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Alternet.org — Tough times - tough reporting -progressive take on breaking news.

American Civil Liberties Union — Dares to create a more perfect union - beyond one person, part or side. Our mission is to realized this promise of the United States Constitutin for all and expand the reasch of its guarantees.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJC) — Works to knock down language barriers for voters across the country. They provide a voter hotline with assistance in nine Asian languages, as well as election resources for people to check their voter registration, understand their ballot, and know their voting rights ahead of time.

Black Lives Matter — What matters.

Brennen Center for Justice — A leader in civil rights reserarch and litigation. Their work to protect the integrity of voting rights and electons is incredibly thorough.

CDC - Data & Stats — Data & Stats by Topic - wide range of disease, alcohol abuse, genomics, life expectancty, immunizations.

CDC State by State case tracker — Interactive map.

Center for Constitutional Rights? — Works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy,and strategic communications. Since 1966, we have taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and govermental overreach.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus — Learn more about coronavirus outbreak.


The Center for Public Integrity — To protect democracy and inspire change using investigative reporting that exposes betrayals of the public trust by powerful interests.

Code Pink — Women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs.

Common Cause — Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible , and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes, and the people we elect to serve us.


Contact House of Representatives — Committee assignments.

Contact the Senate — Writing a letter or a message using your senator's web contact form, by calling, or by visiting.


Contact State Governments

Contact the White House — What would you like to say?


Cook Political Report — Insiders' choice for election coverage & analysis.

Daily Kos Blog — Group blog and internet forum focused on center-left politics Dave Wasserman Twitter — Voting districts & polling.

Democracy Now! — Independent global news - TV/Radio show

Democracy at Work — Analyzes capitalism critically as a systemic problem and advocates for democratizing workplaces as part of a systemic solution based on workers' equal collaboration and shared leadership.


Election Protection — Voting rights, polling locations and absentee ballot information, as well as a hotline to report anything that goes awry on voting day - being denied their vote, broken polling machine breaks, if there aren't enough ballots, etc.

Equal Justice Initiative — Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people - Director Bryan Stevenson wrote "Just Mercy" (Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014)

FactCheck — Monitor the factual accuracy of what issaid by major U.S. Political players.

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting) — National media watch group, has been offereing well-documented critcism of media bias & censorship.

Foreign Policy in Focus — A think tank without walls.

Free Republic — For self-described conservatives - the other point of view - resource lists.

The Guardian — Newspaper leading liberal voice global news

History News Network — Platform for histoirans writing about current events.

Immigration Equality — Advocate for and represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and FIV-positive immigrants seeking safety, fair treatment, and freedom.

Information Clearing House — World news daily - news you won't find on CNN or Fox News.

Inequality Media with Robert Reich — Our ultimate vision is a United States where active participation by informed citizens restores the balance of power in our Democracy and creates an economy where gains are widely shared.

Institute for Policy Studies — Progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society in partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas in to action - see Phyllis Bennis.

Intercept — Journalists covering stories that would otherwise go untold, about governments & corporation taking deadly risks with people's lives.
Media Matters for America — Trump's war on the press.

Lamba Legal — Committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work,

League of Women Voters (voter suppression) — Fighting Voter Suppression. We challlenge all efforts and tactics that threaten our democracy and limit the ability of voters to exercise their right to vote - also works on issues of immigration, health care & environment.

Let America Vote — Protect voting rights across the country.

Make the Road NY — Legal & Survival Services to tackle discrimination, abuse and poverty; Transformative Education to develop community members.

Media Matters for America — Trump's War on the press.

Media Bias Factcheck — Most comprehensive media bias resource on the interent. There are currently 3100+ meida sources isted in our database.

Move On Where millions mobilize for a better society - grassroots participation.

Nat Silver's FiveThirtyEight — Statistical analysis of opinion poll analysis & politics.

Naomi Klein — Senior correspondent at The Intercept.


The Nation — Oldest continuously published weekly magazine in U.S., covering progressive politcal and cultural news.

New Sanctuary Coalition
— Keeping Families together and advocating against deportations.

New York Immigration Coalition — Envisions a new york State that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams.

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
— Collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to buliding an effective movement for social transformation.


Politico — Political journalism covering politics and policy.

PolitiFact — Fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others on its Truth-O-Meter.

PostcardstoVoters.org — Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.


Project Censored — News reporting that didn't make the news.

RealClearPolitics — Polling analysis of elections, approval ratings.

Ruckus Society — Multi-racial network of trainers dedicated to providing the necessary tools, preparation, and support to build direct action capacity for ecological justice and social change movements - work with indigenous communities & other communities of color working to preserve homes & environments for climate justice.

Silvia Rivera Law Project — Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

Southern Poverty Law Center — Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Spread the Vote — Dedicated to helping people get IDs ahead of Election Day. IDs are necessary to participate in lots of areas of society, such as getting employment, opening a back account, or finding housing. Additionally, voter ID laws in particular disproportionately affect communities of color, the edlerly, and new voters.

Talking Points Memo — Left leaning eb-based poliical journalism & debate.


Type Media Center— Formerlly Nation Institue = independent invetigative journalists comvering injustice and inequality.

Veterans for Peace — Inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars.

Vox — Explanatory journalism covering politics, public policy, world affaris, pop culture, science, business.

War Resisters League — Restisting war at home & abroad since 1923.


WBAI — Listener-supported radio - a memeber of the Pacifica chain of radio stations - orginal programming to listeners in teh Metropolitan New ork City region & Worldwide.

World Health Organization — Works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and sever the vulnerable - ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to progect a billion more people from health emergencies.