This is a list of organizations that do good work to promote the well-being of regular people. This is not a complete list, just some of them. I am working to build this list (as well as my RECOMMENDED READING list) as a more complete resource of resources. If you have some extra money kicking around you need to give to progressive causes and organizations this is a good place to look. If you have an organization you would like me to add you can email me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Economic Policy Institute’s “mission is to inform and empower individuals to seek solutions that ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity. This means research and policy proposals.”
The American Civil Liberties Union “has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. Nearly 100 years of keeping America America.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center “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.”
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) “and its over 1 million members nation-wide believe in fighting for bold progressive change. It’s not enough to agree with us on the issues we champion — heroes in Congress and candidates on the campaign trail that we support also believe in fighting for these values.”
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee & Defending Dissent Foundation “protects the right of political expression to strengthen participatory democracy, and to fulfill the promise of the Bill of Rights for everyone.”
MoveOn.org is the largest online progressive organizing group in the United States.
Social Security Works mission is to protect those who depend now or will depend on Social Security. They see Social Security as a vehicle for social justice by alleviating poverty.
ProPublica.org is an independent, non-profit investigative news organization that covers stories with what they call “moral force.” Their mission: “To expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing.”
Our Revolution Bernie Sanders has turned his campaign apparatus and fundraising juggernaut into a political action organization to promote his progressive agenda. This is the Bernie Sanders political revolution.