Monday, October 13, 2008

A Dozen Organizing Websites

Here are some websites related to community organizing and policy analysis. Looking at these web sites and seeing what these groups do will help you have a better understanding of advocacy and community organizing.
  1. For labor organizing, you can see what the AFL-CIO is saying and promoting.
  2. On issues of racial justice the Applied Research Center can help through research, advocacy, and journalism.
  3. The Center for Community Change tries to support leaders in grassroots community organizations in low-income or minority communities.
  4. If you're interested in economic growth and methods of organizing centered on helping the manufacturing sector of a local economy you might find help from the Center for Labor and Community Research.
  5. If you want to know who is donating what amounts of money to which political campaigns, you can find out by looking up public information about campaign contributions made available at the Open Secrets website from the Center for Responsive Politics.
  6. Citizens for Tax Justice is an organization that says it is dedicated to fair taxation.
  7. Families USA is a voice for health care consumers.
  8. The Midwest Academy offers training for community organizers.
  9. Boardsource is a group that tries to help non-profit corporations improve their advisory boards.
  10. The National Organizers Alliance is a sort of professional organization for community organizers.
  11. If you're interested in housing issues, you should be familiar with the National Housing Institute.
  12. If you're concerned about wealth and income inequalities, you should be paying attention to UFE (United for a Fair Economy).

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