America’s Progressive Community

…over 120 groups on the frontlines of change
representing tens of millions of progressive-thinking Americans.

Easy access to web page for each group at…

http://www.commondreams.org/community.htm

20/20 Vision
20/20 Vision makes it easy for busy people to act for peace and the environment.

21st Century Democrats
Formerly Democrats 2000, 21st Century Democrats was founded by progressive Democratic officials to give progressive and populist candidates the support they need to win elections.

Abolition 2000
You can play a part in ending nuclear testing.

Acterra / Action for a Sustainable Earth

Acterra was formed in 2000 by the merger of Bay Area Action (BAA) and the Peninsula Conservation Center Foundation (PCCF) to protect and restore the Bay Area’s local natural environment through stewardship, education, and leadership.

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger administers emergency relief in emergency situations of war, conflict, and natural disaster, later reinforced by longer term programs that enable children, women, and men to regain their autonomy and the means to live independent of external aid.

AFL-CIO
The AFL-CIO works to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation by organizing workers into unions, building a strong political voice for workers in a changing economy, and encouraging our labor movement to create a strong voice for workers in our communities.

Alliance For Democracy
AFD’s mission is to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.

American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU conserves America’s original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

American Disabled For Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
There’s no place like home; and we mean real homes, not nursing homes. We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

American Forests
Nation’s oldest nonprofit citizen conservation organization, founded in 1875. AF’s vigorous advocacy helped create the conservation movement and the National Park and National Forest systems in the U.S.

American Friends Service Committee
The AFSC is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.

American Rivers

North America’s leading national river-conservation organization.

Americans For Democratic Action
ADA is the nation’s oldest independent liberal political organization, dedicated to individual liberty and building economic and social justice at home and abroad.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Church-state separation stands as one of the foundations of our Nation. Because of it, Americans enjoy unparalleled religious liberty and nurture one of the most vital religious communities in the world.

Amnesty International
AI is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards.

Animal Welfare Institute
The Animal Welfare Institute has been working for over 40 years to prevent needless suffering of animals.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

ACORN is striving to organize the poor and powerless into a strong political presence.

Basel Action Network
BAN works in opposition to toxic trade in toxic wastes, toxic products and toxic technologies, that are exported from rich to poorer countries and to ensure national self-sufficiency in waste management through clean production and toxics use reductions.

Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence / Brady Campaign
The Brady Campaign’s national initiatives include prevention programs for parents and youth on the risks associated with guns; legal representation for gun violence victims, and outreach to the entertainment community to encourage the deglamorization of guns in the media.

Bread for the World

A Christian movement that seeks justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying decision makers in the United States.

Brennan Center for Justice
The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law unites thinkers and advocates in pursuit of a vision of inclusive and effective democracy by way of developing and implementing an innovative, nonpartisan agenda of scholarship, public education, and legal action that promotes equality and human dignity while safeguarding fundamental freedoms.

Business for Social Responsibility

BSR is a US-based global resource for companies seeking to sustain their commercial success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment.

Campaign for America’s Future
Challenging the big money corporate agenda by encouraging Americans to speak up - to discuss and debate a new vision of an economy and a future that works for all of us.

Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC)
CIVIC seeks to mitigate the impact of war and its aftermath by ensuring that timely and effective assistance is provided to unintended victims of conflict and to see that such assistance be a permanent part of the U.S. and other governments’ approach to armed conflict.

Campaign to Defend the Constitution
Defcon is an online grassroots movement combating the growing power of the religious right and opposes efforts to control and distort religion, education, science and culture in ways that ultimately threaten the health and well-being of American society.

Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Food

The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Food is a national grassroots consumer campaign designed to lobby Congress and the President to pass legislation that will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in the United States.

Center for Auto Safety
Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the country. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the auto industry.

Center for Community Change

CCC helps poor people to improve their communities and change policies and institutions that affect their lives by developing their own strong organizations.

Center for Corporate Policy
The Center for Corporate Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest organization working to curb corporate abuses and make corporations publicly accountable.

Center for Defense Information

Founded in 1972 as an independent monitor of the military, the Center for Defense Information is a private, nongovernmental, research organization that believes strong social, economic, political, and military components and a healthy environment contribute equally to the nation’s security. CDI seeks realistic and cost effective military spending without excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war.

Center for Democracy and Technology
CDT works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age.

Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Center for Economic and Policy Research was established to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. CEPR works to ensure that the citizenry has the information and analysis that allows it to act effectively in the public interest.

Center for Health, Environment and Justice

CHEJ believes in environmental justice, the principle that people have the right to a clean and healthy environment regardless of their race or economic standing. Our experience has shown that the most effective way to win environmental justice is from the bottom up through community organizing and empowerment.

Center for International Policy
The Center for International Policy promotes a U.S. foreign policy based on peace, international cooperation, demilitarization and respect for basic human rights.

Center for Justice and Democracy
The Center for Justice & Democracy works to educate the public about the importance of the civil justice system and the dangers of so-called “tort reforms” and fights to protect the right to trial by jury and an independent judiciary for all Americans.

Center for Media and Democracy
Publishers of PR Watch, a quarterly investigative journal, the Center for Media and Democracy promotes media that are “of, by and for the people.” Other projects include Spin of the Day, offering daily reporting on spin and propaganda in the news; and SourceWatch, a wiki-based investigative journalism resource.

Center for Public Integrity
Exposing the powerful economic interests that have captured our Congress and our politics.

Center for Responsive Politics / OpenSecrets.org
Tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy. Search their database to see who’s paying off who.

Center for Science in the Public Interest

CSPI is a nonprofit education and advocacy organization that focuses on improving the safety and nutritional quality of our food supply.

Center for Third World Organizing
Building a social justice movement led by people of color.

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities

CBPP is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.

The Century Foundation

The Century Foundation is a nonprofit public policy research institution which produces publications and convenes events that (1) explain and analyze public issues in plain language, (2) provide facts and opinions about the strengths and weaknesses of different policy strategies, and (3) develop and call attention to distinctive ideas that can work.

Children’s Defense Fund

America’s Strongest Voice for Children.

Citizens Coal Council
Let’s clean up the coalfields! CCC has begun a 5-year effort to improve the economy and quality of life in communities where coal is mined. This campaign for jobs and justice in the coalfields aims to put unemployed people to work cleaning up old, abandoned mines.

Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting (CIPB)
Nonprofit education/advocacy group being established to promote a restructuring of U.S. public broadcasting as an independently-funded public trust, free from corporate and political influence. The goal is to revitalize public broadcasting and resist commercialization.

Citizens for Tax Justice
CTJ’s mission is to give ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws and stand against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW
CREW assists Americans in using litigation to expose government officials who betray public trust and sacrifice the common good for special interests.

Clean Water Action

National citizens’ organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.

Commercial Alert
Commercial Alert helps families, parents, schools and communities defend themselves against harmful, immoral or intrusive advertising and marketing, and the excesses of commercialism.

Common Cause
Representing the unified voice of the people against corruption in government and big money special interests.

Common Dreams
National citizens’ organization working to bring together progressive Americans to promote progressive visions for America’s future. Publishers of Common Dreams NewsCenter / Newswire.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
CPSR is a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. We work to influence decisions regarding the development and use of computers because those decisions have far-reaching consequences and reflect our basic values and priorities.

Consumer Federation of America

The size and diversity of its membership — more than 260 organizations from throughout the nation with a combined membership exceeding 50 million people — enables CFA to speak for virtually all consumers.

Consumer Project on Technology
The Consumer Project on Technology was started by Ralph Nader in 1995. Currently CPT is focusing on intellectual property rights and health care, electronic commerce and competition policy.

Consumers Union

Publisher of Consumer Reports, is an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization serving only consumers. A comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns.

Co-op America

Providing the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today’s social and environmental problems.

Corporate Accountability International
CAI (formerly INFACT) spearheads campaigns that challenge irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.

Corporate Watch
Committed to exposing corporate greed by documenting the social, political, economic and environmental impacts of transnational giants.

Council for a Livable World
Founded by eminent nuclear physicist Leo Szilard, the Council has advocated for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction since 1962. provides senators with technical and scientific information that helps them make intelligent decisions about nuclear arms control, strategic and conventional weapons, the military budget, and United Nations peacekeeping.

Council for Responsible Genetics

The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG), founded in 1983, is a national nonprofit organization of scientists, environmentalists, public health advocates, physicians, lawyers and other concerned citizens. CRG encourages informed public debate about the social, ethical, and environmental implications of new genetic technologies, and advocates for socially responsible use of these technologies.

Critical Mass Energy Project
A project of Public Citizen created by Ralph Nader to promote energy conservation and track government activities related to such issues as nuclear power, radioactive waste, renewable energy and fuel efficiency.

Dads & Daughters
National, nonprofit membership organization of fathers with daughters. DADs provides tools to strengthen our relationships with our daughters and transform the pervasive messages that value our daughters more for how they look than who they are.

Death Penalty Information Center
Serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.

Defenders of Wildlife

Dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.

Demos!

Demos is a new non-profit organization focusing on two of the most urgent challenges facing the United States in the 21st century: strengthening our democracy and creating more broadly shared prosperity. Demos conducts original research and builds networks of civic and economic reformers around the United States to help turn ideas into action.

Doctors Without Borders
DWB/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) delivers medical relief to populations in danger due to war, civil strife, epidemics or natural disasters.

Drug Policy Alliance
The Lindesmith Center and Drug Policy Foundation merged with the objective of building a national drug policy reform movement, and has changed its name to Drug Policy Alliance. Drug Policy Alliance is the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on common sense, science, public health and human rights.

Earth Charter USA

The Earth Charter USA Campaign is made up of people from all walks of life who embrace the values in the Earth Charter and who seek to make these values a blueprint for a sustainable way of life in this country. These efforts of involved and committed individuals will popularize and build support for the Earth Charter as a guide towards a sustainable future. Ultimately, a ‘people’s movement’ will spring up around the Charter which will provide enough political support for endorsement of the Earth Charter by the United Nations in 2002.

Earth Island Institute

Founded by environmentalist David Brower, EII fosters the efforts of creative individuals by providing organizational support in developing projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment.

Earthjustice
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, is the non-profit law firm for the environment. For more than a quarter century, the Legal Defense Fund has represented hundreds of environmental clients, large and small, without charge.

Earth Policy Institute

http://www.earth-policy.org/
epi@earth-policy.org
The purpose of the Earth Policy Institute is to provide a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy will look like, a roadmap of how to get from here to there, and an ongoing assessment of this effort calling attention to where progress is being made and where it is not.

East Timor Action Network
ETAN/US advocates changing US foreign policy and urges support for self-determination and human rights for East Timor.

Economic Policy Institute
http://www.epi.org/
epi@epi.org.
EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.

Educators for Social Responsibility

http://www.esrnational.org/
educators@esrnational.org
Helping young people develop the skills and convictions needed to shape a safe, sustainable, and just world.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Working to ensure that the principles embodied in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights (and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights) are protected as new communications technologies emerge.

Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC is a project of the Fund for Constitutional Government.

Emily’s List
‘Early Money is Like Yeast’ (it makes the dough rise), EMILY’s List identifies viable pro-choice Democratic women candidates for key federal and statewide offices.

Environmental Defense Fund

scrowley@environmentaldefense.org
members@environmentaldefense.org
Suzy Friedman, Farm Policy
Working to stop environmental pollution by encouraging business, labor, government, and citizen groups to cooperate and identify practical policies to protect the environment.

Environmental Working Group

http://www.ewg.org/
http://www.ewg.org/contact/hq
EWG is a leading content provider for public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment.

Arrow Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)
FAIR is the national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship. We seek to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press. We scrutinize media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

Arrow Families USA
Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans.

Arrow Federation of American Scientists
Conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, and space policy. Board of Sponsors includes half of America’s living Nobel Laureates.

Arrow Fellowship of Reconciliation
FOR is a national, interfaith organization that seeks to replace violence, war, racism and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace and justice.

Arrow Feminist Majority Foundation
Mission is to create innovative, cutting-edge research, educational programs, and strategies to further women’s equality and empowerment, to reduce violence toward women, to increase the health and economic well-being of women, and to eliminate discrimination of all kinds.

Arrow Food First!
The Institute for Food and Development Policy better known as Food First—is a member-supported, nonprofit ‘peoples’ think tank and education-for-action center. Our work highlights root causes and value-based solutions to hunger and poverty around the world, with a commitment to establishing food as a fundamental human right.

Arrow Foundation For Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR)
Big Business has an endless amount of money and thousands of lobbyists working everyday to protect and increase their profits - no matter who it hurts. We get in their way and work to protect and improve the lives of American consumers and taxpayers.

Arrow Free Press
Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media and involve the public in media policymaking. Through education, organizing, and advocacy, we promote diverse a
nd independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal, affordable access to communications.

Arrow Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
The Friends Committee on National Legislation is the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Arrow Friends of the Earth
Advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation; preserving biological, cultural, and ethnic diversity; and the empowering of citizens.

Arrow Fund for Constitutional Government
The Fund for Constitutional Government is a publicly supported, charitable, nonprofit corporation established in 1974 to expose and correct corruption in the federal government and other major national institutions through research and public education.

Arrow Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLAAD is a national organization dedicated to promoting fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in the media as a means of challenging discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity.

Arrow Global Exchange
Global Exchange is a non-profit research, education, and action center dedicated to promoting people-to-people ties around the world. ‘Since our founding in 1988, we have been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.’

Arrow Global Green USA
Global Green USA works in cooperation with individuals, industry, and government to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. Acting as a catalyst, facilitator, and mediator, Global Green USA encourages collaborative approaches and crosscutting solutions to environmental challenges.

Arrow Government Accountability Project
Brave whistleblowers are often targeted for harassment, intimidation, demotion, and dismissal. In 1977, the non-profit Government Accountability Project was created to help these employees, who, through their individual acts of conscience, protect each and everyone of us.

Arrow Greenpeace
Independent campaigning organization that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Arrow Handgun Control, Inc.
A non-profit, non-partisan organization with over 380,000 active members, HCI is dedicated to the passage of sensible gun laws. Recognized as the premier gun violence prevention lobby in the nation.

Arrow Human Rights Campaign
The largest national lesbian and gay political organization, envisions an America where lesbian and gay people are ensured of their basic equal rights — and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

Arrow Human Rights Watch
New York-based organization that monitors human rights in over seventy countries worldwide. Keep up-to-date with world events and learn about human rights around the globe.

Arrow Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) envisions a world in which people satisfy the physical and emotional needs of domestic animals; protect wild animals and their environments; and change their relationships with other animals, evolving from exploitation and harm to respect and compassion.

Arrow Human Rights First
Working to protect and promote human rights and hold all governments accountable to the standards affirmed in the Intl Bill of Human Rights. Its programs focus on building the legal institutions and structures that will guarantee human rights in the long term.

Arrow Hunger Project
Committed to creating a future that rejects the inevitability of hunger and recognizes the limitations of a consumeristic society.

Arrow Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s mission is to create environmentally and economically sustainable rural communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy. We assist public interest organizations in coalition building and influencing both domestic and international policymaking through monitoring, analysis and research, education and outreach, and information systems management.

Arrow Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.

Arrow Institute for Policy Studies
At a time when other think tanks celebrate the virtues of unrestrained greed, unlimited wealth, and unregulated markets, IPS is striving to create a more responsible society - one built around the values of justice, nonviolence, sustainability, and decency. IPS, as I.F. Stone once said, is an Institute for the rest of us.

Arrow Institute for Public Accuracy
A nationwide consortium, IPA represents an unprecedented effort to bring other voices to the mass-media table often dominated by a few major think tanks. IPA works to broaden public discourse in mainstream media, while building communication with alternative media outlets and grassroots activists.

Arrow Interfaith Alliance
TIA’s members have come together for the purpose of standing up to the Christian Coalition and other radical right wing groups and individuals who wrap themselves in the language and symbolism of religious faith.

Arrow International Center for Technology Assessment
The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) is a non-profit, bi-partisan organization committed to providing the public with full assessments and analyses of technological impacts on society. CTA is devoted to fully exploring the economic, ethical, social, environmental and political impacts that can result from the applications of technology or technological systems.

Arrow International Relations Center
IRC is a policy studies institute in Silver City, New Mexico. Through our three primary programs/projects we promote our mission of “ working to make the U.S. a more responsible member of the global community by promoting progressive strategic dialogues that lead to new citizen-based agendas.”

Arrow Jobs with Justice
A national campaign for workers’ rights. Working through coalitions of labor, community, religious and constituency organizations, Jobs with Justice is fighting for workers’ rights and economic justice.

Arrow Jubilee 2000/USA
Biblical tradition calls for a Jubilee year, when slaves are set free and debts cancelled. Jubilee 2000/USA is part of the worldwide movement to cancel the crushing international debt of impoverished countries.

Arrow Justice at Stake Campaign
Justice at Stake Campaign partners educate the public and work for reforms to keep politics and special interests out of the courtroom. JAS is currently funded by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Joyce Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and the Public Welfare Foundation.

Arrow Justice For All
Through private citizen and corporate membership, Justice For All will peacefully exert the social and legislative influence necessary to effect positive change in the criminal justice system.

Arrow Latin America Working Group
LAWG is a coalition of over sixty religious, human rights, policy, grassroots and development organizations. Striving for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and sustainable development in the region.

Arrow Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination and obtain equal opportunity for minorities by addressing factors that contribute to racial justice and economic opportunity.

Arrow League of Conservation Voters
The political voice for over 9 million members of environmental groups, LCV works full-time to educate citizens about the environmental voting records of Members of Congress.

Arrow Libraries for the Future
A national organization dedicated to information equity, literacy and the preservation and renewal of libraries as essential tools for a democratic society.

Arrow MADRE
Since 1983, MADRE has worked in partnership with community-based organizations in conflict areas worldwide to address issues of women’s health, economic development, and other human rights. MADRE provides resources and training for its sister organizations and works to empower people in the US to demand changes to unjust policies.

Arrow Media Alliance
Media Alliance is a 22-year-old nonprofit training and resource center for media workers, community organizations, and political activists. Their mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in all aspects of the media in the interests of peace, justice, and social responsibility.

Arrow Media Matters
Media Matters for America is a Web-based progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

Arrow Military Toxics Project
The Military Toxics Project (MTP) is a national non-profit network of neighborhood, veterans’, Indigenous, peace, environmental, and other organizations representing people affected by military contamination and pollution. We work with community leaders to help them act and speak for themselves.

Arrow MindFreedom International
MindFreedom International unites 100 grassroots groups and thousands of members to win campaigns for human rights of people diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities.

Arrow Mobilization for Global Justice
Leading the charge against the IMF and the World Bank.

Arrow MoveOn.org
MoveOn is an online activist network for grassroots involvement helping busy but concerned citizens to find their political voice.

Arrow National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)
NARAL fights to protect our very basic and necessary right to choose - meaning having access to safe and legal abortion, effective contraceptive options, and quality reproductive health care.

Arrow National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
NAACP is the the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the US. Works to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.

Arrow National Breast Cancer Coalition
The National Breast Cancer Coalition is a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. NBCC was formed in 1991 with one mission: to eradicate breast cancer through action and advocacy.

Arrow National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights
This progressive, nonpartisan campaign connects people and groups deeply concerned about the destruction of our nation’s civil rights in the federal courts.

Arrow National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
NCADP provides information, advocates for public policy, and mobilizes and supports individuals and institutions that share our unconditional rejection of capital punishment.

Arrow National Committee for an Effective Congress
NCEC is a full-service progressive political action committee which supports progressive House and Senate candidates.

Arrow National Environmental Trust
NET is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the American public on contemporary environmental issues.

Arrow National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
NGLTF is the leading progressive civil rights organization that has supported grassroots organizing and advocacy to strengthen the gay and lesbian movement at the state and local level while connecting these activities to a national vision of change.

Arrow National Labor Committee
The NLC investigates and exposes human and labor rights abuses committed by U.S. companies producing goods in the developing world and pressing for international legal frameworks with effective enforcement mechanisms.

Arrow National Lawyers Guild
The National Lawyers Guild is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be more sacred than property interests.

Arrow National Organization for Women (NOW)
NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Arrow National Parks Conservation Association
NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System

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Arrow National Priorities Project
The National Priorities Project (NPP) offers citizen and community groups tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities which promote social and economic justice. Since 1983, the National Priorities Project (NPP) has been the only group in the country that focuses on the impacts of federal tax and spending policies at the community level.

Arrow National Security Archive
The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. that collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Arrow Native Forest Council
Utilizes ethical, moral, religious, and eco-economic arguments to protect, preserve and recover our nation’s national forests and watersheds, and end corporate welfare destructive to the public health and well being.

Arrow Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC uses law, science, and the support of more than 400,000 members nationwide to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Arrow Nuclear Information and Resource Service
NIRS is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues.

Arrow Office of the Americas
The Office of the Americas is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of justice and peace in the hemisphere through broad-based educational programs.

Arrow Organic Consumers Association
The OCA is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization which deals with issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability.

Arrow Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Arrow Peace Action
Through national and grassroots citizen action Peace Action works to redirect federal spending from military to human needs, abolish nuclear weapons, end the international arms trade and foster the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Arrow Peace Brigades
PBUS is a regional office of Peace Brigades International, which promotes nonviolent transformation of conflicts by accompanying human rights defenders, their organizations, and others threatened by political violence in creating a space for local activists to work for social justice and human rights.

Arrow Peaceful Tomorrows
Peaceful Tomorrows is an advocacy organization founded by family members of September Eleventh victims. Its mission is to seek effective nonviolent responses to terrorism, and identify a commonality with all people similarly affected by violence throughout the world.

Arrow The Policy Action Network / Moving Ideas
An online consortium of progressive research and advocacy organizations, PAN works for a more inclusive and intellible debate about the policy issues that shape our world.

Arrow People for the American Way
Washington, DC-based legal/lobbying operation which focuses on constitutional issues such as opposing school vouchers & censorship. Maintains library on the activities of the religious right. Closely tied to Clinton administration.

Arrow People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, with more than one million members, is the largest animal rights organization in the world. Founded in 1980, PETA is dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

Arrow Pesticides Action Network North America
PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) has campaigned to replace pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives since 1982

Arrow Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization supported by over 5,000 physicians and 100,000 laypeople. PCRM promotes preventive medicine through innovative programs, encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research, and advocates broader access to medical services.

Arrow Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is the advocacy organization for a single payer national health program in the US. It includes over 10,000 physician-members and has chapters and/or spokespeople in all 50 states. PNHP provides speakers, testimony, research, an activist-alert network, and leadership to catalyze and mobilize the public to demand that health care become a right in the US. The group’s web site is www.pnhp.org, and they welcome help in distributing their press releases to the media.

Arrow Physicians for Social Responsibility
Working to create a world free of nuclear weapons, global environmental pollution, and gun violence. The active conscience of American medicine, PSR uses its members’ expertise and professional leadership, influence within the medical community and strong links to policy makers to address this century’s greatest threats to human welfare and survival.

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Planned Parenthood
PP believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.

Arrow Political Research Associates / Public Eye
Political Research Associates is an independent, not-for-profit research center which monitors and analyzes those organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right that undermine democracy and diversity.

Arrow Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD)
We are twelve activists who have spent the last several years researching corporate, labor and legal histories, rethinking our past organizing strategies and talking with people about democracy movements. We work in the tradition of people’s struggles to replace illegitimate and tyrannical institutions with democratic ones that disperse, rather than concentrate, wealth and power.

Arrow Progressive Majority
Progressive Majority has a clear and bold purpose: To elect progressive champions who will help change the direction of this country. We will do this by building a nationwide member network that will provide much-needed early support to progressive candidates — helping them win election and bringing our values back in to the halls of government.

Arrow ProgressNow Action
The best news coverage, the most clever ads aren’t enough to change public opinion. Change has to be made one person at a time, community by community, all across the state and the country. ProgressNow Action gives you the tools you need make this change happen.

Arrow Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
The Project On Government Oversight is a non-partisan non-profit government watchdog. Our mission is to investigate, expose, and remedy abuses of power, mismanagement, and government subservience to special interests by the federal government.

Arrow Public Campaign
Public Campaign is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to sweeping reform that aims to dramatically reduce the role of special interest money in America’s elections and the influence of big contributors in American politics. Public Campaign will lay the foundation for reform by working with various organizations, particularly citizen groups around the country that are fighting for change in their states.

Arrow Public Citizen
Founded by Ralph Nader, Public Citizen is the consumer’s eyes and ears in Washington. With more than 150,000 members, PC fights for safer drugs and medical devices, cleaner and safer energy sources, a cleaner environment, fair trade, and a more open and democratic government.

Arrow Public Interest Research Groups
Founded by Ralph Nader, the state PIRGs are leading environmental and consumer watchdog organizations serving to preserve the environment, protect consumers and promote democracy.

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Rainforest Action Network
RAN works to protect the Earth’s rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.

Arrow Redefining Progress
Redefining Progress seeks to shift the prevailing definition of progress, from one based exclusively on a growing economy, to one that resonates with people’s sense of the quality of their lives.

Arrow Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and to helping young people realize and utilize their power to affect change in the civic and political lives of their communities.

Arrow School of the Americas Watch
Information and links regarding the US Army School of the Americas, a facility accused of training Latin American officials guilty of human rights abuses. It is operated by the SOA Watch, a group dedicated to closing the School.

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Sierra Club
550,000 member-supported public interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions: legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.

Arrow Silicon Valley Toxics Campaign
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) is a diverse grassroots nonprofit organization consisting of environmental and neighborhood groups, labor unions, public health leaders, people affected by toxic exposure and others.

Arrow Southern Poverty Law Center
Combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Over 400,000 contibuting members.

Arrow Stop Global Warming
StopGlobalWarming.org is a response by citizens to address the most urgent issue of our generation, reducing global warming and with it, the protection of our planet and the survival of our species as we know it.

Arrow Taxpayers for Common Sense
Fighting the politicians from both parties who continue to fund pork-barrel projects, hand out unfair subsidies and tax breaks and make back room deals with lobbyists.

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Union of Concerned Scientists
UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of 70,000 committed citizens and leading scientists across the country. UCS augments rigorous scientific research with public education and citizen advocacy to help build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

Arrow United for a Fair Economy
United for a Fair Economy puts a spotlight on the dangers of excessive inequality of income and wealth in the United States — and brings people together to take action to close this economic divide.

Arrow United for Peace and Justice
United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1300 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose the US government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

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Veterans for Peace
Having served his or her nation in the military — many in times of war and at great sacrifice — a Veteran for Peace accepts the responsibilities to serve the cause of peace on all levels, from the neighborhood to the world.

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Violence Policy Center
VPV works to reduce gun death and injury in America by approaching firearms violence as a public health issue and illustrating the need to hold firearms to the same health and safety standards we hold all other consumer products.

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Water Advocates
Water Advocates is a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing American support for worldwide access to safe, affordable, and sustainable drinking water and adequate sanitation.

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Wellstone Action!
Wellstone Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing Paul and Sheila Wellstone’s fight for progressive change and economic justice.

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Wilderness Society
Non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, protecting America’s prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts and shorelands, and fostering an American land ethic.

Arrow Win Without War
Win Without War is a coalition of national organizations representing broad constituencies that aim to Keep America Safe by advocating that international cooperation and enforceable international law provide the greatest security for the United States and the world.

Arrow Women’s Action for New Directions
Our mission is to empower women to act politically to reduce militarism and violence and to redirect excessive military spending to human and environmental needs.

Arrow Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
WILPF works to achieve through peaceful means world disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice, an end to all forms of violence, and to establish those political, social, and psychological conditions which can assure peace, freedom, and justice for all.

Arrow Women Leaders Online
Women Leaders Online is building a network of one million women and sympathetic men to empower women in politics, society, the economy, the media, and cyberspace. We publish regular Alerts with actions you can take to make a difference on critical issues affecting women.

Arrow Worldwatch Institute
Public policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers and the public about emerging global problems and trends and the complex links between the world economy and its environmental support systems.

Arrow World Wildlife Fund
WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species, and addressing global threats. Over 1 million US members.

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