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2019 PREMIER SPONSORS

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. 

CREDO is a social change organization that funds progressive causes and powers activism. Over our 34 year history, CREDO Mobile and Energy customers have helped us donate over $87 million to progressive organizations and mobilize millions of activists to pressure decision makers at the local, state and national levels.

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.

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY’s List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Since the 2016 election, more than 40,000 women have reached out to EMILY’s List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.

Facebook: Bringing the world closer together.

Freedom to Prosper is a movement dedicated to cancelling student debt. 44 million people are trapped by a system that convinced them to borrow for their own education after public investments were slashed. Freedom from student debt will create prosperity, jobs and economic security – not just for the 44 million, but for everyone.
The I Am An Immigrant campaign showcases stories of immigrants and immigration. It empowers immigrants and their allies to share stories and drive actions that demonstrate immigration is good for our communities, economy, and country. This initiative provides new avenues for individuals, companies, organizations, and public leaders – to take action in support of their immigrant employees, colleagues, constituents, neighbors and friends, during Immigrant Heritage Month in June and every day of the year.
Informed Immigrant is a national initiative to empower undocumented immigrants and service providers that work closely with undocumented community members (such as teachers, non-profit staff, employers and health practitioners) with multilingual resources around rights, immigration enforcement, mental health and other important topics. Informed Immigrant lives offline via a partner network as well as online in both English and Spanish.
NextGen America acts politically to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity, and protect the fundamental rights of every American.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a non-partisan 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.

Working Hero Action is an anti-poverty organization that was founded to raise awareness, advocate for policies that help all Americans afford their basic needs, and ensure that everyone who’s eligible gets the cash refunds they’ve earned.  After much success with the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in California with our sister organization, Cal EITC 4 Me, we’ve expanded our efforts nationally, into Iowa, South Carolina, and Ohio. Our mission is nothing less than an end to poverty and to help working families keep more of their hard earned money.

2019 SPONSORS

Abortion Access Front is a coven of hilarious badass feminists whose mission is to infuse humor into reproductive rights spaces while also dropping knowledge and activism into our pop culture and our social lives. Our goal is to inspire folks who have not been active in the feminist and reproductive rights movements to get up and get active.

ActBlue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering small-dollar donors. We make it easy for grassroots supporters to make their voices heard and enable thousands of Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations, and nonprofits to build people-powered movements with our powerful online fundraising tools.

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 Alliance for Community Media represents over 3,000 Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) access TV stations and community media centers from Maine to Maui. The ACM works to protect the interests of these centers and those who use PEG facilities to create media amplifying local voices on cable television and online.

Alternet is a progressive online magazine, publishing journalism and original content from a 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. RawStory is an online news site covering political and economic news. The site focuses on  rogressive politics, bringing attention to stories that are downplayed or ignored by other media outlets.

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 200,000 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.  

Beacon.us is your one-stop-shop for action. Based on your unique skills and location, receive a personalized feed of actions pulled from local and national groups. Nonprofits + Campaigns: Beacon offers everything you need to create effective calls to action, measure impact, and collaborate with the larger movement. Join Beacon.us during #NN19 to win a RAD prize.

Be A Hero started when dying father Ady Barkan, recently diagnosed with ALS, challenged Senator Jeff Flake to “Be A Hero,” stand up to his party, and do right by constituents in voting against Trump’s tax bill. We’re carrying on that legacy, and bringing the fight to elected officials nationwide.

Named the #1 most powerful PR firm in the country by Observer, BerlinRosen delivers digital strategy, high-impact media relations and creative services to top organizations and candidates. We take an audience-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, with strategies honed on the campaign trail and at the center of national movements.

Visualize a better way to campaign with advanced voter data visualizations and communications tools. BlueVote is the newest cutting edge technology for progressive and Democratic campaigns across the country, brought to you by PDI National. See over 200k voters on your maps with clickable precinct lines to assign out to our industry leading mobile app and phone banks. Use our webforms to fundraise and sell tickets. Then check out our email platform to do all your digital campaigning in one place. We have all these things and much, much more!

The California School Employees Association (CSEA) is the largest classified 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.

Catalist has been a leader in civic data and data science innovation. Our mission is to provide the progressive community with the data and services needed to better identify, understand, and communicate with the people they want to engage and mobilize. We are committed to using technology and the talents of our diverse team to nurture a vibrant, growing, progressive community.

The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, The Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.

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.

Change.org unleashes the power of thousands of people who start petitions every single day. Millions more people add their names, turning those petitions into campaigns and movements, and every hour at least one of them wins. We’re proud to support the Netroots, and yes, we’re hiring: Change.org/nn19.

Concerted Action is a one-stop consulting firm specializing in advocacy, organizing and the digital tools that power grassroots movements. We help non-profits and unions recruit supporters, build engaged and motivated communities and generate action. We’re strategic, experienced, versatile and committed to your cause.

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.

Democracy for America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with a one million strong community taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since the organization’s founding in 2004, DFA members have contributed over $63 million and made more than 25 million calls to elect over 1,000 progressive candidates up-and-down the ballot, all across the country.

Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States. Today we are millions of supporters strong, fighting for progress and helping elect Democrats across the country to state government, Congress, and the White House.There are several core beliefs that tie our party together: Democrats believe that we’re greater together than we are on our own — that this country succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. Our party is focused on building an economy that lifts up all Americans, not just those at the top.

Demos is a dynamic “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy. Through cutting-edge policy research, inspiring litigation and deep relationships with grassroots organizations, we champion solutions that will create a democracy and economy rooted in racial equityDemos’ work is guided by three commitments: 1) Achieving true democracy by amplifying the voice of the people, and guaranteeing the right to vote; 2) Building pathways to ensure a diverse, expanded middle class in a new, sustainable economy; and 3) Creating progressive change with the partnership and leadership of on-the-ground organizations in communities of color.

Everything on a campaign comes down to data. By providing detailed maps of demographic, field, and voter data that are easy to create and share, Empower Engine helps campaign staff coordinate operations, turnout key voters, and build a strategy that wins.

End Citizens United (ECU) is dedicated to getting big money out of politics, electing champions of reform, and fixing the rigged system in Washington so it works for all Americans.

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters including volunteers, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that can help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown   

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority. The Battle of 2020 is for all the marbles. Let’s win it.

Freedom for All Americans is the national campaign to win LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections nationwide. Seven million LGBTQ people live without express state and federal nondiscrimination protections and are fired, evicted, and rejected from public spaces as a routine part of daily life. With the ultimate goal of securing a federal law expressly protecting all LGBTQ people nationwide by 2025, Freedom for All Americans works at the federal, state, and local levels to educate the public, drive urgency for protections, and demonstrate America is ready to ensure freedom from discrimination for all. 

Front Page Live provides the news that matters to you, all in one place. It’s a simple skimmable snapshot of the hottest stories, tweets, humor, videos, and progressive action campaigns — where you the reader help decide what stories go viral and where you can get involved in direct action.

GetThru (formerly Relay) was created by veterans of Bernie 2016, where we helped build the campaign’s historic voter contact operation. In the process, we saw that the progressive movement needed better technology for large-scale 1-to-1 conversations that reach people where they are—on their cell phones. So, we built ThruText, our P2P texting platform — and two years later released ThruTalk, our phone calling tool.

Harta Communications is a values-first PR and political firm helping progressives create social change. We work with resistance groups, labor unions, voting rights, and civil rights groups wherever there is a need to get stories placed and eyes on the important news of the day.

Hustle is the trusted leader in one-to-one text messaging. We empower organizations to have personal, authentic conversations at scale to build and strengthen long term relationships. With the highest levels of security, compliance, analytics, and support, Hustle’s web and mobile platforms turn text into action. Connect with us at sales@hustle.com.

Icebreaker allows you to host online events that engage your community and inspire action. As organizers ourselves, we know that building meaningful community is hard, especially when you can’t meet regularly in person. We believe that personal connection is the foundation of strong organizations, and that communities are essential for sustaining long-term engagement. That’s why we’ve designed Icebreaker around fostering intimate moments of authentic connection, from wherever you are.

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.

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 nonprofessional, 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.

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.

Living Liberally is a national network of progressive social gatherings—with hundreds of Drinking Liberally happy hours providing welcoming, informal homes for liberals to meet, connect, vent, cheer, and organize in small towns, big cities, conservative and liberal areas alike. In addition to Drinking Liberally, we convene Laughing Liberally comedy shows, Screening Liberally film events, Reading Liberally book clubs, Eating Liberally meals and more. And as the Democratic primary heats up and we head toward election year, Drinking Liberally chapters will be hosting debate watch parties and primary night gatherings everywhere—and may be your political home in the busy year ahead!

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.

MobilizeAmerica is a volunteer management and events platform. We help motivated citizens, progressive organizations and campaigns to organize and win.

MoveOn is the largest independent, progressive, digital-first organization in the U.S. MoveOn combines nimble, rapid-response advocacy campaigning with deep strategic analysis, rigorous data science and optimization, and a culture of member listening and participation that allows us to consistently and quickly identify opportunities for progressive change—and mobilize millions of members in every U.S. county and state to seize them. Our vision is of a country and world with a place of honor and dignity for everyone whether white, Black, or brown, Native or 5th generation or newcomer—one where we take care of each other, where everyone is set up to thrive. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, justice, and love.
NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates and chapters are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all. For more than 50 years, NARAL has worked 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. Driven by 2 million members who continue to define this fight with action, power, and freedom, NARAL represents the 7 in 10 Americans who support access to safe and legal abortion.

NationBuilder is the world’s only software for leaders, used by more than 9,000 customers in 112 countries since 2009. Designed to power high-impact organizations, movements, and campaigns, NationBuilder provides the digital infrastructure to find and grow communities, move people to action, and organize supporters, volunteers, and advocates at scale.

NGP VAN is the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations, offering clients an integrated platform of the best fundraising, compliance, organizing, digital, and social networking products. EveryAction is a nonprofit CRM provider that offers industry-leading fundraising, digital, and advocacy tools on a unified platform for organizations like Greenpeace, Audubon, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and more!

New Deal Strategies is a political consulting firm for the left, founded to help progressives communicate better. Led by Rebecca Kirszner Katz, New Deal is devoted to advancing the progressive agenda by helping candidates and causes with services including messaging, strategy, speechwriting, and media training.
Optimal Access in partnership with SocialSeeder offers a Social media strategy that mirrors good ol’ fashioned door-to-door campaigning. Social Seeder is a tool that gives your supporters an honest way to share social posts and grow your messages’ reach while providing diagnostic insight on audience and engagement. Optimal Access offers powerful tools to curate, organize and index news articles and social media posts plus manage your online content strategy. Our content libraries are a great hub for sharing emerging and historical information with voters and also allow you to control your messaging across your organization.

Proud “traitors to their class,” members of the Patriotic Millionaires are high net worth Americans, business leaders, and investors who are united in their concern about the destabilizing concentration of wealth and power in America. The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system.

PDI National is a 50 State political data firm located in California. We have worked with groups across the country to run campaigns from city council to statewide elected office. We also work with governments and membership organizations to help facilitate large scale data projects and needs. We recently launched BlueVote Software for campaigns to use in all their voter targeting and contact needs.

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack, including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.

Population Connection Action Fund works to: ensure that every person in the world has access to affordable, effective, and appropriate contraceptive; educate American citizens and public officials about the benefits of real investment in reproductive health and family planning; mobilize our grassroots base to advocate for effective policies; and elect candidates who support the right to control their own lives and defeating those who oppose it.

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

She the People is a national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy. We are elevating and amplifying the voice and power of women of color as leaders, political strategists, organizers, and voters. She the People is building an inclusive, multiracial coalition driving a new progressive political and cultural era.

The Tuesday Company modernizes civic engagement by building technology to form powerful digital communities. Our app, Team, helps anyone who’s passionate about supporting progressive candidates and causes share their conviction with others as trusted messengers. Our clients are organizers from the DCCC, AFSCME, and the LCV who use Team to connect with supporters and empower them to take trackable, scalable, meaningful action.

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.

UNITE HERE represents over 300,000 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, we have turned hundreds of thousands of traditionally low-wage jobs into family-sustaining, middle class jobs. We believe: One Job Should Be Enough. 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. Learn more at unitehere.org.

From the team that built MaestroConference, introducing VoiceVoice, our new video-based platform for purposeful conversations with unparalleled depth and scale. VoiceVoice gives leading progressive organizations a unique, new way to get your supporters, volunteers, and donors engaged and taking action. The new technology combines recorded video guidance with people engaging with each other in real time and encourages them to take action without leaving the platform. As a proud sponsor of this year’s conference, we’ve partnered with Netroots Nation to host a digital meetup for the Netroots community on the VoiceVoice platform. Connect with fellow activists and supporters in purposeful, deep discussions around lessons learned from 2018 and talk about what organizations like yours are doing to strengthen our democracy.

Voqal is a national collaboration of EBS (Educational Broadband Service) licensees that works to advance social equity by creating an educated and engaged public. Voqal makes grants and impact investments, expands internet access and digital equity, offers fellowships and advocates to protect the public airwaves. We support nonprofits and individuals that are working to empower the politically, economically and socially disenfranchised. Together we believe we can build a more engaged public to effect progressive social change and disrupt the status quo.

The mission of Women’s March Foundation is to empower women to champion for their communities, fight for social justice and protect civil liberties. Women’s March Foundation is a 501c3, women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events.

Works in Progress is working to end sexual and gender-based harassment in progressive organizations, companies, and conferences. With a certification program that combines best practices around policies, procedures, and trainings, and an iterative, research-focused approach to finding the solutions that really work, Works in Progress helps build organizational cultures and workplaces that are safe for every employee, integrating progressive values not just into your external messaging but also your internal practices. Learn more at weareworksinprogress.org

2019 MEDIA PARTNERS

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!

Free Speech TV is a national independent news network that empowers people to build a more equitable world. Airing 24/7 to over 40 million U.S. homes, we deliver fresh perspectives and uncompromising analysis through up 12 hours of live news programming each weekday.

The American Prospect is devoted to promoting informed discussion on public policy from a progressive perspective. Through narrative interpretation of complex issues, we propagate the ideas and analyses necessary to attain A More Perfect Union. We don’t just make magazines, we make a difference.

For over 100 years, The New Republic has championed liberal ideas and challenged popular opinion. Our journalism debates complex political and social issues, and takes a stance, promoting novel solutions for the most critical. Through ambitious journalism and innovative storytelling, we seek to inspire the next generation of decision makers through conversations in print, online, and in person.  We are the voice of creative thinkers, united by a collective desire to challenge the status quo.

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!

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 (progressive.org) 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 to newspapers around the country.

Tap into the power of Public News Service! We are a member-supported network of 37 state-based news services covering social justice, environmental and economic issues. On average, 40+ million people read, listen or watch our content weekly through 1,000s of local digital and legacy outlets. We provide local impact and national reach – including our Daily Newscast!

RootsAction is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing people who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights for all, civil liberties, environmental protection—and defunding endless wars.

ThinkProgress is a news site producing rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective. Founded in 2005, ThinkProgress is an editorially independent project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. TP has evolved from a small blog to a full newsroom covering the intersections of politics, policy, culture, and social justice.