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ACLU

Posted November 30, 2016

Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation’s foremost guardian of liberty. They are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting individual rights and personal freedoms. Through advocacy, education and litigation, their attorneys, advocates and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the […]

ACTION United

Posted November 19, 2014

ACTION United is a membership organization of low and moderate income Pennsylvanians working to build power through organizing communities to win changes on the issues that are important to them. We are a state based, membership advocacy group with chapters in Philadelphia and surrounding counties, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. We organize to make change in our […]

JUNTOS

Posted November 19, 2014

JUNTOS is a Latino immigrant community led organization in Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. JUNTOS combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community so may be active agents of change.  We believe that every human […]

Media Mobilizing Project

Posted November 19, 2014

MMP exists to build a media, education and organizing infrastructure that will cohere and amplify the growing movement to end poverty. We use media to organize poor and working people to tell our stories to each other and the world, disrupting the stereotypes and structures that keep our communities divided. MMP grows out of two […]

Boat People SOS

Posted November 19, 2014

BPSOS – Delaware Valley is the local branch of a national Vietnamese American community organization with the mission to “empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.” Since 1980, one in 10 Vietnamese Americans has received assistance from BPSOS while still in Vietnam, on the high seas, in […]

POWER – Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild

Posted November 19, 2014

We are Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild (POWER).  We are congregations from all across the city, intentionally bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood — lines which have historically kept Philadelphians divided.  We are people of faith committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now, in our […]