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Since 2010, Addicting Info is an American online news organization which has been passionately committed to highlighting injustice – economic, racial, and social. We are proud of our long, unapologetic track record of pushing progressive values and issues. In six short years – we have grown from a small blog to a collection of different websites that had over 500 million pageviews in 2015. Also an exhibitor.
The AFL-CIO (aflcio.org) is the national federation of 56 unions of working people. We believe America should work for we the people, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Working people deserve to make more than a decent living; we deserve a decent life. 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.
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.
Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union representing over 700,000 men and women in both private and public sectors, is a leading voice for democracy and economic justice. CWA members work in telecommunications, broadcasting, cable TV, journalism, publishing, manufacturing, airlines, customer service, government service, health care, education and other fields. Learn more at http://www.cwa-union.org or follow us on Twitter @CWAUnion or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) works to win state legislative seats and chambers for Democrats. The DLCC’s mission is to build and maintain winning, state-of-the-art campaign committees in all 50 states by providing campaign services through a continuing partnership with legislative leaders, professional staff, and supporters.
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.
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. 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.
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and nonpartisan political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education, and grassroots organizing. 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.
Action Network is a web-based suite of digital organizing tools created by and for progressives. Since our launch in 2013, we’ve been providing tools to some of the biggest and most effective organizations and campaigns in the country, including the AFL-CIO and its affiliates, the NEA, United We Dream, the Other 98%, the Malala Fund, and many more. We’re a non-profit, mission-driven organization which means we’re constantly focused on making the tools the best they can be for the progressive movement. No matter how big or small your organization or campaign, you can use Action Network to create meaningful, easily shareable actions that keep activists engaged and help you scale your impact. Create a free account and launch your first online campaign today at www.actionnetwork.org, or contact us to talk about our networked tools appropriate for large, federated organizations. Also an exhibitor.
The American Prospect is a quarterly print and digital political magazine based in Washington, D.C. Our website, Prospect.org also produces daily commentary on events of the day along with a steady stream of public policy analysis. 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.
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work. Also an exhibitor.
ArchCity Defenders is a non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy to the poor and homeless in the St. Louis region and beyond. ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the civil and criminal legal system. We have been active in defending Ferguson protesters and work with organizers and activists to support the goals of directly impacted communities with our legal strategies.
Becker Digital Strategies provides digital strategy and social media strategy consultation services for a wide variety of progressive organizations including labor, electoral campaigns, legislative offices and non profits. Additionally, BDS offers a variety of both open to the progressive movement and private Digital Organizing, Digital Strategy and Social Media trainings.
Follow gonzo investigative reporter Greg Palast on his hunt for the berserko billionaires behind a scheme to purge one million voters of color in November. With the help of Willie Nelson and Rosario Dawson and detectives Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Palast tracks down the secret billionaire BEHIND Donald Trump.Palast is the BBC/Guardian reporter who busted Katherine Harris’ fake felon purge that stole the election for Bush in 2000. He is currently finishing the final frames of his new film on the upcoming theft of the 2016 election: “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits.”
The California School Employees Association (CSEA) is the largest classified school employees union in the United States, representing more than 235,000 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.
For over a decade, Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide progressive organizations with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they need to engage and mobilize. Our clients include the largest, most influential organizations in the U.S. engaged in civic engagement, advocacy, and political campaigns. Catalist is home to a dedicated, creative team of technologists, data scientists and campaign experts who build best in-class data tools and science. Catalist is committed to using our talents and technology to nurture a vibrant, growing, progressive community. Also an exhibitor.
At the Center for Media Justice, home of the Media Action Grassroots Network, we believe that the right to communicate belongs to everyone. When we oppose media consolidation, we take a stand for the rights of workers whose jobs are being eliminated by corporate mergers, and for working families forced to pay more for reduced services. When we fight for media representation, we counter the stereotypes that help regressive policies flourish, and win better coverage of our communities and issues. Community ownership of media infrastructure leads to robust local economies and stronger, more engaged communities. When we hold those in power accountable for our rights in a digital age, we counter the surveillance used to cripple our communities and our campaigns. For these reasons, and many more, we organize under-represented constituencies for media rights, access, and representation to win social and economic justice.
Citizen Engagement Lab (CEL) makes social change happen faster. We provide a launch pad for new ideas and tech-fueled, people-powered projects that seek to change the world. Since 2008, we’ve supported more than 30 nonprofit startups working on issues like voting access, gender justice, migrant rights, and racial equity. We encourage experimentation and help innovators take risks, connecting them to our in-house labs, team of experts, back-office infrastructure, and funder networks. CEL’s partners have been driving forces in major progressive victories over the past decade, and we are eager to support the next generation of leaders. Is this you? www.engagementlab.org. Also an exhibitor.
CREDO Mobile is America’s only progressive phone company. Not only do we provide excellent phones and service, but unlike other mobile providers, we fight every day for progressive change. Every month we contribute more than $150,000 – $81 million since 1985– to great organizations like Electronic Frontier Foundation, Color of Change, and 350.org. In fact we are Planned Parenthood’s largest corporate donor. CREDO Action, our network of 4 million activists, has been on the front lines of some of the most important recent progressive victories, like stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline and stopping the right-wing from pushing the United States toward war with Iran. We are one of the leading organizations opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other job killing trade deals and this year we’re partnering with Color of Change to demand corporations not sponsor Donald Trump’s hate at the Republican National Convention. To learn more, visit credomobile.com.
Crowdpac is the first crowdfunding platform designed for politics – helping candidates, organizations and ordinary citizens fund the change they want to see. We use the best technology and objective data to boost political participation, helping citizens to vote, by understanding the candidates on their ballot; to fund political change through crowdfunding tools, and helping anyone run for office by raising money and mobilizing support independent of big donors and special interests. Crowdpac is your political machine.
People living in our nation’s capital pay full federal taxes, fight and die in wars, and serve on juries, yet are still denied voting representation in the US Congress. DC Vote envisions a fairer America where residents of the nation’s capital are equal citizens. Where Washingtonians gain the freedom to control our own budget, pass our own laws without congressional interference and have the right to representation in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate equal to each of the 50 states. This will be permanently guaranteed for everyone in the District only when DC is granted Statehood. Representation in Congress is a civil and human right. The exclusion of nearly 660,000 people who live in Washington, DC is simply un-American.
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.
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.
DSPolitical is the Progressive movement’s first online advertising network that enables campaigns and organizations to deliver digital ads to the exact audience they choose to target. After matching a pool of over 600 million cookies to the Catalist voter file, DSPolitical builds 50-plus custom segments that allow Democratic candidates and progressive organizations to reach the registered voters or strong activists they need to affect the most. DSPolitical serves robust online ads to the public based on registration, partisanship, ethnicity, geography, household income, election turnout likeliness, education, likeliness to donate, and more. By combining the depth and emotion of television ads with 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.
Emerge America is a national organization committed to increasing the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network. As the number of elected Democratic women remains stagnant in legislatures across the country, the need for our work is growing. We currently work in sixteen states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin and are working to open more states every year.
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.
EveryAction is the unified CRM that nonprofits have been waiting for. Get a complete view of your supporters and manage fundraising, advocacy, email, and volunteers – all in one place. 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.
The Foundation for Middle East Peace promotes a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Foundation advances this goal through education and advocacy, publications about the conflict, a speakers’ program to introduce Israeli, Palestinian, and other experts to U.S. audiences, public speaking by officers of the Foundation, and a small grant program to support groups that advance the cause of peace in Israel and Palestine.
We are the low-wage workers who serve America through federal contracts, concessions and leases with private businesses. Yet, while our employers reap billions of dollars in profits from taxpayers every year, we are paid such low wages that we are unable to afford basic needs such as food, clothing, and rent. We are uniting to call on the next President to take executive action to encourage federal contract companies to pay living wages, offer good benefits, and allow us to collectively bargain without being forced to go on strike to be heard. We are standing up and fighting to make America a Good Jobs Nation once again.
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. email@example.com.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (www.teamster.org) is North America’s strongest and most diverse labor union. Founded in 1903, the Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector. Our 1.4 million members are airline pilots, brewers, police officers, public defenders, railway workers, secretaries and zookeepers. They also work in construction, food processing and healthcare. There are more than 400 Teamster local unions throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Read the Teamster Nation blog at www.teamster.org/blog.
Lady Parts Justice League is a team of comedians, cultural influencers, technologists, and activists that use pop culture, creativity, humor and outrage to expose the powerful anti-choice movement, destigmatize abortion, and advocate for reproductive rights across the country. LPJL infuses comedy into reproductive rights spaces while dropping some knowledge and activism into our pop culture and social lives, inspiring folks who have not been active in the feminist and reproductive rights movements to get on board. Also an exhibitor.
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.
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 and are on the forefront of the construction industry. Members are united through collective bargaining agreements, which help create jobs with family-supporting pay, good benefits, the opportunity for advancement and better lives.
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. Co-founder Justin Krebs recently published “Blue in a Red State”—stories of the everyday lives of liberals in conservative communities across the country. Additionally, Living Liberally has published books, produced videos for advocacy partners, led workshops in community-building, social media and volunteer leadership, and run the national Laughing Liberally comedy tour. Wherever you are, you can live liberally — start a chapter for free or find the group nearest you: livingliberally.org. Also an exhibitor.
PR by the movement, for the movement. Join us online to find out more! MegaphoneStrategies.com
The Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG) is a Transgender run org for transgender people in the St. Louis metro area. We build power for transgender people through advocacy, education visibility and support. Also an exhibitor.
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) believes that Missouri is positioned at a unique intersection of social, economic, climate, and environmental injustice. We believe that as corporate power continues its unabated expansion and the gap between the rich and the poor widens, there has never been a better time for our low-income communities to come together and fight back. MORE seeks to be a powerful organization of low- and moderate-income people building power in our communities.
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 LGBTQ Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer 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
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 has been at the forefront of the fight for mental health parity. It’s successful effort to hold Kaiser Permanente accountable to its psychiatric patients sparked a national debate on mental health in 2015. Also an exhibitor.
NGP VAN is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering clients an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, field, organizing, digital, and social networking products. Nearly every major Democratic campaign in America is powered by NGP VAN.
The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) is a St. Louis-based organization that works to build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African American community, especial the black working class.
Phone2Action is a civic engagement software platform that connects advocates directly to their public officials, allowing them to easily voice their opinions on policy matters. The platform allows organizations to help constituents interact with their officials through email, patch-through calling, and on social media. We also have a full suite of “Live Advocacy” tools for live events. Legislative tracking includes lawmakers scorecards and legislative widgets. Phone2Action is available in ten languages, and is currently powering campaigns across all fifty states and in twelve countries abroad. Last year alone, Phone2Action facilitated four million engagements between advocates and their officials, on a wide-array of pressing issues such as ride-sharing, rooftop solar, and education funding. The company is venture-backed based and is based in Washington, DC. Also an exhibitor.
Progress Missouri is an aggressive, non-stop, multi-issue communications and research hub serving progressive partners and candidates throughout Missouri. We work outside of traditional party structures, filling a unique and critical role in Missouri’s progressive infrastructure. We’re a proud member of the ProgressNow network, working with our national colleagues to constantly share and sharpen our solid research and cutting-edge new media strategies.
PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education.
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.
Reproaction is a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) unites 2 million diverse members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. SEIU members working in the healthcare industry, in the public sector and in property services believe in the power of joining together on the job to win higher wages and benefits and to create better communities while fighting for a more just society and an economy that works for all of us, not just corporations and the wealthy. www.seiu.org 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 offering meaningful outdoor experiences for all ages, the Sierra Club works to safeguard the health of all communities, build an inclusive, 100% clean-energy economy, protect wildlife, and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying, and legal advocacy. For more information, visit www.sierraclub.org. The Beyond Coal campaign is the Sierra Club’s largest campaign and works to build community-based transitions from coal to clean, renewable energy. Also an exhibitor.
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. With 3 million members, we mobilize working people who don’t have the benefit of a union at work to fight for good jobs and a fair economy that benefits us all, not just the wealthy. This year, we will hold two million face-to-face conversations with working people in key battleground states, running the biggest independent field program on the progressive side. We’re committed to uniting working people in urban and suburban communities around a shared economic agenda.