THE VOTE LIST
A project of love and patriotism for the United States of America, compiled and updated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus.
(First posted in September 2018, this list is frequently updated)
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Vote and motivate and facilitate others to vote! This is a list of organizations that facilitate voting and PROGRESSIVE ACTION. Pick one (or a few), participate and support by donating money. Civic engagement and voter turnout make for a vibrant and strong democracy.
No one is coming to save us. WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for. I always hoped someone would come along and fix it, then I realized, I AM SOMEONE. DO SOMETHING. Do it now. Engage. Be the change you want to see in the world. GET TO WORK!
Lets spread some GOODNESS AND LOVE (not politics of hate)
EASY ACTION YOU CAN TAKE RIGHT NOW:
Send letters to register voters!
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THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
Engage with, and give money to, these organizations that encourage, support, and facilitate voting and progressive action:
2 Hours a Week
We are a community fostering a new level of civic engagement following the 2016 election by offering you 2 hours a week of tangible action.
5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics. Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Read more about why calling works.
JOIN THE PRO-SCIENCE RESISTANCE. We’re a grassroots community of over 400,000 scientists and advocates who care about science and facts. Since putting out the call for scientists to run for office, over 7,000 scientists have reached out to us for assistance with their campaigns. We’ve trained over 1,400 of them and now we’re the largest resource for helping scientists run for office and win. If you want to help bring science, fact and reason back to government, join us today.
We need a new kind of climate leadership. From the streets to the ballot box, 350 Action is fighting for progressive climate champions who are willing to stand up for climate justice, good green jobs, just immigration policies, healthcare for all, and human rights.
866 Our Vote: Election Protection
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
Protecting the right and the ability to vote.
Millions of Americans can’t access the democratic process because of solvable problems in how elections are run — and just 80,000 voters decided the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. These problems aren’t felt equally across communities — voters of color are 6x more likely than white voters to wait longer than an hour to vote, even in the same town. Voting rights issues are getting fought out in the courts, and local and national advocacy organizations challenge state legislators who try to pass regressive voting laws. Grassroots organizations register and turn out voters before every election. But the millions of Americans who can’t vote tell us there’s more to do. Access Democracy is working to fix it. And we need you.
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes.
A Little Goes a Long Way Fund
Channels funds to the closest House races in the cheapest media markets where an extra dollar goes farthest
ALL ON THE LINE
We’re on a mission to end gerrymandering and restore fairness to our elections and democracy. Because every American should have an equal say in our government. One person. One vote. Whether you care about providing access to affordable health care, reducing the gun violence that plagues our schools and communities, protecting voting rights, achieving equal pay, or solving the urgent threat of climate change, there is a fundamental structural barrier that prevents progress: rigged electoral maps drawn with surgical precision by politicians to preserve their party’s political power and silence the will of the people.
All Voting is Local
The All Voting is Local campaign fights to protect and expand the right to vote for every American. We know systemic barriers stand between eligible voters and the ballot. We know what works. We fight to solve problems and ensure all voters have access to the ballot, no matter who they are, where they live, or the hours they work. We know communities of color and other historically disenfranchised voters have faced needless barriers to the ballot. And that making voting easier for everyone strengthens our democracy. We know together we can expand access to the ballot so that every voter in every community has a voice.
American Family Voices
American Family Voices was founded in 2000 to be a strong voice for middle class and working class families on economic, health care, and consumer issues.
The coordination hub of the PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Democratic Action is a liberal American political organization advocating progressive policies. ADA works for social and economic justice through lobbying, grassroots organizing, research, and supporting progressive candidates.
Be a Hero
Ady Barkan traveled to DC to ask Congress to be heroes.
Every candidate and referendum, explained.
Barbara Lee Family Foundation
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation advances women’s equality and representation in American politics and in the field of contemporary art. Our work in both our program areas is guided by our core belief that women’s voices strengthen our democracy and enrich our culture.
Barbara Lee Family Foundation: Paper
Keys to Elected Office: The Essential Guide for Women (2017)
Black Girls Vote
Black Girls Vote is a nonpartisan organization designed to represent the concerns and interest of Black women.
BlackPAC is an independent, Black-led organization that uses the power of year-round political engagement and elections to change our economic, justice, and political systems.
Black Voters Matter Fund
OUR VOTES DECIDE ELECTIONS…AND ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
Connecting young people to progressive campaigns
Blue Revolution USA
Are you sick of being bullied by the right wing? Are you ready to stand up and fight for progressive candidates all over the country? Are you ready to turn anger into action? What a coincidence. So are we!
Blue Wave Crowd Source
Blue Wave Festival
The one-stop shop for progressives looking to volunteer. Together, we can turn the New York State Senate and US Congress blue.
Blue Wave Voters
If just 3 out of 4 Democrats who voted Blue in 2016 vote Blue again this November, Democrats can win everything, everywhere. Will you help create the biggest Blue Wave in history by pledging to Vote Blue and urging your Democratic friends to join us
Build the Wave
With more than 800,000 texts sent in 2018 alone and a team of over 2,000 volunteer texters, Build the Wave is one of the fastest growing and most impactful progressive organizations in the nation.
Campaign Legal Center
Campus Vote Project (CVP)
n 2012, Fair Elections Center (formerly Fair Elections Legal Network) launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to focus and expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.
Center for Popular Democracy
The Center for Popular Democracy is an American advocacy group that promotes progressive politics. CPD is a federation of groups that includes some of the old chapters of ACORN. The group’s stated goal is to “envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.”
Students Take the Lead: Sparking Peer to Peer Voter Registration in High Schools
Climate Hawks Vote
To identify, train, and elect individual climate hawk leaders, while generating a political environment in which those leaders have the power to advance policies needed to address climate change.
Civis technology helps organizations use their person-level data to make smarter, faster decisions that drive real results.
We are the blue wave. Help us flip our country.
Color of Change
Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice. We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
Building black political power by recruiting, training, funding and electing progressive black candidates on the local, state and federal level.
Contest Every Race
520,000 elected offices — and Democrats aren’t competing in up to 75% of them.
It’s time to Contest Every Race.
Your government, made simple. Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!
Creative Resistance, The
WE’RE A COLLECTIVE OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA MAKERS AND NOISE MAKERS RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA.
These are the stakes-VOTE
Crush the Midterms
It’s time to protect democracy + send Trump a message.
A group blog and internet forum focused on the Democratic Party and liberal American politics
Democracy for America (DFA)
Serving voters. Powering elections. Building a better democracy.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
The official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives
the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way to victory.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)
Join the fight to elect state Democrats
Democratic Party of Virginia
Change that matters
Unite talent and technology to drive Democratic victories in 2019, 2020 and beyond.
It starts at commencement. It ends at the ballot box. Pledge to vote: equality, climate change and gun safety are all on the ballot this fall, but first you’ve got to get registered.
Donor Direct Action
Donor Direct Action links front line women’s rights partners around the world to money, visibility, & popular support – minimum bureaucracy, maximum impact.
Emily’s Pinterest board of her search for electrifying, unifying, brilliant, tough, strong Democratic candidates.
Election Assistance Commission
Make Election Day a company holiday.
Election Protection: 866 Our Vote
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
You deserve better elections. You don’t have to vote for the lesser of two evils or throw away your vote. There are better voting methods. Let’s bring a better ballot to your election.
We inspire women to run, we hone their skills to win.
We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.
Enough is Enough Voter Project
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A VOTING ISSUE
Equality Can’t Wait
At the rate we’re going, it will take 208 years to achieve gender equality in the U.S. But we have the power to change that. If we act now, we can see equality in our lifetimes.
Equality can’t wait.
Let’s use the law to change the world. Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”
Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence.
Welcome to Evoke—a place to start conversations, amplify new voices, and forge stronger bonds between change-makers. I’m glad you’ve joined us, and I’m excited about what we’ll learn from each other. Melinda Gates
The 2020 Census steers trillions of dollars for critical services like healthcare and education to each state, provides data for redistricting for everything from political seats to school zones, and informs businesses and community planners about opportunities for growth and economic development. We need to do all we can to make sure every Georgian is counted. Help us ensure Georgia gets a Fair Count.
Fair Elections Center
Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization which works to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies. The Center works to improve election administration through legislative, legal and administrative reform, to protect access to the ballot through litigation, and to provide election law expertise, voter information and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.
Fair Fight Action
Fair Fight Georgia
BETTER ELECTIONS ARE POSSIBLE
Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens
Feminist Majority Foundation
Feminism n. the policy, practice or advocacy of political, economic, and social equality for women. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists – both women and men, girls and boys – are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
Five Thirty Eight
Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight (the # of electors in the electoral college)
Flip It Blue
HELP FUND THE AD CAMPAIGN THAT CAN STOP TRUMP AND FLIP CONGRESS BLUE.
DEMOCRACY STARTS IN THE STATES. We’re electing progressives where it counts the most. Join us.
For decades, the Koch Brothers and a network of right-wing billionaires have distorted our democracy by exploiting the tremendous powers of state legislatures, to rig the electorate and the maps to their advantage. The 2020 elections are our last chance to win back power before the next redistricting process, which will shape the political landscape until 2032.
FREEAMERICA exists to amplify the voices of individuals impacted by the criminal justice system and those who are working to change it. By challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and uplifting solutions, we are helping to end mass incarceration and invest in just, equitable, and thriving communities across the United States.
GET MITCH OR DIE TRYING
Since becoming Majority Leader in 2015, McConnell has stolen a seat on the Supreme Court, tried to take health care away from 20 million Americans, and stopped the Senate from doing anything that isn’t confirming extreme right wing judges to lifetime appointments (128 and counting!)
But here’s the good news: Mitch could lose his current job in 2020. He’s up for re-election, and more importantly, his party is defending 22 Senate seats, and they only control the Senate by 3.
This is our chance to Get Mitch or Die Trying. If Democrats take the majority away from him, we might actually see the day when Congress passes laws that protect voting rights, combat climate change, guarantee health care, and protect a woman’s right to choose. And maybe, just maybe, we can send Mitch back to Kentucky for good.
Goodwerk’s mission is to explain where progressive values are on the ballot and what we can do to support candidates that fight for those values.
Music, Democracy, Action
Higher Heights for America PAC is galvanizing the collective political power of our members to help elect more Black women to public office at all levels. Higher Heights for America member help Black women running for public office by supporting the PAC.
There’s Power in Small Towns
We are drawn to small towns for the strong community they provide. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new arrival, Alabama’s small communities offer a place to put down deep roots. But increasingly our communities are under attack by corporate interests that run local shops out of business, shutter our hospitals, and pollute our rivers, providing only unstable poverty-wage jobs in return. Politicians in Montgomery have taken away our right to local control, cut funding for our schools, and do nothing to create opportunities for young people who are forced to leave their hometowns to find work. Hometown Action is a power-building collective of small town Alabamians fighting to build inclusive and sustainable communities where all residents can thrive. We know residents offer the best solutions to local problems. Together we can build the multiracial working class power we need to take back our communities. Join the small town movement
The way we communicate has changed. Change with it.
I Am A Voter
is a public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement by unifying around a central truth: that our democracy works best when we all participate.
SHARING ‘I’M VOTING’ IS THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR F+F TO #votevotevote!
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. We’re not the leaders of this movement. You are.
It Starts Today
Fund every Democratic nominee for the House and Senate with a single monthly donation.
I will Vote
Be a voter. Have questions about voting? Call our voter hotline at 833-336-8683.
ivote: I Vote for America (what if everyone voted?)
iVote was created in 2014 with one goal: secure voting rights for all Americans.
THE JEWISH VOTE
Don’t Kvetch. VOTE.
Jolt is building a movement of Latinos across Texas. There are 10.8 million Latinos in Texas. Together, we have the power to transform our state.
Knock Every Door
Sign up to go door-to-door for the political revolution in your community.
Knock the Vote
Take the fight to the polls. Thank you for knocking the vote
Our work is just getting started.
Ladies of the Resistance
Pragmatism, activism, impact. We chose our priorities based on where we believed we could make the most difference. After analysis, consideration, and much discussion, we committed our collective energy to flipping the House Democratic in 2018. The 2018 midterm elections are the most important of our lifetimes and we are working tirelessly to ensure the ideals of America are closer to being realized. In addition to direct action like phone banking and canvassing, we put our professional experience to work for the cause in social media advertising and partnerships to advance voter enfranchisement.
The Last Weekend
We’re on the path to transforming our government.
We marched. We rallied. We volunteered. We voted. And we accomplished incredible things! But the fight continues in 2019 and beyond.
League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Let America Vote
We have a voting problem in America. Voting in our country has never been easy, but there’s a new challenge: Politicians are trying to stop Americans from voting because of who they are likely to vote for in an election. Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised. SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING
STATE LEGISLATURES ARE KEY. State legislatures not only create the laws that affect the everyday lives of their constituents, they also play a critical role in determining the districts for the U.S. House of Representatives and thus the fate of the entire country. Local Majority provides research that is practical and accessible to support progressive campaigns for state legislature. Join us or support our efforts!
Lyft: Ride to Vote
Making Every Vote Count
March for Our Lives
Not one more. We cannot allow one more person to be killed by senseless gun violence.
MARCH ON (to the polls) is galvanizing the millions of us who marched to create lasting, transformative political power.
Millennial Politics showcases and raises the profiles of progressive organizations and candidates ahead of their elections.
MobilizeAmerica helps motivated citizens, progressive organizations and campaigns to organize and win
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
It’s time for gun sense in America
Motivote makes voting fun, easy and social—so that you and your friends actually do it.
Movement Voter Project
2020 Starts Today. Water the Grassroots. Build Power Everywhere.
We’ve accomplished a lot together so far – we won back the House! We raised $12.2 million dollars for over 350 groups in 42 states! BUT – our work starts NOW to build an even BIGGER 2020 Wave to get back the Presidency, the Senate, and control of more state chambers and Governor seats. Fuel local grassroots groups and donate now.
MoveOn is where millions mobilize for a better society—one where everyone can thrive.
Move the Vote, #MOVEtheVOTE
We’ve got to do more than talk and tweet. We’ve got to vote.
Multiply Your Vote
It takes just 30 seconds to find the most impactful way to volunteer. Join us, and together we’ll win on!
My Civic Workout
MY CIVIC WORKOUT YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF YOUR FIST. KEEP LOVING, KEEP FIGHTING.
My Weekly Resistance
A weekly guide to doing (at least) one political action each week to resist policies, plans and activities of the Trump administration that violate decency, fairness and social justice. Help the United States fulfill its promises to one and all.
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development and voting.
National Democratic Redistricting Committee (End Republican Gerrymandering)
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
National Voter Registration Day
BIGGEST NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY EVER! Record 800,000+ People Registered to Vote Ahead of 2018 Midterms
Every native vote counts.
Need To Vote
Tom Steyer’s Need to Vote Election Center
New Georgia Project
The New Georgia Project is a non-partisan effort to register and civically engage the rising electorate in our state.
MISSION: We need those who have put everything aside to serve America outside of politics to continue to serve our country — now as political leaders.
New Voters Project
It’s our future, let’s vote on it.
Next Generation America
Since 2013, we’ve worked to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy, based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Last year, NextGen America stepped up to fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and equality for all. In 2018, we’ve taken it even further. We’re registering and turning out young voters at an unprecedented rate in eleven states across the country — to help elect leaders that work for us.
NEW VIRGINIA MAJORITY
Do you want fairness for immigrants, a clean environment, high quality jobs, and a bright future for all Virginians? Together we can win. Together we are the New Majority! Join us.
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.
Nuns on a Bus (Network Lobby)
Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Catholic Sisters
One Country Project
The One Country Project is dedicated to reopening the dialogue with rural communities, rebuilding trust and respect, and advancing an opportunity agenda for rural Americans.
One Virginia 2021
Every decade, with recent results of the census in hand, legislative districts are drawn. Redrawing political lines is a powerful tool that determines who wins an election, controls the legislature, and ultimately which laws pass. In Virginia, legislators create the criteria and draw their own districts. This is a manipulative process known as gerrymandering, and we must create a system that more fairly draws political lines.
Onward Together is an American political action organization founded in May 2017 by former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to fundraise for progressive political groups including: Swing Left, Indivisible, Color of Change, Emerge America, and Run for Something.
Join Julián Castro in supporting the next generation of progressive leaders!
Our Vote Now
OurVoteNow engages, educates, and encourages young people to actively participate in the democratic process.
YOUR FRIENDS CAN FLIP ELECTIONS. 1 TEXT makes friends 10% more likely to vote. 10 TEXTS equals an hour of door knocking.
Nonpartisan Voter Services for U.S. Citizens Overseas and Uniformed Services Members
Pave It Blue
It means we are here to get things done to save our community from legislators and policies that ignore or degrade the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. It means we are fighting to ensure the protection of the environment, access to healthcare, and our educational system.
People for the American Way
We are People For the American Way. For more than three decades, we’ve been working with over one million members and activists to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values under attack. Today, our mission is more critical than ever.
(Founded by Norman Lear and Barbara Jordan)
Together We Win. Together, we can create a world where we all have what we need to thrive, achieve, and feel our full worth at home, at work, and in our communities. We can change how we measure success. Our yardstick will be the health and happiness of all people and the well being of our planet…
Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Stop the Bans, #StopTheBans. Politicians in multiple states are passing laws that ban abortion at a point before most people know they’re pregnant. These politicians want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade and let these bans go into effect — ending safe, legal abortion in their states once and for all. We won’t stand by while they take away our right to control our own bodies.
Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
Postcards 4 VA
Postcards For America
It’s a new day in the USA & we must take action and fight for our rights!
Let YOUR Senators & Reps know your STATE of mind!
We’ve been doing this since 10 days after the Election – and it WORKS!
Plus, action is the antidote to despair!
Postcards to Voters
Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.
Progressive Turnout Project
CONNECTING WITH VOTERS AND GETTING DEMOCRATS TO THE POLLS
Daily inspiring Black history just for you
The Pussyhat Project™ is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women’s issues and advancing human rights by promoting dialogue and innovation through the arts, education and intellectual discourse.
Putting Women in Their Place
From the Courthouse, to the Statehouse, to the White House
Rally and Rise
Rally+Rise is a grassroots group committed to making New York a progressive haven—all while redefining what it means to be an activist. And yes, you’re def invited to join.
Over the past decade, systematic gerrymandering and voter suppression have warped our political system, leaving us with a government that does not reflect our values. But we can change this. Harnessing the passion and skills of volunteers across the country, Red2Blue fights to put Democrats in office who will work on behalf of all of us to protect the dreams this country was built on and ensure equality, justice, and freedom for all. We fight for them, and they’ll fight for us.
Redistricting U is our free, in-person organizing training initiative. We’re sending dedicated trainers to cities across the country to train volunteers, give them the tools to impact the redistricting process in their state, hear from them on how to best make change in their communities, and empower them to be leaders in the movement for fair maps.
Red to Blue
Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested program at the DCCC that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.
Register 2 Vote
Verify Your Voting Status and Register to Vote
Repairers of the Breach
Some issues are not left versus right, but right versus wrong.
Repairers of the Breach is a nonpartisan 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country. We challenge the position that the preeminent moral issues are prayer in public schools, abortion, and property rights. Instead, we declare that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. Our deepest moral traditions point to equal protection under the law, the desire for peace within and among nations, the dignity of all people, and the responsibility to care for our common home.
We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.
Electing more women to government will strengthen our democracy by making it more representative, reviving bipartisanship & collaboration, improving policy outcomes, encouraging a new style of leadership, and cultivating trust in our elected bodies.
Text the word congress to Resistbot on Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, or to 50409 on SMS* and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress, and deliver your message to your two Senators and representative in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.
Resist. Recruit. Elect. Win. We leverage technology and our army of passionate, remote volunteers to help progressives run and win everywhere.
Restore Your Vote
The Resurgent Left
Fighting for Team Blue, From the Bottom Up
Rise Up and Vote
RISE UP AND VOTE was born out of an urgent need to transform the voting turnout of young voters. Less than 30% of young voters are projected to vote in the November 6 midterm elections (which means more than 50 million young voters are not expected to vote). We are an alliance of the best creative and marketing minds in our country. Together, we believe we can engage, inspire, and empower this generation to RISE UP AND VOTE. Because voting will make the difference. Join us to help spread the #RISEUPANDVOTE message!
Road to Change/March for Our Lives
We’re rallying voters across the country in the fight against gun violence. Let’s show our leaders and the NRA that we will not quiet down until there is change. Sign up to join our movement.
Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
RUN FOR OFFICE / Run For Office Day
Why should I run for office? Because you can! Because you care about solving problems and doing the hard work necessary to fixing your community. Because it’s time. Because Donald Trump is president and if that bozo can work in politics, you can certainly run for city council. Because your community is counting on you. Because you’re ready to lead. Because you’re sick of the BS coming out of Washington, or your state capitol, or your city government, and you’re taking matters into your own hands. Because you want to inspire people. Because you’re inspired. Because representative democracy matters and your community is underrepresented. Because the future is yours to fight for. Because we’ll help you. (All of us.)
Run for Something
RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING YOUNG PROGRESSIVES
Senate Majority Pack
Solely dedicated to building a Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate
She Should Run
More than 100,000 women have been inspired to consider a run for office through She Should Run. Join the growing movement of future women elected leaders.
She The People
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
Sister District Project
The Sister District Project activates the power, passion, and creativity of volunteers to win elections and turn states blue.
SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS IS A NATIONWIDE NETWORK OF OVER 100 FEMINIST ACTIVIST GROUPS FOCUSED ON TAKING ACTION TO RESIST THE CURRENT (UN)AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION—AS WELL AS THE SYSTEMIC INEQUITIES THAT EXISTED LONG BEFORE NOV 8, 2016.
ON THE 2ND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, WE GATHER IN HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO:
***ENGAGE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS (VIA LETTERS, EMAILS, PHONE CALLS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IN-PERSON MEETINGS)
***AMPLIFY THE ACTION ITEMS OF EXISTING PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS
BUILD + EDUCATE ACTIVE COMMUNITIES OF EMPOWERED, EDUCATED, ANTI-RACIST, INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISTS WHO WILL RESIST THE TRUMP AGENDA AND WORK FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND EQUITY.
***EVERY DAY WE POST A SIMPLE DAILY ACTION SO YOU CAN KEEP THE HEAT ON YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Spread the Vote
Spread The Vote obtains government-issued photo IDs for eligible voters. We are building a scaleable and sustainable way to help voters get the IDs they need for job, housing, voting, and more, 365 days a year PLUS election day.
Stand Up America
We’re a grassroots community committed to resisting Trump’s corrupt agenda. Add your name, and we’ll be in touch with ways to fight back.
Progressive Electoral Politics Organizations
Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access. This is Trump’s anti-choice movement… and it’s terrifying, particularly for women of color and low-income women who are most affected by these bans. We will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions best left to women, their families, and their doctors. Together we say: Stop the bans.
Women are marching, running for office, donating to and advocating for causes and campaigns, and voting in record numbers. We can be the most powerful force in America—if we do the work together. We’re building a Supermajority of women* who are organizing for gender equity. Sign up to be a founding member and be part of this from the beginning. *And everyone who shares our values!
Swing Left Immediate Action Fund
Helps Democrats in close races over the finish line
Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership
Aggressively Progressive and Progressively Democrat
US Vote Foundation
Every citizen is a voter.
Every Vote Counts. The strength of our democracy relies on citizens’ trust that each vote is counted as cast.
We are the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government.
Virginia Democrats Arlington
Virginia House Democrats
Virginia Progressive Leadership Project
The Virginia Progressive Leadership Project exists to recruit, train, encourage and cultivate community leaders and activists across the Commonwealth.
We want YOU to get your friends and family to the polls. We’ll be here to help.
You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. We also wrote a handy guide that outlines your voting rights.
Voting Information You Need
Vote Common Good
Send letters to unlikely voters
SINCE MARCH 2016…#VOTEPROCHOICE is a national political organizing project and technology platformed founded in March 2016 by Democrats.com LLC. We connect the nation’s prochoice majority voters with prochoice champion candidates in every election.
Absentee voting for students
VOTER PARTICIPATION CENTER
REGISTER & MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
HELP AMERICANS REGISTER TO VOTE
Since 2003, we’ve helped register more than 4 million American voters through our pioneering mail and online voter registration programs. In 2016 alone, we helped register almost a million – and we’re just getting started.
MOBILIZE THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE
The Rising American Electorate—unmarried women, people of color, and millennials—are now the majority of eligible voters. With our groundbreaking research on voter mobilization and issue engagement, we’ve pioneered new ways to get them to the polls.
VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 2012 with a mission to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote.
Vote Run Lead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for political office and win.
Vote Save America
Be a voter. Save America.
Let’s make participation a celebration!
Country. Service. Action
Vote With Me
See which friends live in swing districts and need your reminder to vote.
Voting Rights Institute
Resources for voters and voting rights litigators
Voting Participation Center
THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE: Unmarried women, people of color, and millennials could cast a majority of votes in every election — but only if they vote
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.
Wall of Us
he promised a wall. he will be stopped by a wall of us. FOUR CONCRETE ACTS OF RESISTANCE CURATED AND PERSONALIZED FOR YOU EACH WEEK
Way to Win
Way to Win is a resource and strategy hub founded in 2017 by a group of donors and organizers seeking a new approach to progressive political funding that wins elections, advances transformative policy, and builds lasting power.
We Are Indivisible Pledge
We must defeat Donald Trump. The first step is a primary contest that produces a strong Democratic nominee. The second step is winning the general election. We will not accept anything less. To ensure this outcome, I pledge to: We must defeat Donald Trump. Make the primary constructive. Rally behind the winner. Do the work to beat Trump.
We Can Vote
We will lead change in America. We will end gun violence. We will make our Politicians listen. BECAUSE AS STUDENTS WE CAN VOTE.
We Got The Vote
We passed Amendment 4! Over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions have their voting rights restored, the largest expansion of democracy in 50 years. Now, we need to make sure everyone can register to vote and have their voices heard.
When We All Vote
Questions about voting? Call 866-OUR-VOTE. Get ready to vote!
Find out when and where you can vote, and who and what’s on your ballot.
Our mission is to invest in the activation, long-term engagement, training and development of new organizers, and mobilization of historically disengaged voters of color. We seek to engage registered voters in a multifaceted approach that includes: strategic social media outreach, impactful campus and faith-based outreach, social impact demonstrations, and intense mobilization (GOTV) efforts.
Women Donors Network
We are a vibrant network of 200+ individual women philanthropists at the forefront of social change. We are activists. We are nonprofit leaders. We are executives. We are artists. We are changemakers. As individuals, we embrace core progressive ideals of peace; human rights; feminism; and social, economic, and environmental justice. As a network, we learn together and develop skills to increase our effectiveness as progressive donors and leaders. And we take bold risks to fund in ways that no one could take on alone.
Women’s Media Center
Why: Media shapes us, informs our ideas, policies and politics. It tells us who we are, and what we can be.
What: WMC works toward media equality using interconnected strategies of research, original stories and articles, promotion of women experts and media training.
Yes She Can (@YESSHECAN2020)
We believe that empowering women, in politics and in society can change the world. Yes She Can is a project of Democrats.com, the oldest and largest independent online community of Democratic Party and progressive activists
Q: When is all lost?
A: Only when you give up
Lesson: Do Not Quit
Despair, disillusionment, and apathy only benefit the oppressors. Don’t despair, get to work! Vote! And support and facilitate others to vote.
God helps those who help themselves.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Your voice counts. Use yours.
Your voice is your vote.
The only way to elect candidates who will fight for clean air, clean water, clean land, clean food, public lands, and beautiful places is to VOTE for them.
VOTER SLOGANS AND QUOTES
- Be A Voter
- Rock the Vote
- Women have been voting for over 100 years. Why stop now?
- One Vote can rock the boat.
- The future is decided by those who vote.
- Envision your future: vote.
- Vote. It’s what keeps us free.
- Reverse The Trend. Apathy Can’t Solve Problems.
- Vote As If Your Life and Country Depends On It.
- Don’t Wait For Change. Vote For It.
- Value Your Voice. Let It Be Heard. Vote.
- Put your best foot forward: Vote
- I am Woman. Watch me Vote.
- I Registered! Did you?
- Your Voice, Your VOTE.
- Your Vote, Your Future.
- Your Vote, Your Voice.
- “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
- “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.”
George Jean Nathan
- If not me, who? If not now, when?
- “Voting is a civic sacrament.”
- “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
- “If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.”
- “Voting is not only our right—it is our power.”
- “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato, “Pendulum Swing”
- “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”
INSPIRING VOTE VIDEOS 2018 to PRESENT
AMY MCGRATH 2020
7/8/2019: She announced a Senate bid against McConnell in Kentucky. Amy McGrath is the kind of person we need in this country to run for office and fix the problems and the moral rot that Republicans have wrought.
WOMEN RISING (2018)
Great women, veterans of United States services, running for office in the 2018 Midterms. #SupportWomen #WomenRising
Why The Youth Vote Might Change Our Country Forever (2018)
NextGen America’s Ben Wessel
KNOCK THE VOTE PSA (2018)
Dear Young People, Don’t Vote: A Knock the Vote PSA by
Eleven Films (2018)
The #BlueWave Trailer
Eleven Films was not paid in any way to make this film. We were just inspired to. #BlueWave #Vote
President Obama Doesn’t Have Time For These 7 Excuses Not To Vote (2018)
PATRIOTIC VOTE COLLAGES BY EMILY GLEICHENHAUS
by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
For Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
Aunt Samantha Hat Collage
By Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Created for: Americana Folk Heritage Songs in Singable Picture Books List on Sing Books with Emily blog
1814 STAR SPANGLED BANNER FLAG COLLAGE
by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus for Sing Books with Emily
Don’t Despair: ENGAGE, MOBILIZE, ORGANIZE!
THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
Make 2020 most massive/effective #GetOutTheVote in US History!
Voter Turnout & ENFRANCHISEMENT
#GOTV org list:
Engage, support, and donate.
ENGAGE, MOBILIZE, ORGANIZE!
THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
Make 2020 most massive/effective #GetOutTheVote in US History!
Voter Turnout & ENFRANCHISEMENT
#GOTV org list:
Engage, support, and donate. #VoteBlue #BeAVoter #VoteForOurLives
THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE! Don’t despair: get to work, DO SOMETHING and VOTE. List of orgs that facilitate VOTING & PROGRESSIVE ACTION
#TheFutureIsVoting #TheVoteIsTheAntidote #GetOutTheVote #FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter #StopTheTrumpLieMachine
Don’t despair! Take ACTION! VOTE! Disillusionment only benefits oppressors! Writing personal encouraging letters sig. increases voting. Vote Forward facilitates this. Sign up, follow Inst., write voters!
#FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter
MEDIA: Quit amplifying trump’s lies! Call trump out for lies, don’t repeat them! #StopAmplifyingTrumpsLies #StopTheTrumpLieMachine
#VoteThemOut #BeAVoter #VoteBlue #FlipItBlue
Don’t despair! Take ACTION! VOTE! Disillusionment only benefits oppressors! Writing personal encouraging letters sig. increases voting. Vote Forward facilitates this. Sign up, follow Inst., write voters!
#FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter
VOTE! The Vote is the Antidote! Overcome apathy, voter suppression & disenfranchisement. Updated list of orgs that promote & facilitate voting. Pick one, participate & support w $. Let’s get to work! https://bit.ly/2xpQBZe Please Share! #GOTV2020 #VoteBlue #BeAVote
VOTE! Apathy only benefit the oppressors. The only way to improve government is to vote. Updated list of orgs that encourage & facilitate voting. Pick one, participate & support w $. Let’s get to work! https://bit.ly/2xpQBZe
Please Share! #GOTV2020 #VoteBlue #BeAVote
TO HONOR SERVICE: GIVE SERVICE AND DO GOOD THINGS
I am the daughter of a Veteran and the wife of a Veteran.
I honor their service to our country and the service of all other people who have given of themselves to protect or provide support for people (and the institutions that serve them) in their communities.
Symbolic gestures of honor, to me, are meaningless. If standing up for the National Anthem is your only idea of honoring service members, or just giving lip service to support it without recognizing the reasons people make respectful silent protests, for shame.
John McCain suggested that each of of work to serve a purpose higher than ourselves. THAT’S the way to honor the service of others: putting yourself out there and serving your community or your country. Anything short of actual service of some kind (and it can take many different forms) falls short of the mark, in my not-so-humble opinion.
Do Good Things and Measure Up.
IMPORTANT TERMS FOR THIS LIST
VOTER TURN OUT
PHRASES TO ENCOURAGE VOTING / VOTER ENCOURAGEMENT PHRASES
- Practice liberty by casting your vote
- Be a voter
- Your vote counts (but only if you VOTE)
- Your vote is your voice
- In America, voting is the most powerful way to make your voice count
- God helps those who help themselves: VOTE
- If you don’t vote, your future will be decided by those who do
#WhyIVote #AmericaTheBeautiful #BeAVoter
Sing Books with Emily’s My Country ‘Tis of Thee/Do All the Good You Can#BeAVoter with Sing Books with Emily #LetFreedomRing #DoAllTheGoodYouCan #WhyIVote