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The American Federation of Teachers 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. 

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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 cwa-union.org or follow us on Twitter @CWAUnion or Facebook at facebook.com/cwaunion. 

Since our founding in 2011, DSPolitical‘s combined the best data and widest range of digital inventory to serve billions of ad impressions for our clients. Our staff of campaign veterans and technologists will work with you to create a digital media plan to match and find your audience online.

The Working Families Party is a progressive people-driven grassroots political party fighting for real democracy at a time when our livelihoods are dictated by the powerful few. Our party is a political game for people and communities to come together. We are recruiting, training and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office, and working with those leaders to pass policies that make a difference in the lives of ordinary people.

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Action Network is a mission-driven nonprofit creating digital organizing tools with one simple goal: to build progressive power. Action Network partners like AFL-CIO, Standing Rock Sioux, and Women’s March use our intuitive tools to create powerful actions to scale their impact—and you can too. Create your free account at ActionNetwork.org.

The Amalgamated Transit Union—the largest labor union representing transit and allied workers in the U.S. and Canada—fights for the interests of its hard-working members and promotes mass transit. Founded in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of more than 199,000 members, including: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers; station agents, clerks, baggage handlers, municipal employees and others. ATU has more than 250 Locals in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and nine Canadian provinces.

Aspiration, a certified B Corp, is a financial firm with a conscience dedicated to bringing fair, sustainable banking and investment products that help its customers “Do Well” and “Do Good.” By allowing its customers to pay what they think is fair; donating 10 cents of every dollar earned to charity; helping its customers bank, spend, and invest sustainably; and bringing high-quality financial products to all, Aspiration is revolutionizing the financial industry and changing it for the better.
Catalist is a leader in civic data and data science innovation. We are owned by a trust, cannot be bought or sold, and only work for and with progressives on a not-for-profit basis. We are committed to providing the progressive community the data, the technology, and the talents of the most diverse data and analytics organization operating in the progressive space for over 12 years.

The Center for Constitutional Rights employs litigation, education, and advocacy to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for social justice. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR has lent its expertise and support to virtually every popular progressive movement since.

The California School Employees Association (CSEA) is the largest school employees union in the nation, representing 240,000 staff throughout California. CSEA members perform a wide range of essential work in our public schools & colleges. We have a personal investment in our schools, because we have a personal commitment to our children and communities.

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 U.S. Congress. DC Vote envisions a more fair America where residents of DC are equal citizens. Where we gain the equal freedom to control our budget, pass our own laws without Congressional interference and have full equality in the U.S House and Senate. This will be guaranteed only through DC Statehood. Full equality is a civil right that the 700,000 residents of DC deserve.

DemList is a free national daily political column, calendar, and resource site for Democratic activists, leaders, progressives, party committees, media, donors and allies. The people you want to reach, influence, inform and engage—at the national, state and local levels. DemList is a unique, central resource that connects people to the who, what and where of Democratic events, issues and activism. Join the growing list of self-subscribed followers from every state, the territories and Democrats Abroad today!

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 and the Democratic Party from the bottom-up.

The Enlightened Badass: Melanie Childers is a Master Certified Confidence and Leadership Coach, activist, yogi, and writer. She specializes in coaching progressive women activists and candidates by showing them how to build confidence, manage stress, and lead with integrity. She’s impacting the world by coaching those who actively work to make the world a better place. This powerful purpose is what drives her to revolutionize lives so that collectively we can build a more loving, inclusive, progressive society.

Free Speech TV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.

Funding for Social Justice Work is a new social justice directory of funding resources. It includes a section on how to write a grant, a section about other fundraising methods, and 250 funding opportunities for U.S.-based nonprofit organizations working to make the world more equitable. It is for sale on Amazon.

Fusely is a mobile app created specifically for local groups and organizations that is a better way to bring people together.

Hustle is a one to one text messaging platform that allows organizations to facilitate highly personal two-way conversations. Cheaper and more effective than traditional outreach mediums, organizations are able to activate and communicate with their donors and supporters in real time.

The Informed Meetings Exchange (INMEX) provides complimentary meeting planning services. Unlike traditional third-party meeting planners, we provide socially responsible sites for your meeting that respects their workers, communities and the environment. Founded with support by UNITE HERE, the hotel workers’ union, INMEX ensures union hotels that are free of labor disputes.

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters 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.

Living Liberally is a dynamic network of progressive social communities with over 200 local, volunteer-led chapters across the country. 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. Celebrating 15 years of living liberally!

With nearly 600,000 active and retired members, the Machinists Union, or the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM), is one of the largest and most diverse labor unions in North America. From Boeing and Lockheed-Martin to United Airlines and Harley-Davidson, you will find IAM members from all walks of life, demanding respect and dignity in the workplace. Together, we have been able to bargain for increased job security, higher wages and improved benefits.

Megaphone Strategies is a social justice media strategy firm, run for purpose, not profit. We use PR as a tool to diversify progressive movements—lifting up diverse progressive leadership in the media—and to provide services based on ability to change the world, not to pay.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

PDI National is an online software program serving the progressive community with tools designed to help campaigns and organizations of all sizes manage their voter, donor, volunteer, and membership data for election strategy, communications, and analysis. PDI has been California’s largest data and software provider for over 30 years. The PDI National program marks our expansion into all 50 states. Come check out our booth to see the latest tools for data visualization, mobile canvassing, friend to friend phone banking, campaign finance, and much much more.

We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2-million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality