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Institute for Policy Studies

IPS is a multi-issue progressive think tank. Since 1963, the Institute has transformed ideas into action for peace, justice, and the environment.

Campaign for Americas Future

The Campaign for America's Future is a center for ideas and action that works to build an enduring majority for progressive change. The progressive economic agenda it advances supports good jobs, a sustainable economy, and a strong safety net.

Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a Washington, D.C.-based non-partisan research organization dedicated to enhancing international peace and security in the 21st century.

Childrens Defense Fund

CDF’s mission is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

FAIR, the national media watch group, offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship. It works to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

Food & Water Watch

Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainable. So we can all enjoy and trust in what we eat and drink, we help people take charge of where their food comes from, keep clean, affordable, public tap water flowing freely to our homes, protect the environmental quality of oceans, force government to do its job protecting citizens, and educate about the importance of keeping shared resources under public control.

Free Press

Free Press is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

Friends Committee on National Legislation

FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Green America

Green America's mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. It went by the name "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

IATP promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

Middle East Research and Information Project

The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1971 to provide alternative, critical reporting and analysis on contemporary Middle East affairs and U.S. policy toward the region.

National Council of Women's Organizations

The Council is a nonpartisan network of more than one hundred women's organizations, which together represent more than 6 million members.

National Family Farm Coalition

NFFC was founded in 1986 to serve as a national link for grassroots organizations working on family farm issues. Our leaders have tracked the disastrous effects of corporate control on the food system and federal farm programs — failures that have led more farmers to question policy that devalues their land and labor. NFFC members work to promote food sovereignty through equal access to USDA programs, environmental protection, economic security and long-term stability for family farmers and their communities.

National Priorities Project

National Priorities Project is a national non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to making complex federal budget information transparent and accessible so people can prioritize and influence how their tax dollars are spent.

National Urban League

NUL is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

People For the American Way

People for the American Way is dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way.

Project On Government Oversight

The Project On Government Oversight is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

Rocky Mountain Media Watch

Rocky Mountain Media Watch, through its studies of local TV news content, has documented the formula of excess found in local TV news across the country.

Sierra Club

Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. It's the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.

Split This Rock

Split This Rock calls poets to the center of public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. From our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. Split This Rock’s programs are designed to integrate poetry in movements for social change and support the poets who write and perform this vital work. They include a biennial national festival, readings and workshops, online publishing and contests, a DC city-wide youth program, and campaigns for social justice.

Taxpayers for Common Sense

Taxpayers for Common Sense is an independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.


USAction builds power by uniting people locally and nationally, on-the-ground and online, to win a more just and progressive America. It creates progressive coalitions, making democracy work by organizing issue and election campaigns to improve people's lives.

Witness for Peace

Witness for Peace is a membership organization, generating positive social change from the participation of thousands of caring individuals. It maintains a growing network of concerned U.S. residents working toward a better future for all people of the world—not just the wealthy minority.