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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. 

Daily Kos is the largest liberal online community, reaching over ten million readers and activists every month. It’s at once a news organization, social network, and activist hub. While presidents and senators have contributed to Daily Kos, its real power is rooted in its four-million-member community who use the platform to fight for progressive change.

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.

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to bring the world closer together. 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 is where millions mobilize to bring about a society in which everyone can thrive. Whether it’s supporting candidates, passing legislation, engaging in mass collective action, or changing our culture, MoveOn members’ organizing stems from our commitment to an inclusive and progressive future. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, justice, and love. And we mobilize together to achieve it. Our rapid-response organizing and campaigning, communications interventions, digital innovation, rigorous data science and testing, and culture of large-scale grassroots participation have repeatedly had real-world impacts that have made our country better. Join our campaign to end Republican control of the House and elect new progressive leaders up and down ballot in November at moveon.org/resistandwin.

NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.

 

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.

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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ActBlue builds and maintains a powerful online fundraising platform for Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and nonprofits working to create a better future. We put power in the hands of small-dollar donors and make giving online to thousands of groups as easy as possible.

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.

RawStory is an online news site covering political and economic news. The site focuses on progressive politics, bringing attention to stories that are downplayed or ignored by other media outlets. AlterNet is a progressive online magazine, publishing journalism and original content from a wide variety of sources. AlterNet’s mission is to inspire citizen action and advocacy on a wide variety of progressive social issues. AlterNet publishes The New Civil Rights Movement.

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.
BallotReady builds digital voter guides, slate cards, and make a plan to vote tools to help voters show up for candidates all the way downballot. Powered by the most comprehensive database to local politics, we’re building tools to mobilize voters for every race and every election, nationwide.
The Bayou Brief is Louisiana’s only statewide nonprofit, member-supported, digitally-focused news and culture publication. Launched in 2017, The Bayou Brief is already the state’s most widely-read, independent online source for fact-based reporting, investigative journalism, and commentary and the only statewide publication with dedicated, full-time coverage of Louisiana government.
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 Center for Popular Democracy is a national network of more than 50 community organizations in 34 states and 126 cities dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice through local grassroots organizing. CPD trains and supports leadership, staff, and members to grow base-building organizations to scale and leverage that strength to win cutting-edge policy victories at the federal, state and local level.

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.

Supported by CREDO Mobile and CREDO Energy members, CREDO Action is a social change network of over five million activists fighting for progressive change. With strategic digital organizing and key direct actions, CREDO members take on big fights and win.

Crowdpac is a political crowdfunding site with the mission of helping emerging political leaders reach their first dollars as fast as possible. We’re a certified B-Corporation, and the only platform where candidates can test the waters of a run for office.

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.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates—making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns—and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run at the local, state, and national levels.

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.

flytedesk builds the advertising platform that connects causes and campaigns to college students. We reach 20m students on 2,300 campuses and operate across every type of media, including digital, social, print, outdoor, inserts, radio, campus insights, and earned media.

Freedom to Prosper is a new organization of people from all generations and all walks of life who are dedicated to ending the student loan trap and building a prosperous future by cancelling student debt.

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 Indivisible Project’s mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, thousands of local groups are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable.

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.”

Principled. Progressive. The Nation speaks truth to power. We believe in intellectual freedom. We respect facts and transparency. We argue dissent is patriotic and we hold the powerful accountable, no matter their political persuasion. We fight for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice for all.

LGBT Netroots Connect sponsors programs throughout the year, including a Netroots Nation pre-conference for LGBT leaders, journalists, activists and organizations, and allies. Our events also include training, support and education geared toward expanding participation in the LGBT movement, strategic meetings with online change agents and organizations, and networking. Our work includes programming around social media, LGBTQ history and equality, and the building of partnerships between online and off line organizations. Visit us at lgbtnetrootsconnect.org.

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.

 

Penzeys offers the best of the world’s spices and herbs and a wide variety of our own seasoning blends for home cooks. There is incredible diversity in the people who cook and incredible variety in what they cook. We believe that every cook is special and their effort to make and share home cooked food is a simple act of kindness that really can change the world.

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.

Phone2Action is the innovation leader for digital advocacy and stakeholder engagement. Our easy-to-use technology platform empowers people to connect with their elected officials and other decision makers to effectively influence public policy change.

The Progressive show Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies takes the mystery out of politics. It empowers you to demand a government by We the People. Liberal, Conservative or otherwise, you get to air your point of view. We provide what the mainstream media won’t. The show is yours!

Priorities USA is building a permanent digital infrastructure to engage Americans of all backgrounds at all times — not just on the eve of an election. Americans know what their priorities are: They want opportunities for themselves and security for their families. They don’t want to go broke when they get sick. They want to know that someone’s listening to them and fighting for them. At Priorities USA, we are helping build a powerful progressive movement that informs, energizes, and empowers average Americans to fight for and win our shared priorities in 2018.

The Progressive Inc., is an educational nonprofit which publishes The Progressive magazine, a voice of the progressive movement. First published on January 9, 1909. The magazine is published bi-monthly, with a website that publishes articles daily. The Progressive, Inc. also runs two projects: the Public School Shakedown and the Progressive Media Project, which distributes op-eds from diverse voices.

Relay is a powerful P2P texting platform that facilitates mass scale one-to-one conversations. Built by veterans of the Bernie Sanders campaign, Relay has been used by more than 300 clients to send over 50 million messages for event recruitment, volunteer management, GOTV, fundraising, and much more.

Reproaction is a new direct action group formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. We take bold action, including direct action. Join us at www.reproaction.org.

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

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 and the Caribbean. 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 economic and social justice for all working people.

102.3 WHIV-LP is a non-commercial, community radio station with programming dedicated to human rights and social justice. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, 102.3 WHIV-LP is powered completely by volunteers with a deep-rooted belief in pacifism. We are not a radio station with a mission, we are a mission with a radio station.

Working Californians is an advocacy and direct services organization promoting quality-of–life issues in the Greater Los Angeles area and throughout California. We understand and believe that the success of the industry is vitally connected to the labor force, which is why we work to enact initiative that benefit all parties, yielding quality jobs for a broad base of workers while sustaining a robust economic landscape.