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Organizations and Links helpful to good Grassroots policy idea and website links.Along with Information

General + Organizations 
Eventbrite  -Post Events on here to get more people showing up
League of Women Voters
Our Revolution
Progressive Democrats
Food and Water Watch (Environmental Organization mostly against Climate Change/Pollution and supportive of efforts to expand Clean Water/AHealthy Foods)

American Immigration Council
Environment New Jersey
Organization For Fair Drug Laws
Bus for Progress –
New Jersey Citizen Action (Citizen advocacy group- beware somewhat corporate aligned)
Justice Democrats

AdLibbing– Social Good Marketing Organization

Fighting Corruption

https://represent.us/about/ (passing city wide anti-corruption laws)

https://volunteer.represent.us/chapters

Wolf PAC  (Money out of Politics) via constitutional amendment

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2016/02/11/19283/here-are-interests-lobbying-every-statehouse -COVANTA HOLDING CORP. FIRSTENERGY CORP. VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC. CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORP.) Top Industries lobbying NJ(2014)!

NJ election cover-up

Health Care
Health Over Profit (Universal Health Care)
Physicians for a National Health Program (Universal Health Care)

http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/ – Nurses for  Universal Healthcare

https://www.kff.org/statedata/

http://universalhealthcarenj.org/Top_Tools_Tactics_Notes_Links_SMT.pdf

Environmental, Sustainability

Environment New Jersey

http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/solargardens – Solar Gardens

http://www.njconservation.org/

https://www.njlcv.org/

http://asbcouncil.org/nj#.WeU1gmhSxPY

Food and Water Watch

http://www.arboraesthetics.com/blog/category/tree-planting
http://urbanforestrynetwork.org/benefits/aesthetic.htm
http://www.gardenaesthetics.com/
http://gardenpool.org/diy-projects – creating sustainable living in US and Abroad
http://phe.rockefeller.edu/ -Research focuses on long-term trends relevant to the environment, including changes in population,
http://www.lead.org.au/fs/fst29.html – Getting lead out of drinking water

https://www.nrdc.org/ – Protecting US Environment

http://www.vrg.org/

(From NJ Future Website)-http://designyourtown.org/places/ – Can look at town designs

Peace & International Conflict Resolution 
Humanitarian Law Project (Fight for Human Rights)
Veterans for Peace (For International Peace and Nuclear Disarmament)
https://www.peacecoalition.org/ – For International Peace and Nuclear Disarm

http://worldbeyondwar.org/who/ -World Beyond War is a global nonviolent movement to end war and establish a just and sustainable peace.

The Cost to End World Hunger

Peace Voter

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114294746

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/meiklejohn/meik-peacelaw/meik-peacelaw-10.html

Women, Womens rights, Womens Issues
http://www.nownj.net/about-us/about-now-nj – NJ State-wide women’s rights activist organization

http://www.wpcnj.org/ – Womens Political Caucus of New Jersey – getting women elected/voting

https://girlswhocode.com/ – Helps Young Women Learn to Code

League of Women Voters

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/

Internet Issues, Cyber Security, Freedom of Information 

https://civic.mit.edu/ – Goal :sign, create, deploy, and assess tools and processes that support and foster civic participation and the flow of information between and within communities.

http://comprop.oii.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/89/2017/07/Troops-Trolls-and-Troublemakers.pdf

https://libraryfreedomproject.org/ – Liberty Freedom Project – Cyber Security for the People

https://wordpress.com/?ref=footer_website

https://www.aclu-nj.org/

https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2017 – Rating Companies and Privacy

-https://www.defcon201.org/  – There New Jersey Branch in Jersey City

https://muninetworks.org/communitymap – Creating your own internet! Maps of who has done it!

Economic, Housing, Wage Issues, 

(site below)

Housing/Development

Home is NJ Future, they do smart growth on public policy.

Home

http://designyourtown.org/places/ – Can look at town designs and building styles (From NJ Future)

https://centerforpartnership.org/mission-and-history/ – Cooperative Partnerships in all aspects of life

http://www.affordablehousingalliance.com/ – Affordable Housing- Monmouth/Ocean/Middle-sex Counties

http://nlihc.org/about – Nation Local Income Housing Coalition

http://ahpnj.org/resources/affordable-housing – Affordable Housing Professional of New Jersey

Important Housing Notes: http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/guide.html

https://homesforall.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Communities-Over-Commodities_Full-Report.pdf

About

Economic

http://www.antipovertynetwork.org/

http://freakonomics.com/ -Steven Levitt

http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/ – Public Banks

https://neweconomy.net/about

https://www.census.gov/mycd/

http://rooseveltinstitute.org/about/ (Progressive Think Tank)

http://www.greenworker.coop/ourcoops

Home

https://institute.coop/about-dawi/mission-vision

Home

https://thenextsystem.org/principles – Gar Alperovitz

http://www.toolboxfored.org/ – Interactive toolbox to make games for social change

Local Futures

Freedom of Speech

https://www.aclu-nj.org/

Political Action/Planning/ Tools for organizing 

About

  • Running for office and citizen tools

https://ourrevolution.com/2017-elections-results/ – OUR REVOLUTION Election Results

https://democraticautopsy.org/democratic-party-in-crisis/ -Democratic Autopsy Report

http://thecitizenscampaign.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/How-to-run-for-a-political-party-committee-seat.pdf

Political Communication

http://nationbuilder.com/ – used to map voters/communicate/ planning

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/hustle-app-bernie-sanders-texting/ – Texting App

Political Planning/Must reads

Shows Political score if an Area leans Democrat or Republican (PVI) +

http://cookpolitical.com/pvi-map-and-district-list

https://openstates.org/nj/legislators/  – Good but needs updating

Showing influence

https://ballotpedia.org/Influencers_in_New_Jersey

Ideology Rating Sites(A-B + %)

http://progressivepunch.org/scores.htm?house=senate

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/report-cards/2015/senate/ideology

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/DETOC/assoc/bowling.html – Talks about fragmented communities need to understand to get into modern US politics especially NJ

 

Advocacy 

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/guide/advocacy-tactics/

Figuring Out Influence/ Who’s in charge

https://movetoamend.org/toolkit/guide-power-mapping

US Spending Data/State Spending/ Programs Spending

https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/state_spending_rank_2018bH0C

Hosting Events- Post Here to Attract People+ Find Events

https://www.eventbrite.com

Texting App for Communication in newly formed/forming group or outreach 

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/hustle-app-bernie-sanders-texting/ – texting app

Understanding Vulnerabilities of Large Corporations and Brand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mxExkIVw-c –

Shows Political Funding

https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000781

Why Civic Education is important 

http://civiced.org/papers/articles_role.html

Small City Beating Corporate Giants

Immigration

http://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/

High Education (learning without college tuition)

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NJUnitedStudents/about/?ref=page_internal

https://www.edx.org/school/harvardx – Getting very cheap Education for high level information like government/peace/science topics…etc

https://www.coursera.org/- Getting Free Education for high level information like government/peace/science topics..etc

https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Mostly free highschool

 

Names
Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority

List of NJ Credit Unions
Credit Unions Online

List of Labor Unions
https://www.manta.com/mb_44_F0277_31/labor_unions_and_similar_labor_organizations/new_jersey
Information on Area to help make decisions
https://datausa.io/
http://www.bestplaces.net/state/new_jersey

Alliance Map
Stand Central NJ

Reliable News Organizations
https://centerforcooperativemedia.org/ – Montclair NJ- Help start new state wide local media coverage via coop model

(Intro)Film the Myth of the Liberal Media by Noam Chomsky : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8oHl3ooeZo&feature=share
WikiLeaks – Truth to Power
AirWars – Military news
Democracy Now! – World/ US News
DC Reporting – US News- Washington- Big Shots
The Real News Network – World/US News

https://usawatchdog.com/bio/ – US news and Corruption
The Intercept – In-depth News, mostly foreign Policy, in depth on domestic issues
Chapo Trap House – Young People on Policy

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