MY100DayPlans Civic Action Organization Index

Over the past 100 days our goal has been to promote some of the best and most effective organizations doing exceptional civic work all over the country, in all communities, on a wide range of causes. Below we’ve compiled a handy Civic Action Index of all 65 featured organizations for your reference.

The organizations and actions we highlighted in this campaign were selected to help you:

  • Resist the politics of fear, greed, xenophobia and authoritarianism.
  • Rebuild threatened Democratic institutions and damaged relationships between family members and communities.
  • Recharge your mind, body and spirit to stay grounded and refueled for the long haul.

Organizations range from government agencies under assault to small grassroots organizations to massive organizations and back to new fledgling movements born on that fateful election day of November 8, 2016. The list below is quite wide-ranging, but it doesn’t even include all the protests, films, books, and funny videos featuring tubists assaulting KKK parades which we’ve shared in this campaign to spark creative civic action.

If you care about the future of your family, your friends, your community and this country, odds are you’re going to find an organization here that fits your cause and that will provide the network for support to keep you engaged in the weeks and months ahead. Don’t be afraid to pick one or a few of these organizations or causes and dig in deep. Consider what talents and resources you have to give, what communities you have access to, and join forces with others to use your superpowers for good.

We need you. We need each other. We hope this helps you stay in the game.

Thanks especially to all the powerful people leading these organizations and working overtime to keep these vital movements afloat.

Resist! Rebuild! Recharge! And viva la Revolución!

 

Action Group Network

A nationwide network of action groups dedicated to moving the country progressively forward in the wake of a divisive election.

 

ACLU

Protect free speech and the right to protest. Fight relentless attacks on reproductive freedom. Push for reforms to our racially-biased criminal justice system

 

All Sides

Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant.

 

Americans for the Arts

Foster the arts. Protect civil society. Visit the Arts Mobilization Center for a set of advocacy talking points and tools.

 

The Amplifier Foundation

A visual media experiment dedicated to amplifying the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.

 

Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect

The U.S. national organization in the worldwide network of Anne Frank organizations, addresses civil and human rights across America.

 

A​rch​itects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility

Working for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities.

 

Ballotpedia

The Encyclopedia of American Politics.

 

Benefits.gov

Learn more about SNAP and other food assistance programs.

 

Black Lives Matter

A statement about raising awareness, and Black Lives Matter Media is exposing racism peacefully and proactively locally & worldwide.

 

Brand New Congress Effort

They want to replace nearly every member of Congress on the grounds that reps from both parties have failed America.

 

Can I Vote?

A nonpartisan website was created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

 

Catch a Fire

This organization makes it easy  for talented professionals to give their skills to mission driven organizations in need.

 

CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

 

Community Justice Reform Coalition

Community action to prevent gun violence.

 

Countable

Daily updates on your lawmakers and key developments on the issues you care about.

 

#DayOfFacts

An international social media campaign that took place on February 17, 2017. On this day, museums, libraries, archives, cultural institutions, science centers and other trusted public sources of knowledge shared mission-related content using the hashtag #DayofFacts.

 

Democratic Coalition

The Democratic Coalition Against Trump (DCAT) was formed in the Spring of 2016 with the main goal of making sure that Donald Trump never became President. DCAT now exists to hold the Trump White House accountable. Boycott app.

 

Digital Democracy

A free online platform offers a searchable database of state legislative committees hearings, allowing the user to search videos by keyword, topic, speaker, organization or date. A project of the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy at the California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

 

The Drug Policy Alliance

The United State’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

 

Fire the Fool

A Digital Demonstration online and around the world.

 

FlipFeed

A Google Chrome Extension that enables Twitter users to replace their own feed with that of another real Twitter user.

 

Girls Who Code

A national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

 

Grab Your Wallet

Database of all the companies selling Trump products to boycott.

 

Headspace

An app to guide your meditation.

 

Here to Stay

Builds sanctuary spaces and deportation defense networks.

 

Improv Everywhere

High jinks that bring joy to our hearts. Improv Everywhere aims to surprise and delight random strangers through positive pranks, or “missions.”

 

Informed Immigrant

Immigrants and allies can learn about your rights and share with your family, friends, and community to stay safe, informed, and empowered.

 

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

Delivers your postcard to a refugee child.

 

The Judicial Learning Center

Promotes public understanding of the function and value of the judicial branch of government, especially at the federal level.

 

Lady Parts Justice

The first not safe for work, rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub that uses comedy, culture and digital media to sound an alarm about the terrifying erosion of reproductive access so people will get off their asses and reclaim their rights.

 

Legal Aid Societies:

The Bronx Defenders

The National Immigration Law Center

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

 

March for Science

On Earth Day, May 22, 2017, the Science March in Washington DC and around the world took place. Visit their website for ongoing actions.

 

Mijente

A new political home for Latinx & Chicanx organizing.

 

MIT Media Lab

The lab is offering a $250K prize for rebels with a cause who break the rules to achieve positive change. Deadline May 1.

 

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Promotes the provision of high quality, comprehensive and affordable health care. They help medically underserved populations.

 

National Endowment for the Arts

An independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

 

National Priorities Project
Works to inspire individuals and movements to take action so our federal resources prioritize peace, shared prosperity, and economic security for all.

 

National Sexual Violence Awareness Center

Provides leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

 

Peace Action

Peace Action is a national, grassroots organization committed to organizing a citizen movement working toward disarmament.

 

People’s Climate March

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate.

 

Radical Teacher

Founded in 1975, is a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal dedicated to the theory and practice of teaching. It serves the community of educators who are working for democratic process, peace, and justice.

 

Register to Vote

You can register to vote here.

 

Remembering Trayvon

Toolkits to discuss Trayvon Martin’s death.

 

Resistance Calendar
A central listing of upcoming progressive events. Crowdsourced events are checked for accuracy and added to the calendar by a team of volunteers. They have no funding.

 

The Resistance Manual

Created by members of Campaign Zero and Black Lives Matter and crowdsourced publicly.

 

Resistance School

A free four-week practical training program to sharpen skills you need to fight back at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

Revolutionary Love Project

A volunteer-run project that offers calls to action, tools, inspiration, and support to fight for social justice through the ethic of love.

 

Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

An international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact of drug abuse on our communities, but who also know that the “War on Drugs” is failing our generation and our society.

 

Teaching Tolerance

Resources for educators on how to foster tolerance in class and out.

 

This is Hunger

A Jewish Response to Hunger’s interactive media experience aimed at eradicating hunger by Mazon.

 

Town Hall Project

Town Hall Project empowers constituents across the country to have face-to-face conversations with their elected representatives.

 

The Trayvon Martin Foundation

A social justice organization committed to ending senseless gun violence, strengthening families through holistic support, S.T.E.A.M. education for women and minorities and mentoring.

 

TRUMPINTELPRO

Brought to you by the Live Free Campaign, this action shows how to pass an ordinance in your city.

 

United Nations Disarmament

Information from the United Nations about disarmament.

 

United We Dream

The largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.

 

The US Small Business Association

A resource that has great tips for minorities who want to start their own businesses.

 

VolunteerMatch

Find a cause that lights you up. Get in touch with a nonprofit that needs you.

 

Web Foundation

Blends powerful advocacy, cutting-edge research, and practical innovation to build a better web for all.

 

Witness

Trains and supports activists and citizens around the world to use video safely, ethically, and effectively to expose human rights abuse and fight for human rights change.

 

Women’s March

January 21, 2017 march supporting women across a spectrum of issues.

 

World Justice Project

Know of what the rule of law is, and decide for yourself how we are faring.

 

The Yes Men

More than just pranksters. They tackle global warming, gun control, government surveillance, and drug policy. They also empower and teach everyday citizens how to create, execute, and publicize their own activist pranks with Yes Labs.