Engage Louisiana is an effort to connect YOU with progressive organizations and leaders around the state. Below is a comprehensive list of progressive organizations doing work in our communities. Click their logos to get involved!
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Louisiana Progress is a partnership between two organizations: Coalition for Louisiana Progress and Louisiana Progress Action Fund. Louisiana Progress works to impact lawmaking in our state where polarization is growing, worse policies are proposed each year, and voter apathy is at an all-time high. We work with partners from around the state on issues that are important to a growing majority of Louisianans. With your help, we can move Louisiana forward without leaving anyone behind.
Since 1956, the ACLU of Louisiana has worked to advance and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana. We are part of a nationwide network of affiliates that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public. The League has a long, rich history, that continues with each passing year.
Louisiana Courts Matter is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to ensure the expeditious nomination and confirmation of qualified candidates to fill vacancies on the federal bench with judges who will represent a fair, independent and diverse judiciary committed to equal justice under the law.
We are a team of organizations who believe in the power of community and taking action. Our goal is to equip our fellow Louisianans with the knowledge and information they need to find their voice and learn where and when to use it.
VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in Louisiana and beyond without relying on mass incarceration.
350 New Orleans is a volunteer climate activist group connecting our region to the international climate change movement led by 350.org. Our mission is to lend support to initiatives in New Orleans that raise consciousness and promote sound policy around climate change.
A bipartisan, grassroots community of like-minded Metairie residents (and those from surrounding areas), united in opposition to the Trump agenda.
The New Orleans Hospitality Workers Committee is an organization created by and for hospitality workers. We fight for our long overdue rights using the power of collective struggle.
Stand with Dignity is a grassroots membership organization of Black workers and families dedicated to winning inclusion, opportunity, and racial equity in the New Orleans economy. Stand is leading a comprehensive strategy to win full and fair employment for Black workers locked into structural and long-term employment and low-wage jobs.
Progressive Social Network (PSN) is a grassroots community advocacy group promoting a progressive agenda in the greater Baton Rouge area. We offer opportunities for members to get involved through regular meetings, issues based committees, participating in community improvement initiatives, direct political actions such as rallies and vigils, as well as community building and dialogue events.
NLAN exists to provide a clearinghouse and meeting point for the promotion and coordination of local and regional actions and initiatives in the defense of social, economic and climate justice in the post-Obama era.
Indivisible SWLA is part of a nationwide Indivisible Team of about 6,000 local groups dedicated to addressing & opposing the Trump Agenda.
Indivisible Acadiana is the Lafayette, Louisiana-based branch of a national network of Indivisible groups committed to fostering informed and active citizen participation in the democratic process. It exists to empower local citizens to resist policies that threaten the unity, prosperity, and security of state, our nation, nations around the world, and our planet itself.
Bayou Justice League is all about inclusivity, having fun, and working to make a difference. We will work to give voices to those who need them, empower others, and push for necessary change.
Tangi Democrats and Progressives are working to awaken and unite the Democrats and progressives in Tangipahoa Parish, and to help elect Democrats and progressives to local, state, and national offices.
This group was created to bring together people in Natchitoches who wish to become actively involved in resisting the elements of Donald Trump's presidency that subvert traditional Democratic values.
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a grassroots, state-wide, membership-based, inter-generational organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training we strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families.
L’eau Est La Vie camp is a floating pipeline resistance camp. Although we have no leaders, we value the voices of our indigenous, black, femme, and two spirit organizers. We fight in the bayous of Louisiana, Chata Houma Chittimacha Atakapaw territory, to stop the Bayou Bridge Pipeline, an Energy Transfer Partners project and the tail end of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
We're advancing the core human rights of self-determination and expression for all trans, non-binary and gender nonconforming people in Louisiana.
The Delta Chapter is more than 3,000 of your neighbors supporting the work of the Sierra Club in Louisiana. We advance the cause of protecting Louisiana's environment in a variety of ways. We work to raise public awareness about the effects of human caused climate change and to develop clean energy solutions. We advise the state legislature in Baton Rouge on issues related to public health and the environment. In addition we conduct outings and informational events so that our members and friends can get outside and enjoy our beautiful state.
BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans. We build on the rich cultural tradition of resistance in the South to build the power of LGBTQ youth ages 13-25 and directly impacted by the criminal justice system through youth organizing, healing justice, and leadership development programs.
Indivisible NOLA promotes civic and community engagement through non-partisan, grassroots activism that centers on inclusivity and intersectional justice. We resist efforts to erode progressive momentum and the institutional framework of our democracy by amplifying the voices of those most impacted by these threats, supporting the work of established activist organizations, and demanding accountability from elected officials.
We collaborate with, organize, and empower the New Orleans music and cultural community to preserve and nurture the city’s culture, to translate community vision into policy change, and to create positive economic impact.
We are a group of New Orleans women with diverse economic, ethnic, racial, religious and generational perspectives.
We envision an environment in which there is no war against women’s bodies, in which women have spaces to come together and share their stories, in which women are empowered to make decisions concerning their own bodies and lives, and in which women have the necessary support to realize their hopes, dreams, and full potential.
Baton Rouge branch of the Indivisible movement for progressive change. If your interested in helping out please fill out this short form to join our mailing list.
We are a Group of Local Citizens who are concerned with the agenda of the current administration. We are working to promote a progressive and inclusive agenda by effecting change through the political system at all levels of government.
Gulf Restoration Network is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is a 501(c)(3) environmental health and justice organization working with communities that neighbor the state's oil refineries and chemical plants.
We build the capacity of parents in the greater New Orleans area to act as advocates in order to ensure educational equity for all students.
Our multiracial and multigenerational membership engages in campaigns that directly affect our lives. Organizing for economic and education justice in the South is fundamentally a fight against structural racism. This power analysis is essential to our work. We do the long term base-building work we need to win and are flexible to respond in times of crisis.
The Congress of Day Laborers is an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It is a hub for immigrants across the Southeast region, and a leadership pipeline for hundreds of immigrant workers and families into public life and social movement participation.
Call (504) 309-5165 for more information on how to get involved.
IWES is dedicated to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health and quality of life for women of color and their families.
Indivisible Chapter in New Orleans
UNITY of Greater New Orleans is a nonprofit organization leading a collaborative of 63 organizations providing housing and services to the homeless. UNITY’s mission is to coordinate community partnerships to prevent, reduce and end homelessness.
If our New Orleans family is to have a chance at real racial reconciliation, we must remove all obvious symbols of white supremacy to show our collective will to address entrenched systemic oppression, which his reeking havoc in the minds, homes, and neighborhoods of our families city-wide. Now is our opportunity to be proactive.
We must work together to hold our elected officials accountable. We must model the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness.
They make calls. They show up. They speak with their neighbors. They organize. And through that work, they’ve built hundreds of mini-movements in support of their local values. And now, after practice, training, and repetition, they’ve built lasting power on their home turf and a massive, collective political muscle ready to be exercised each and every day in every corner of the country.
La Terre Institute’s overarching goals are to promote social and ecological regeneration, to create a cooperative, non-dominating earth community, and to prevent regional and global ecological collapse. In pursuit of these ends, we sponsor courses, projects and events in New Orleans and on eighty-seven acres along Bayou La Terre, near Dedeaux, Mississippi.
The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. We believe that the lives of Louisianans can be improved through profound change in public policy.
A National Call for Moral Revival is uniting tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.
Americans and other communities seeking equity to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights. We implement our mission through programs in the areas of education and youth development, workforce and economic development, public policy and advocacy initiatives.
We believe Trump’s agenda is racist, authoritarian, and corrupt, and it must be stopped. We focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy. We demand that our own local Members of Congress serve as our voice in Washington, DC.
We want to leave a functioning democracy to our children and grandchildren, so we’ve decided to start Make It Fair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring trust in the government of the United States of America.
New Orleans DSA organizes for the power and benefit of working class and poor people in Louisiana, and to take power and influence from the wealthy and corporations.
Dedicated to the Creation, Maintenance and Beautification of Public Parks, Playgrounds & Green Space throughout New Orleans
VAYLA is a progressive multi-racial community-based organization in New Orleans that empowers youth and families through supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change.
Indivisible Northshore United’s mission is to protect and revitalize our nation’s democratic institutions and progressive values and programs through grassroots political activism in our cities, parishes, judicial, state and federal legislative districts.
This group works hard to protect our democracy and to protect the rights of all people in our country! We are a grassroots organization using our voices to engage ordinary citizens in the democratic process. We use our voices to promote an agenda based on the belief that government is by the people and for the people!