Idaho Community Action Network, Boise, ID: The fundamental mission of ICAN is to provide a voice for Idahoans committed to progressive social change and to develop the power necessary to create those changes. ICAN utilizes community organizing, advocacy, direct actions, and leadership development to advance the systemic change requires d to life low-income Idahoans out of poverty.
Center Pole Foundation, Garryowen, MT: The Center Pole works to empower Native American reservation youth through knowledge, experience and global awareness and train them as agents of change. Founded in 1999 on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana, The Center Pole confronts the oppressive system by giving a voice to the poor and racially oppressed.
Community Alliance of Lane County, Eugene, OR: CALC works to educate and mobilize for peace, human dignity, and social, racial and economic justice.
Disabled United in Direct Empowerment, Medford, OR: DUDE’s mission is to engage and organize persons with disabilities to advocate through education using media production and direct representation, which will enhance quality of life and human dignity, by promoting access to social and economic justice.
Latinos Unidos Siempre, Salem, OR: Latinos Unidos Siempre’s mission is to work towards the educational, cultural, and political development of Latino youth by empowering them to take leadership roles in the community, advocating for social and political change, and combating racist stereotyping and discrimination through grassroots organizing.
Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland, OR: The Oregon New Sanctuary Movement is an interfaith coalition of over 20 different faith communities, committed to living up the voices of our immigrant brothers and sisters, working for just and humane immigration reform, and the transformation of the social and economic systems that perpetuate the poverty in immigrants’ home countries that drives much of the migration to the US.
VOZ: Worker’s Rights Education Project, Portland, OR: VOZ is a work-led organization that empowers immigrant workers, particularly day laborers, to gain control over their working conditions and to exercise their collective power to address issues of social and economic injustice, and to promote rights through organizing, leadership development, and community education.
Chaya, Seattle, WA: Chaya’s mission is to support South Asian survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and abuse and to engage communities to change societal conditions the enable oppression, especially violence against women.
Communities Against Rape and Abuse, Seattle, WA: CARA promotes a braod agenda for liberation and social justice while prioritizing anti-rape work at the center of their organizing. Using community organizing, critical dialogue, and collective actions, as tools, they build safe, peaceful and sustainable communities.
Statewide Poverty Action Network, Seattle, WA: Poverty Action combines skilled public policy work with the direction and leadership of people with lower incomes to educate, organizes, and advocate for public policies that eliminate the root causes of poverty in Washington State.
Stonewall Youth, Olympia, WA: Stonewall Youth supports, informs, and advocates for youth up to 21-year-old who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or who have questions about their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Washington CAN, Seattle, WA: Washington CAN!’s mission is to create a democratic society characterized by racial and economic justice. They are a constituency-based, constituency-led, low-income, multi-racial membership organization working on advancing a progressive agenda through community organizing.
Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission, Seattle, WA: The Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission is led by and for First Nations people and envisions a just society where First Nation peoples are treated with honor, fairness and respect. Their mission is to uphold the sanctity of tribal sovereignty and guarantee civil rights through education and advocacy.