Philadelphia, PA Focus
Philly for Change:
Philly for Change is a group of reform-minded progressive Democrats. We fight for democracy, social and economic justice for all people, peace, the environment, and the green economy at the city, state, and federal levels.
Philly for Change is a local affiliate of Democracy for America
Our regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM. We hold our MeetUp at Tritone, a bar located at 1508 South Street. Tritone has a full dinner menu and is easy to access for people with disabilities with a ramp, instead of stairs, at the entrance.
NAACP IN PHILADELPHIA: The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and there is no racial hatred or racial discrimination.
PHILADELPHIA BRANCH NAACP
1619 W. Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19121
J. Whyatt Mondesire, President
Philly Americans for Democratic Action:
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) is the oldest liberal political organization in the country. It was founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, former Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, and the late Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
From its national base in Washington, D.C., ADA lobbies and works for liberal ideals and liberal candidates, and such progressive issues as Universal healthcare, A Woman's right to Choose, Arms Control and Disarmament, Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Sensible Gun Control, Public Education, an End to Hate Crimes and Discrimination, an end to the Iraq War, and Good Government.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of ADA, based in Philadelphia, works to unite for common counsel and action progressive forces in the Philadelphia metropolitan area who are concerned with the preservation and extension of democracy. We dedicate ourselves, as an organization of progressives, to the achievement of freedom and economic security for all peoples everywhere through education and advocacy. We strive to be a watchdog for Good Government and Sustainable Planning.
Click here to join.
Click here to register with their blog.
ASIAN AMERICANS UNITED (AAU):
Founded in 1985, Asian Americans United’s mission is to build leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression.
AAU has worked in Philadelphia’s Asian American communities and in broader multiracial coalitions around quality education, youth leadership, anti-Asian violence, immigrant rights, and folk arts and cultural maintenance.
Among our accomplishments are: initiating and monitoring the settlement of a lawsuit with the School District of Philadelphia to improve services to immigrant students; developing the leadership of hundreds of youth through the Community Youth Leadership Project and the Asian American Youth Workshop; creating the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival; and founding the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School.
For more info, contact: 1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123,
215.925.1538, aau @ aaunited.org
PHILADELPHIA YOUNG DEMOCRATS:
1421 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philadelphia Young Democrats seeks to stimulate and cultivate in young people an active interest in the electoral process and governmental affairs, promote their involvement at all levels in the Democratic Party, promote the acquisition of political power by young people, foster and perpetuate democratic ideals and principals to the highest degrees of justice and social welfare.
To volunteer sign up here.
DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA IN PHILADELPHIA: the local affilliate of Howard Dean's Democracy for America. Progressive Grassroots at its best.
Philly for Change Meeting: first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Find out more about the group at www.phillyforchange.com
PHILADELPHIA NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKS:
Neighborhood Networks traces its origins to the MoveOn presidential campaign of 2004. After the election a core group of MoveOn veterans around the city decided to keep the energy and connections alive by continuing to hold monthly potlucks over the winter. When they discovered that similar activity was happening outside their own wards, the groups planned to form a new organization. They joined together at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in June, 2005, and Neighborhood Networks was born. The idea was to create an ongoing organization to push for progressive candidates and policies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the national level...
Click here to join.
Connect with your neighborhood:
21st & 22nd Wards
Click here for their calendar of local events.
Click here for news from Neighborhood Networks.
216 West Somerset Street . Philadelphia, PA 19133 . 215.763.8870
Congreso is a human services organization for the 21st Century. Established in 1977, we are a nationally-recognized leader in human services. Our staff and clients reflect the diversity of our community. They include Latinos, African-Americans, and many others.
Click here for job opportunities
For more services, click here.
DRINKING LIBERALLY PHILADELPHIA: Political action through social interaction, combining fun and politics
Every Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm
Jose Pistola's Upstairs Bar, 263 S. 15th St. (Upstairs bar)
Every Sunday of each month, 12:30 pm
Infusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave. (http://www.infusioncoffeeandtea.com)
Making A Progressive Philadelphia:
Our mission is to fund thoughtful, committed citizens who can positively transform the City of Philadelphia neighborhood by neighborhood through the use of micro-grants.
For more info:
P.O. Box 22589 | Philadelphia, PA 19110 | 215.668.3874
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