Rock the Vote's mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country.
Founded twenty years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote is growing its team and its campaigns in 2011, to support the tidal wave of young people who want to get involved in elections and seize the power of the youth vote to create political and social change.
"Following Citizens United v FEC, spending by outside groups funded largely by corporate interests exploded. Outside groups spent more than three times as much money to influence the 2010 elections as they did in 2006, the last mid-term cycle. The ads funded by unaccountable corporate interests fueled massive attacks that helped to shape the 2010 election cycle.
""Don’t wait to be deprived of news to stand up and fight for it"
In some countries a journalist can be thrown in prison for years for a single offending word or photo. Jailing or killing a journalist removes a vital witness to events and threatens the right of us all to be informed. Reporters Without Borders has fought for press freedom on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985.
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Reporters Without Borders:
"FairVote is a catalyst for reforming our elections to respect every vote and every voice through bold approaches to increase voter turnout, meaningful ballot choices and fair representation. As the national organization most focused on fundamental structural reform of American elections, we act as a traditional think tank through careful research, innovative analysis, effective educational resources and timely conferences, but also creatively engage with leading reformers, thought leaders and the media to turn new ideas into widely accepted policy options.
"The Pax Natura Foundation was established to promote the ideal of Peace with Nature. For centuries, the human family has evolved in direct proportion to the decline of the natural world. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, as our human family face unprecedented challenges form every corner of the globe, a universal declaration of Peace with Nature is taking form across political, religious, and social boundaries.
We believe that politics shouldn’t be about money and power games - it should be about the improvement of people’s lives. That’s the kind of politics Paul Wellstone embodied: one where we all do better when we all do better. And with a radical, resurgent conservative movement on the rise, it’s the kind of politics we need now more than ever.
We believe that electoral politics, public policy, and grassroots organizing can be woven together to create progressive change. We call it the Wellstone Triangle, and it anchors everything we do.
"Peaceworkers is a community of activists, based primarily in the San Francisco Bay area, working to nurture peace, justice, reconciliation, and nonviolence in the world today.
To get a feel for the kind of projects we work on, here is an interview with David Hartsough, Director of Peaceworkers, from the August 2004 issue of The New Internationalist magazine:
Interview with David Hartsough — August 2004
Waging Nonviolence is a source for news, analysis, and original reporting about nonviolent activism, as well as for discussion of the theory behind it. These stories often go overlooked by the mainstream media, yet people are using nonviolent strategies and tactics all around us in response to the most pressing challenges—and reshaping our world in the process.
Posted by KatrinVerclas on Jul 17, 2009
Mobiles in Social Change: 5 Billion Mobile Phones, and Counting..
Mobile phones are proliferating at astounding rates across socio-economic and cultural boundaries, revolutionizing the way we communicate with each other and organize ourselves.
On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. Activists fighting for freedom around the globe continue to look to us for inspiration and count on us for support. Upholding human rights is not only a moral obligation; it’s a vital national interest. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.