academic assistance and Paraeducator services, library and media assistance, computer services and more. CSEA members take great pride in our schools. We have a personal investment in our schools and in our students, because we have a personal commitment to our children and our communities.
With a network of 35 state organizations and a Washington DC headquarters, Common Cause is a nonpartisan organization working to strengthen democracy at all levels of government. We’re at the forefront of fights to combat the influence of big money in elections and empower people to make their voices heard in the political process. We work to protect and strengthen voting rights, enforce the highest ethical standards for public officials, end government gridlock and ensure the free flow of information vital to an informed democracy.
With more than one million members, Courage Campaign is the online backbone of the progressive movement in California, mobilizing grassroots and netroots activists to push for economic justice, human rights, and corporate and political accountability. As the state’s leading multi-issue progressive organization, Courage Campaign brings together progressive leaders from every sector to break down organizational and issue silos and build power for change. Courage Campaign focuses on California, the largest and most diverse state in the country, to create momentum and models for national change. Courage Campaign is a member of the ProgressNow network.
CREDO Mobile is America’s only progressive phone company, a fierce defender of Net Neutrality, and an opponent of the NSA’s unconstitutional warrantless spying on Americans. We work hard to provide excellent phones and service, and we fight for progressive social change. We have raised more than $78 million for nonprofit groups like Planned Parenthood, Color of Change, Electronic Frontier Foundation, National Employment Law Project and 350.org. (Compare that to AT&T and Verizon which both contributed to rightwing Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton.) Our CREDO Action network of 3.7 million activists turns up the heat with millions of letters, emails, and calls to decision-makers. To learn more, visit credomobile.com or credoaction.com.
Emily’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women’s issues, and turn out women voters. We’ve trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color – including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.
FitzGibbon Media provides domestic and global campaign and communication strategy for cutting edge progressive advocacy initiatives. We work only on issues our strategists believe in – helping campaigns, artists, actors, musicians, directors, reporters, authors, green companies and organizations develop winning strategies in real time. In just a few hours, FitzGibbon strategists can transform a client’s news into a story on the front page of Huffington Post, book your principals on MSNBC, and schedule interviews on NPR.
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.
LGBT Netroots Connect brings together online and offline activists, journalists, organizations, bloggers, funders and others to create new opportunities for discussion and cooperation. LGBT Netroots Connect programs include annual meetings and workshops, networking events, scholarships and diversity outreach. The LGBT Netroots Connect pre-conference for Netroots Nation brings together leaders, communicators and activists from throughout the LGBT community. LGBT Netroots Connect also coordinates the LGBT Caucus meetings and policy briefings for scholarship recipients. LGBT 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.
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.
Launched in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation – news or commentary that is not accurate, reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda – every day, in real time. Using the website mediamatters.org as the principal vehicle for disseminating research and information, Media Matters posts rapid-response items as well as longer research and analytic reports documenting conservative misinformation throughout the media. Additionally, Media Matters works daily to notify activists, journalists, pundits, and the general public about instances of misinformation, providing them with the resources to rebut false claims and to take direct action against offending media institutions.
Monolith Registry LLC is the USA-based top-level registry for the domains .VOTE and .VOTO, its Spanish/Italian/Portuguese language counterpart. The new .VOTE and .VOTO domains are designed to help elected officials, governments, candidates and organizations get information to voters such as candidate materials, voter registration information, ballot initiatives, and referendums. This will help solve the chronic problem of misleading political sites in unrestricted domains such as .COM. We are pleased that thousands have already registered these two new domains including several states, such as Arizona (www.arizona.vote), that are quickly consolidating their election and voter information under a .VOTE domain.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation. NARAL Pro-Choice America engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy.
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 professional US organization of registered nurses, and the fastest growing union in the AFL-CIO for the last five years. Recognized as the most valuable national union by The Nation Magazine, 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. Also an exhibitor.
The National Union of Healthcare Workers is a member-driven movement for democracy, quality patient care, and a stronger voice in the workplace. Founded in 2009, NUHW represents 11,000 caregivers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout California. NUHW is committed to raising contract standards for all healthcare workers; holding healthcare corporations accountable to patients and communities; safeguarding patient care from cutbacks by corporate healthcare executives and politicians; and fighting for a progressive agenda within the healthcare sector and beyond. The union’s efforts to hold Kaiser Permanente accountable to its psychiatric patients sparked a national debate on mental health parity in 2015.
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.
Oximity (www.oximity.com) is a global news platform that bypasses all filters of mainstream news media, and delivers relevant and high quality news directly from the source to the reader. Oximity is entirely people-powered, and all roles traditionally played by mainstream news media are played by Oximity’s users: content generation, curation, agenda-setting and distribution. It supports 200 languages, and automatic as well as manual translation. Oximity is fast becoming a global ‘network of networks’, connecting existing communities of news writers and readers worldwide into one large interconnected platform. This is creating a critical mass of self-empowered news readers and writers worldwide. 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 3 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, Center for Public Interest Research, Toxics Action Center, Pesticide Watch, Green Century Capital Management, Green Corps, National Environmental Law Center, Frontier Group, Community Voters Project, Snowriders International, Accelerate Change, Voices for Progress and Impact. 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. Also an exhibitor.
Purpose (www.purpose.com) is a strategy consultancy, a creative agency and a social movement incubator. Driven by people, enabled by technology: we build movements and new power models to tackle the world’s biggest problems. We create and launch our own ventures, collaborate with the world’s leading organizations and develop technology, tools and content that move millions to remake the world.
Revolution Messaging founded in 2009 by key members of the 2008 Obama campaign, is a leader in cutting-edge progressive strategies for a mobile world. A full-service digital firm, Revolution Messaging provides clients with expertise in mobile and calling technology, advertising, social media, video, creative, fundraising and web development. In 2014, we unveiled the Revere Suite, allowing even the smallest campaigns to take advantage of the latest in organizing technology. Our clients include government agencies, nonprofit groups, unions and political campaigns and candidates. Also an exhibitor.
Rising Tide Interactive is a digital consulting agency that specializes in direct response advertising and email fundraising. Located in DC, Rising Tide is run by leading experts in digital politics who cut their teeth working on some of the toughest political campaigns in the country. We’re a small firm that’s doing big work for our political, advocacy, and nonprofit clients: we’ve helped them grow robust lists from nothing by implementing cutting-edge digital tools to identify key supporters online, raise millions by running and executing top-flight email programs, and persuade voters to support and turn out to help them win. 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.
Stand Up to ALEC – Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians work behind closed doors to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. ALEC is the face of corruption in the 21st Century. In ALEC’s own words, corporations have “a VOICE and a VOTE” on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU? It’s time to join us and #standuptoALEC.
Tigereye Design (Tigereyedesign.com) has been a trusted supplier to progressive campaigns and organizations for over 30 years. When you need it Union-made, you need it to fit your budget, you need it *Tomorrow*, then you need to call Tigereye. With in-house production of over 25 items in our Union shop and decades-long relationships with other suppliers, we can provide a solution for any situation. Our goals are to distribute your message and reward members, volunteers, and donors dedicated to your organization. Tigereye can also handle product development, creative design, fulfillment and logistics, all from our union shop. We Get It.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, primarily in the retail and meatpacking, food processing and poultry industries. For more information about the UFCW’s effort to protect workers’ rights and strengthen America’s middle class, visit www.ufcw.org, or join our online community at www.facebook.com/
UNITE HERE represents over 270,000 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.
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.
Working America is the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. We’re 3 million members strong and organize working families all across the country to build an economy that works for everyone and make health care more accessible and affordable. As the progressive choice for accessing health coverage through Health Insurance Marketplaces, workingamericahealthcare.org can connect you to recommended licensed agents to find insurance that works best for you.