Grassroots organizing

 

ACORN -- Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now -- The nation's largest community organization of low and moderate-income families, with over 120,000 member families organized into 600 neighborhood chapters in 45 cities across the country. Our priorities include: better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools. We achieve these goals by building community organizations that have the power to win changes -- through direct action, negotiation, legislation, and voter participation. www.acorn.org

Jim Hightower -- Website of Jim Hightower, dedicated to grassroots populism. Commentary. Events. www.jimhightower.com

International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) -- Creates events & mobilizes participation in rallies, marches and media events. www.internationalanswer.org

MoveOn.org -- MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out. When it becomes clear that our "representatives" don't represent the public, the foundations of democracy are in peril. MoveOn is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement, supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice. Our international network of more than 2,000,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today. www.moveon.org

Trouble-Tickets -- an antiwar activist project of a small network of folks in Northern California. Our project has two purposes: to help activists in the grassroots movements for social justice and democracy make better use of the Web medium; and to develop new "narratives" of opposition to right-wing ideological dominance. www.trouble-tickets.org/links/orgs.html