"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." – Ryunosuke Satoro
Many organizations work for ideals similar to ours. They often delve more deeply into topics that we care about. Click the organization names to learn more about them, follow their social media platforms, and participate in their events (some which we list on LD25's Events calendar). Together, we can make the real the difference we seek.
Indivisible - A grassroots movement of thousands of local Indivisible groups with a mission to elect progressive leaders and rebuild our democracy. It formed to defeat the Trump agenda and continues on as we face new challenges and opportunities. Find your nearest local group in the directory. Mesa residents may want to follow Indivisible EV (East Valley).
Civic Engagament Beyond Voting (CEBV) - Civic Engagement Beyond Voting formed as a small group of women working to empower Arizona’s citizens to exercise their voices at the state level. They promote involvement in state politics by advocating use of Request to Speak, informing on legislative actions and information that leads to direct action and positive change, and amplifying the work of progressive groups. During elections, they've provided voting information guides on candidates, propositions, and on judge retention.
East Valley NAACP - East Valley NAACP is part of a worldwide network of 2,200 branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was chartered locally in 1963 and has served the East Valley as a champion of social justice for more than 58 years. EV NAACP's mission: to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The NAACP – the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization in the United States – was formed as a nonprofit organization February 12, 1909 by a multiracial group of progressive thinkers.
SOS Arizona (Save Our Schools) - A non-partisan, community-based organization fighting for strong public schools for a strong Arizona. SOS Arizona began in 2017 with a handful of hardworking but politically inexperienced women fed up with Arizona’s rank at the bottom of the nation for per-pupil funding and teacher pay, and frustrated by the inability of their lawmakers to address the growing crisis. It grew to include parents, teachers, and citizens advocating for strong public schools in every community, work for responsible education policy that keeps public dollars in public schools and ensures transparency and accountability of taxpayer funds, and collaborate with other education and community advocacy groups to achieve full funding for public schools. Visit their site to volunteer, stay informed on education-impacting legislative actions (including through the Weekly Legislative Update), and find additional ways to speak up, support, and sustain our public schools.