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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES for Taking Positive Action

Amnesty International – Action for human rights. Hope for humanity.
Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than three million supporters, activists and volunteers who campaign for universal human rights from more than 150 countries.
YouTube channel: Amnesty International
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AVAAZ – The world in action
Empowering millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues. With a model of Internet organizing, thousands of individual efforts can be rapidly combined into a powerful collective force.
YouTube Channel: AVAAZ
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Care2 – The world’s largest community for good
People makind a world-changing impact by starting petition campaigns and/or supporting the campaigns of others.

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Charity Navigator – Your guide to intelligent giving
Ratings of two broad areas of a charity’s performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. The ratings show givers how efficiently a charity will use their support. The ratings also help the nonprofit sector improve its performance.
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Code Pink – Women for peace
A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations. (Men are welcome!)
YouTube Channel: Code Pink
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Common Cause – Holding power accountable
Be part of the citizen’s lobby. Fight for a return to open, honest government.
YouTube Channel: Common Cause
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CREDO Mobilize – Make progressive change and defeat regressive policies
A people-powered platform for launching petition campaigns  for progressive change and to defeat right wing policies.
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Direct Relief – Rated as a “100% efficient” charity
A humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and 70 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
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Earth Day Network – An international movement to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future
With over one billion actions to date, Earth Day Network’s A Billion Acts of Green® – the largest environmental service campaign in the world – is steadily building commitments by individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the planet.
YouTube Channel: Earth Day Network
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Earth Justice – Because the Earth needs a good lawyer
Earth Justice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.
YouTube channel: Earth Justice
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Flush the TPP – Stop the global corporate coup!
FlushTheTPP.org is an action campaign to Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We invite you to join us. In order to stop the TPP we need to act quickly and in solidarity with people in other countries. This massive trade agreement is a high priority for transnational corporations, and they are working fast to make it law.
YouTube channel: Flush the TPP
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Free Press – Fight for your rights to connect and communicate
Fighting to save the free and open Internet, curb runaway media consolidation, protect press freedom, and ensure diverse voices are represented in our media.
YouTube channel: Video Free Press
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Free Speech for the People – Reclaim Democracy for the people!
Works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people.
YouTube channel: FreeSpeechPeople
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Friends of the Earth – All people deserve to live in a healthy environment
Working to achieve a just and healthy world by focusing on the economic drivers that are encouraging environmental degradation.
YouTube channel: Friends of the Earth (U.S.)

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Hands Up United – Enough is a enough! It’s time to resist, occupy, produce
Striving for a world where we deal with harm in our communities through healing, love, and kinship.  This means an end to state sponsored violence, including the excessive use of force by law enforcement.
YouTube channel: Hands Up United
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MayDay.US – The plan to get our democracy back
An independent political action committee (superPAC) that aims to elect a Congress committed to fundamental reform in the way political campaigns are funded by 2016.
YouTube channel: MayDay.US
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MoveOn.Org – Create the progressive change you want to see in the world
A community of more than 8 million Americans from all walks of life who use innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.
YouTube channel: MoveOn.Org
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Move to Amend – End corporate rule. Legalize democracy.
A coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
Vimeo album: Move to Amend
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Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – The Earth’s best defense
The nation’s most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
YouTube channel: NRDC BioGems
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Network – A national Catholic social justice lobby
A progressive voice within the Catholic community that has been influencing Congress in favor of peace and justice for more than 40 years.
YouTube channel: Network Lobby
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NextGen Climate – Fighting to bring climate change to the forefront of American politics
Acting politically to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity by a commitment to support candidates and elect officials and policymakers across the country that will take bold action on climate change — and to expose those who deny reality and cater to special interests.
YouTube channel: NextGen Climate
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Our Revolution – Reclaim democracy by harnessing the energy of “political revolution”
Three intertwined goals: 1) Revitalize American democracy, 2) Empower progressive leaders, and 3) Elevate political consciousness. (Founder: Bernie Sanders)
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Public Citizen – Protecting health, safety, and democracy
Serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. The work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.
YouTube channel: Public Citizen
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Rainforest Action Network – Save the rainforests 
Campaigns for the forests, their inhabitants and the natural systems that sustain life by transforming the global marketplace through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action.
YouTube Channel: Rainforest Action Network

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Represent.US – End corruption. Get America back.
Building a fiercely non-partisan movement to pass tough anti-corruption laws in cities and states across America, and end the legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics.
YouTube channel: Represent.Us

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Sierra Club – Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet
Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, it is now the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, leading the charge to move away from the dirty fossil fuels that cause climate disruption and toward a clean energy economy.
YouTube channel: National Sierra Club

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Stamp Stampede – Stamp Big Money out of politics
A nonprofit organization of over 65,000 Americans legally stamping money to help build the movement to get Big Money money out of politics — and Voters in.

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The Rules – We have the power to change the rules
Operates on the premise that inequality and poverty are created.
YouTube channel: TheRulesOrg

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Ultra Violet – Equality at a higher frequency
A community of women and men across the U.S. mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture.
YouTube channel: Ultra Violet Action
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Win Without War – End endless war
Fighting to promote a more progressive national security strategy with a campaign-style operation that aggressively attacks right-wing distortion while pushing our elected leaders to stand up against the politicization of our national security.
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Wolf-PAC – Fight for free and fair elections in America!
To restore true, representative democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Legislators to pass a much needed Free and Fair Elections Amendment to our Constitution.  There are only 2 ways to amend the Constitution. (1) Go through our Federal Government  (2) Go through our State Legislators via an amendments convention of the states.
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World Beyond War – A global movement to end all wars
Aims to create awareness of popular support for ending war, and to further develop that support, by advancing the idea of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution.
YouTube channel: World Beyond War
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