Political & Advocacy Organizations

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The 100 Women Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity made up of women committed to supporting and changing the lives of those in need throughout the San Francisco Bay Area through collective giving. Founded in 2006, they initially recruited 145 women and donated over $30,000 to 3 local nonprofit organizations in its inaugural year. Over the next five years, they have grown to nearly 500 members and invested a combined total of $475,000 in twenty-seven nonprofit organizations that deliver critical services that impact and enhance our local community. 100 Women Foundation

 

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A Better Balance is a legal team fighting to give American workers time and flexibility they need to care for their families. They help to balance the demands of employment and home, ensuring that families are prioritized and not punished in the workplace. They lead the charge for policies that help families,such as sick leave, flex time, pay equality, anti-discrimination, and other issues that value family care. Their efforts help people who work outside and inside the home achieve balance between providing and caring for their families.  A Better Balance

 

AnothermothersunflowerlogoAnother Mother for Peace was founded in 1967 by a group of women strongly opposed to the war in Vietnam. Their mission was to create a non-partisan, non-profit organization “to educate women to take an active role in eliminating war as a means of solving disputes between nations, people and ideologies.” Dedicated to the principle that war is obsolete, AMP encouraged its members to do Peace Homework by writing to elected government officials to express their desire for peace. They educate the public to take active roles in eliminating war as a means of solving disputes among nations and people. Another Mother for Peace


CBFW_LogoWebCherie Blair Foundation for Women’s
 mission is to provide women with the skills, technology, networks and access to capital that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. Working in partnership with non-profit, private and public sector organizations, they develop projects with sustainable solutions to the challenges women entrepreneurs face through three programs centering on enterprise development, mentoring women in business, and mobile technology. Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

 

photo2205Chicago Foundation for Women raises money to fund and support organizations that help women and girls—it’s all about making smarter connections between need, money and solutions.  They improve the lives of women and girls through grants, advocacy, leadership development, and public and grantee education. Since 1985, they have given over 3,000 grants totaling nearly $20 million and helped thousands of women and girls become philanthropists. They envision a world in which all women and girls have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live in safe, just and healthy communities.   Chicago Foundation for Women

 

downloadChoice USA is a national activist organization whose work targets young people aged 15-30. Projects encompass media, grassroots organizing, lots of activist training, leadership development strategies, and on going public opinion research to counter anti-choice myths with accurate information, frame pro-choice issues in terms that resonate with young people’s values and experiences, build a broad base of grassroots support, and identifying a corps of young activist leaders. Choice USA

 

FEC_logoFamily Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in this country and their six million children. They are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved, and celebrated—including families with parents who are LGBT, and are a community of parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren that reaches across this country. For 30 years, Family Equality Council have raised our children and raised our voices toward fairness for all families. Family Equality


madreMADRE
is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights. We provide resources and training to enable our sister organizations to meet these goals by addressing immediate needs in their communities and developing long-term solutions to the crises they face. They envision a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; in which resources are shared equitably and sustainability; in which women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and in which people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.  MADRE

 

imgresThe Mary Kay Foundation is dedicated to ending women’s cancers and domestic abuse.  Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live and how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity, self-esteem and financial support. Now her legacy of love lives on through The Mary Kay Foundation, which she began in 1996. Mary Kay Foundation

 

 

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. They are a non-partisan grassroots movement of American mothers demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws, loopholes and policies that for too long have jeopardized the safety of our children and families. Moms Demand Action

 

 

download (1)Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim advocate. MADD

 

 

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Mothers Ought To Have Equal Rights is grassroots community of mothers and other family caregivers who look after children or other dependent family members. They promote social change to enhance the economic security of those who do care work, both exclusively or in conjunction with paid employment. MOTHERS

 

motheroutlaw-black-and-whiteMother Outlaws is a community outreach initiative of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement. Since 2004, Mother Outlaws has organized several events in the Toronto area to establish itself as a recognizable image and cultural signifier of how mothering against the institution of motherhood can be envisioned and experienced as empowering for women. Outreach initiatives include: a Toronto Feminist Mothers’ discussion group, a continuing Mother Outlaws’ Speakers Series, special events, activist activities, media coverage, T-shirt sales, and assisting with the start-ups of Mother Outlaws groups elsewhere. Mother Outlaws

 

imgresMs. Foundation For Women is responsible for amplifying women’s voices in order to create positive change.  As a grassroots organization that began 40 years ago by four legendary women, today they are taking the charge on women’s issues nationwide. The Ms. Foundation works to bring attention to the real challenges facing women, especially women of color and low-income women, living in poverty, working paycheck to paycheck or both. They support more than 100 organizations throughout the country that are working for change for women’s issues around affordable child care, health care, and discrimination. Ms. Foundation for Women

 

zNational Abortion Federation is the largest professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada. Membership includes individuals and organizations working in reproductive health and abortion rights. NAF’s mission is to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible. Toll-free hotline provides factual information, referrals, and assistance with funding or other barriers to accessing abortion services. Provides accredited abortion specific continuing medical education, produces top quality clinical resources for abortion providers, assists providers with clinic defense, advocations for abortion training at all levels of clinical education, promotes unbiased public education about abortion, and brings the provider and patient voices to public policy debates about abortion. Training materials, fact sheets, books, activist guides, and other publications for consumers and professionals are available.  NAF

 

zzzNational Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League works to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right ot make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL

 

imagesNational Association of Mothers’ Centers recognizes the challenges, realities and value of mothering. Since 1975 the community-building model has laid the foundation for hundreds of Mothers’ Centers programs around the country. The programs offer moms and other caregivers a sense of camaraderie, peer support, empathy, information, and resources. Through  the Mothers Ought To Have Equal Rights (MOTHERS ) public policy initiative, NAMC also advocates for the economic support of caregiving. NAMC

 

national-center-for-lesbian-rightsNational Center for Lesbian Rights is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. They are a non-profit, public interest law firm that litigates precedent-setting cases at the trial and appellate court levels; advocates for equitable public policies affecting the LGBT community; provides free legal assistance to LGBT people and their legal advocates; and conducts community education on LGBT issues. National Center for Lesbian Rights

 

ncjw_logoNational Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW

 

imgresNational Council of Negro Women is a multi-faceted, non-profit organization that works at the national, state, local, and international levels in pursuit of the goal of improving quality of life for women, children, and families. NCNW is a council of 39 affiliated national African American women’s organizations and over 240 sections – connecting nearly 4 million women worldwide. Their mission is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.  NCNW

 

55779The National Partnership For Women and Families promotes  fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC. NPWF

 

nwhn_new_logo-300x71National Women’s Health Network is dedicated to safeguarding women’s health rights and interests, the Network advocates for better policies on women’s health. The Network also provides science based information and resource referrals to policy makers, the media, and individual consumers. NWHN

 

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The National Women’s Law Center has expanded the possibilities for women and girls in this country since 1972. We have succeeded in getting new laws on the books and enforced; litigating ground-breaking cases all the way to the Supreme Court, and educating the public about ways to make laws and public policies work for women and their families. Today, an experienced staff of nearly 60 continues to advance the issues that cut to the core of women’s lives in education, employment, family and economic security, and health and reproductive rights—with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families. NWLC

 

downloadThe National WIC Association (NWA) is a non-profit organization focused on nationwide advocacy, education, and public health nutrition services for nutritionally at-risk women and young children. NWA serves as the voice of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), 9 million mothers and children served by WIC, and 12,000 service provider agencies that implement WIC’s public health and nutrition services. NWA’s mission is to promote a nation of healthier families, women, and children. NWA

 

wheellogo9Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center is a project of the Native American Community Board dedicated to addressing issues of Native American women’s health through education, counseling, scholarships, and toher programs. Programs include the Domestic Violence Program, AIDS Prevention Program, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Program. Native American Women’s Health 

 

images-2National Coalition Against Domestic Violence‘s mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives. Their work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs – for battered women and their children, public education and technical assistance, policy development and innovative legislation, focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups, and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.  NCADV

 

imgresThe NAWL Foundation is the charitable and research arm of The National Association of Women Lawyers. Formed in 2008, The NAWL Foundation has become a leading center for innovative research and education about women in the law. The Foundation’s cutting-edge work includes the highly regarded NAWL National Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms, the first-ever National Survey of Women’s Initiatives, and a planned National Survey on Advancement of Women in Corporate Legal Departments. The NAWL Foundation’s focus is on benchmarking and analyzing the status of women in the profession as well as the factors that impact the extent to which women lawyers advance in their careers into executive and leadership roles. NAWL

 

images-1Women For Afghan Women is a women’s human rights organization based in Kabul and New York. They were founded in April, 2001, six months before 9/11, and since then have advocated for the rights of Afghan women and built programming to secure, protect and advance Afghan women’s human rights in New York and across Afghanistan. WAW

 

 

logo-2xWomen for Women International (WfWI) believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources.  WfWI works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman we serve has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival. Women who enroll in our one-year program learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations. They learn how to become leaders. Find out how to get involved in the US at Women for Women International 

 

images-3Women’s Rights NY is a progressive labor and employment law firm dedicated to the empowerment of women in the workplace. They represent individuals experiencing all forms of workplace discrimination, specifically those affecting women, including pregnancy discrimination; sexual harassment, gender pay disparity, and maternity leave violations under the FMLA, a growing phenomenon during these challenging economic times. Free initial consultation. Representation by prominent lawyers with over 50 years experience in civil rights and advocacy. Women’s Rights NY