Our COMMUNITY Sponsors
These organizations and individuals Have pledged support for the women's RALLY on raleigh. Thank you for your support and hard work in our community!
Issue Areas: Abortion access, women's rights
Mission Statement: We strongly believe in the right to access abortion in a safe, compassionate, and private manner. No one should be shamed for accessing abortion and we guard the front lines to ensure that this is a reality for all patients at A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh.
Programs, services, campaigns: Clinic Defense Program, Pledge a Protester Campaign, Abortion Access Dance Party & Counter Protest of the March for Life
Issue areas: civil rights, civil liberties, LGBTQ equality, ending mass incarceration, reproductive freedom, voting rights, racial justice and more
Mission statement: Since 1965, the ACLU of North Carolina has been our state’s guardian of liberty – working in courts, the General Assembly, and communities to protect and advance civil rights and civil liberties for all North Carolinians. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 30,000 members across the state, the ACLU of North Carolina is a state affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union.
Issue Areas: Family, Community, Political Candidates
Mission Statement: Our founding mothers built AFAR on the fundamental belief that through civic engagement, meaningful change in our society can and will happen.
We want to empower people with citizenship skills in order to advocate for the specific issues important to their family. We facilitate the realization of more progressive policies at all levels of government.
We assert that “family values” are not owned by just one political party. We support and generate events that role-model progressive family values including tolerance, social justice, compassion, equality, peace and civil rights. We work to build a community of people raising children to be open-minded, compassionate citizens who think globally and act locally.
We are busy parents who, in the midst of all our responsibilities, believe in finding ways to raise our collective voice. We believe it is important to cultivate opportunities to raise a diversity of voices from all across Raleigh.
We work to elect progressive candidates and encourage citizens to access their elected officials.
Issue Areas: Exercising the freedom of working people to join together in the workplace to collectively negotiate for a better life; raising wages
Mission Statement: The NC State AFL-CIO builds unity across North Carolina’s labor movement to ensure all working people have the freedom to join together to negotiate a better life for themselves and their families.
Issue Areas: Helping good Democrats get elected to all open seats!
Issue Areas: Community engagement to strengthen activism against the Trump administration
Mission Statement: Our mission is to resist the current administration and promote the progressive values of honesty, inclusion, fairness, and tolerance. We endeavor to affect change at all levels of government, advocating for policies that support well being and prosperity for everyone.
Issue Areas: Democratic Party and women voters
Mission Statement: DWWC is an auxiliary group of the Wake County Democratic Party. We support and promote the principles of the Democratic Party. We encourage women to seek public office and to participate in Democratic Party activities. We work with the Wake County Democratic party to strengthen the Democratic party in North Carolina. We initiate and carry out programs and projects on behalf of the Democratic Party. We promote the election of Democrats in Wake County and North Carolina. We directly support Democratic candidates every election cycle by donating thousands of dollars to local candidates. We host numerous events introducing candidates and their platforms
Issue Areas: Fair housing; equitable access to resources
Mission Statement: To improve race and human relations in the City of Durham by: Enforcing the federal Fair Housing Act and the Fair Housing Ordinance of the City of Durham; Prioritizing community outreach and educational activities to meet the needs of our citizens.
Issue Areas: Inclusive religion
Mission Statement: The mission of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is to transform lives by building a free and inclusive covenantal religious community of spirit, service, justice, and love.
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Rights
Mission Statement: Equality NC is dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. To accomplish these goals we tirelessly lobby the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that matter most to you, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.
Issue Areas: LGBTQ Civil Rights Advocacy
Mission Statement: The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Issue Areas: community engagement
Mission Statement: We are a collaborative of more than 100 Indivisible Guide groups across North Carolina working together to protect our democracy and resist 45's agenda.
Issue Areas: Resistance
Mission Statement: We are a collaborative of more than 100 Indivisible Guide groups across North Carolina working together to protect our democracy and resist 45's agenda.
Issue areas: Ending the occupation of Palestine, fighting Islamaphobia and racism
Mission Statement: Jewish Voice for Peace opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peach and justice for all peoples of the Middle East. Jewish Voice for Peace members are inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, and a U.S. foreign policy based on these ideals.
Issue Areas: Recruiting women to run for office, reproductive freedom
Mission Statement: Lillian's List recruits, trains and supports progressive women, who are champions of reproductive freedom and equity for women, to run for public office in North Carolina
Issue Areas: LGBT Rights
Mission Statement: To strengthen individual and community development through social and educational activities; to facilitate the incubation of supportive services and groups; and to identify needs and advocate for resources benefiting the diverse population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, their friends and supporters within and beyond central North Carolina.
Issue Areas: Supporting common sense gun laws and background checks. Keeping guns out of hands of domestic abusers.
Mission Statement: We support the 2nd Amendment, but we support common sense gun laws to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people
Issue Areas: maternity leave, flexible work, environment, healthcare, education, fair wages, paid time off, gun safety, immigration, food
Mission Statement: We take on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots actions to:
- Bring the voices and real world experiences of women and mothers straight to our local, state, and nation's leaders;
- Amplify women's voices and policy issues in the national dialogue & in the media across all platforms (from print, to radio, to blogs, social media, and more);
- Accelerate grassroots impact on Capitol Hill and at state capitols across the country;
- Hold corporations accountable for fair treatment of women and mothers & for ensuring the safety of their products.
Issue Areas: Women’s Rights
Mission Statement: Muslim Women For is an organization of diverse women leaders whose mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the Qur’anic ideals of human dignity, egalitarianism, compassion and social justice. We are dedicated to working together to implement the values of Islam, achieve equality and thereby reclaim the status of women as free, equal and vital contributors to society
We seek to fulfill our mission by: providing brave and welcoming spaces that recognize the myriad intersectional identities of Muslim women and encourages them to amplify their voices and reclaim their narratives, uplifting communities of color through social and civic services and collectively working for the implementation of progressive values, networking with grassroots, civic, religious and other organizations, and engaging the youth in the community in important discussions and projects that are specifically applicable to the generation of future leaders
Issue Areas: HIV Treatment and Prevention Policy/Advocacy
Mission Statement: The North Carolina AIDS Action Network improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state.
Issue Areas: public policy and children
Mission Statement: NC Child builds a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, or place of birth – have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Issue Areas: Domestic violence/intimate partner violence
Mission Statement: We lead the state’s movement to end domestic violence and to enhance work with survivors through collaborations, innovative trainings, prevention, technical assistance, state policy development and legal advocacy.
Issue Areas: Budget and tax, workers rights, education, immigration, consumer & housing, health
Mission Statement: As a leading progressive research and advocacy organization, our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.
Issue Areas: criminal and immigration justice, women's rights, education, economic stability, healthcare, voting access
Mission Statement: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination
Issue Areas: womens rights, economic equality, reproductive freedom, racism, LGBTQIA, violence against women
Mission Statement: NOW is a multi-issue, multi-strategy organization that takes a holistic approach to women’s rights. Our priorities are winning economic equality and securing it with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will guarantee equal rights for women; championing abortion rights, reproductive freedom and other women’s health issues; opposing racism; fighting bigotry against the LGBTQIA community; and ending violence against women.
Issue Areas: torture
Mission Statement: North Carolina Stop Torture Now is a grassroots coalition of individuals representing themselves and—through their involvement and witness to neighbors—a diversity of faith, human rights, peace, veteran, and student groups across the state. We aim to stop torture everywhere, and have worked since 2005 to expose and end North Carolina’s central role in the ongoing U.S. torture program.
Issue Areas: healthcare, civic participation and quality, economic self sufficiency, violence against women
Mission Statement: NC Women United (NCWU) is a coalition of progressive state and local organizations working to achieve the full political, social, and economic equality of all women across North Carolina. NCWU works to build women’s power through grassroots activism, community organizing, legislative advocacy, and engagement in the political process.
Issue Areas: reproductive rights
Mission Statement: Many North Carolinians lack access to comprehensive reproductive health care services and accurate reproductive health and rights information. Individuals in North Carolina must be empowered to know their rights, protect their health, and make the best reproductive decisions for themselves and their families.
Issue Areas: Better Paychecks and better jobs, Better Public Schools, Clean Environment and Green Energy, Women’s Rights, Fair Districts, Healthcare, and Inclusion and Diversity
Mission Statement: Fighting to ensure all North Carolinians have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, what they’re worth, or who they love
Issue Areas: Harnett County - Issue Advocacy, Community Outreach, Economic Development Initiatives, Political Campaign Advising and Endorsement Grassroots Mobilization and Leadership Development
Mission Statement: Delivering Results For Our Community!
Issue Areas: LGBTQ rights, as well as rights of other minority groups
Mission Statement: The mission of PFLAG Triangle is to:
SUPPORT Families, Allies and LGBTQ people - by working to keep families in loving relationships and by helping individuals and families understand and affirm themselves and their loved ones.
EDUCATE Ourselves and others - about unique issues, strengths and challenges for LGBTQ people by working with educators, community and religious groups, the media and the general public.
ADVOCATE for Equality - in our community to create policies and laws achieving full rights and equal treatment for LGBTQ individuals and families.
Issue Areas: women's health and reproductive rights
Mission Statement: For more than 100 years, women, men, and young people have relied on Planned Parenthood for accessible and affordable quality healthcare, accurate information and comprehensive health education. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) is a nonprofit health care provider offering a wide range of affordable and reliable reproductive and sexual health care services in our 14 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Issue Areas: public policy
Mission Statement: Progress North Carolina promotes public policies which make NC a fairer, healthier, more equitable state by advocating solutions to critical community problems.
Issue Areas: Promoting progressive issues and candidates
Mission Statement: We are an official caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party with the express aim to further progressive causes in the state and nationwide. Our goals include the elimination of the influence of money and corporate interests in politics, protection of civil rights and equality for all, advocacy for science, technology, and evidence-based policy, moving towards universal health care for all Americans, supporting a transition to renewable energy, combating pollution and climate change, and many more.
Issue Areas: public education
Mission Statement: Public Schools First NC is a statewide nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused solely on pre-K – 12 public education issues. We collaborate with parents, teachers, business leaders, civic leaders, and communities across North Carolina to advocate for an effective public education system that will prepare each child for productive citizenship.
We believe that strong public schools are essential for strengthening our economy and maintaining the vitality of our communities. Our goal is to educate and inform North Carolinians about the critical public education issues that affect our schools, our teachers, and our students and to engage all stakeholders in supporting a quality public education system.
Issue Areas: women's rights
Mission Statement: NOW's purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.
Issue Areas: political engagement
Mission Statement: RISE Together North Carolina is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization advancing civic engagement, education, and community.
Save H4 EAD- NC Chapter
Issue Areas: Work authorization for H1b dependent Spouses
Mission Statement: H4 Women’s Freedom to Work and be Independent
Issue Areas: Class size mandate and per pupil spending
Mission Statement: Our mission is to support public education in North Carolina, end the unfunded class size mandate, and raise the per pupil spending in the state.
Issue Areas: Racism and justice
Mission Statement: We are a Triangle NC chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.
Issue Areas: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Youth Justice
Mission Statement: The Southern Coalition for Social Justice partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications.
Issue Areas: Focus on Member Education, Providing Advocacy Resources, Building a Community, Supporting Community Service
Mission Statement: Stronger North Carolina (SNC) is a non-partisan grassroots organization promoting progressive values. We believe that democracy works when voters are informed, engaged and empowered.
Based on our values of freedom, equal opportunity, responsibility and cooperation we have organized to make civic engagement easier by:
- Focusing on member education of issues paramount to all North Carolinians
- Providing advocacy resources
- Building a community
- Supporting community service
- Cooperating with other progressive organizations to amplify our voices
Issue Areas: Violence against women
Mission Statement: A global movement to stop violence against women and girls
We thank the over 200 individuals who contributed, many listed below, and others who chose anonymity
Jude Davis, Raleigh, NC
Nancy N., Raleigh, NC
Robin Hamilton-Brooks, Raleigh, NC
Sue Siegel, Raleigh, NC
Dana Jennings, Raleigh, NC
Patience Vanderbush, Durham, NC
Lea R., Wendell, NC
Jenna Goldstein, Holly Springs, NC
Susan Siegal, Carrboro, NC
Robin Allen, Raleigh, NC
Karen Ziegler, Durham, NC
Sarah Stein, Raleigh, NC
Amy Fleischer, Wake Forest, NC
Yevonne Brannon, Raleigh, NC
Nicole Holmes, Wake Forest, NC
E Walsh, Lenoir, NC
Antionette Hively, Huntington, WV
Sharie LaMarche, Durham, NC
Cat Warren, Durham, NC
Suzanne Clark, Durham, NC
Bryna & Greg Rapp, Chapel Hill, NC
Cheryl Yanuck, Chapel Hill, NC
Susan Hester, Chapel Hill, NC
Charlotte DiLeonardo, Morrisville, NC
Andrea Biondi and Chuck Tryon
Susannah Southern, Chapel Hill, NC
Julia Lee, Cary, NC
Penny Prichard, Benson, NC
Renee Allain, Stamford, NC
Deborah Fowler, Durham, NC
Betty Tucker Boyd, Henderson, NC
Lisa Berger, Cary, NC
Katherine Seligmann, Wake Forest, NC
Leah Ketring, Raleigh, NC
Elizabeth McGowan, Apex, NC
Marshelle Finks, Rolesville, NC
Sara Hagen, Durham, NC
Kevyn Creech, Apex, NC
Patricia Saling, Chapel Hill, NC
Sarah Kazdan, Chapel Hill, NC
Patti Pilarinos, Raleigh, NC
Amy Circosta, Raleigh, NC
Jean Brown & Ginny Ditzel, Snow Camp, NC
Shana Becker, Raleigh, NC
Nancy Novell, Raleigh, NC
Bonnie Mwanda, Wake Forest, NC
Esther Belikoff, Apex, NC
Identity Signs, Raleigh, NC