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  • Communities United is a grassroots, membership organization of low to moderate income individuals and families in Maryland. Our mission is to organize our communities to build power to win transformative change for social, economic, and environmental justice.

  • United Workers focuses on understanding the root causes of poverty and dedicated ourselves to organizing around universal human rights.


  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) A public interest law and policy organization which promotes policies to improve the economic security of low-income families and to secure access to our civil justice system for all low-income persons.

  • Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) An alliance of national civil rights, religious, labor, and professional organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations — children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

  • Jobs with Justice (JwJ) Through coalitions of labor, community, religious, and constituency organizations, works to improve working people’s standard of living, fights for job security, and protects workers’ right to organize.

  • National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ) Engages in legal representation and policy advocacy around the U.S. to improve the administration of cash assistance, Medicaid, food stamps, and childcare.

  • National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) Works to end America’s affordable housing crisis.

  • Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) Works to unite the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty by advancing economic human rights as named in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights such as the

  • The Urban Institute A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization

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