The year was 1973. Helen Reddy’s I Am Woman, was at the top of the charts. The ‘Women’s Movement’ was in full swing. Change was in the wind.
In Boston, a group of female office workers started talking about how they were treated at work. They talked about how men made more money than they did for the same job. They talked about how their male co-workers could get away with making passes at them, and worse. And they talked about how when their kids got sick they couldn’t get time off without endangering their jobs.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
The Central American Resource Center was founded by Salvadoran refugees determined to secure legal status for the thousands of Central Americans fleeing civil war in the early 1980s. CARECEN received 501C(3) status in 1983. In its more than 30 years of existence, CARECEN has gone from a small grassroots group to the largest Central American organization in the country. Its clients also changed, from refugees fleeing war in Central America to vibrant families from Latin America and elsewhere who are sinking roots in the United States.
Californians for Safety and Justice, a project of the Tides Center, is a nonprofit working with Californians from all walks of life to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars. Through policy advocacy, public education, partnerships and support for local best practices, we promote effective criminal justice strategies to stop the cycle of crime and build healthy communities.
The Center for International Policy is a nonprofit research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Through advocacy and policy research, CIP promotes transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy and global relations. We advocate policies that advance international cooperation, demilitarization, respect for human rights and action to alleviate climate change and stop illicit financial flows. Our work provides policy recommendations and analysis to decision makers in government, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.
Community Labor Environmental Action Network (CLEAN) is committed to improving the lives of working class families throughout California including the greater Los Angeles area. Together the Carwash Workers Organizing Committee (CWOC) and CLEAN work to support carwash workers standing up for their rights, improve health and safety protections for workers and help keep our water and environment clean.
ColorOfChange.org exists to strengthen Black America's political voice. Our goal is to empower our members - Black Americans and our allies - to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.
Democracy for America (DFA) was founded on the idea that the grassroots are the key to the Democratic Party’s success. For too long party leaders were beholden only to moneyed interests and high-powered consultants. The closer the Democratic Party aligned itself with Washington insiders, the further rank and file Democrats wandered from the polls on Election Day. Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign re-energized the grassroots by tapping into the progressive values that they cared about: strong communities, security at home and abroad, and liberty for all people to live the way they chose. Democracy for America was founded by Gov. Dean and built by those energized activists to help reform the Democratic Party from the ground up.
Democrats.com is the oldest and largest online community of Democratic Party and progressive activists, with over 2 million subscribers.
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