Heart Links

Links to Sites Committed to
Creating Positive Social Change

(alphabetical order)

Abolition 2000
A global network to eliminate nuclear weapons

About Face
is a San Francisco-based non-profit that promotes
positive self-esteem in girls and women
of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds
through a spirited approach to media education,
outreach and activism.

Act for Change
Gives individuals an opportunity to speak out on urgent issues of the day and
a direct link to the decision-makers who can make a difference on these issues.

Action Resource Center
In Defense of Human Rights and Social Justice

Ad Busters
A global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students,
educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist
movement of the information age by toppling existing power structures
and forging a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.

American Policy Center
The American Policy Center (APC) is a privately funded, nonprofit, 501 c (4),
tax-exempt grassroots action and education foundation dedicated to the promotion
of free enterprise and limited government regulations over commerce and individuals.

Americans United
A powerful movement bringing together independent voices
for new policy priorities and real leadership, together amplifying
our voices so the priorities of the working people can no longer be ignored
by the powerful. The goal: a government that works for all!

This site lists rallies, protests, vigils, and other nonviolent
direct actions organized to stop the call to war in Iraq.
A source for anti-war news and activities

American Civil Liberties Union
An extremely informative activist site offering easy ways to
stay informed and to take action to protect our freedoms.

Amnesty International
Working to protect human rights, worldwide

A project of the National Resource Defense Council

California Peace Action
We believe in a future where wealthy countries no longer profit
from the suffering of others through an obscene arms trade.
We believe in a future free from the constant threat of nuclear annihilation.
We believe in a future where we no longer squander
billions of dollars every year on unnecessary and menacing weapons.
Our vision is not built on wishful thinking.
Everything we do is designed to build lasting
organizational power to support and realize these ideals.

Campaign for America's Future
Over 100 Prominent Americans - citizen activists and policy experts
concerned about our country and our planet - joined together
to launch and build the Campaign for America's Future.
We are challenging the big money corporate agenda
by encouraging Americans to speak up -
to discuss and debate a new vision of an economy
and a future that works for all of us.

Celebration of Strength
Injecting a fresh perspective into the everyday issues that impact women,
this site invites women to share their stories of strength.

Center for American Progress
The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research
and educational institute dedicated to promoting
a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all Americans.

Center for a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream's mission is to help Americans
change the way they consume to improve quality of life,
protect the natural environment, and promote social justice.

Center for Defense Information
CDI seeks realistic and cost effective military spending without
excess expenditures for weapons and policies that increase the danger of war.

Center for Third World Organizing
A central hub that links communities of color
with organizing skills, political education, and visions of a just society

Children's Defense Fund
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind
and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start,
and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help
of caring families and communities.

Citizen Works
A new organization that recruits and trains citizen activists in
ever-increasing numbers, directs them to focused action campaigns
as well as novel synergies with existing efforts, and institutes simple
mechanisms for banding activists together.

CODEPINK is a women initiated grassroots peace
and social justice movement that seeks positive social change
through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.

Color of Change
ColorOfChange.org exists to strengthen Black America's political voice.
Our goal is to empower our members—Black Americans and our allies—
to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans
and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen's lobbying organization
promoting open, honest and accountable government.
Supported by the dues and contributions of over 200,000 members
in every state across the nation, Common Cause represents the unified voice
of the people against corruption in government and big money special interests.

Consumer Watch Dog
Sponsored by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR),
a tax exempt, nonprofit organization founded in 1985 that deploys
an in-house team of public interest lawyers, policy experts,
strategists, public educators, and grassroots activists to advance
and protect the interests of consumers and taxpayers.

Co-op America
Practical steps for using your consumer and
investor power for social change.

CorpWatch works to hold corporations accountable on issues
of human rights, labor rights and environmental justice.

Council for a Livable World
Committed to ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction
and eliminating wasteful military spending

The Cultural Creatives
So a quarter of the population of the United States and Europe
are "cultural creatives"? What's that mean? Why is it important?

Cultural Survival
Developing new strategies for responding directly to the
critical needs of the world's indigenous populations.

Defenders of Wildlife
Dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants
in their natural communities.

Democratic Underground
Democratic Underground was founded on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001,
to protest the illegitimate presidency of George W. Bush
and to provide a resource for the exchange and dissemination of
liberal and progressive ideas.

Earth First

Earth Island Institute
Provides in-depth information and resources from our project network,
award-winning journalism from the Earth Island Journal,
and tools to address the environmental challenges we face.

Emily's List
EMILY's List is a political network for pro-choice Democratic
women candidates that raises early money to make women credible contenders. 
EMILY stands for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (we help the "dough" rise). 

End Game Research Services
Provides research services and training to citizens who are working
for corporate and governmental accountability, and who are committed to
socially just and ecologically sustainable societies.

Essential Information
Encouraging Activism

Fear or Love
A site dedicated helping people awaken to into the Light of a new social
paradigm that can – and will - transform our world!

Feminist Majority
Founded in 1987, the Feminist Majority Foundation
is a cutting edge organization dedicated to
women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.

Forefront Leaders
A Global Network of Grassroots Human Rights Advocates

Foundation for Global Community
is a nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to reconnecting people,
the planet, and prosperity. Recognizing that natural, social, and economic systems
are all parts of a single interconnected whole, the Foundation has been promoting
cultural change, facilitating personal development, and strengthening
community connections for over 50 years.

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a tax exempt,
nonprofit organization deploying an in-house team of public interest lawyers,
policy experts, strategists, public educators, and grassroots activists to advance
and protect the interests of consumers and taxpayers.

Freedom Forum
A nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and
free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three main priorities:
the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms and newsroom diversity.

Freedom of Information Center
Serving the general public and the media on questions about
access to government documents and information

Global Mind Shift
is a non-profit organization that promotes an expanded view
of what it means to be human based on the knowledge
of our evolutionary journey.

Government Information Awareness
The misssion of this site is to empower citizens
by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use
repository of information on individuals,
organizations, and corporations related to the U.S.
government and to allow citizens to submit intelligence about
government-related issues, while maintaining their anonymity.
It also enables members of the government a chance to
participate in the process.

Grassroots Globalization Network
Empowering People-Centered, Sustainable Community Development
(a project of Earth Island Institute)

The Green Guide
The Green Guide Institute brings you the most objective,
responsible and accurate environmental and health information
you will find in print or on the web.


Habitat for Humanity
Brings families and communities in need
together with volunteers and resources
to build decent, affordable housing.

Holistic Politics
At no time in the history of mankind is the "individual" more dependent
on his fellow man for survival. Whether it be environmental and economic concerns,
local living conditions, or basic human rights, man must learn to cooperate on a global level.
We must set a side partisan politics and special interests and
seek solutions for the "whole" of mankind.

Human Rights Watch
Defending Human Rights Worldwide

Independent Judiciary
Since 1985, the Alliance for Justice has been extensively involved in the
appointment process for federal judges. Through the Judicial Selection Project,
the Alliance monitors and investigates judicial nominations at all levels of the
federal branch, and encourages public participation in the confirmation process.

Since 1977, Infact has been exposing life-threatening abuses
by transnational corporations and organizing successful grassroots campaigns
to hold corporations accountable to consumers and society at large.

International Action Center
Information, Activism, and Resistance to U.S.
Militarism, War, and Corporate Greed,
Linking with Struggles Against Racism and Oppression
within the United States

International A.N.S.W.E.R.
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)

Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls
by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy.

International Forum on Globalization
An alliance of sixty leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers and writers
formed to stimulate new thinking, joint activity, and public education in response
to economic globalization.

Just Act
Youth Action for Global Justice

The Love Foundation
Our vision and purpose is to further the understanding and application
of unconditional love through education, research, and charitable programs.
The desire is to fund a variety of activities that enhance unity and self-conscious
expression while promoting love and tolerance to all aspects of life.

The Lysistrata Project
 Calls for Peace by placing people over multinational corporate profit. 
It envisions the world Peace communities--spiritual and political-- united,
and through our combined economic power humanizing the global agenda. 
It is devoted to revealing the vastness of our numbers, the diversity
of our efforts, and --once linked-- our collective power
to birth a common good. We are dedicated to building grassroots community
linked globally through the Internet and raising the visibility of women's actions.

Make Them Accountable
A website for those who are tired of
conservative commentaries on the airwaves.

Media Venture Collective
Providing Citizen-funded Working Capital
for a Media Revolution

Moms Rising
MomsRising has a goal of bringing millions of people,
who all share a common concern about the need to build a more
family-friendly America, together as a non-partisan force for
2008 and beyond.

MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics
and is a catalyst for a new kind of grassroots involvement,
supporting busy but concerned citizens in finding their political voice.
Our international network of more than 2,000,000 online activists
is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for
democratic participation available today

Move Our Money
Our Contact Congress page provides you with an easy and efficient way
to let your Representative and Senators know that it's time
to take action to protect our communities.

Net Aid
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

New College of California Center for Social Action
Center for Education and Social Action (CESA) links New College with
community groups working for global justice, peace and the environment,
organizes public events, workshops and teach-ins on crucial issues
facing activists today, and develops internship and practicum
opportunities for students to learn through social action in the community.

Not In Our Name
The Not in Our Name Project was initiated at a meeting
in New York City, on March 23, 2002.
The meeting was called for by a letter that proposed ways
to strengthen and expand resistance to the U.S. government's course
in the wake of September 11, 2001. This website
lists upcoming events, contacts and also a
Pledge of Resistance

Connect to a Better World

Open Secrets
run by the Center for Responsive Politics; a comprehensive breakdown
by district, state, party, and economic sector of campaign
contributions, including soft money

A global calendar of pro-peace and anti-racism protests,
meetings, benefits, and conferences.

PeaceXPeace Global Network
The PEACE X PEACE Global Network is being designed
to connect women-based groups in the U.S. in one-on-one relationships
through the Internet with women-based groups working in their home nations
outside the U.S. for the conditions necessary to achieve and maintain peace.

People Over Profits
Sponsored by the American Association for Justice,
this grassroots network works to protect civil justice.

Pesticide Action Network
Advancing Alternatives to Pesticides

PlaNetwork Consortium
Dedicated to the creation and maintenance of a digital commons
that will strengthen civil society by enabling people to connect,
communicate, make transactions, and self-organize
in a manner that is consistent with
the highest principles of democracy and supports
the sustainable restoration and stewardship of our planet.

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
The mission of POGO is to investigate, expose, and remedy abuses of
power, mismanagement, and government subservience to powerful
special interests by the federal government.

Progressive Portal
Progressive Portal provides opportunities for effective,
easy grassroots activism on a range of progressive issues.
It is designed to remove the obstacles to increased activism
that many busy people face, without compromising impact.

Progressive Secretary
Progressive Secretary is a free, cooperative letter-writing service. 
It sends out letters devoted to progressive causes, from civil rights to
international politics, on behalf of its thousands of participants. 

Public Campaign
If you're looking for real solutions to clean up the campaign finance mess
in this country, you've come to the right place. We can show you
what's wrong with the system and how you can help fix it,

Public Citizen
Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy
organization founded in 1971 to represent
consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch
and the courts.

The Ruckus Society
Provides training in the skills of non-violent civil disobedience to help
environmental and human rights organizations achieve their goals.

Share International Media Service
Share International Foundation is a non-profit, NGO organization.
supported by a worldwide network of volunteers. One of its primary
goals is to synthesize the ideas and events which are rapidly propelling
humanity toward a complete restructuring of its global institutions. It
focuses on gradually-emerging patterns that underlie many social, political,
economic and spiritual events, with a view to stimulating practical action
for the rebuilding of our world along more just and compassionate lines.

Share the World's Resources
STWR is a non-politically affiliated network campaigning for justice
and peace through the fair distribution of the world's resources.
We believe that the current world economic crisis is damaging
ALL nations, perpetuating levels of global poverty
and denying many millions basic human rights.

Straight Talk
A project of the Campaign for America's Future,
this site has a great search engine where you can find
facts, share information, on a variety of important issues.

Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN)
The Sustainable Energy and Economy Network,
a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC)
and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam),
works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally
on environment, human rights and development issues
with a particular focus on energy, climate change,
environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues,
particularly as these play out in North/South relations.

TV Turnoff Network
TV-Turnoff Network, formerly TV-Free America, is a nonprofit organization
that encourages children and adults to watch much less television
in order to promote healthier lives and communities.

Trees for the Future
Works to counteract the growing world crisis caused by deforestation,
desertification, climate change, and loss of biodiversity.

True Majority
TrueMajority was founded by Ben Cohen, Co-founder, Ben and Jerry's.
It is a grassroots education and advocacy project of Priorities, Inc,
a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) corporation.
It enables you to easily send faxes on the issues we all care about
to members of Congress and national leaders.

Truth Out
An alternative news source providing
critical news and commentary on world events

Turn the Tide Project
Nine personal actions to protect the environment --
complete with calculators that tally and track our individual
and collective impact right away!
Plus, advocacy to move communities, businesses,
and governments to change the way goods
are produced and consumed.

United for Peace
United for Peace is a collaboration of national and international
peace and social justice organizations, local places of worship,
peace centers, and community organizations who
share the belief that the commemoration of September 11
and the loss of thousands of innocent lives that happened on that day
should bring us together to work for a peaceful future,
not a future of more war and violence.

Unknown Country
Unknowncountry.com presents the credible edge
in current events and science news, crop circles, prophecy,
and other unexplained phenomena not covered by the mainstream media.

Unreasonable Women
Sometimes it takes being outrageous to protect the life of the world,
and often today it is women who are putting themselves on the line.
This site gives you an opportunity to be outrageous in taking action
to protect the earth and its inhabitants.

Venture Collective
The Venture Collective is a grassroots, tax exempt,
donor based investment fund, providing working capital
for systemic eco-social change.

The New Resistance News Source
Piercing the Thin Veil of Lies

War Times
President Bush's response of "permanent war against terrorism
at home and abroad" has endangered the lives and liberties
of millions of people everywhere.
War Times is being produced to help broaden
and deepen the fight against the Bush program
by compiling information and analysis,
and putting them into the hands of large numbers of readers.

Washington Watchdog
A project of Common Cause focused on
monitoring pending legislation

We The World
We, The World seeks to build an unprecedented critical mass
of individuals, organizations and coalitions whose efforts to create
a caring world will be highly visible and accessible,
especially in the societies that control the most resources.

Founded in 1975, WHY is a leader in the fight against hunger
and poverty in the United States and around the world.

World Can't Wait
World Can't Wait is organizing people living in the U.S.
to take responsibility to stop the disastrous course led by the Bush administration.

Women's Action for New Directions
We organize, strategize, mobilize and VOTE.
We offer solutions—we expect results!

Women for Women
Provides women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts
with tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty
into a civil society that promotes and protects
peace, stability, and self-sufficiency.

Youth For Human Rights
An independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles,
with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

Znet is an independent political magazine of critical thinking on political,
cultural, social, and economic life in the United States.
It sees the racial, sexual, political, and class dimensions of personal life
as fundamental to understanding and improving
contemporary circumstances and it aims
to assist activist efforts to attain a better future.

2020 Vision
Empowers citizens to speak out for a clean environment
and a world free of nuclear weapons. Each month we pick
one issue that is critically important to the future of the planet,
where your voice will make the most difference.
Thousands of letters, written in just 20 minutes a month
can move political mountains.

Sites Committed to
Ending World Hunger

Food First
The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First
shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger,
poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions
in partnership with movements working for social change.

Freedom from Hunger
Brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions
to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty.

Food Force

The Hunger Project
Committed to the sustainable end of chronic hunger

Hunger Site
Click the "Give Free Food" button (once a day per person)
to give over a cup of fortified food to a hungry person.
It costs you nothing.
Funding is paid by site sponsors and
food is distributed by two leading nonprofit
hunger relief organizations:
Mercy Corps and America's Second Harvest.

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Hunger Year (WHY)
providing long-term solutions to hunger and poverty
by supporting community-based organizations that empower
individuals and build self-reliance