National Organizing Organizations

NATIONAL ORGANIZING ORGANIZATIONS

This website is focused on a grassroots effort to increase the number of Democrats and Progressives in office at the federal, state and local levels. This perspective is based on facts, opinions based on interpreting those facts, personal values and beliefs about the role of government and trust in the American government. Conservatives like Grover Norquist, the leader of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) believe differently. He is noted for his widely quoted quip: “I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” That view is too narrow, too focused on finances only for many of us. There are many vital roles for government — a way to cooperate, to do great things together that we can’t do individually, to express our caring for others and to give us all the opportunity to be part of something bigger than our own lives — to experience what it means to be an American.

 

Conservative organizations are included at the bottom of the page to provide sources for the most reliable conservative organizations. There are many sources of information from a conservative perspective that are highly ethical and reliable. However, there are many conservative and alt-right news sources and organizations that are unreliable, advance conspiracy theories and make many assertions that are not true. There are some left-leaning organizations that act the same way but they have a much smaller audience, are debunked routinely and are not in the mainstream news.  News sites such as Infowars and Brietbart News, very definite alt-right sites, are much more prominent because of Steve Bannon’s role as strategic advisor to the president. National Enquirer is also on the rise in influence, likely related to the president’s long term friendship with the editor.

NATIONAL ORGANIZING ORGANIZATIONS often with LOCAL CHAPTERS

SAMPLE MAINSTREAM ORGANIZATIONS

  1. AARP — American Association of Retired People
  2. National Democratic Committee

A FEW TO THE LEFT

  1. 360.org
  2. ACLU
  3. A Force More Powerful (Comprehensive website linking to films, books, organizations, lesson plans and more)
  4. Black Lives Matter
  5. Center for Media and Democracy
  6. Credo Action
  7. Daily KOS
  8. Daily KOS Morning Digest of state political races
  9. Free Press
  10. Friends of the Earth
  11. Indivisible
  12. Mom’s Demand Action
  13. Move On
  14. NARAL Pro Choice America
  15. Organizing for Action — OFA.USA\
  16. Our Revolution
  17. Planned Parenthood
  18. Planned Parenthood Advocates
  19. Progressive Democrats of America
  20. Sierra Club
  21. Working Families Party

A FEW TO THE RIGHT

  1. American Enterprise Institute
  2. National Rifle Association
  3. Much more to come

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Common Ground
We don’t need to search any further for common ground in our country. We have it.
We all want the same things – a safe, prosperous, free, democratic nation with opportunity for all. At the same time, we will all be harmed if our democracy, our free press, our Constitution and our core American values are threatened. We will all certainly be harmed if reckless behavior triggers any number of potential armed conflicts.

None of us know how this will all play out so let's make a deal. Let’s get up to speed on the issues, establish some facts, take action and watch what happens together . . .