Organizations bringing technologists together
Projects that are open sourced that you can help with
Resources providing support to activists and organizers
Data Sources with useful information for activism-focused applications
Tools that are ready to be used today
Articles from other technologists about the challenges in front of us
Organizations that bring technologists together to create new tech projects to work for progress.
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, NYJoin
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.Join
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.Join
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!Join
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, CAJoin
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.Join
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.Join
Open source projects that technologists can use or contribute to.
"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."
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
Services or agencies that provide free support to activists & progressive tech work.
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.
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.
Web- or phone-based tools—usable by anyone, powered by tech.
100 Days of Resistance
Join the resistance to stop Trump's destructive agenda during his first 100 days in office!
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.
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."
We connect volunteer drivers with anybody who needs a ride to claim their vote.
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!
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 is here to help you track legislation being debated in the United States Congress.
A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.
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.
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 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 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.
Phone your representative and senators in the U.S. Congress.
Posters for Progressives
Download and print posters on progressive causes
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.
Video self-recorder that will send the video to the user in fall of 2018.
Calendar of Resistance events.
Learn how to resist the Trump/GOP agenda and continue making progress in America at resistancemanual.org.
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 enables you to find like-minded people, organize, and quickly spread a message across your digital networks.
Free tools for activists to organize and create change. Phone lines, landing pages, and mass email and texting.
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.
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.
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 written by other technologists about the "how" and "why" of our resistance.