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Leading the Resistance: 32 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

Divya Kunapuli

The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated.

There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support.

At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want." No matter how much you give or to whom, the important thing is to support those organizations whose tireless work is striving for a world you want to live in.

To that end, we've put together a list of nonprofits doing their part in building a better tomorrow. This list is by no means exhaustive and many of these nonprofits do intersectional work that falls under multiple issue areas, but we hope offers a good place to get started.

Scroll down to browse the list or jump to a section using the links below.


Equality Federation

Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. We believe change is possible in every community. That’s why we empower local leaders to build a strong movement for equality that secures critical grassroots wins at every level.

Donate | Stay Informed | Twitter | Facebook


Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Lambda Legal does not charge clients for legal representation or advocacy, and receives no government funding - it depends on contributions from supporters around the country.

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Tyler Clementi Foundation

The Tyler Clementi Foundation's mission is to end online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces and faith communities. The Tyler Clementi Foundation is an organization created by the Clementi family which seeks to prevent bullying through inclusion, assertion of dignity and acceptance as a way to honor the memory of Tyler Clementi: a son, a brother and a friend.

Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | Twitter | Facebook


Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund 

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund's mission is to change the face and voice of America's politics and achieve equality for LGBT Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government.

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Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice is a grassroots, statewide network of individuals and organizations that works to advance and defend the rights of immigrants in Alabama.

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American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council, established in 1987, works to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration.

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Make the Road New York

Make the Road New York (MRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Donate | Twitter | Facebook


American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

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United We Dream

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

Donate | Advocate | Twitter | Facebook


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Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

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Council on American Islamic Relations

CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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Lakota People's Law Project

Lakota People’s Law Project has been partnering with tribes and leaders in South Dakota since 2005, exposing serious ongoing State violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act. LPLP has been funding and supporting Native American experts to work with the tribes in applying for federal grants to create tribally-run child and family service programs. LPLP is a subsidiary of the Romero Institute, a nonprofit public law and policy center focused on dismantling structural sources of injustice and creating positive solutions

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National Immigration Law Center

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

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Center for Medicare Advocacy

The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.

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Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.

Donate | Take ActionVolunteer | Twitter | Facebook


Black Women For Wellness

Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

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NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America is a national organization advocating for and providing comprehensive information on reproductive rights in the U.S.

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Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)

DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives- from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice.

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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by guarding against abuse; advocating for basic rights; and ensuring accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

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EMILY's List

EMILY’s List is committed to driving progressive change throughout our country by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office.

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Latino Victory Project

Latino Victory Project is a movement that builds power in the Latino community so the voices and values of Latinos are reflected at every level of government and in the policies that drive our country forward.

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Emerge America

Emerge gives Democratic women who want to run for public office a unique opportunity. We are the only in-depth, seven-month, 70-hour, training program providing aspiring female leaders with cutting-edge tools and training to run for elected office and elevate themselves in our political system.

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The Collective

The Collective is a political action committee whose mission is to build Black political power by supporting candidates and initiatives committed to uplifting the Black community. We are strategists, thought leaders and politicos. Some of us are artists and entertainers, tech entrepreneurs and activists. But we all of us share a common vision and goal of a world with drastically more Black elected officials, at every level of government.

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She Should Run

She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run started as a project in 2008 and has evolved to become a movement working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership.

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National Resources Defense Council

NRDC works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. It combines 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.

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For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, chapters, Audubon centers, state offices, and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it.

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NextGen Climate

NextGen Climate is an environmental advocacy organization working to bring climate change to the forefront of American politics. It acts politically to prevent climate disaster and promote prosperity for every American. 

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350.org 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.

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Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous science to work to build a healthier planet and a safer world. Scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems - from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

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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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Topics: advocacy, #resistance, Nonprofit Series