Resources

Resources and Contacts for the Activist Citizen:

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLUW)
    Protecting the rights and liberties of Wisconsin citizen:
    https://www.aclu-wi.org/
  • 350.Org
    Building a people-powered global climate movement from the ground up:
    https://350.org/
  • Amnesty International
    A global advocacy movement of people fighting injustice, supporting political prisoners and minorities and promoting human rights for all:
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work
  • The Center for Media & Democracy
    The Wisconsin-based national watchdog group that conducts in-depth investigations into corruption and undue influence of corporations on media and our democracy:
    http://www.prwatch.org/cmd
  • The Democracy Campaign
    Working for a real democracy that allows the common good to prevail over narrow interests. We specialize in tracking the money in state politics and work for campaign finance reform and other democracy reforms:
    http://www.wisdc.org/wdcus.php
  • Democracy Now!
    a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.:
    https://www.democracynow.org/
  • Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
    The largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International:
    http://www.dsausa.org/about_dsa
  • DOT-111 Reader
    This purpose of this website is to bring to light safety issues related to DOT-111 oil rail cars. There are 93,000 rail cars in operation and rolling through our communities day and night, most of which are not up to current safety standards:
    http://dot111.info/about/
  • FactCheck.org
    A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players:
    http://www.factcheck.org/about/our-mission/
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
    National media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. Exposes neglected stories and defends journalists:
    http://fair.org/about-fair/
  • George Lakoff Blog
    Brain science shows how you say something can be more important than what you say. Effective political message farming:
    https://georgelakoff.com/blog/
  • grabyourwallet.org
    Resistance is about daily actions, large and small. Boycotting businesses that enrich the Trump empire or businesses of his supporters is an effective act of resistance.
    http://grabyourwallet.org/
  • The Intercept Welcomes Whistleblowers
    If you work for government or corporate America and you see something, leak something. Whistleblowing is vital to keeping institutions accountable:
    https://theintercept.com/leak/
  • Move to Amend
    It’s about we the people, not we the corporations. Time get the corrupt influence of corporate money out of our elections and government:
    https://movetoamend.org/
  • Public Citizen
    Serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Since our founding in 1971, we have delved into an array of areas, but our work on each issue shares an overarching goal: To ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power:
    http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2306
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
    Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society and working toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and opportunity will be a reality:
    https://www.splcenter.org/about
  • Waging Non-Violence
    A source for original news and analysis about non-violent struggles for justice and peace around the globe:
    http://wagingnonviolence.org/