Tech organizations & tools working for social progress.

(Not a technologist? Check out the list of tools you can use today!)

You've probably said it. "I'm a technologist. I know I can work for change the same as everyone—call my senator, donate to the causes that matter, protest. But what can I uniquely do?"

There are dozens of ways you can get involved; organizations to join, tools to contribute to, and resources to take advantage of. Your favorite missing? Let us know.





Organizations

Organizations that bring technologists together to create new tech projects to work for progress.

Bayes Impact

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a group of full-time data scientists, engineers, and academics who believe data science can be used to solve the world's most ambitious problems.

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BetaNYC

BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data. We envision an informed and empowered public that can leverage civic design, technology, and data to hold government accountable, and improve their economic opportunity.

LOCATION: New York, NY

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Code for America

We are a network of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. How do we get there? Government services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, working at scale to build healthy, prosperous, and safe communities.

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CodeCorps

Contribute to software projects–build a better future.

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Data for Democracy

Data for Democracy is a community of data people volunteering on social impact projects. It is a virtual organization that operates through Slack and Github. Current project areas include election transparency, analysis of online communities and the extreme right, campaign spending, and more.

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DataRefuge

DataRefuge is building refuge for federal climate and environmental data vulnerable under an administration that denies the fact of ongoing climate change at Data Rescue events across America. It is an opportunity for civic hackers, scientists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to to identify, back-up, and help to preserve at-risk climate and environmental data resources before they are suppressed from public view and use.

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Debug Politics

Debug Politics hosts events aimed at converting the tech community's frustration with politics into meaningful action. Let's use our talents as developers, designers, and technologists to find innovative ways to make a real difference.

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DevProgress

We are volunteers using our skills and expertise to create tech tools to help elect Hillary Clinton and other Democratic and progressive candidates. We are coders, designers, leaders, writers, mentors, and researchers. Each project we work on focuses on an app, service, data resource, or other technology to advance the cause. We are a team — join us!

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Progressive Coders Network

We're building a network of tech volunteers and together we're creating open-source tools for the progressive movement

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Ragtag

Tech generation civic and community activists.

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SafeCast

Collects and publishes environmental data into public domain, using completely open processes. Currently publishes the largest background radiation dataset ever assembled.

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Scientist Action and Advocacy Network

We are a New York-based group of scientists who partner with partisan and non-partisan organizations that are creating positive social change.

LOCATION: 4 Washington Pl, New York, NY

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StayWoke

The tech arm of #StayWoke

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Tech Congress

Building 21st century gov with technology talent, placing technologists to serve with Members of Congress through our one-year Congressional Innovation Fellowship

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Tech Solidarity

Our goal is to discuss constructive ways we could prepare for a Trump administration, and what we can do locally and in the companies we work for to mitigate some of his anticipated policies.

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Tech Workers Coalition

We are a coalition of workers in and around the tech industry, labor organizers, community organizers, and friends. We are organizing for activism, civic engagement and education in the Bay Area. We work in solidarity with existing movements towards social justice, workers rights, and economic inclusion.

LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

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Tech for Justice

Tech For Justice® is an initiative to accelerate the development of technology applications and processes that improve access to justice in human rights, legal aid, and the environment. We aim to support those who need critical help more efficiently, and change processes that no longer serve the people.

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TechResistance

By joining, you’ll receive semi-weekly emails about work being done across the tech community to resist the Trump Administration’s policies as well as information about actions you can take right now.

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Techs and Balances

We are a community of 100+ Engineers, Designers, and Product Managers devoted to building tools that make a positive impact - from standalone apps to integrations and enhancements for existing organizations and movements.

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The Digital Service

Thousands of people go to work every day to defend our rights, protect at-risk populations and organizations, and provide opportunities and resources for those in need. Whether you care about immigration, civic engagement, education, jobs, or the environment, there are lawyers, non-profits and activists who are working to solve problems and they need your help. Connect with the people who have dedicated their lives to serving the people, and be of service to them.

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Trans*H4CK

Tech organization that builds technology to empower and sustain the transgender and gender non-conforming community.

LOCATION: Oakland, CA

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Projects

Open source projects that technologists can use or contribute to.

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Action Inbox

"I wish I could see all of the calls to action from orgs I support in one app/dashboard rather than as dozens of separate emails."

SKILLS NEEDED: design, node, express, javascript, ui-ux, gomix


Call Congress Hotline

Phone number to connect people with their senators and representatives.

BUILT BY: StayWoke

SKILLS NEEDED: node, express, javascript, twilio


Carpool Vote

Carpool Vote connects volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride to claim their vote. We are a nonpartisan organisation: Our goal is to increase voter turnout and improve representation.

BUILT BY: ProgressiveCoders

SKILLS NEEDED: python, jquery


HillaryBNB

We want to build an app to allow supporters to share their homes with others from out of town and to help supporters on the road find lodging.

BUILT BY: DevProgress

SKILLS NEEDED: ruby, rails, coffeescript


National Voter File

We provide an easy-to-use, modern-era database with voter files for each of the fifty states. It uses a data model that represents a national voter file as well as associated campaign measures in a shared data warehouse.

BUILT BY: ProgressiveCoders

SKILLS NEEDED: python, docker, elixir, phoenix


Nomad

Nomad is a web app for arranging long-distance carpools for supporters and activists, which was used to great success during the Hillary 2016 campaign.

BUILT BY: DevProgress

SKILLS NEEDED: javascript


PhoneYourRep API

Download all of your representatives' contact info straight to your phone. Then call them every day.

BUILT BY: ProgressiveCoders

SKILLS NEEDED: ruby, rails, coffeescript


PhoneYourRep frontend

Download all of your representatives' contact info straight to your phone. Then call them every day.

BUILT BY: ProgressiveCoders

SKILLS NEEDED: node, express, javascript


PulledOver

The next time you're being pulled over by the police and worry for your safety, call this number. If you've set up a PulledOver account, it will record anything it hears and send it to your friends and family.

BUILT BY: Matt Stauffer

SKILLS NEEDED: php, laravel, javascript, twilio


Run-DNC

RUN-DNC is a web app that aims to gather the peoples' vote for the upcoming DNC Chair election on February 26th, 2017. It also gives users the ability to send an email or postcard to their representatives in the DNC.

BUILT BY: ProgressiveCoders

SKILLS NEEDED: angular1, node, mongo


StayWoke Intake

Simple web/SMS signup tool to gather people's contact information.

BUILT BY: StayWoke

SKILLS NEEDED: design, node, express, javascript, ui-ux, gomix, twilio




Resources

Services or agencies that provide free support to activists & progressive tech work.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity.

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Open Collective

Open Collective enables groups of people with shared missions to collect and use funds in full transparency.

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Postmark

Postmark is a fast and reliable transaction-only email provider for web apps.

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data.world

Use data.world to organize a project - including data, notebooks, analysis, and discussions - in a single workspace. Find data from many sources or add your own data to open or private datasets. Collaborate efficiently using many tools: query uploaded data with SQL, interact with data via R Studio or Python programs using the data.world API, link a Google Sheet to a dataset, or work locally and upload a file.

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Data Sources

Open sources of data for use in government/activism-focused applications.

ProPublica Congress API

Using the Congress API, you can retrieve legislative data from the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Library of Congress.




Tools

Web- or phone-based tools—usable by anyone, powered by tech.

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100 Days of Resistance

Join the resistance to stop Trump's destructive agenda during his first 100 days in office!


5Calls

Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls. There's one simple and straightforward way to influence the Government that is supposed to represent you: Call them on the phone. Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. 5 Calls gives you contacts and scripts so calling is quick and easy. We use your location to give you your local representatives so your calls are more impactful.


A Common Sense Republic

A Common Sense Republic summarizes the most actionable issues coming out of the daily news cycle then points readers toward specific actions by providing easy and clear government rep information.


Action Hub

We collection action alerts and calls to action from more than 30 different websites, so you can find actions to take–and see what's happening across the resistance–all in one place. Daily summary posts.


Call Congress Hotline

One phone number will forward the call to your senator's office. After they hang up, it automatically calls your next senator, and then your representative


Call Them In

Email reminders with tailored call scripts so you can oppose Donald Trump's agenda and back progressive legislation in a meaningful way.


Call Trump Out

Easily look up your elected officials securely and add them to your phone's address book.


Calls for Change

Weekly reminder emails with scripts for calling Congress. "It's easier than you think to do something to advance women and equality. Calling members of Congress is one of the most effective ways to influence the political process, and Calls for Change makes it simple and fast."


CarpoolVote

We connect volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride to claim their vote.


Countable

Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!


Daily Action

Resisting extremism in America, one phone call at a time. Sign up and you'll get 1 call action text every workday.


Drive the Vote

Free rides to and from the polls on election day.


GovTrack

GovTrack is here to help you track legislation being debated in the United States Congress.


Indivisible Guide

A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.


IssueVoter

IssueVoter is an innovative, non-partisan platform with a mission to give everyone a voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, efficient, and impactful. IssueVoter helps users make their voice heard in Washington and track how elected officials vote – holding politicians accountable.


Little Sis

A free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government.


More than Votes

Sometimes voting isn't enough. Find your local city or county meetings. Show up.


MuckRock

MuckRock is a United States-based organization which assists anyone in filing governmental requests for information through the Freedom of Information Act, then publishes the returned information on its website and encourages journalism around it.


NeverAgain Pledge

NeverAgain is the pledge signed by technologists around the country who are pledging to refuse to build a database of people based on their Constitutionally-protected religious beliefs. The refuse to facilitate mass deportations of people the government believes to be undesirable. The pledge is no longer accepting individual signatories.


Phone Your Rep

Download all of your representatives' contact info straight to your phone. Then call them every day.


PhoneCongress.com

Phone your representative and senators in the U.S. Congress.


Posters for Progressives

Download and print posters on progressive causes


PulledOver

The next time you're being pulled over by the police and worry for your safety, call this number. If you've set up a PulledOver account, it will record anything it hears and send it to your friends and family.


ReminderToMe

Video self-recorder that will send the video to the user in fall of 2018.


Resistance Calendar

Calendar of Resistance events.


Resistance Manual

Learn how to resist the Trump/GOP agenda and continue making progress in America at resistancemanual.org.


SisterDistrict

The Sister District Project harnesses the energy of volunteers in deeply blue (or red) places and channels it to where it can make a real impact. We are a network of local teams that support important, flippable races across the country.


SocialRoots

SocialRoots enables you to find like-minded people, organize, and quickly spread a message across your digital networks.


Speak Louder

Free tools for activists to organize and create change. Phone lines, landing pages, and mass email and texting.


Swing Left

Find your closest Swing District and join its team to learn about actionable opportunities to support progressives—and defeat Republicans—in that district, no matter where you live.


The 65

Over 65 million Americans rejected Donald Trump on Election Day. Together, we can use our voices to remind congress they work for all of us. Call list, scripts, spaces for your notes, and a weekly call to action.


Trump Resistance Today

Five minutes is all it takes to make a difference. Daily actions via email.


WH Español

Translating the White House web site into Spanish.


What the fuck just happened today

Logging the daily shock and awe. Curated by @matt_kiser


White House Comment Line

Tell the White House how they’re doing.


White House Inc.

Call Trump's White House Inc. today! Enter your phone number and email address to receive a call that will connect you to one of Trump's properties.




Articles

Articles written by other technologists about the "how" and "why" of our resistance.