Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the Southand beyond, working in partnership with communities todismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectionalmovements, and advance the human rights of all people.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice l AAJC
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC’s mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that strives to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar’s leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity. Today, we continue to pursue legal strategies both inside and outside the courts to advance laws, policies, practices, and narratives that promote racial justice and equity.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) opened its doors in 1968, founded by Mexican American activists from throughout the southwestern United States to pursue civil rights for the Latino community through the legal system. MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. Consciously modeled on the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, MALDEF has earned, through its history, a reputation as the “law firm of the Latino community.” Today, nearly half a century after its founding, MALDEF continues to vigorously pursue a mission of protecting and promoting the civil rights of all Latinos living in the United States.
Native American Rights Fund
NARF's objectives are to protect the rights of and seek justice for tribes and Native peoples. In the words of Executive Director John Echohawk, "We ask for nothing more, and will accept nothing less than the U.S. Government keeping the promises it has made to Native Americans." NARF currently represents more than 60 tribes in 20 states on a wide range of critical matters, including land into trust, federal recognition, subsistence hunting & fishing, federal trust responsibilities, protection of sacred places, voting rights, sovereign immunity, Indian Child Welfare, water rights and environmental issues.
Weingart Center Association
The Weingart Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides homeless individuals with the basic skills necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income, and find permanent housing. Our mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to break the cycle of homelessness.