Campaign Steering Committee
Freedom to Thrive (Formerly Enlace) convened the National Prison Divestment Campaign in May 2011 after recognizing the threat of mass incarceration and mass, mandatory immigrant detention to low-wage workers, and the connections between inhumane policies and prison industry lobbyists.
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
The Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC) is a system-wide collective of Black students attending the University of California. Our mission is to unite students across the state to address issues that affect us and our communities. ABC was founded in 2003.
The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is an education and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and black immigrants from Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. BAJI provides the African American community with a progressive analysis and framework on immigration that links the interests of African Americans with those of immigrants of color. BAJI’s analysis emphasizes the impact of racism and economic globalization on African American and immigrant communities as a basis for forging alliances across these communities.
ColorOfChange.org exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone. Color of Change joined the steering committee and the fight against private prisons in late 2013. Color of Change is pressuring board members of the largest private prison companies to step down, and pressuring institutional investors to divest.
Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) is a national nonprofit working to end the isolation and abuse of men, women, and children in U.S. immigration detention through visitation, independent monitoring, storytelling, and advocacy. CIVIC was founded on the belief that true immigration detention reform can only be achieved through broad civic engagement.
The Detention Watch Network works through the collective strength and diversity of its members to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.
Dream Defenders trains and organizes youth and students throughout Florida to fight the criminalization of their generation by directly confronting the sources, sponsors and supporters of it.
Families for Freedom (FFF) is a New York-based multi-ethnic human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation. Composed of immigrant prisoners (detainees), former immigrant prisoners, their loved ones, or individuals at risk of deportation, FFF seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and neighborhoods; and to build the power of immigrant communities as communities of color, to provide a guiding voice in the growing movement for immigrant rights as human rights.
Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is is a statewide alliance of immigrant rights organizations with offices in Miami, Tampa and Palm Beach. FLIC has 30 member organizations, including farmworkers, students, service providers, grassroots organizations and legal advocates, who come together for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants.
Florida New Majority is a statewide voter participation organization working to empower women, African-Americans, Latinos, new immigrants communities, and young people to fully participate in the political process toward an inclusive, fair, and vibrant democracy.
Grassroots Leadership is a multi-racial team of organizers who help Southern and Southwest community, labor, faith, and campus organizations think critically, work strategically and take direct action to end social and economic oppression, gain power, and achieve justice and equity.
Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a national racial justice network that builds next generation leaders to end mass criminalization and gun violence by creating a safe and just society for Black and Brown communities. We are a mass organization of human rights leaders confronting anti-black racism and systemic violence through grassroots organizing, advocacy, and communications. MHJ formed in response to the media’s failure to adequately cover the events leading to the death of Trayvon Martin.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) improves the lives of day laborers in the United States. NDLON works to unify and strengthens is member organizations to be more strategic and effective in their efforts to develop leadership, mobilize, and organize day laborers in order to protect and expand their civil, labor and human rights. NDLON fosters safer more humane environments for day laborer, both men and women, to earn a living, contribute to society, and integrate into the community.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. As part of a global movement for social and economic justice, NNIRR is committed to human rights as essential to securing healthy, safe and peaceful lives for all.
National Peoples’ Action (NPA) is a national network of grassroots organizations with a reputation for direct action that work to advance a national economic and racial justice agenda. NPA has over 200 organizers working to unite everyday people in cities, towns, and rural communities throughout the United States through direct-action, house meetings and community organizing. In 2012, NPA released several damning reports on Wells Fargo duplicitous commodification of Latinos.
Presente.org’s mission is to advance Latino power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latino voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice. Presente is the largest national Latino online organization advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.
Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP) is a collective Alternative to Detention (ATD), detention center visitation, direct service, and community organizing project that works with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Two Spirit, Trans, Gender Non- Conforming, and HIV+ detainees and their families currently in detention centers, those that are recently released from detention centers, and undocumented folks in New York City.
Responsible Endowments Coalition (REC) works to build and unify the college and university-based responsible investment movement, both by educating and empowering a diverse network of individuals to act on their campuses, and by fostering a national network for collective action. REC empowers young people to defend human rights and the environment while making both corporations and universities accountable to global stakeholders.
Rights for All People (RAP) brings the voices of immigrant leaders and their allies to the struggle for equality, mutual respect, and justice in the metro Denver area through education, community, organizing, and successful campaigns.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has worked for its 90 year span to build a fair economy, provide workers a voice on the job, fight for equality and ensure that all working people can live with dignity.
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Founded in 2001 as the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, USCPR has been a leading player in the movement for Palestinian rights in the United States. The coalition is bound by commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity as well as our anti-racism principles.
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. The General Board is defined by its five areas of ministry: (1) Public Witness and Advocacy (2) Administration (3) Ministry of Resourcing Congregational Life, (4)United Nations Ministry, (5) Communications.
United We Dream (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.
- Advancement Project
- African Services Committee
- Alameda County United in Defense of Immigrant Rights
- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
- Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
- Brandworkers International
- Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
- Campaign Against Prison Slavery
- Campaign for Youth Justice
- Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
- Cante Wanjila
- Casa Esperanza
- Casa Freehold
- Catalyst Miami
- Causa Justa/ Just Cause
- Center for Constitutional Rights
- Center for New Community
- Central Ohio Immigrant Justice
- Centro Laboral de Graton
- Chicago PIC Teaching Collective
- City Books & Taxes
- Clean Car Wash Campaign
- Coalición de Derechos Humanos
- Coloradans for Immigrant Rights
- El Comité Pro-Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social
- Communities Engaged in Global Justice
- Community Church of Boston
- Community to Community Development
- Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
- Corazón de Tucson
- Crazy for Justice
- Creative Patio
- Critical Resistance
- Decarcerate PA
- Domestic Workers United
- Dream Team LA
- Ella Baker Center
- Excluded Worker Congress
- Food Chain Workers Alliance
- Friends Committee on National Legislation
- Fuerza Mundial
- Georiga Detention Watch
- Hillsboro Presbyterian Church
- Human Rights Defense Center
- Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative
- Immigrant Youth Coalition
- Instituto de Educacion Popular Del Sur De California (IDEPSCA)
- Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
- Justice Strategies
- Justice Today
- Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
- LA Community Action Network
- La Fuente
- La Raza Centro Legal
- La Union
- Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
- Labor Strategy Center/ BRU
- Latina/o Youth Collective
- Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition
- MAIZ San Jose
- Metro Organizing for People
- Mid-South Peace and Justice Center
- Milk Not Jails
- New Immigrant Community Empowerment
- NY Civic Participation Project & Long Island Civic Participation Project
- New York Taxi Workers Alliance
- No More Deaths
- Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
- Occupy Chattanooga
- Occupy the Hood
- Occupy Wall Street
- Pacific Southwest, Unitarian Universalist
- Padres y Jovenes Unidos
- Pax Christi New Jersey
- Penn School of Social Work
- People’s Health Movement
- Philadelphians Allied for a Response Economy (PARE)
- Pilipino Worker’s Center
- Politically Active Ztudents
- Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
- Portland Jobs with Justice
- Project NIA
- Project Reach
- The Revolutionary Students Union from the University of Utah
- Right to the City
- Rights Action Project
- Riverside Church Prison Ministry
- Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library
- SEIU Local 26
- SEIU Local 49
- SEIU Local 721 Latino Caucus
- SF Pride at Work
- The Sentencing Project
- SLC Prison Divestment Campaign
- SLC IWW
- Southeast Immigrant Rights Network
- Southern California Immigrant Coalition
- Southside Workers Center
- Stanford Students For Queer Liberation
- Stop The Checkpoints
- Strategic Actions for a Just Economy
- Students Working for Equal Rights
- Sunflower Community Action
- Tell The Truth Productions
- Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
- Texans United for Families
- Torture No Prisoners
- UCLA Labor Center
- Unidos Tucson
- Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
- United Methodist Church
- United Steel Workers Local 675
- University of WI-Platteville
- Voces de la Frontera
- VozMob: Mobile Voices
- We Are Florida!
- We Reject Racism
- William and Mary Living Wage Coalition
- Workplace Project
- X-Offenders for Community Empowerment
- Young Workers United
- Youth Justice Coalition