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The North Carolina affiliate of the ACLU was founded in 1965, is based in Raleigh, and has grown to approximately 10,000 members and supporters statewide. Our mission is to preserve and defend the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the US Constitution, with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, equal protection under law for all people, the right to privacy, the right to due process of law, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.
The Alabama River Alliance Our purpose is to protect & restore Alabama's rivers. To do this, we advocate smart water policy, organize at the grassroots level, and teach citizens how they can protect their water. We are privately funded and accomplish our mission with the financial support of people like you. Our goal is to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability We began as an alliance of affected peoples, organizers, health workers, and scientists who wanted to take on a military complex that was poisoning communities, wasting billions of our money, and putting the world at risk. ANA supports our over 30 member organizations and groups who are working throughout the country to empower citizens to take action and to protest an opaque and mismanaged nuclear complex.
Berks Gas Truth is a grassroots community organization of over 600 concerned citizens who are fighting to stop unconventional natural gas drilling. We are dedicated to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding drilling and taking action to protect our environment, communities, human health and safety from its consequences.
C-10 Research & Education Foundation (Seabrook) C-10s mission is threefold: Monitor radiological emissions from the Seabrook nuclear reactor for use in assessing the impact on health and the environment; Research and advocate for upgraded safety and security at the Seabrook nuclear reactor and Lead in educating the public about clean, safe and sustainable energy alternatives to nuclear power.
Center for Biological Diversity We believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive. We want those who come after us to inherit a world where the wild is still alive.
Citizens Awareness Network CAN is a non-profit, grassroots organization based in New England and New York. We work to create a renewable energy-based economy that will create a clean, prosperous future for communities throughout the region. By empowering people to take action, we have helped transform debates over energy, pollution, and environmental justice, and we have played an instrumental role in reducing New England's use of nuclear power by over 33%.
Clean Water Action is a one million member organization of diverse people and groups joined together to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life. Our goals include clean, safe and affordable water; prevention of health threatening pollution; creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses; and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action organizes strong grassroots groups and coalitions and campaigns to elect environmental candidates and solve environmental and community problems.
Committee to Ban Fracking The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan is a Ballot Question Committee registered with the State of Michigan Bureau of Elections. We are a political campaign, not a non profit organization. We formed in 2012 to start a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit the new type of horizontal fracking and frack wastes in Michigan. Ballot questions are non-partisan.
Don't Waste Michigan (DWM) is a group of concerned citizens and organizations initially formed to prevent Michigan from becoming a nuclear waste dump for the entire region. Citizens throughout the state organized to stop the federal government in conjunction with the nuclear power industry from targeting Michigan to become a nuclear waste dump.
Frack Action is a group of concerned citizens and organizations initially formed to prevent Michigan from becoming a nuclear waste dump for the entire region. Citizens throughout the state organized to stop the federal government in conjunction with the nuclear power industry from targeting Michigan to become a nuclear waste dump.
Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants is committed to the retirement of the two surviving elephants at Woodland Park Zoo to PAWS sanctuaryNOT to another zoo. A Zoo environment deprives the elephants of space, social interaction, and mental stimulation causing their physical and psychological deterioration.
HeadCount stages voter registration drives at concerts and run programs that translate the power of music into real action. By reaching young people and music fans where they already are – at concerts and online – we make civic participation easy and fun. To get a real sense of who we are, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
HEAL Utah When the Army prepared to incinerate weapons filled with deadly nerve agent at the Tooele Army Depot in the early 1990s, the number of Utahns questioning the effect on workers and people living downwind could be counted on one hand. By comparison, in the seven other states with proposed chemical weapons incinerators, the Army program was considered highly controversial and citizen opposition was widespread.
Heart of America Northwest is the region's leading citizens' group, with over 15,000 members in Washington and Oregon, working for the cleanup of Hanford, the most contaminated area in the Western Hemisphere. For over 23 years we have led the efforts to protect the Columbia River and health of future generations from Hanford's spreading contamination and to stop Hanford from being used as a national radioactive waste dump.
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
The Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC) is a coalition of environmental, health and public policy organizations, founded in 2001 to address the vulnerability of the nuclear reactors at Indian Point. Over 20 million people live within 50 miles of the plant. Our concerns include both existing radiation releases and potential additional releases from either human error, aging infrastructure or terrorism, and the flawed, unfixable evacuation plan. Our grassroots efforts have enlisted the support of hundreds of local, state and federal officials.
Mothers for Peace MATRR members have studied energy efficiency and different forms of power generation and publish factsheets showing why Energy Efficiency and Renewable/Sustainable Energy choices are more financially beneficial as well as environmentally friendly. We simply do not need to risk the health of our children and grandchildren by producing more radioactive waste along the Tennessee River. We demand that the TVA not place this risk on our communities, but rather invests TVA resources into 1. safely securing the existing radioactive waste it has created, and 2. providing cost-effective energy efficiency programs and smart, affordable renewable energy for our valley.
Lilac Hills measure would advance deficient, unworthy project - No on B The Lilac Hills Ranch developer opted for this ballot-box land-use decision because the Board of Supervisors would never have allowed it to pass. Instead, the developer is hoping to dazzle voters into approving this project, which is a textbook example of an abusive land-use deal.
Northwest Environmental Advocates was founded in 1969 by citizens who were concerned about the imminent operation of the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, located along the Columbia River at Rainier, Oregon. The all-volunteer organization quickly became involved in Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing hearings for the construction of reactors elsewhere in Oregon and Washington. After Trojan began operation, NWEA became the most active organization in the country working to shut down an operating nuclear reactor.
Notes for Notes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for FREE. Notes for Notes Studios are packed with professional instruments guitars, basses, drums, keyboards/synths and equipment DJ gear, digital music workstations and full recording facilities. Beyond providing access to equipment and resources, we educate youth about careers both on the stage and behind the scenes.
Nuclear Information and Resource Service 2013 marked the 35th anniversary of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS). We were founded to be the national information and networking center for citizens and environmental activists concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and sustainable energy issues.
Nuke Free South was started as Georgians Against Nuclear Energy (GANE) in 1977 in opposition to Georgia Power plans to build nuclear reactors Vogtle and Hatch. In 2006, the name was changed to Nuclear Watch South to better reflect direct action campaigns on broader issues such as the Savannah River Site nuclear weapons complex on Georgia's border in South Carolina. Today, the mostly volunteer, grassroots environmental group is still on the job working to shape nuclear policies and raise public awareness of nuclear weapons, nuclear reactors, and nuclear waste.
Nukewatch is a Wisconsin-based environmental and peace action group, dedicated to the abolition of nuclear power, weapons and continued radioactive waste production. Nukewatch brings critical attention to the locations, movements, dangers, and the politics of nuclear weapons and dangerous wastes. Staff and volunteers advocate Gandhian nonviolence in education and action, and report on nuclear issues in the Nukewatch Quarterly newsletter.
Oregon Sierra Club The Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter represents the organization's 20,000 members in Oregon and has worked to protect Oregon's environment and natural resources since 1978. Today, the Sierra Club employs eight staff in Oregon who work with volunteer leaders to advance the chapter's conservation priorities.
RockCANRoll is a volunteer, 501c3, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. Our message is simple: Help Out While You Rock Out! We collaborate with rock concerts, schools, corporations, and private individuals to collect healthy non-perishable food (for people and pets) and basic necessities for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty. Help Out While You ROCK OUT!
SEVA Seva Foundation is a Berkeley based organization founded in 1978 by a group of medical professionals, counterculture activists, musicians, and compassionate individuals, all dedicated to the prevention of blindness around the globe. Seva has helped restore the eyesight to nearly 4 million people with programs in 20 countries, reaching many of the poorest communities in the world in: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Tanzania, Tibet/China, Uganda, United States In some of these countries Sevas programs account for between 25% and 50% of all eye surgeries performed.
Sierra Club - Ready for 100 Campaign was founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
The Sierra Club South Carolina The South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club was founded in 1978 and is the largest grassroots conservation organization in the state. We believe that the survival of South Carolinas cultural heritage is intricately weaved into the land. As a conservation group that is committed to the mission to "Explore, Enjoy, and Protect South Carolina," we work to protect our communities by advocating for our rivers, our lands, clean air and showing people the beautiful places that make our state a great place to live.
Survivor's Ink exists to empower human trafficking survivors by breaking the psychological chains of enslavement through beautifying, removing, or covering their physical scars, markings, and brandings, which are constant reminders of a violent past. In addition, we strive to be a reliable resource connection to direct services for victims and survivors in order to help them rebuild their lives.
Vermont Citizens Action Network We have an extraordinary opportunity over the next year to create a clean, renewable energy future that is right for Vermont. In May 2006, the Vermont legislature unanimously passed Act 160, which gave the power to decide the future of the Vermont Yankee plant to Vermont's democratically elected representatives. Act 160 stipulates that detailed and independent studies must be conducted and that there be significant public input throughout the process. Act 160 allows us to democratically close Vermont Yankee and participate in the creation of a clean, affordable and safe energy future.
Veterans for Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences and lifting our voices. We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars
Water Legacy Mission: Protect Minnesotas water resources and the human and ecological communities that depend on that water from environmental degradation, particularly that caused by sulfide mining. Vision: We value fresh, clean water as a legacy for generations to come. We believe Minnesotas freshwater is a precious ecological resource and is essential to the health of local communities and regional economies.
Western Environmental Law Center uses the power of the law to safeguard the wildlife, wildlands, and communities of the American West. We envision a West with thriving, resilient wildlands, waters, and wildlife; a region powered by clean, renewable energy; and communities that are rooted in an ethic of conservation.
Western Watersheds Project The mission of Western Watersheds Project is to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and legal advocacy. Western Watersheds Project is a nonprofit environmental conservation group with 1,500 members founded in 1993 and has field offices in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, California, and Oregon. WWP works to influence and improve public lands management throughout the West with a primary focus on the negative impacts of livestock grazing on 250 million acres of western public lands, including harm to ecological, biological, cultural, historic, archeological, scenic resources, wilderness values, roadless areas, Wilderness Study Areas and designated Wilderness.
Vote Solar is a non-profit grassroots organization working to fight climate change and foster economic opportunity by bringing solar energy into the mainstream. Since 2002, Vote Solar has engaged in state, local and federal advocacy campaigns to remove regulatory barriers and implement key policies needed to bring solar to scale. We have staff in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania
Yes on 62 In California, the death penalty system stopped working many years ago, but taxpayers continue to pay for it. No one has been executed in California in ten years. Since 1978, California taxpayers have paid $5 billion to maintain the death penalty and death row, and executed 13 people. That’s an average cost of more than $384 million per execution.