The Village Spirit,

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Below are descriptions of and links to activism related websites for groups and organizations working to make this a better country and world to live in for us all. These are just what I have found so far. I am sure there are many more. As I run across more, I will add them. With the first one, USA.gov, you can identify and contact any of your representatives in government. It does help when people send letters to them about issues that need attention. Most will have websites with contact forms for those letters. At the bottom are a few major petition sites. It does help and can effect change when thousands of people sign petitions. Get involved and take action! Please let me know of any websites I can add here. These and additional links can be found in the right column.
ACTIVISM WEBSITES
USA .gov
Contact any of your representatives in government. Find contact information for federal, state, and local government agencies and elected officials. We create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible to the public anytime, anywhere, via their channel of choice.
logo creative resistance .org
Launched in February, 2014, Creative Resistance was started with the goal of promoting and supporting activist art. Creative Resistance is a place for artists to share their work and for everyone to be inspired. Our home page is a Pinterest-style poster board providing a daily stream of activist art. You’ll see pictures of puppets, protest signs and other visual art, along with embedded videos of music and performance art. Our art groups page lists activist art groups around North America to help you connect and participate locally.
logo Corporate Accountability International .org
CAI Website - Born out of an audacious idea that halting the deadly marketing practices of the world’s largest food corporation, Nestlé, could save the lives of millions of newborns, we were then – and are still – at the forefront of the movement to challenge corporate abuse.
logo Public Citizen .org
Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.
logo commoncause .org/
Today, Common Cause is one of the most active, effective, and respected nonprofit organizations working for political change in America. Common Cause strives to strengthen our democracy by empowering our members, supporters and the general public to take action on critical policy issues.
logo government accountablity project
FlushTheTPP.org is an action campaign to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We invite you to join us. In order to stop the TPP we need to act quickly and in solidarity with people in other countries. This massive trade agreement is a high priority for transnational corporations, and they are working fast to make it law.
logo government accountablity project
Expose the TPP has a lot of information about the Trans Pacific Partnership and a letter you can send to your congressional representative by entering your zip code. You might net the 9 digit zip code to get the rep for your area.
logo government accountablity project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. A non-partisan public-interest group, GAP litigates whistleblower cases, helps expose wrongdoing to the public, and actively promotes government and corporate accountability. Since its founding in 1977, GAP has helped over 6,000 whistleblowers.
logo democracy collaborative
The Democracy Collaborative is a national leader in equitable, inclusive and sustainable development through our Community Wealth Building Initiative. This initiative sustains a wide range of Advisory, Research and Field Building activities designed to transform the practice of community/economic development in the United States. Another important program is the Next System Project, ongoing intellectual work designed to connect Community Wealth Building to the larger context of systemic economic transformation.
global research logo
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
occupy .com logo
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
amnesty international logo
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. We are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are funded by members and people like you. We are independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope. Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.
logo our power campaign
WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box). One of our most important activities is to publish original source material alongside our news stories so readers and historians alike can see evidence of the truth. We are a young organisation that has grown very quickly, relying on a network of dedicated volunteers around the globe. Since 2007, when the organisation was officially launched, WikiLeaks has worked to report on and publish important information. We also develop and adapt technologies to support these activities.
logo our power campaign
Public Knowledge promotes freedom of expression, an open Internet, and access to affordable communications tools and creative works. We work to shape policy on behalf of the public interest. Public Knowledge works at the intersection of copyright, telecommunications, and Internet law, at a time when these fields are converging. PK's experience in all three areas puts it in an ideal position to advocate for policies that serve the public interest.
logo our power campaign
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all. Our vision is to use technology to enable more complete, equitable and effective democratic participation. Our overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for all government information, with a special focus on the political money flow and who tries to influence government and how government responds. And, while our work began in 2006 with only a focus on the U.S. Congress, our open government work now takes place at the local, state, federal and international levels.
logo our power campaign
Campaign for America's Future (CAF) is an American nonprofit progressive political advocacy organization. Founded in 1996, the organization bills itself as "the strategy center for the progressive movement." Within the Democratic Party, it often serves as a counterweight to the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC). CAF argues that the Democratic Party should draw sharp contrasts with the Republicans and advance a progressive agenda, while the DLC argues that the party should pursue a centrist policy. CAF is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. It has a sister organization called the Institute for America's Future, which is a 501(c)(3) think tank "devoted to shaping a compelling progressive agenda and message.
logo our power campaign
We are a grassroots movement creating community-driven solutions to the ecological and economic crisis: Our Power Campaign. We are part of an overlooked force in environmental activism. A mass movement of people born and raised in “frontline communities” hardest-hit by pollution, climate and economic disruption. We are Indigenous, African American, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, and working white families leading the Climate Justice Alliance across the United States and Tribal Lands.
logo BORDC
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) is a national non-profit, non-partisan organization working to restore the rule of law and our constitutional rights and liberties. We aim to make police and intelligence agencies accountable to us, the people whom they serve. BORDC supports an ideologically, politically, ethnically, geographically, and generationally diverse grassroots movement, focused on educating Americans about the erosion of our fundamental freedoms; increasing civic participation; and converting concern and outrage into political action.
logo Alliance for Democracy
rootstrikers.org - ONLY THE PEOPLE CAN FORCE LASTING CHANGE ON THIS BROKEN SYSTEM. That change begins with understanding: The people must recognize that corruption is not just one among many important problems. Corruption is the root problem, that makes solving the others so difficult.
logo Alliance for Democracy
The mission of the Alliance for Democracy is to free all people from corporate domination of politics, economics, the environment, culture and information; to establish true democracy; and to create a just society with a sustainable, equitable economy.
logo greenpeace
Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
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350 is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries.
logo league of conservation voters
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.
logo Friends of the Earth
We are members of Friends of the Earth International, a global network representing more than two million activists in 75 countries. In the United States, we advocate in the halls of Congress, state capitals, and community groups around the country. With offices in Washington, D.C., Berkeley, CA, and members in all 50 states, we urge policymakers to defend and work towards a healthy environment for all people.
logo NRDC
At NRDC we combine the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates across the globe to ensure the rights of all people to the air, the water, and the wild.
logo the climate mobilization
The Climate Mobilization is a new, all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to save civilization and the natural world from catastrophic climate disruption. We are dedicated to living in climate truth, and believe that working to solve the climate crisis is everyone's responsibility.
logo nextgen climate
Founded by investor and philanthropist Tom Steyer in 2013, at Nextgen Climate we act politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. Working at every level, we are committed to supporting candidates, elected officials and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change—and to exposing those who deny reality and cater to special interests.
logo environment america
Driving change toward big-picture thinking, we advance the understanding that intact forests benefit everyone. Dogwood Alliance has counseled, collaborated with and challenged some of the world’s biggest companies. Dogwood has helped these companies align their business practices with consumer demand for responsible sourcing. These companies, in turn, have become global environmental business leaders. Pragmatic activists, we’re driven to create research-based, long-term, wide-ranging change in the forest products industry. Dogwood builds frameworks and momentum for a future in which there are economic incentives to keep a forest a forest. While we are advocates and influencers, our true strength is in our commitment to action.
logo environment america
Environment America - When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make sure that they hear your voice just as loudly. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make an impact — through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
logo global citizen
We at Global Citizen are a social action platform for a global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Here you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. We believe we can end extreme poverty by 2030, because of the collective actions of Global Citizens across the world. Since 2012, millions of Global Citizens have taken over six million actions to solve the world's biggest challenges. Through our mix of content and events, grassroots organizing and extensive reach through our digital channels, we are building the world’s largest movement for social action.
logo Earth Justice
EarthJustice.org - We are driven by a passion for justice and a commitment to excellence. We fight for the right of all to a healthy environment. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to take on critical environmental issues and bring about positive change. We exist because the Earth needs a good lawyer.
logo Pesticide Action Network
At Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America, we work to create a just, thriving food system. For too long, pesticide and biotech corporations have dictated how we grow food, placing the health and economic burdens of pesticide use on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities. PAN works with those on the frontlines to tackle the pesticide problem — and reclaim the future of food and farming.
logo U.S. Right to Know
U.S. Right to Know is a nonprofit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system. We research what goes on behind the scenes in the food industry. We strive to illuminate issues important to consumers. We stand up for the right to know what is in our food, and how it affects our health. We believe that transparency – in the marketplace and in politics – is crucial to building a better, healthier food system.
logo whats on my food
whatsonmyfood.org - Pesticides are the linchpin of industrialized agriculture. Their mass introduction into farming 70 years ago, along with petrochemically-derived fertilizers, set U.S. farming down a costly and unsustainable path. Along the way, community-scale farming was nearly destroyed, generations have suffered ill health ranging from cancer to autism and Parkinson’s, biodiversity has taken big hits, and the six mega-corporations who dominate the pesticide industry have gotten very rich and very powerful.
logo climate reality project
The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who have come together to help solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are cultural leaders, marketers, organizers, scientists, storytellers and more, and we are committed to building a better future together.
logo Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. We work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.
logo Electronic Frontier Foundation
OpenMedia is an award-winning community-based organization that safeguards the possibilities of the open Internet. We work toward informed and participatory digital policy by engaging hundreds of thousands of people in protecting our online rights.
logo Negative Population Growth
Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) is a national nonprofit membership organization. It was founded in 1972 to educate the American public and political leaders about the devastating effects of overpopulation on our environment, resources and standard of living. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment.
logo Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.
logo Union of Concerned Scientists
At Covenant House our job is to protect the rights of young people ... to fight for these rights ... to speak for those who have no voice of their own. Covenant House doesn't forget about all the kids who are no longer here because no one cared – we hold their memory in our hearts while moving forward in our efforts to help all the scared and lonely kids who are still out there waiting. Homeless kids have rights. They have the right to a home ... the right to food ... the right to guidance and an education … the right to be free from sexual, emotional, or physical abuse ... and the right to be free from exploitation. These kids have the right to be safe and – most important – to be loved.
logo Union of Concerned Scientists
Cop Block is a decentralized project supported by a diverse group of individuals united by their shared goal of police accountability. This one seems to be somewhat organized and has groups all around the country. Check the interactive map. There are ways to participate.
logo Union of Concerned Scientists
The mission of Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. FIRE’s core mission is to protect the unprotected and to educate the public and communities of concerned Americans about the threats to these rights on our campuses and about the means to preserve them.
logo Innocence Project
The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. The Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.
logo Innocence Project
Stand Against Spying Coalition - We are a coalition of organizations from across the political spectrum joining forces to fight mass surveillance by the National Security Agency. We have different missions, different goals, different communities that we represent. However, we all agree that mass surveillance is contrary to freedom and democracy. It must be stopped.
logo Defenders of Wildlife
Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity. We believe in the inherent value of wildlife and the natural world, and this singular focus defines our important niche in the environmental and conservation community and serves as the anchor for our organizational values.
logo Defenders of Wildlife
Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.
logo change .org
Change.org is the world's largest petition platform, empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see. There are more than 65 million Change.org users in 196 countries, and every day people use our tools to transform their communities – locally, nationally and globally.
logo Roots Action
RootsAction is an online initiative dedicated to galvanizing Americans who are committed to economic fairness, equal rights, civil liberties, environmental protection -- and defunding endless wars.
logo Care 2
Care2 provides powerful tools to make a difference in your life, your community, and the world. Our website is driven by passionate people (like you) who want to restore the world's balance. We pride ourselves on being a different kind of company.
   
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Contact any of your representatives.

MoveToAmend

Free Speech For People

Reclaim Democracy!

Occupy Wall Street

OccupyTogether

Eye On Occupy

WikiLeaks

ExposeFacts

USAction

Global Citizen

The Rainforest Alliance

Food and Water Watch

Organic Consumers Association

ONE

Greenpeace

Friends of the Earth International

Amazon Watch

The Climate Mobilization

Defenders of Wildlife

Public Citizen

Stand Against Spying

NRDC

NextGenClimate

League of Conservation Voters

Environmental Defense Action Fund

RootsAction

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Environment America

Environment North Carolina

EarthJustice

Change.org

WhatsOnMyFood.org

FIRE - Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Care2 make a difference

Common Cause

Demand Progress

Union of Concerned Scientists

NPG - Negative Population Growth

The Climate Reality Project

Alliance for Democracy

National People's Action

Cop Block

Photography is Not a Crime

The Sunlight Foundation

The Innocence Project

GAP - Government Accountability Project

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Families for Justice as Healing

Climate Justice Alliance

The Democracy Collaborative

Flush the TPP!

Expose the TPP

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Environmental Defense Action Fund

Nuke Free

Root Force

USAction

OurWALMART

FAIR --Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

MoveOn.org - Petitions Site

Care2 - Petitions Site

Other98 - Petitions Site

THE FIGHT FOR $15

Sunlight Foundation

LeftAction

Greenpeace

The Alliance for Democracy

Popular Resistance

Freedom of the Press Foundtion

Justice Integrity Project

Occupy Theory

Privacy International

Police Misconduct Reporting Project

PoliceAbuse.com

Police Brutality Info

Cop Block.org

The Innocence Project

Campaign for America’s Future

Demand Progress

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America - NACA

Change.org

Samusocial International

Negative Population Growth

WhistleBlower.org

Human Rights Watch

The Rules

Open Secrets

People for the American Way

North Carolina Justice Center

SavetheInternet.com

Campaign for America’s Future

Common Cause

Americans for Financial Reform

National Priorities Project

Wikileaks

Frack Action

CultureStrike

ACLU -American Civil Liberties Union

Jefferson Action

Green is the New Red

Tax Justice Network

350.org

Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

Environment North Carolina

Life For Pot

NORML-Blog

NORML-Site

National Association for Gun Rights

End The Occupation

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return

Methane Erupting from Arctic Ocean Seafloor

NASA Study Nails Fracking as Source of Massive Methane 'Hot Spot'

High Methane Levels Follow Earthquake in Arctic Ocean

Epicenter of Obliteration – Arctic Ice

Far from Turning a Corner, Global CO2 Emissions Still Accelerating

Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry

Arctic Methane Emissions Persist in Winter

Massive Methane Leaks from Texas Fracking Sites Even More Significant Than Infamous Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Massive Leaks Are an Everyday Occurrence in Gas Fields

Warming Fuels Rise in Methane Threat

Enormity of Billowing Methane Plume in California 'Cannot Be Overstated'

Bubble Plumes Off Washington, Oregon Suggest Warmer Ocean May Be Releasing Frozen Methane

The Arctic Climate Threat That Nobody’s Even Talking About Yet

Seven Facts You Need to Know About the Arctic Methane Time Bomb

Methane Vent Hole in Arctic Sea Ice?

Lucy-Alamo Projects - Hydroxyl Generation and Atmospheric Methane Destruction

Bombshell Study Reveals Methane Emissions Hugely Underestimated

Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm

Dahr Jamail | The Methane Monster Roars

Bubbles in the Sea, Craters in Earth Spark New Methane Worries

The Giant Methane Monster Lurking

‘Out-Of-Control’ Rig in The Gulf Gushing Methane Freely into The Atmosphere

Arctic Permafrost Leaking Methane at Record Levels, Figures Show

Climate News: Arctic Seafloor Methane Release is Double Previous Estimates, and Why That Matters

Arctic News

Permafrost in a Warming World

Arctic Sea Ice Blog