in Urban Politics

Local Political People

Each of the following will lead to many others at your local level of political networking. 

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC)

Build grassroots ballot initiative campaigns and strengthen progressive policies and respond to the right-wing’s damage.

State Innovation Exchange (SIX)

A national resource and strategy center that supports 1,500 state legislators in advancing and defending progressive policies across the country.

Progress Now

Works with state partners to promote progressive ideas and causes through earned media strategies and cutting-edge new media.


Build a political voice in a system dominated by big money and big media.


Local groups in every Congressional District seeking progressive change.

CREDO Action / Working Assets

Activists supported with the revenue of the mobile phone company CREDO Mobile and long-distance phone company.

Daily Kos

An activist hub working for electoral and policy change.

Our Revolution

Built upon the success of Bernie Sanders; presidential 2016 campaign, it organizes grassroots action to elect progressive candidates to political office, from school boards to congressional seats.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

A Quaker lobby that works with people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Progressive Congress

Works with progressive members of Congress.

 Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

Like bold progressive candidates, helps with campaigns, raises money for them, and gives volunteers the opportunity to help these campaigns succeed.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)

Grassroots activists who network with other activists to guide Congress toward progressie legislation built on state and local level success.

Public Leadership Institute
Progressive Majority Action Fund

Hosts the largest network of progressive lawmakers at the state and local level, the Progressive Leaders Network.

Democracy for America (DFA)

A political action committee inspired by the presidential campaign of Howard Dean, and now dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government — from school board to the presidency.

21st Century Democrats

Supports progressive and candidates with stuff they need to win.

Young Democrats of America (YDA)

Mobilizes young people under the age of 36 to participate in the electoral process, influences the ideals of the Democratic Party, and develops the skills of the youth generation to serve as leaders at the local and national level.

Americans For Democratic Action (ADA)

America’s oldest independent liberal lobbying organization, dedicated to individual liberty and building economic and social justice at home and abroad.

National Committee for an Effective Congress (NCEC)

A political action committee (PAC) supporting progressive candidates who fight for freedom of choice, separation of church and state, gun control, equal rights, and environmental protection.

Emerge America

Recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network for Democratic women running for political office.

EMILY’s List

Supports pro-choice Democratic women candidates for federal, state, and local offices.

National Stonewall Democrats

The voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) Americans in the Democratic Party. New York City’s feed is strong, but you will find the progressive movment strongly represented in cities across America. Proof of political diversity is found in the Log Cabin Republican wing of the LGBTQ universe.

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