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The ACLU of North Carolina is the North Carolina state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of NC was founded in 1965, is based in Raleigh, and has grown to approximately 30,000 members and supporters statewide. Its mission is to preserve and defend the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the US Constitution, including achieving full equality for LGBTQ people, reforming our broken and racially biased criminal legal system, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, defending freedom of speech and religion, and preserving the right to vote and the right to have an abortion.
Chatham County Democratic Party
The Chatham County Democratic Party is united by shared values of equity, fairness, freedom, human rights, the environment, and reasonable government. They are united with Democrats across the state in our fight to ensure that all North Carolinians have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, economic status, or who they love.
Chatham Organizing for Racial Equality (CORE)
CORE is a multi-racial group of Chatham residents who work together to deconstruct systemic inequities and achieve equitable outcomes for all people in Chatham County through education, organizing, and reconciliation.
Chatham Voices for Justice is a grassroots, progressive organization of volunteers in Chatham County, North Carolina that works to promote equal rights and equal participation in our democracy for all county residents
Common Cause North Carolina is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. They work to create open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Community Remembrance Coalition, Chatham
The mission of the Community Remembrance Coalition – Chatham is to improve race relations and enhance comity, empathy, and understanding across and within Chatham County’s races, faiths, and communities. The work of CRC-C encompasses conversations with county leaders, school officials, churches, corporations, and citizens also dedicated to furthering community harmony in the County and actions taken to advance the efforts of such entities. Through dialogue with Black and white communities, CRC-C’-s initial actions include a full accounting of the history of the County to include its Black citizens and carrying out an Equal Justice Initiative, as partners with the Legacy Museum and National Memorial © for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, to memorialize the lives of the 6 victims of lynching in the County.
Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.
The Hispanic Liaison is a support and advocacy program for the Hispanic community in Chatham County and surrounding counties. Its mission is to foster intercultural understanding and to empower Latinxs to overcome the challenges they face and make their voices heard in the community.
Indivisible is a movement of thousands of group leaders and more than a million members taking regular, iterative, and increasingly complex actions to resist the GOPs agenda, elect local champions, and fight for progressive policies. Local contact: Nancy Jacobs.
League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It does not support candidates or political parties, but influences public policy through education and advocacy. Through its web-based Vote411.org program, voters can confirm polling locations, check if ID is required, see their personal ballot, read about the candidates and their answers to questions that the LWV has asked, and obtain other valuable voting information.
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. They pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. They also work to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership.
MoveOn members are a force for social justice and political progress. They come from all 50 states and all walks of life. Together, they are at once large and nimble, targeting resources purposefully, yet pivoting quickly as they identify new opportunities for change and mobilize to seize them. Their rapid-response organizing and campaigning, communications interventions, digital innovation, rigorous data science and testing, and culture of grassroots participation have repeatedly combined to produce real-world impact, changing outcomes and making our country better.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination. Chatham County has two NAACP NC branches: Chatham Community (#5377) and Western Chatham (#5378).
The mission of the NC Justice Center is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security. The NC Justice Center works through seven projects that provide in-depth expertise in the major policy areas impacting poor and working North Carolinians: Consumer, Housing & Energy Project, Education & Law Project, Fair Chance Criminal Justice Project, Health Advocacy Project, Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, NC Policy Watch, and the Workers’ Rights Project.
The New North Carolina Project’s mission is to make politics represent the needs of North Carolinians by investing in communities of color, expanding the engaged electorate and creating #LifelongVoters. They are uniquely designed to power NC’s ground game through targeted community ambassador programs, innovative data validity, strong partner relationships, deep canvassing, and a coordinated, state-wide field program.
This highly-organized group of local activists is focused on promoting progressive state policy in North Carolina, electing Democrats to the NC General Assembly, and building an engaged, informed community of activists.
Progress NC Action is a team of communications and digital experts building a dialogue between North Carolinians, elected officials, and progressive organizations throughout North Carolina. They serve as a center for providing innovative research, data-driven messaging and communication strategies to local partners, organizations, and coalitions in order to ensure that elected officials and public institutions are held accountable, transparent, and responsive to North Carolinians.
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believed that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers, and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression. SCSJ lawyers have represented the plaintiffs in some of the most important NC redistricting cases.
You Can Vote is a nonpartisan organization that educates, registers, and mobilizes voters. They use simple, evidence-based methods to help people become civically engaged, and they develop community leaders who help their neighbors vote EVERY YEAR.