Do you want to be more of an activist?
This list contains some groups that anyone interested in becoming more involved in activism can reach out to.
- MomsRising, https://www.momsrising.org/: MomsRising is a network of people just like you, united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America.
- YWCA, https://www.ywca.org/: YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
- National Association of University Women, https://nauw1910.org/: The mission of the National Association of University Women is to serve women, youth, and the disadvantaged in our communities and in developing countries by addressing educational issues, and strategically partnering with allied organizations. .
- Families USA, https://familiesusa.org/: Families USA, a leading national, non-partisan voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to achieving high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all. Public policy analysis that is rooted in Hill and administration experience, movement-building advocacy, and collaboration with partners are deep-rooted hallmarks of their work.
- Black Women’s Health Imperative, https://bwhi.org/ . Dedicated to improving the health and wellness of our nation’s 21 million Black women and girls –physically, emotionally and financially.
- Community Catalyst, https://www.communitycatalyst.org/: Community Catalyst’s mission is to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence the local, state and national decisions that affect their health.
- The League of Women Voters of the United States: https://www.lwv.org/other-issues/health-care-reform: LWV encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
- Planned Parenthood Association, https://www.istandwithpp.org/take-action?_ga=2.162700089.421566113.1571085189-132683787.1571085189: In addition to providing care, Planned Parenthood is also involved in advocacy for women’s health issues, and you can volunteer, donate or use their tools to make positive change.
- Code Pink, https://www.codepink.org/: CODEPINK is all about taking action where it truly matters. We channel community grassroots democracy to where the power players are making (awful) decisions and make them listen.
Are you a healthcare professional?
- American Medical Student Association, https://www.amsa.org/: Organizes action committees and grassroots campaigns to advocate for social change.
- American Medical Women’s Association, https://www.amwa-doc.org/: AMWA works to bring under-addressed issues to the national agenda. AMWA is an active participant in setting national health care policy and influencing legislation on women’s health issues.
- American Pediatric Association, https://www.aap.org: The Academy advocates for the health of all children, and works with government, communities and other national organizations to shape many child health and safety issues