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The American Civil Liberties Union works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend the rights and liberties guaranteed to all by the U.S. Constitution.
The ACLU was founded in 1920, and now have an on-the-ground presence in every state. Current priorities include granting equal rights to all, freedom of speech and religion, as well as preserving reproductive freedom, and fighting for reproductive rights.
Grassroots Campaigns canvassers are building public support in order to stop right-wing politicians from abusing their power by imposing their personal definitions of morality on their constituents.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development agency that fights poverty, hunger, and injustice. Oxfam America does their work by partnering with local organizations to find and implement the most effective, appropriate, and enduring solutions. Oxfam America is committed to expanding their life-saving local work, but because millions of the world’s poor people are paralyzed by systemic economic barriers they are also taking the fight to the global-political level, and changing the way development work is done around the world. We’ve worked with Oxfam around the country since 2010.
Save the Children‘s mission is to make lasting, positive change in the lives of disadvantaged children. It was founded in the U.S. in 1932, and remains the only anti-poverty group of its size that does not have any political or religous affiliations. Save the Children field staff provide education, nutrition and healthcare through community-based programs in 137 countries and, for 2008, put 94% of all expenditures toward program services. Grassroots Campaigns canvassers working in 18 cities nationwide, have recruited caring people to sponsor children since 2007.
*Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the other organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.
Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.
Grassroots Campaigns canvassers are building public support for a variety of SPLC’s work, including its Teaching Tolerance program that annually provides hundreds of thousands of schools with free anti-bias educational materials, as well as its Intelligence Project that exposes the activities of hate and anti-government groups.
At the time Grassroots Campaigns was founded in December 2003, the Democratic Party was staring uphill at a massive fundraising advantage amassed by the Bush/Cheney campaign and the national GOP.
Given the urgency of fighting President Bush, the DNC set out to level the playing field by engaging more rank-and-file Democrats in supporting the party. The DNC enlisted Grassroots Campaigns to develop and manage a face-to-face fundraising program, as a critical piece of its party-building strategy.
By May 2004, we had opened local field offices in 40 different cities. By July, over 2,000 Grassroots Campaigns canvassers were knocking on doors and speaking to people all across the country. In the end, the campaign generated millions of additional dollars for the 2004 campaign effort and identified several hundred thousand new grassroots donors – effectively tripling the DNC’s small donor base.
Howard Dean with the Chicago Canvass Directors
MoveOn.org Political Action’s youth voter registration effort was a nine week registration drive. Grassroots Campaigns’ staff ran 57 offices in 44 cities across 13 battleground states, and registered 230,000 new voters.
In the two years leading up to the 2008 election, GCI staff worked to organize MoveOn’s most active members into nearly 200 Councils nationwide. These Councils tool a lead role in MoveOn’s massive election recruitment effort to boost the Obama Campaign. Councils organized canvasses, held call parties to recruit volunteers in battleground states and volunteered directly with the Obama Campaign. Councils working with GCI staff took an especially leading roll in enabling the call party program, which culminated in over 7,480 house parties where volunteers made 2.14 million calls, recruiting over 90,000 volunteers for Obama in swing states.
Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots human rights organization with over 2.5 million members worldwide. Amnesty International’s research and action is focused on preventing and ending discrimination, unjust imprisonment, torture and executions and defending freedom of thought, expression and identity. Current campaigns focus on, among other things, stopping violence against women, seeking justice in the “war on terror,” and promoting healthcare as a human right. Grassroots Campaigns staff begin working to expand Amnesty International’s member base in August 2008.