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! 

A Woman's Choice of Raleigh - Clinic Escorts (Triangle for Choice)

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

ACLU-NC

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.

AFAR - Activating Families Across Raleigh

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.

AFL-CIO NC

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.

Apex Democrats

Issue Areas: Helping good Democrats get elected to all open seats!

Carolina Abortion Fund

Chapel Hill - Carrboro NAACP

Congressional District 2 Indivisible Harnett

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.

Democratic Women of Wake County

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

Durham Human Relations CommiSSION

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.

EL CENTRO HISPANO

El Pueblo

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF)

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.

Equality NC

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.

Human Rights Campaign-Triangle

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.

Indivisible: Triangle Daily Call to Action

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.

Indivisibles NC: Indivisible Groups of North Carolina

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.

Jewish Voice For Peace

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.

KILL THE BILL

Lillian's List

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

LGBT Center of Raleigh

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.

Moms Demand Action for Common Sense Gun Control

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

MomsRising

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.

Muslim Women For

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

NC AIDS Action Network

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.

NC CASA (Coalition Against Sexual Assault)

NC Child

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.

NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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.

NC Justice Center

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.

NC NAACP

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

NC NOW

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.

NC Stop Torture Now

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.

NC Women United

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.

NARAL Pro-Choice NC

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.

North Carolina Democratic Party

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

Our Revolution Harnett

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!

PFLAG Triangle

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.

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

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.

Progress NC

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.

Progressive Democrats of NCDP/Orange Co.

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.

Public Schools First NC

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.

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Staff  

Raleigh NOW

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.

RISE Together NC

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

Save Our SchoolS NC

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.

Showing Up for Racial Justice

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.

SisterSong

Southern Coalition for Social 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.

Stronger NC

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

V-Day Raleigh

Issue Areas: Violence against women
Mission Statement: A global movement to stop violence against women and girls


INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

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

Zebra Print Solutions, 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