Class Actions: National & Regional Partners

 

Our growing list of national and regional partners in the Not In Our Town: Class Actions National Community Engagement Campaign includes: 

 
American Federation of Teachers
 
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) represents 1.5 million public and private professional employees, primarily teachers in pre-K through 12th-grades U.S. public schools. The organization’s mission includes improving the lives of its members and their families, giving voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, and promoting democracy, human rights and freedom.
 
AFT’s Human Rights and Community Relations Department provides research and development support to the AFT executive committees on civil and human rights and women's rights, and assists local and state federations with their affiliate programs. The department maintains a vital network of community- based organizations, national civil rights and women's rights groups, interfaith organizations, and the AFL-CIO and its affiliates.
 
Campus Progress
 
Campus Progress
Campus Progress is a national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges. Through programs in activism, journalism, and events, the organization engages a diverse group of young people nationwide. Campus Progress’s work is premised on the idea that young people don’t have to wait to change the world; they have the power right now to tip the balance on critical issues from economic opportunity to environmental sustainability to human rights.
 
Campus Progress resources for young people include trainings, grants for local and campus activism, a campus journalism network, support for local events, and much more.
 
 
Everyday Democracy
 
A national leader in the field of civic participation and community change, Everyday Democracy helps people of different backgrounds and views talk and work together to solve problems and create communities that work for everyone.  Using innovative, participatory approaches, Everyday Democracy works with neighborhoods, cities and towns, regions, and states, placing particular emphasis on the connection between complex public issues and structural racism.
 
Everyday Democracy’s Racial Equity program provides tools and stories to help communities address racism head-on.
 
 
Interfaith Alliance
Interfaith Alliance champions faith and freedom by respecting individual rights, protecting the boundaries between religion and government, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism and build common ground. Created in 1994 to celebrate religious freedom and challenge religious and political extremism infiltrating American politics, Interfaith Alliance has 185,000 members nationwide, from over 75 different faith traditions as well as members of no faith tradition.
 
The innovative LEADD (Leadership Education Advancing Democracy and Diversity) program, sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation, fosters interfaith dialogue among high school age students and teaches them how to be knowledgeable and passionate advocates for religious liberty and the First Amendment.
 
 
National Education Association 
 
The National Education Association represents 3.2 million members committed to ensuring a great public education for all students. The organization believes that public education is the gateway to opportunity, and that all students have the human and civil right to a quality public education that develops their potential, independence, and character.
 
The NEA provides valuable resources on human and civil rights issues in education. The national campaign, NEA's Bully Free: It Starts With Me, identifies caring adults in schools and communities who will pledge to support bullied students.
 
 
Teaching Tolerance 
 
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. The organization provides free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad, and more than 5,000 schools participate in its annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program.
 
Teaching Tolerance’s resources include Teaching Kits, Classroom Activities, Teaching Tolerance Magazine, and online articles by educators who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.