The New York City Campaign Finance Board oversees New York City’s small donor democracy program and educates and engages voters via NYC Votes. The CFB has enjoyed a tremendous arc of progress over its 30-year history, and our updated flagship small donor democracy program is a centerpiece of this progress. We eliminate barriers to participation by providing access to the resources New Yorkers need to vote or run for office and amplify the voices of small donors with New York City’s small donor democracy program. We are dedicated to making New York City’s local democracy more open, transparent, and equitable.
Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization committed to expand freedom around the world. Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. Freedom House supports non-violent civic initiatives in societies where freedom is denied or under threat and promotes the right of all people to be free. Its founders were a diverse group of Americans: journalists, business and labor leaders, academics, and former government officials. Among its early leaders was Wendell Willkie, the Republican presidential nominee in 1940. Eleanor Roosevelt was also a supporter and served, along with Willkie, as the organization’s first co-chair. Having been created in response to the threat of Nazism, Freedom House took up the struggle against Communism in twentieth century after the end of World War II. Since its founding, Freedom House has helped shape the debate on the most pressing issues of its time. Throughout its history, Freedom House has included among its leadership prominent civil rights leaders; notably Roy Wilkins, the director of the NAACP and Bayard Rustin, a leading adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom House acts as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action. Their research and analysis frames the policy debate in the United States and abroad on the progress and decline of freedom. Freedom House was established in 1941 in New York City.
Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. It works to hold its political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think-tank, part advocacy group, part cutting-edge communications hub, Brennan Center starts with rigorous research. It crafts innovative policies and fights for them in congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion. Brennan Center was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, N.Y.
Our democracy has been corrupted by a two-party system that serves moneyed interests, leaving the people to choose between the lesser of two evils. So, important issues continue to go unaddressed. Whether you’re concerned about the climate, privacy, inequality, or our individual freedoms, all are blocked by dysfunctional politics. A majority of eligible voters (over 130M Americans), including more than 50% of Millennials and Gen Z, feel like the two-party system isn’t representing them. Good Party is building free, open-source tools to marshal the creative community and mobilize digital natives to vote differently. Our technology and movement will help independent, grassroots candidates from across the political spectrum have a real chance of running and winning elections, for the first time in modern history! Good Party is founded by serial entrepreneur, Farhad Mohit (farhadmohit.com), with over $1B in exits — Flipagram (now TikTok), Shopzilla, and BizRate. If you're talented, passionate about democracy and looking to get in on the ground floor of something that could truly change the world for good, ping us: firstname.lastname@example.org Check us out at www.goodparty.org and on TikTok @goodparty
New America Foundation is a non-partisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges. It focuses on a wide range of issues, including national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy. New America Foundation emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of their 21st Century information-age economy. It is focused on shaping up shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances, and rising inequality by utilizing the funds received from both the private and public sectors. Founded in 1999, New America Foundation is based in Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 150,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the State Board of Education. As the resource of record on the religious right in Texas, TFN has become a trusted source for a wide range of news outlets in the state and across the country, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Journal, TIME, Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post. TFN spokespeople have been featured on news programs from all major broadcast and cable television networks as well as National Public Radio (NPR) and popular public radio programs. International news outlets such as the BBC and others in Australia, France, Japan and elsewhere have also sought out TFN as a reliable resource.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget was formed in 1981 and headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.
At American Promise, we believe that all people are created equal, that freedom is the unbreakable aspiration of humankind and each of us, and that responsibility for ensuring the conditions for the survival of equality and freedom, and for a thriving society, is ours and every American’s. Our team is passionate, collaborative, courageous, adaptable and fun. We love setting big goals and learning lessons on the way to achieving them. We celebrate our differences and work to ensure that our staff, donors, volunteers, and supporters reflect the tremendous diversity of the American people as we strive together on the most American of national projects: amending the US Constitution. The For Our Freedom Amendment authorizes limits and regulation of money used to influence local, state and/or federal elections. American Promise unites Americans in advocacy for the Amendment to combat systemic corruption and protect our voice, votes, communities and future. We empower people in all 50 states to connect, learn, act and lead efforts to mobilize their districts, states and networks to ensure we pass this amendment. By working together—across party lines and city limits—we can make our belief a reality. We also lead and partner in specific state campaigns to advance our constitutional amendment: 22 states have taken formal action to support the amendment, with six winning state ballot initiatives among them. We launched American Promise in January 2016 to execute a 10-year strategy to pass and ratify this constitutional amendment. If you’re excited to contribute your passion, skills, and experience to our urgent and historic effort, then please apply!
At the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), they believe in the power of the Internet. Whether it's facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors, providing access to new markets and opportunities, or creating a platform for free speech, the Internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, they work to preserve the user-controlled nature of the Internet and champion freedom of expression. They support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of Internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance. With offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, and an international presence in London and Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today's most pressing Internet policy challenges.
Issue One is dedicated to creating a force big enough to win the fight for substantive money-in-politics reform. They take an overarching view of the cause and constantly ask the big-picture questions. They are repositioning money in politics as an essential all-American cause and helping generate energy powerful enough to win major legislative and judicial reform victories at the local, state and federal levels Specifically, they do this through: