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MomsRising is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. Sign up for text or email updates and action alerts from one of the best-organized mom-led groups on the ground. Follow on Facebook & Twitter
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. Follow on Facebook & Twitter
M.O.M. Directory acts as a comprehensive online resource for those looking for information about organizations that educate and empower women, mothers, caregivers and families. Consult their curated list of powerful and diverse organizations--local, national, or global--that work on crucial issues for women and families, and/or advocate on behalf of specific populations.
Indivisible's mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist Trump's agenda. Check out their step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations to make Congress listen.
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, helping people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. Look at Color of Change's campaigns page to take action on a range of issues essential to the resistance.
Emily's List ignites change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office. Get info on running for office (do it!!), attending events, and donating to critical campaigns.
Flippable did its homework after the 2016 election: we must strategically support the most winnable state-level campaigns to flip states from red to blue, so communities can enact progressive policies and stop gerrymandering across the country. They've already had success in special elections. Read about candidates and sign up for a monthly contribution.
SwingLeft is working to flip swing districts around the US. Don't just vote, volunteer. Find the most effective ways to get involved with winnable Congressional campaigns. Follow on Facebook & Twitter
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. Take part in one of UN Women’s campaigns or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help them achieve their mission.
Worth a listen, especially for those looking to get educated on current issues:
Democracy Now! is an independent news program for TV and radio, produced daily and hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Democracy Now! provides daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews, and investigative reports -- with zero ads or government funding. They cover corporate and government abuses of power and amplify stories of ordinary people working to effect change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! airs live weekdays at 8am ET and is available 24/7 via their website and podcasts.
Newbies: check out this interview with Gloria Pan in Mother's Quest podcast episode 37, Generations Rising for Gun Safety. Gloria Pan is the National Campaign Director for Gun Safety for MomsRising, a mother, the child of immigrants, and a mother. In a thoughtful and inclusive way, Gloria discusses getting educated, starting conversations at home, and finding ways to act on issues you care about. She touches on key concepts of privilege, intersectionality, and social justice. Gloria also discusses the entitlement inherent to self-empowerment movements, and using your motherhood as a lens for focusing your activist efforts.
For interviews with change-makers and advice on getting involved: The Pantsuit Nation Podcast, from the group with 3.8 million members and born of a Facebook page started in the weeks before the 2016 election. They say: "With stories that will move and inspire you, we focus on the people at the heart of policy decisions and talk about resources to effectively resist the current administration and promote progressive change in American politics."