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Community Organizations

ACLU of the District of Columbia
ACLU-DC fights to protect and expand civil liberties and civil rights for people who live, work, and visit DC, and in matters involving federal employees and agencies.

Black Lives Matter DMV
BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations that inform how they live as their highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them.

Black Youth Project 100 DC
BYP100 DC is a collective of around 40 Black activists who organize, protest, lobby, and create to fight for Black liberation in the DC metro area.

DC Action Lab
DC Action Lab is a worker-owned collective of experienced organizers that provides support for the nuts and bolts of movement building and all of your action organizing, event production, facilitation, and strategic planning needs.

DC Prisoners’ Project
The DC Prisoners’ Project advocates for the humane treatment and dignity of all persons convicted or charged with a criminal offense under DC law housed in prisons, jails, or community corrections programs, or living in the community on parole.

Empower DC
Empower DC is a city-wide grassroots organization committed to building the power of low-income communities of color to create long lasting, positive change in our communities.

Law 4 Black Lives DC
Law 4 Black Lives DC seeks to eradicate white supremacy and anti-Blackness by leveraging their collective skills and experiences as lawyers, legal professionals, and Black people to support Black-led community efforts in the struggle for liberation and justice in metropolitan Washington, DC.

Many Languages One Voice
MLOV fosters leadership and facilitates community-led initiatives to increase the meaningful inclusion of immigrants in the District of Columbia who do not speak English as their primary language.

One DC
ONE DC works to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District and to create a community in DC that is equitable for all.

Showing Up for Racial Justice DC
SURJ DC seeks to organize white people to dismantle white supremacy and support racial justice movements by furthering political education and analysis, and connect with other white people interested in doing this work, canvassing, fundraising, and more.

Washington Peace Center
The Washington Peace Center is an anti-racist, grassroots, multi-issue organization working for peace, justice, and non-violent social change in the Washington D.C. area since 1963 that also maintains a database of local activist organizations.

National Organizations

National Immigration Project of the NLG
The National Immigration Project provides technical assistance and support to community-based immigrant organizations, legal practitioners, and all advocates seeking and working to advance the rights of noncitizens.

Resist! collects as many events as possible in support of defending our democracy, including protests, rallies, teach-ins, forums, townhalls, and trainings.