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BallotReady provides customized breakdowns of ballot propositions and candidates for office based on the user's home address. They also have tools to facilitate voter information drives, voting parties, and classroom discussions.
Headquartered at the NYU School of Law, Brennan Center for Justice is a think tank that also provides legal services and engages in public advocacy. Their current areas of focus include combating voter suppression and gerrymandering, prison reform, and making certain that individual liberties are not excessively curtailed in the name of national security.
The American Civil Liberties Union, which just celebrated its centenary, is a substantial lobbying and litigation operation that fights to protect the liberties of those whose rights are most vulnerable. They tend to adopt the liberal/progressive position on most issues, and are known in particular for their opposition to the death penalty, support for LGBTQ+ equality, advocacy for reproductive rights, and opposition to mass incarceration.
Vote.org, as their name suggests, helps people exercise their voting rights. This includes registration assistance, ballot tracking, polling place information, automated election reminders, and matching volunteers with polling places where their labor is needed.
There are 10 million Americans—a total larger than the population of Virginia—who are living abroad and are eligible to vote. VoteFromAbroad helps them to exercise their franchise, aiding with registration and absentee voting procedures in particular.
Common Cause, originally founded to help bring an end to the Vietnam War, is a watchdog group that pushes back against problematic behavior by politicians, including ethical lapses, corruption, voter suppression, and gerrymandering.
Vote411 provides personalized information about voter registration, candidates for office, and ballot initiatives.
Founded in 1990, RockTheVote works to educate young people about the political process, and to get them registered and voting.
FairVote advocates for reforms to the voting process, particularly ranked-choice voting.
At the name suggests, the League of Women Voters was initially founded to register women voters and to encourage them to vote. While the League still does that, and also recruits female candidates for office, they have also expanded their mission to include advocacy for progressive political positions, including campaign finance reform, universal health care, abortion rights, climate change action and environmental regulation, and gun control.
Like RockTheVote, HeadCount.org is particularly focused on registering young voters. They are best known for putting up voter registration booths at concerts, working with such artists as Mary J. Blige, CHVRCHES, Drake, Ariana Grande, Indigo Girls, Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, Phish, Nine Inch Nails, Yo La Tengo, and Neil Young.
Fair Fight was established by Democratic activist and 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to combat voter suppression. It also runs registration drives and get-out-the-vote efforts.
Voto Latino, as you might gather from the name, targets Latino voters—particularly young ones—to make certain that they register and that they vote.
Rural Utah Project works to register underrepresented groups, with a particular focus on Utah (naturally), and an even more particular focus on Native Americans who don't have mailing addresses.
Close the Gap works to recruit women candidate for the state legislature, so as to correct the gender gap there.
Vote Riders fights back against Voter ID laws, with particular focus on those laws that disproportionately affect Black and/or female citizens.
Verified Voting advocates for the responsible use of technology in elections. They support more secure voting machines, paper trails, post-election audits, and increased security at all steps of the process. They oppose Internet voting.
Vote Save America is a "one stop shop" focused on an informed and active electorate. They provide information, assist with registration, and stage get-out-the-vote operations.
The Center for Election Science advocates for approval voting, an alternative to ranked-choice voting wherein voters could check the box for any candidate they like, and the candidate who gets the most checks wins.
There are two main areas of emphasis for The Alturas Institute: civic education (particularly focused on the Constitution), and greater gender equity in politics.
The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is a team of academics who do number-crunching to better help understand (and, ideally, undo) gerrymanders in each of the 50 states.
Pizza to the Polls delivers free food to polling places where lines are long.
Let America Vote fights back against voter suppression.
Election Protection operates several 24/7/365 hotlines that allow voters to call in for help in making sure their ballot is counted.
Black Voters Matter operates voter registration and get-out-the-vote operations, advocates for pro-voter policies like early voting and restoration of voting rights to felons, and helps build voter-assistance infrastructure in places that lack it.