other links

Friends and partners
of the First Presbyterian Church of Baldwin Park…

·        Creative Planet School of the Arts:
cpsoa.org
for an easy way to donate to CPSOA,
go to my First Giving page at firstgiving.com/sonnie4cpsoa

Inclusive Presbyterian sites…

·        More Light Presbyterians:
mlp.org

·        That All May Freely Serve:
tamfs.org

·        The Stoles Project:
welcomingresources.org/sosp.htm

·        Covenant Network of Presbyterians:
covenantnetwork.org

Other inclusive church sites…

·        The Institute for Welcoming Resources (Ecumenical)
welcomingresources.org

·        Affirming Congregation Program (United Church of Canada):
affirmunited.org

·        Open & Affirming Ministries (Disciples of Christ)
gladalliance.org/

·        Open and Affirming Program (UCC)
UCCcoalition.org

·        Reconciling Congregation Program (United Methodist)
RMNetwork.org/

·        Reconciling in Christ Program (Lutheran)
lcna.org

·        Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (American Baptist Conference/USA)
wabaptists.org

·        Supportive Congregations (Brethren/Mennonite)
webcom.com/bmc

·        Integrity (Episcopalian)
integrityusa.org

·        Dignity (Roman Catholic)
dignityusa.org

·        Metropolitan Community Churches:
ufmcc.org

Other spiritual sites I find to be interesting and helpful…

·        Henri Nouwen site:
henrinouwen.org/

·        Joan Chittister’s site:
nationalcatholicreporter.org/fwis/

·        Jim Rigby’s blog:
huffingtonpost.com/jim-rigby/

·        Susan Russell’s blog:
inchatatime.blogspot.com/

LGBT resources

·        The Human Rights Campaign
hrc.org
All families deserve protection

·        National Center for Lesbian Rights
nclrights.org/
A public lawfirm and advocacy organization for all LGBT people

·        Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
glaad.org
Fair, accurate and inclusive representation

·        ACLU Lesbian and Gay Rights Project
aclu.org/lgbt
The nation’s foremost advocate of individual rights

·        Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
lambdalegal.org/
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBT people and those with HIV/AIDS through litigation, education, and public policy work

·        Immigration Equality (formerly known as LGIRTF)
immigrationequalitysf.org/
Seeks equal application of US immigration law toward lesbian and gay couples; provides resources and a support network for bi-national relationships; and advocates for persons facing HIV/AIDS descrimination and for those seeking asylum based on sexual orientation.

·        Human Rights Watch
hrw.org/doc/?t=lgbt
Dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world by standing with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

Transgender Law and Policy
transgenderlaw.org/
A comprehensive transgender legal resource, providing up-to-date publications, cases, briefs and newstories on transgender legal issues.

·        Transgender Law Center
transgenderlawcenter.org/
The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. TLC utilizes direct legal services, public policy advocacy, and educational opportunities to advance the rights and safety of diverse transgender communities.

Human Rights

·        Oxfam International
oxfam.org
finding lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice

·        Center for Economic and Social Rights
cesr.org
Social Justice through Human Rights

·        Southern Center for Human Rights
schr.org
Fighting discrimination against people of color, the poor and the disadvantaged in the criminal justice systems in the South.

·        Human Rights Watch
hrw.org
Defending human rights

·        Amnesty International
amnesty.org
Working to protect human rights worldwide

·        Anti-Racist Action
aranet.org
Stopping racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of bigotry from harming communities

·        United Human Rights Council
unitedhumanrights.org

·        The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
naacp.org
94 Years of Making Democracy Work

·        The European Human Rights Centre
ehrcweb.org/
represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organizations interested in the promotion of Human Rights throughout Europe and beyond

Research

·        Rockridge Institute
rockridgeinstitute.org        
rethinking progressive politics – reframing public debate – changing public policy

·        Brookings Institution
brookings.org
independent research shaping the future

·        Project Censored
projectcensored.org
the news that didn’t make the news

·        Truthout
truthout.org
reader-based eye on the world

·        Center for American Progress
americanprogress.org
progressive-minded think tank

·        Bank Information Center
bicusa.org/bicusa/index.php
amplifying local voices to democratize development

·        Eyes on International Financial Organizations (IFIs)
ifiwatchnet.org
getting to know the World Bank, IMF, and Regional Development Banks

·        Bretton Woods Project
brettonwoodsproject.org
critical voices on the World Bank and IMF

·        Center for Law and Social Policy
clasp.org
help for low-income families

·        Independent Media Center
indymedia.org
what else are they not telling you?

·        Air America radio
airamericaradio.com
progressive voices on the radio: Thom Hartmann, Randi Rhodes, Rachel Maddow, others

·        Working for Change
workingforchange.com
online journal of progressive news and opinions published by Working Assets

·        AlterNet
alternet.org
independent news devoted to topics of global importance

·        Media Study
mediastudy.com
resource links for conducting critical research in media studies and American studies

·        The Nation Magazine
thenation.com
Progressive magazine providing unconventional wisdom since 1865

·        Cost of the War in Iraq
costofwar.com
running total of the amount of money spent by the U.S. government to finance the war in Iraq

·        Progressive Punch
voterpunch.org
searchable database of Congressional voting records

Political Activism

·        MoveOn.org
moveon.org
democracy in action: bringing ordinary people back to politics

·        Rock the Vote
rockthevote.org
empowering young people to change their world

·        Vote Smart
vote-smart.org
accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making

·        Michael Moore
michaelmoore.com
Michael Moore’s web site

·        Axis of Justice
axisofjustice.org
Tom Morello’s activism site

·        PunkVoter
punkvoter.com
Fat Mike of NOFX’s political activism site

·        Teaching for Change
teachingforchange.org

building social justice, starting in the classroom

·        Take Back America
ourfuture.org
campaign for our future

·        Partners in Health
pih.org
providing health care for the poor

·        Grassroots International
grassrootsonline.org
offers grants fostering social change

·        huffingtonpost.com/
Arianna Huffington’s site

·        True Majority
truemajority.com
voice your opinion on the issues you care about

·        People for the American Way
pfaw.org
taking action to defend democracy

·        Not in Our Name
notinourname.net
building, strengthening an expanding resistance to stop the U.S. Government’s course of war and repression

·        United for Peace
unitedforpeace.org
coalition of more than 750 local and national groups joined together to oppose the U.S. Government’s war policy

·        New Democracy Project
newdemocracyproject.org
seeks to provide policymakers and the public with thoughtful solutions that promote democratic participation, economic fairness and social justice

·        Democracy Matters
democracymatters.org

getting private money out of politics and people back in

·        League of Independent Voters
indyvoter.com
revolutionizing democracy

·        Music for America
musicforamerica.org
music and other social causes, working to turn out this generation at the polls

·        Center for American Progress
americanprogress.org
progressive ideas for a strong, just and free America

Drug War

·        Drug Policy Alliance
drugpolicy.org
put an end to the “war” on drugs

·        National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
norml.org
working to reform marijuana laws

·        Stop the Drug War
stopthedrugwar.org
working for reform of U.S. drug laws

·        Common Sense for Drug Policy
csdp.org
reforming drug policy and expand the reduction of harm from drugs

·        Media Awareness Project
mapinc.org
worldwide network dedicated to drug policy reform

·        Drug Policy Reform
drugsense.org
drug sense means education

·        Partnership for Drug Policy Facts and Alternatives
pdfa.net
alternative to the government’s Partnership for a Drug-free America

·        The November Coalition
november.org
educating the public about the destructive increase in prison population in the U.S. due to current drug laws

·        Drug War Facts
drugwarfacts.org
Get the facts

·        Students for a Sensible Drug Policy
ssdp.org
grassroots movement of students who know firsthand that the War on Drugs causes great harm to individuals and to society

Gun Control

·        NRA Blacklist
nrablacklist.com
send Congress a petition with one million names to enact sensible gun laws

·        Stop the NRA
stopthenra.com
help stop the NRA from shielding gun dealers who arm criminals

·        Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
bradycampaign.org
sensible gun laws save lives

·        Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
csgv.org
organizing for progressive gun laws since 1974

·        Legal Community Against Violence
lcav.org
educating communities about federal, state and local regulations

·        Million Mom March
millionmommarch.com
mothers united with the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence

Youth

·        Youth Noise
youthnoise.com
site for teenagers to discuss ethical and political issues and find out about opportunities for activism and volunteer jobs

·        Campus Progress
campusprogress.com
progressive youth organizers who provide advocacy training, grants for school publications and support for academic freedom, environmentalism and affordable education

·        Advocates for Youth
advocatesforyouth.org
informs young people about sexual health issues

·        Youth Activism Project
youthactivism.com
encouraging young people to speak up and pursue lasting solutions to problems

·        Youth Venture
youthventure.org
non-profit organization that provides young people ages twelve to twenty the tools necessary to create civic-minded organizations, clubs or businesses

·        Child Rights Information Network
crin.org
all children are born with fundamental freedoms and the inherent rights of all human beings

·        National Association to Protect Children
protect.org
pro-child, anti-crime

·        Taking IT Global
takingitglobal.org
inspire – inform – involve for youth

Women

·        National Organization for Women
now.org
the largest feminist group in the country

·        Code Pink for Peace
codepinkalert.org/
women-led grassroots movement for social justice and peace

·        Leadership for a Pro-Choice Future
choiceusa.org
Leading pro choice site

·        About Face
about-face.org
promoting positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds

·        National Abortion Right Action League
naral.org
NARAL Pro-Choice America: mobilizing pro-choice supporters to achieve better access to more effective contraceptives and other reproductive health care information

·        Rape Abuse Incest National Network
rainn.org
the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization

·        Feminist.com
feminist.com
consciousness-raising portal of resources that supports women’s equality, self-empowerment, wellness and safety

·        Feminist Majority Foundation
feminist.org
breaking news and feminism

·        National Women’s Alliance
nwaforchange.org
working to improve the lives of women and girls of color

Civil Liberties

·        The American Civil Liberties Union
aclu.org
defending the Bill of Rights

·        Planned Parenthood
plannedparenthood.org
the world’s largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization

·        Unite/Here
unitehere.org
a union fighting for working people

·        International Freedom of Expression eXchange
ifex.org
opposition to violations of freedom of expression

·        Committee to Protect Journalists
cpj.org
dedicated to the global defense of press freedom

·        Alliance For Justice
afj.org
advancing the cause of justice for all Americans

·        Bill of Rights Defense Committee
bordc.org
taking action to restore protections guaranteed under the Bill of Rights and the  Constitution

·        Center for National Security Studies
cnss.org
protecting civil liberties and human rights

Environment

·        The National Resources Defense Council
nrdc.org
the earth’s best defense

·        Sierra Club
sierraclub.org
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet

·        The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
aceee.org
advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection

·        The Alternative Fuels Data Center
afdc.doe.gov
a vast collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them

·        Center for International Environmental Law
ciel.org/
legally solving environmental problems

·        Greenpeace
greenpeace.org
save the planet

·        U.S. Green Building Council
usgbc.org
engineering with responsibility

·        Student Environmental Action Coalition
seac.org
environmental justice through action and education

·        Environmental Protection Agency
epa.gov
protecting human health and the environment

·        Bark
bark-out.org
protecting forests from eradication

·        Global Resource Action Center for the Environment
gracelinks.org

·        Rainforest Action Network
ran.org
protecting tropical rainforests

·        Sustainable Life
sustlife.com
living a healthier, more socially and environmentally sustainable life

Latin America

·        National Council of La Raza
nclr.org
information and advocacy for Hispanic Americans

·        Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
chci.org
developing the next generation of Latino leaders

·        Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
maldef.org
advocates for Latino rights

·        North American Congress on Latin America
nacla.org
providing information on political, social and economic issues in the Americas

·        Mexico Solidarity Network
mexicosolidarity.org
coalition for human rights, economic justice and democracy in the U.S. and Mexico

Consumer

·        Consumer’s Union
consumersunion.org
know what you’re buying before you buy

·        Public Citizen
citizen.org
advocating consumer rights

·        U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
cpsc.gov

·        Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR)
consumerwatchdog.org
activism to advance and protect the interests of consumers and taxpayers

·        United for a Fair Economy
faireconomy.org
inspiring action to close the economic divide

·        Federal Trade Commission
ftc.gov
for the consumer

·        FirstGov for Consumers
consumer.gov
consumer information from the federal government

·        Consumer Federation of America
consumerfed.org
consumer resource for consumer information

·        Digital Consumer
digitalconsumer.org
protecting fair-use rights in the digital world

·        National Association of Consumer Advocates
naca.net
promoting justice for consumers

·        National Consumers League
natlconsumersleague.org
Advancing economic and social interests of consumers and workers

Miscellaneous

·        Americans United for Separation of Church and State
au.org

·        Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
cuadp.org
working to end the death penalty in the U.S.

·        Nuclear Policy Research Institute
nuclearpolicy.org
creating consensus for a nuclear free future

·        National Priorities Project
nationalpriorities.org
offering citizens and community groups resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities that promote social and economic justice

·        Future of Music Coalition
futureofmusic.org
educating musicians and the public about issues shaping the debate in music/technology

·        Center for Democracy and Technology
cdt.org
promote democratic values and constitutional liberties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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