Partners


CHANGELAB is a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics, with a strategic focus on Asian American identity. Through research and cross-sector convening, we seek to revitalize a contemporary Asian American politics grounded in multiracial solidarity. We also provide communications platforms to highlight the damage that racial ideas about Asian Americans have done to the broader racial justice movement – by reinforcing anti-black racism, justifying U.S. Empire, and marginalizing Asian American struggles.


Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Our campaigns and initiatives win changes that matter. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—we are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. We mobilize our members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Join the #VotingWhileBlack movement and learn how to strategically use your vote to make real change and hold elected officials – from prosecutors to the president – accountable after the election.


 

Free Speech TV is a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice. 


GetEQUAL is a grassroots network that believes the energy, vision, and work toward our collective liberation can and must come from the ground, in communities that are most directly impacted by the work. Their mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand LGBTQ liberation, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way.


Hack Cleveland is a working collective focused on advancing social justice through modeling our vision of an open, inclusive and affirming community. We foster the development and adoption of tech tools that position Clevelanders to better influence and make decisions about where they live.


The KHNEMU FOUNDATION initiative is set to embrace, equip and empower four specific areas of our local and national community. We fully understand the diversity of our local businesses. As well, we are aware of all of the components necessary to fully service both our corporate and individual members. Therefore, we are prepared to assume a vanguard position in this grassroots effort; to create, strategize and implement initiatives of accountability throughout our organization. In addition, we aim to support the sustainability and growth of the businesses and individuals whom make up each of our respective communities.

 


The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland seeks to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and inclusive of class, race and ability. We work collaboratively with other LGBT and ally groups to address community needs and issues.


Movement 2016/2017/2018 is a service to donors – from grassroots to major donors and foundations.  They provide non-partisan research on local vote efforts, eventually in all 50 states, that BOTH turn out voters in the short term AND are building toward a larger interconnected “movement of movements” (in the words of Naomi Klein) over the long term. Specifically, they talent scout and vet the most effective efforts in each state where an extra $10 or $100,000 will make the greatest difference for achieving progress on issues like economic fairness, environmental sustainability, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and democracy – in 2018 AND beyond.


Ohio Against Hate is a project uniting Ohioans to stand up to hate, bigotry, and division in their communities and at the voting booth.

Instead of playing into Trump's hands with further division, they are choosing unity.

They are asking people to join Ohio Against Hate in neighborhood canvassing to talk about the values they share so that Ohio can begin to unite as a community.

Watch this great video to learn more about their work.


 

Formed in 2007, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is an innovative statewide organization uniting community organizations, faith institutions, labor unions and policy groups across Ohio. We are a coalition of 20 organizations with members in every major metropolitan area across the state, working on issues including minimum wage reform, ending mass incarceration, and combatting climate change.

It is our mission to organize everyday Ohioans, building transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice in our state.


 

Formed in 2012, Ohio Student Association (OSA) is a statewide organization led by young people. OSA engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities across Ohio, we organize young people to build independent political power.

We are young people breaking cultural, economic and political chains by collectively swinging back against systems of oppression. We do this through grassroots organizing, direct action, and leadership development. We are a vehicle for people who believe another world is possible


Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.


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Founded by former White House advisor and CNN Contributor Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream is fighting for an economy that works for everyone — an America that delivers on its promise of opportunity for all. Working to turn the tide on climate justice, economic justice, and criminal justice.


Rid-All Farms is the dream of three childhood friends who grew up together in Cleveland's Lee-Miles neighborhood. They have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where they grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train youth and adults on this work.