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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.

Alliance for a Just Society

The Alliance for a Just Society, along with 15 progressive affiliates working in 20 states, develops local, regional, and national campaigns to address economic, racial, and social inequities. Through organizing, advocacy, research, and messaging, it strives to change policy and improve lives.

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.


CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs. It also aspires to create the foundations of a better society by building peace economies locally.

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, it promotes diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.

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.

Maryland Environmental Health Network

The Maryland Environmental Health Network addresses the human health impacts of environmental threats and toxic chemicals by promoting effective environmental legislation and policies, and by advancing environmental health equity throughout Maryland.

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 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.

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.

Split This Rock

Split This Rock calls poets to the center of public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. From its home in the nation’s capital, the organization celebrates 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.

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