Posted on January 2, 2017
ACLU, Demos and EFF: Three great groups for you to support in January
Three organizations that will be central to the fights we will face in 2017 are on CREDO’s January donations election ballot.
Your votes will determine how we will divide more than $150,000 in contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Demos and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Each of these organizations is a leader in the progressive movement, whose work takes on a new urgency this year.
Learn about the important work these groups are doing and then vote for one, two, or all three.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU aggressively defends civil liberties to protect all people from government abuse. They challenge dragnet surveillance, oppose anti-immigrant policies, champion reproductive rights, defend the first Amendment and more.
Support from CREDO members will give the ACLU the flexibility to respond to crises, for example, a slew new voting and abortion restrictions passed by states. They will also take advantage of advocacy and litigation opportunities that emerge, including new revelations about NSA spying programs.
Demos is a public policy organization dedicated to ensuring that people of all backgrounds have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy through research, campaigns and litigation.
Support from CREDO members is critical for multi-issue organizations like Demos, enhancing their flexibility to respond to the rapidly-changing public narrative, especially in this critical year.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF was founded in 1990 to protect the rights of technology users, a mission that expands as the digital world evolves. They provide leadership on cutting-edge issues of free expression, privacy and human rights.
Support from CREDO members will give EFF the flexibility to strategically apply their expertise whenever and wherever it is needed, including litigating, conducting activism or developing technology in support of free speech and privacy online. Next year, with your support, they have an opportunity to take on another formidable NSA program: Section 702 surveillance over the Internet backbone.
Your votes will determine the share of our $150,000 in January each of these groups receives. Please cast your vote to support one, two, or all three by January 31.
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