Ohio

Elected officials:

Legal and anti-discrimination resources:

  • ACLU of Ohio
  • CAIR Ohio (“Council on American-Islamic Relations is an organization formed solely for the purpose of advocacy, protection of civil rights and liberties, encouraging public engagement and education, building coalitions, and promoting justice, interfaith dialogue and understanding”)
  • Central Ohio Worker Center (“Support, advocate for, empower, and organize people in Central Ohio to address problems of poverty, workplace rights and equity, racial inequality, gender discrimination, immigration justice, and economic issues.”)
  • Common Cause Ohio (“An independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.” Nationally, Common Cause serves as a “grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy” — which includes critical work like fighting gerrymandering.)
  • Farm-Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (“Called upon to challenge the deplorable conditions of the broader workforce that remains voiceless, powerless, and invisible to mainstream America”)
  • Human Rights Campaign, Ohio (“Fights for LGBTQ equality in Ohio alongside state and local groups and lawmakers”)

Media, blogs, and online resources:

Organizations:

  • Cleveland Stonewall Democrats (“Educating, endorsing, electing and holding accountable, pro-LGBT Democrats across Greater Cleveland”)
  • Clevelanders for Transportation Equity (“Forum for discussion about shifting to an equitable transportation system in Cleveland”)
  • Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus (“Educate, energize & mobilize”)
  • Drinking Liberally, Ohio
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center (“Public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources.”)
  • Equality Ohio (“Advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression”)
  • HOLA Ohio (“Grassroots Latino organization based in NE Ohio focusing on Advocacy, Community Organizing and Civic Engagement”)
  • Indivisible (“Demystify congressional advocacy. Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action.”)
  • Innovation Ohio (“Blends progressive public policy analysis and hard-hitting research with a single-minded determination to drive this information into the hands of the media, policymakers, and our allies to help influence policy decisions and shape public opinion”)
  • Moms Clean Air Force (“Standing together for clean, healthy air; helping protect fetuses, infants and toddlers from toxic air pollution and climate disruption”)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
  • Nature Conservancy Ohio
  • Ohio Citizen Action (“Organizes and mobilizes people to advocate for public interests; engage[s] people in actions that protect public health, improve environmental quality, and benefit consumers.”)
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund (“Endorses candidates who represent the conservation and environmental values of Ohio communities”)
  • Ohio Organizing Collaborative (“Uniting community organizations, faith institutions, labor unions and policy groups across Ohio. We are a coalition of 20 organizations with members in every major metropolitan area across the state, working on issues including minimum wage reform, ending mass incarceration, and combatting climate change.”)
  • Ohio PIRG
  • Ohio Sierra Club
  • Ohio Student Association (“Engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development.”)
  • Ohio Young Democrats (“Elect Democratic candidates; encourage youth [<40] involvement in the Democratic Party … support [Democratic] ideals at all levels of government … provide young people with the skills and experience to lead our nation”)
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio
  • Policy Matters Ohio (“A non-profit policy research institute, creates a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy”)
  • Progress Ohio (“Promote progressive solutions, correct right­wing misinformation, and hold public leaders accountable, helping to make an Ohio that works for everyone”)
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (“Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.”)
  • Stonewall Columbus (“Serves the Central Ohio LGBTQ community by providing a community center and offering programming and services that enhance the well-being and visibility of our diverse community through discovery, affirmation and celebration”)
  • Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio (“Ensuring sensitivity, understanding, and support for issues of importance to the LGBT and Allied Communities”)
  • Upper Arlington Progressive Action (“PAC based in Upper Arlington, a conservative suburb of Columbus, Ohio. UAPA supports Democratic and progressive candidates and causes, and is entirely funded by donations from supporters.”)
  • Us Together (“To coordinate, organize, and initiate services to immigrants and refugees through education, advocacy, support services, information, referrals, and networking opportunities in order to strengthen the community that we live in.”)
  • Women Have Options (“Dedicated to helping Ohioans afford their reproductive choices”)

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