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You’ve been calling, writing, networking, and marching. Long-term activism is a great way to stay informed and involved. This list can help you find more ways to connect with specific issues and organizations.

Long-Term



Explore these resources for ways to engage more deeply with the issues that are important to you.

Environment

  • 350.org
    "We think that taking collective action is one of the most powerful ways that we can make change, so we spend a lot of time and energy figuring out how to get people together. That’s where you come in. YOU have the power to organise your friends, colleagues, and neighbors to take action together. Whether you’re educating your community, running a pressure campaign to pass a climate-friendly policy, or implementing local climate solutions, you can find resources for your projects on 350.org."

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby
    "Citizens’ Climate Lobby organizes by establishing local chapters in congressional districts. Working as a team you’ll experience the profound difference people can make by empowering and inspiring their elected representatives, local media, and community. Local chapters meet monthly to support and train participants in a respectful, nonpartisan approach to education while working to “create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power”."

  • Sierra Club
    Local chapters meet as part of a larger National group to “explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth”. The Sierra Club also works for responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources, and the protection and restoration of the natural and human environment.

Arts

  • Alternate Roots
    "Supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit."

  • Wonder Roots
    "An arts organization that works to improve the cultural and social landscape of Atlanta through creative initiatives and community partnerships."

  • Writers Resist
    "We publish creative expressions of resistance by diverse writers and artists, and we’re dedicated to challenging all things that diminish our nation’s quest for equality, freedom, justice and a healthy planet for all—while having a bit of fun."

State & Local Government

  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta
    Designed to empower individuals and families with resources and skills. Learn education/job skills. Entrepreneurship/civic engagement and leadership.

  • Georgia Green Party
    "Right now, the Georgia Green Party is urging party supporters across the state to help us build an ongoing and visible presence for election-law compliant county affiliates throughout Georgia."

  • Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America
    "An educational organization, not a political party. Educates public about socialist value and policies and builds progressive coalitions. They are committed to fighting for economics and social justice."

Race & Social Justice

  • Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
    Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts.

  • Black Lives Matter
    Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.

Women's Rights

  • Girls Inc.
    Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.

  • Equal Rights Advocates
    Equal Rights Advocates has transformed the law for hundreds of thousands of women and girls for over four decades through impact litigation, advice and counseling, and policy reform. ERA counsels thousands of callers each year through its free national hotline and innovative clinical programs staffed by law clerks trained by ERA as the next generation of advocates.

  • Feminist Women’s Health Center
    At the Feminist Women's Health Center, we have two goals: to provide outstanding, sensitive, and supportive reproductive health care services to all at our Cliff Valley Clinic AND to empower our community through educational initiatives while advocating for reproductive justice and reproductive rights in our Community Education & Advocacy.

LGBTQ

  • Human Rights Campaign - Georgia
    Take action today to defend the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. We’re not giving up or giving in, and we are fighting harder than ever before. Join us and make your voice heard!

  • Georgia Equality
    Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state. We are two organizations – united with a common vision but serving unique functions in our work to achieve equality.

  • PFLAG
    Are you or is someone in your life lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity? We hold free support meetings around the Atlanta area for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people, their parents, families and friends. If you need support, a place to chat or get some advice, you’re in the right place!

  • JustUsAtl
    JustUsATL is an LGBTQQA young people led space of affirmation, liberation, and safety which empowers LGBTQQA young people to lead their own movement. All of our programs for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and asexual young people ages 13-28 are free of charge. They include individual counseling, weekly discussion groups, leadership trainings, safer sex and consent education, performing arts showcases, story shares, and social events.

Refugees & Immigrants

  • Refugee Women’s Network
    Empowering women survivors of war to become leaders in their homes, businesses, and communities. Volunteers are vital to the success of Refugee Women's Network. Our volunteers help facilitate workshops, pick up and deliver furniture donations for new families, write grants, host fundraising events and donation drives, serve as mentors, and help serve on our loan committees.

  • Friends of Refugees
    At Friends of Refugees, we empower refugees through employment, education, and well-being. Within those three categories, our organization does MANY different things. Friends of Refugees could not accomplish much without our volunteers. We depend on people like you to make everything happen. Take some time to educate yourself about the programs at Friends of Refugees so that you will be prepared to make an educated decision about the role that fits your passion and availability well.

  • International Rescue Committee
    Join International Rescue Committee supporters from around the world who have pledged to stand by people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster and help them rebuild their lives.

Other

  • Southern Center for Human Rights
    In our office in Atlanta, we seek volunteers to assist with administrative tasks and fundraising events. We occasionally also seek volunteers in other cities, particularly Washington DC, for assistance at other events.

  • Human Rights First
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan, international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C, Houston, and Los Angeles. An independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focused not making a point, but on making a difference.


“We cannot and must not stop now. Get people to register and vote. The next election, we must get out and vote like we've never, ever voted before.”

-John Lewis