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Michigan Democratic Party (http://www.michigandems.com/)

The MDP is the official statewide organization of the Democratic National Committee. The MDP has been recognized as being amongst the top State Party organization in the Country. The Justice Caucus is a chartered caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party.

Progressive Democrats of America (http://pdamerica.org/)

To achieve its progressive goals, PDA dedicates itself to work within the general framework of the Democratic Party and with sister organizations to create a new, democratic, grassroots-based, nationally federated organization.

Other Great Lakes Regional Statewide organizations include: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Democracy for America (http://www.democracyforamerica.com/)

Inspired by the presidential campaign of Howard Dean, Democracy for America (DFA) is a political action committee dedicated to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive candidates at all levels of government-from school board to the presidency.

Related Links:

Democracy for America Meetups
Democracy for Metro Detroit

Guild Law Center, www.sugarlaw.org
A national, non-profit public interest law center, providing legal advocacy, representation, education and technical support to empower community groups, workers’ rights groups and individuals seeking systemic change toward economic and social justice.

Michigan Citizen Action, www.commondreams.org
Non-profit news service providing breaking news and views for the Progressive Community

Michigan Legal Services, www.legal-help-usa.org
Free Legal Help, Free Legal Advice, and Free Legal Information

National Lawyers Guild, www.nlg.org
"An association dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of our political and economic system. We seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in a organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests.”
- from the NLG Mission Statement

AFL-CIO, www.aflcio.org
To bring social and economic justice to our nation by enabling working people to have a voice on the job, in government, in a changing global economy and in their communities”.
- from the AFL-CIO Mission Statement

UNITE HERE, www.uniteunion.org
In 1995, the merger of two of the nation’s oldest unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), formed a new union. UNITE members work in apparel, textile, and related industries; in industrial laundries; in distribution and retail; in auto parts and auto supply; in Xerox manufacturing and many other industries in the United States and Canada.