It takes a village—and a lot of strong voices—to make progress. Our allies are working day and night to advance the feminist cause, but they can’t do it without you.
Workers Defense Project
Our Allies | Workers Defense Project
Workers Defense Project (WDP) is a membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.
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Black Girls Code
Our Allies | Black Girls Code
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds. Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
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Ladies Get Paid
Our Allies | Ladies Get Paid
Ladies Get Paid helps women rise up. We provide women the tools they need to advocate their worth in the workplace and through civic engagement. Membership is free and we welcome women of all industries, locations, and stages of their career.
Our Allies | MomsRising
MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to increase family economic security, decrease discrimination against women and moms, and to build a nation where businesses and families can thrive. MomsRising is working for paid family and medical leave, affordable, high quality childcare and early learning, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many others. MomsRising also advocates for access to healthy food for all kids, health care for all, earned sick days, and breastfeeding rights so that all children can have a healthy start. Established in 2006, MomsRising and its members are organizing and speaking out to improve public policy and to change the national dialogue on issues that are critically important to America’s families, including criminal justice reform, immigration policy reform, and gun safety. MomsRising also maintains a Spanish language website: MamásConPoder.org. Follow us on our blog, and on Twitter and Facebook.
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Family Values @ Work
Our Allies | Family Values @ Work
Family Values @ Work is a national network of state and local coalitions helping spur the growing movement for family-friendly workplace policies such as paid sick days and family leave insurance.
Our Allies | Women Employed
Women Employed’s mission is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity.
Our Allies | Jolt
Jolt is building a movement of young Latinos across Texas to ensure that our community is treated with the respect we deserve. We build the collective voice, power and influence of our community so that our families are treated with equality and dignity.
All In Together
Our Allies | All In Together
All In Together (AIT) is the only non-partisan women’s organization committed to delivering cross-sector, innovative solutions to advance the progress of women’s political, civic and professional leadership in the United States. Dedicated to closing today’s most pressing gender gaps in political and civic engagement, we work to empower American women with the tools and resources they need to fully engage in the political process and drive change on the issues they care about most.
interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
Our Allies | interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
interACT uses innovative legal and other strategies, to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits.
Our Allies | Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy.
Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through three core elements: people – trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships; environment – girls-only, physically and emotionally safe, where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect; and programming – research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.
National Center for Transgender Equality
Our Allies | National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.
NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, we set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, D.C.
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Our Allies | Progress Texas
We’re a rapid response media and digital advocacy shop promoting progressive ideals in Texas. We stand up for the left and fight the right.
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Our Allies | IGNITE
IGNITE is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders.
American Association of University Women
Our Allies | American Association of University Women
Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
She Should Run
Our Allies | She Should Run
She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders. She Should Run’s community is working to create a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards elected leadership.
Our Allies | #TexasFreedomNetwork
Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 130,000 religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education. Based in Austin, TFN acts as the state’s watchdog for monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the State Board of Education.
As the resource of record on the religious right in Texas, TFN has become a trusted source for a wide range of news outlets in the state and across the country, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Journal, TIME, Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post. TFN spokespeople have been featured on news programs from all major broadcast and cable television networks as well as National Public Radio (NPR) and popular public radio programs. International news outlets such as the BBC and others in Australia, France, Japan and elsewhere have also sought out TFN as a reliable resource.
Our Allies | ERA Coalition
The ERA Coalition promotes legal and lived equality for women and girls in the United States by working for the passage and ratification of an Equal Rights Amendment. All men and women are created equal and that must be reflected in the Constitution.
It's Time Network
Our Allies | It's Time Network
It’s Time Network engages organizations and individuals in collective action to accelerate full equity for women and girls.
It’s Time Network will facilitate collective action to achieve gender equity for women and girls at the local, state, and national levels in the United States and beyond.
Our Allies | #BossBabes #bbatx
#bossbabesATX is a team effort. It’s produced by a volunteer board, a two-person part-time staff and a volunteer programming committee. Together, we represent a number of interests, experiences, cultures and ethnicities. We ensure that #bossbabesATX upholds its values of arts empowerment, diversity and equality, creative entrepreneurship, professional and personal curiosity and collaboration.
Our Allies | UltraViolet
UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people from all walks of life mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture. UltraViolet works on a range of issues including health care, economic security, violence, reproductive rights, racial justice, and immigration by putting the voices of all women, especially women of color and LGBTQ women, front and center.
National Women's Law Center
Our Allies | National Women's Law Center
We are passionate champions of national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives–at school, at work, at home, in their families, and in their communities. We are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for women who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and women who are low-income– and we make change happen. We are proud to have been on the front lines of virtually every major advance for women since 1972, benefiting women, their families, their communities, and the nation.
National Partnership for Women & Families
Our Allies | National Partnership for Women & Families
For more than 45 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has fought for every major policy advance that has helped this nation’s women and families. Our mission is to foster a society in which, workplaces are fair and family friendly, discrimination is a thing of the past and everyone has access to quality, affordable health care and every person can live with dignity and achieve economic security.
Our Allies | #UnitedWeDream
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win!
We have an online reach of over 4 million and are made up of over 400,000 members as well as 5 statewide branches and over 100 local groups across 28 states. Over 60% of our members are womxn and 20% identify as LGBTQ. We are made up of fearless youth fighting to improve the lives of ourselves, our families and our communities. Our vision is a society which celebrates our diversity and we believe in leading a multi-ethnic, intersectional path to get there.
Whether we’re organizing in the streets, building cutting edge technology systems, opening doors for LGBTQ immigrant youth, clearing pathways to education, stopping deportations or creating alliances across social movements, United We Dream puts undocumented immigrant youth in the driver’s seat to strategize, innovate and win.
When you’re undocumented, you face a lot of discrimination, and that creates a lot of fear. At United We Dream, we transform that fear into finding your voice. We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level.
Our Allies | Girl Rising
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education, empowerment and equality. We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies.
The National Organization for Women - Austin Chapter
Our Allies | The National Organization for Women - Austin Chapter
NOW’s core issues are economic justice, reproductive justice, gender equality/LGBTQIA rights, combating racism, ending violence against women, and constitutional equality.
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ACLU of Texas
Our Allies | #period
It’s 2020, and yet many US States still have a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential items. 1 in 4 women struggle to afford period products due to a lack of income. In the first city-wide study on period poverty, it was found that 46% of low-income women had to choose between a meal and period products. Because of the period stigma that makes menstruation a taboo topic, we don’t often think about what it’s like for a homeless or low-income menstruator to get their period and don’t have open conversations about period health or solutions to period poverty.
PERIOD is a global youth-powered nonprofit fighting to end period poverty and period stigma through service, education, and advocacy. Their network of over 600 registered campus chapters in all 50 states and beyond have drafted this Menstrual Movement Manifesto to elevate the issue of period poverty and demand these clear policy changes.
Our Allies | #TexasAssociationAgainstSexualAssault #TAASA
TAASA is the unifying voice to eliminate sexual violence in Texas. As the statewide coalition of survivors, advocates, rape crisis centers, and allied professionals, we are committee to fostering a culture that respects the fundamental rights and dignity of all.
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Our Allies | #TransgenderEducationNetworkOfTexas #TENT
TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.
Our Allies | #ShoutYourAbortion
#ShoutYourAbortion is a social movement committed to changing culture, building community, and supporting those who want to share the truth: abortion is a normal medical procedure which allows many people to live their best lives. SYA works creatively to make spaces for people to discuss abortion on their own terms, in art, online, and in real life. SYA shifts cultural attitudes about abortion by challenging the expectation of silence and creating empowering spaces for real conversations.
Our Allies | #Bedsider
Bedsider.org (Bedsider) is an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Bedsider is not funded by pharmaceutical companies. Or the government. Bedsider is totally independent and the info on it is honest and unbiased. Our goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively, and that’s it.
We hope that Bedsider will be a useful tool for women to learn about their birth control options, better manage their birth control, and in the process avoid getting pregnant until they’re ready.
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Our Allies | #CampusPride
Campus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBTQ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
Our Allies | #URGE
URGE envisions a world where all people have agency over their own bodies and relationships, and the power, knowledge, and tools to exercise that agency. URGE builds this vision by engaging young people in creating and leading the way to sexual and reproductive justice for all by providing training, field mobilization, and national leadership for a youth-driven agenda.
Our Allies | #NationalCampaigntoPreventTeenandUnplannedPregnancy
Founded in 1996, the mission of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.
Our Allies | #NLIRH
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.
Our Allies | #Polaris
Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Our Allies | #NARAL
NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Foundation’s mission is to use education, training, organizing and public policy to support and protect all Texans’ freedom to make personal reproductive health decisions and to guarantee access to the full range of options, including timely and affordable access to abortion.
Our Allies | #RAINN
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Our Allies | #Callisto
Callisto creates technology to combat sexual assault, empower survivors and advance justice.
Our Allies | #JDP
JDP’s mission is to ensure legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas, particularly for minors seeking judicial bypass for an abortion. Jane’s Due Process is one of the few organizations in the country dedicated to pregnant teens and is considered a pioneer in delivering legal services to this group. The core of the JDP program is its statewide toll-free legal hotline, case management, and lawyer referral service.
Our Allies | #KnowYourIX
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We recognize that gender violence is both a cause of inequity and a consequence of it, and we believe that women, transgender, and gender non-conforming students will not have equality in education or opportunity until the violence ends. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.
Our Allies | #LadyPartsJusticeLeague
Lady Parts Justice League is a rapid response coven of comedians, writers, & producers that expose extremist anti-choice forces with hilarious digital content. LPJL also brings support directly to clinics, using a USO-inspired format that provides comedy shows, elbow grease, and love to independent providers operating in states that are most hostile to abortion rights. When the media fails to cover important stories about the assault on reproductive rights, or when providers are under siege, Lady Parts Justice League is proud to say that #WeShowUp.
Our Allies | #JoyfulHeartFoundation
Our mission is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever.
Since 2010, eliminating the backlog of untested rape kits has been our top advocacy priority at the federal, state, and local level.
Our Allies | #AdvocatesforYouth
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
Our Allies | #NEST
Nest’s mission is to prevent the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children by educating and empowering young people and their caregivers, schools, and communities. Nest strives to address the cultural, legal, and economic dynamics that underscore sexually exploitative activities and to engage a diverse group of stakeholders, including youth, in the movement to create a world free from sexual violence against children.