Progressive grassroots citizens in our area are active in the following groups. Contact and join them!
defending democracy and
our right to self-government
Blue Jean Nation: Blue Jean Nation is working to promote the transformation of democratic institutions that are failing America and reinvigorate our republic through community outreach, civic education and engagement, grassroots organizing, public policy advocacy and social action.
Election Integrity Action Team works to make sure our votes get counted accurately and that the results of our elections are not determined by computer miscount.
The South Central Wisconsin Community Rights Alliance works to enable Wisconsin communities to assert the rights guaranteed to them in the US Constitution, against the rights bestowed on corporations by misguided judicial decisions.
United to Amend works to amend the Constitution to reverse the judicial decisions giving constitutional rights to corporations and declaring the money is constitutionally protected free speech.
nurturing progressive values
American Civil Liberties Union-Wisconsin : The ACLU of Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national ACLU and is a non-profit, non-partisan, private organization. The ACLU of Wisconsin has 7,000 members and is dedicated to defending the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin: Citizen Action of Wisconsin organizes people to make Wisconsin a better place to live and work. Citizen Action employs an integrated strategy of grassroots organizing, public education, earned media, professional research, voter engagement, and political lobbying to advance progressive values and shape the public and political debate around health care, economic development, and consumer protection. Every year, Citizen Action generates hundreds of media stories, mobilizes thousands of citizens to participate in political advocacy, and engages hundreds of thousands of voters.
Fair Wisconsin: Fair Wisconsin protects and advances the civil rights of LGBT people through electoral involvement and direct legislative advocacy. In 2007, Fair Wisconsin PAC, a political action committee, was launched with the purpose of electing pro-fairness individuals at the state and local level.
Wisconsin Voices : Wisconsin Voices is a network of over 60 nonpartisan civic engagement organizations that leverage their collective power to mobilize and empower people, particularly those who make up the emerging American majority. Wisconsin Voices creates the structure to empower organizations in the c3 community through capacity building, year-round civic engagement, and long-term strategic planning for collective impact.
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice advances a sustainable world free from violence and injustice by connecting, engaging, and strengthening member groups and serving as a catalyst for community organizing and education.
specific issues and policies
1000 Friends in Wisconsin: Promotes land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.
Clean Wisconsin : The mission of Clean Wisconsin is to protect and preserve Wisconsin’s clean water, air and natural heritage
Wisconsin Public Education Network: An informal, non-partisan alliance of parents, educators, board members, administrators, schools districts, and groups all over the state who are committed to ensuring that the public schools that are the hearts of our communities have the resources they need to ensure every child at every school has equal opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond.
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