44 progressive Florida organizations that could use your help right now

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Dream Defenders

Mission: Created after the death of Trayvon Martin, the Dream Defenders are a group of students and other young people that seek to lift communities of color through the power of organizing.

Contact: [email protected] Website: dreamdefenders.org Best way to help: You can sign up to volunteer or donate to the group on their website.

Campaign Zero

Mission: Campaign Zero seeks to hold police accountable by tracking police-involved deaths and changing policies to improve relationships between law enforcement and communities of color.

Contact: [email protected] Website: joincampaignzero.org Best way to help: Donate or get involved through their website.

National Action News Network

Mission: Founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network is a leading civil rights organization committed to criminal justice, voter protection and anti-violence for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality and other factors.

Contact: 212-690-3070; [email protected] Website: nationalactionnetwork.net Best way to help: Become a member or donate through their website.

Black Youth Project

Mission: Launched in 2004, the Black Youth Project examines the lives of African American youth and creates an online resource for this demographic that empowers them.

Contact: 773-834-1706, [email protected] Website: blackyouthproject.com Best way to help: You can donate to their effort on their website and you can join their email list on Facebook.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Mission: For more than a century, the NAACP has worked to ensure the equal political, educational, social and economic rights for everyone and to eliminate discrimination based on race.

Contact: 407-969-1549, [email protected] Website: naacp.org Best way to help: Donate or become a member on their website.

Black Orlando United

Mission: Black Orlando United works to unite black communities with local business and organizations in Orlando to end violence and highlight the accomplishments of the community.

Contact: Contact through their website Website: blackorlandounited.com Best way to help: Find donation and volunteer opportunities through their website.

Parramore Kidz Zone

Mission: Created by the City of Orlando, the Parramore Kidz Zone tries to create a "level playing field" for children in Orlando's historic Parramore community by reducing juvenile crime, teen pregnancies and school dropouts.

Contact: For more information, email [email protected] Website: cityoforlando.net/parramorekidzzone Best way to help: Donate through PayPal.

Mi Familia Vota

Mission: Based in several states, including Florida, Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization advocating for issues that impact the Latino community, especially immigrants and workers.

Contact: [email protected] Website: mifamiliavota.org Best way to help: Find volunteering opportunities in Florida on their website.

National Council of La Raza

Mission: As the largest national Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States, NCLR works to advance opportunities for Latinos.

Contact: 202-785-1670, [email protected] Website: nclr.org Best way to help: Donate on their website.

Black Lives Matter

Mission: While not representative of the entire "Black Lives Matter" movement, the Black Lives Matter national organization has chapters across the U.S. that work to improve the lives of black people.

Contact: blacklivesmatter.com/contact Website: blacklivesmatter.com Best way to help: Donate through their website.

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