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Grassroots Organizations for Collective Policies

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)


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

Books on NJ Corruption

The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption
by Bob Ingle, Sandy McClure (2006)

Soft Corruption: How Unethical Conduct Undermines Good Government and What To Do About It
by William E. Schluter

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


http://universalhealthcarenj.org/index.html – For putting NJ on Medicare

https://www.njsaferatios.com/ For a ratio of patient/nurse number for healthcare


Environmental, Sustainability

Environment New Jersey

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



http://asbcouncil.org/nj#.WeU1gmhSxPY – American Sustainable Business Council NJ

Food and Water Watch

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/- Vegetarian resource group

(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




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


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.


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



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!

http://www.toolboxfored.org/ – Creates games/programs for justice

https://law.duke.edu/cspd/ – Center for the Study The Public Domain Duke University

https://www.cleargov.com/products/civic – Gov Transparency

https://dci.mit.edu/decentralizedweb/- Push for Decentralized Web

Economic, Housing, Wage Issues, 

(site below)



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

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

https://www.unitedwayalice.org/new-jersey- Affordable Housing (ALICE)

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://evictionlab.org/map/#/2016?geography=states-Map of evictions state level numbers


https://www.goodjobsfirst.org/-Tracking Subsidies,
Promoting Accountability in Economic Development


https://ilsr.org/-Self reliance institute

http://www.ideaeconomics.org/ -Micheal Hudson Economics

http://freakonomics.com/ -Steven Levitt

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



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





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

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

https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/-Think Tank for Progressive Econ

Local Futures


Freedom of Speech


Political Action/Planning/ Tools for organizing 

Our mission

  • 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


https://www.standcnj.org/education/six-levels-government/ -Understanding Local Government

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) +


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

https://thebestschools.org/magazine/15-logical-fallacies-know/ – Understanding Logic

Showing influence


Ideology Rating Sites(A-B + %)



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



Figuring Out Influence/ Who’s in charge


US Spending Data/State Spending/ Programs Spending


Open Source Data Software


Hosting Events- Post Here to Attract People+ Find Events

https://www.eventbrite.com-  Find events

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


Why Civic Education is important 


Small City Beating Corporate Giants



Higher Education/School Board (learning without college tuition)


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

http://www.njamistadcurriculum.net/about – Teach about African American Historyhttps://www.njsba.org/about/membership/membership-school-board-members/school-board-candidacy/- Run for School Board

Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority

List of NJ Credit Unions
Credit Unions Online

http://www.njcul.org/- New Jersey League of Credit Unions

List of Labor Unions
Information on Area to help make decisions

Alliance Map
Stand Central NJ

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

https://hudsoncountyview.com/ -Hudson County NJ News

(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://worldjusticeproject.org/our-work/wjp-rule-law-index/wjp-rule-law-index-2017%E2%80%932018 – Has Rule of Law Report(global decline of law)

https://www.projectcensored.org/- News Stories that the media misses

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


Marco Palladino
Senior Completing Under Graduate in Political Science Minor in Sustainability at MU Competition is for the Weak. Jobs are for the sick. Hammers, Nails, One Tool, One Solution. Homo Homini Lupus.


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