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In this challenging and perilous time, many people are wondering what we can do to make for a better, more just, and democratic world.


There are three principles worth considering:

1. Stand together. Defend those under attack. We are united.

2. Promote the interests of the vast majority and expose those that defend only the 1%. We can stop some of the worst threats and promote our vision and values -- and win.

3. Organize. Engage and talk with people about their interests and concerns. Tell stories of real people impacted. Build on-going organization to give people a sense of their power, win improvements in people's lives, and change the balance of power. 

American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

303 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203 

The ACLU of Colorado is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling the promise of equal justice under the lawfor all Coloradans. Its mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy. 

Center for New Directions
in Civic Leadership, Labor and Community Organizing
CU Denver     


The Center for New Directions is a Master's program that seeks to develop community leaders who are active in advocacy work, labor union organizing and community organizing. 

Colorado Common Cause 

1410 Grant Street Suite D314 Denver, CO 80203

Colorado Common Cause works to strengthen democracy in our state. It promotes public participation in politics, works for campaign finance reform and advocates increased transparency and ethics in government. 

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition 

2525 W. Alameda Avenue Denver, CO 80219
Also offices in Longmont, Montrose and Pueblo 

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations that was founded to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. 

Colorado People’s Alliance 

admin@coloradopeoplesalliance.o rg
Denver: 700 Kalamath St. 80204 Aurora: 14707 E. 2nd Ave. 80111 

Colorado People's Alliance is a racial justice member-led organization that works to bring the voices of those most directly impacted to lead the fight for justice. It works on climate, economic and immigrant justice issues. 

Denver Area Labor Federation 


The Denver Area Labor Federation is the local affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Member unions collaborate on political and policy issues affecting workers in the Denver area. 

Denver Democratic Party 

574 South Broadway Denver, CO 80209 

Through consensus, the party develops a party platform of principles and provides a forum for issues affecting Denver as well as administering the party nomination and election process in Denver County. 

The GLBT Community Center of Colorado 

1301 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80218 

The GLBT Community engages, empowers, enriches and advances the LGBT community of Colorado by providing services and support of LGBRQ youth, seniors, and the transgender community as well as providing free legal referrals for community members in need and training on LGBT-related issues. The Center also produces Denver PrideFest. 

Indivisible Front Range Resistance 

Indivisible Front Range Resistance rallies Colorado communities along the Front Range to protect, defend, and strengthen the democratic values of participation, inclusion, diversity, equality, and opportunity. 

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado 


Through connecting and building relationships between people of multiple faiths, the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado drives social change toward human rights, equality, and opportunity for all people. 

Mi Familia Vota 


Mi Familia Vota is a non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to advocate for social and economic justice by promoting citizenship, voter registration, and voter participation. 

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado 

303-394-1973 x110
1905 Sherman Street Suite 800 Denver, CO 80203 

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado is a leader in the reproductive rights movement for full access to reproductive health care without fear or stigma. NARAL is building a statewide constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding reproductive health care. 

Padres & Jovenes Unidos 


Padres & Jovenes Unidos is multi-issue organization led by people of color who work for racial justice, immigrant rights, and equal access to high-quality public schools that prepare them for college. 

Planned Parenthood
of the Rocky Mountains 

7155 East 38th Avenue Denver, CO 80207 

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, provides health care, health education and advocates for every person’s and every community’s rights to these. 

Progress Now Colorado 


ProgressNow Colorado works to improve the lives of all Coloradans by acting as the collective voice for the progressive movement. They leverage the full scope of digital and traditional media to promote a more progressive state, to correct misinformation, and to hold elected officials accountable. 

Together Colorado 


Together Colorado unlocks the power of people through community organizing to bring human dignity to the center of public life with an intentional non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith approach. It aspires to build a future for Coloradans where all people are thriving. 

Young Invincibles 

720-446-8034 Christina.Postolowski 

Young Invincibles’ mission is to amplify the voices of young adults age 18-34 in the political process and expand economic opportunity for that generation. 


Below are some of the organizations that are doing good work on various issues in states and nationally. It is not an exhaustive list, nor does it address all areas of concern. But it is a start. Please consider more groups and expand on the important work that is already going on.
And thanks to ALL of you who organize and support organizing in whatever ways you can. 

Grassroots and Online Organizing
People's Action
Center for Popular Democracy Center for Community Change 
Midwest Academy (training) 
Justice/Civil Rights
American Civil Liberties Union
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice 
Black Youth Project

National Action Network
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights 
Every Voice 
People for the American Way 
Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights 
Advancement Project
Immigration Reform
United We Dream
Economic Justice
Jobs with Justice
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jews United for Justice

Women's Rights
Women's March on DC 1/21
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
NARAL/Prochoice America
EMILY's List

Sierra Club
Earth Day Network
Food and Water Watch
Human Rights Campaign
Audre Lorde Project
Disability Rights
American Association of People with Disabilities
National Disability Rights Network


Download the Colorado "Moving Forward" Action Guide