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- 50 Years is Enough Network, a U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice is a coalition of over 200 U.S. grassroots, women’s, solidarity, faith-based, policy, social- and economic- justice, youth, labor and development organizations.
- The American Friends Service Committee, a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
- Center for Social Justice is a catalyst for broad-based progressive social change to build relationships with various progressive communities, organizations and networks across the U.S. and internationally to build a common vision and strategy for the future and identify opportunities for collaboration.
- Center for Third World Organizing is a racial justice organization led by people of color whose mission is to achieve social and economic justice.
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), AFL-CIO has a mission to organize migrant farm workers and recent Latino immigrants for self-determination and justice.
- Grassroots Global Justice works to connect local US grassroots groups to our counterparts in the global south through organizing campaigns and popular education.
- Jobs with Justice builds local coalitions of labor, community, faith-based and student organizations to work together on critical campaigns to win workers’ rights and economic justice.
- The Labor/Community Strategy Center works to rebuild the labor movement, fighting for environmental justice, true mass transit for the masses, and immigrant rights, as well as actively opposing the growing criminalization, racialization, and feminization of poverty.
- The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a national organization that serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues.
- Miami Workers Center is a strategy and action center that builds the collective strength of working class and poor Black and Latino communities in Miami. We work to increase the power and self-determination of these communities by initiating and supporting community-led grassroots organizations that confront the critical social issues of our time: poverty, racism, and gender oppression. We achieve this by building the broadest and deepest base among our constituencies; developing the strategic and tactical leadership capacity of low-income Blacks and Latinos; shifting the public debate around issues impacting our communities; and building coalitions and alliances that enable us to amplify our power and message.
- The NYC AIDS Housing Network is a membership organization comprised and led by low-income people living with HIV/AIDS working in a unique coalition with nonprofit housing providers and AIDS service organizations.
- The Poor People’s Economic Human Right’s Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty.
- UNITE HERE is fighting for our future – each and every day. Our fight is for better health care, livable wages, improved benefits, pension protection, and safety on the job. We are fighting for our future on the job – in the community – in the political arena.
- Founded in 1986, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (formerly known as Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence) organizes poor and working-class Asian immigrant communities in New York City to build grassroots power and contribute to a broader movement for racial, economic and global justice. Our three programs—Chinatown Justice Project, Women Workers Project, and Southeast Asian Youth Leadership Project—use an organizing model of base-building, leadership development, campaigns, alliances, organizational development, and alternative institution-building.
- The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals. The Ruckus Society sees itself as a toolbox of experience, training, and skills. We provide instruction on the application of tactical and strategic tools to a growing number of organizations and individuals from around the world through skill shares and trainings that are designed to move a community forward. We do this work in strong collaboration with our local and national partner organizations, working together to define and create the training agenda and the actions.
- The Praxis Project is an innovative not for profit institution dedicated to capacity building, technical assistance, research, and training for community-based policy change.
- Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide is a community-based movement building organization that creates popular political & economic education and action research for organizing and liberation.
- People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights - A membership-based group organizing Latino immigrant families of San Francisco to work on solutions to issues facing low income communities and communities of color. Confronting the environmental and economic injustices facing Latino immigrants and other communities of color.
- Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has a mission to improve the lives of working people and their families and lead the way to a more just and humane society.
- SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, whose mission is to amplify and strengthen the collective voices of Indigenous women and women of color to ensure reproductive justice through securing human rights. The SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective represents 80 local, regional and national grassroots member organizations and 500 individuals in the United States representing five primary ethnic populations/i\Indigenous nations in the United States: Native American/Indigenous, Black/African American, Latina/Puerto Rican, Arab American/Middle Eastern, and Asian/Pacific Islander, as well as European American and male allies.
- Sociologists without Borders involve our members in the social forum process and find ways to connect with struggles around the U.S. to strengthen the connections between social movements and academics and to find ways to work together more closely.
- Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice exists to bring together activists and grassroots organizations from across the southwest, west, and Border States of Mexico to broaden collective regional strategies and perspectives on environmental degradation and other social, racial, generational, economic, and gender injustices.
- Southwest Organizing Project has worked from the grassroots to "empower our communities to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice."
- Southwest Workers Union has a mission to empower people of color, poor, low-income workers and youth for environmental and economic justice.
- The Independent Progressive Politics Network brings together organizations and individuals working to achieve a national, non-sectarian, independent progressive political party, or an alliance of such parties.
- United Students Against Sweatshops is a grassroots coalition of student organizations that seeks to stand in solidarity with working peoples’ struggles for social and economic justice.
- POWER is based in San Francisco (People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) A multi-racial membership organization of low-income tenants and workers, we come together out of a shared commitment to ending poverty and oppression— once and for all. Through a combination of grassroots organizing, leadership development and strategic alliance building, POWER members fight to improve living and working conditions in San Francisco and around the globe.
- St. Peter's Housing Committee. Since 1985, St. Peter's Housing Committee has worked in the mission district of San Francisco, CA, to help working class immigrant Latino tenants to build collective power, preserve and expand affordable housing and immigrant rights, prevent displacement and improve living conditions in our community through tenant rights counseling, political organizing, movement building, and the development of leadership within the communities we serve.
If you would like to interview members of the USSF National Planning Committee about US Actions, we recommend these spokespeople:
- Allison Budschalow, American Friends Service Committee: Militarization and War. ABudschalow at afsc.org, 215.241.7000 (office)
- Angela Winfrey-Bowman: People's Institute for Survival and Beyond: New Orleans. angelawinf at aol.com, 404-622-1133 (office)
- Cindy Wiesner, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance: National and International Actions.cindy at ggjalliance.org, 305.735.3256 (office)
- Maria Poblet, St. Peter's Housing Committee: Anti-gentrification Movement and Solidarity with Right to Return in New Orleans. maria at comitedevivienda.org, 415.487.9203 (office)
- Monica Garcia, Southwest Workers Union: No Wall on the Border Campaign, Human Rights for All. monica at swunion.org, 210.299.2666 (office)
- Sarita Gupta, Jobs with Justice: Right to Organize, Workers' Rights. sarita at jwj.org, 202.393.1044 x230 (office)
- Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network: Indigenous Sovereignty, Climate and Environmental Justice. ien at igc.org, 218.751.4967 (office)