44 progressive Florida organizations that could use your help right now 

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CIVIL LIBERTIES/HUMAN RIGHTS:

Council on American-Islamic Relations/CAIR-Florida

Mission: CAIR is the leading civil rights organization for Muslim Americans in the United States. CAIR dedicates itself to defending the civil liberties of Muslims and non-Muslims and promoting a better understanding of Islam.

Contact: Local number is 813-514-1414. Contact national at info@fl.cair.org or 202-488-8787 Website: cairflorida.org; cair.com Best way to help: Their upcoming events as well as a link to donate can be found on their website.

Anti-Defamation League

Mission: The ADL was founded to "stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Primarily, this organization combats anti-Semitism and protects civil rights.

Contact: Florida number is 561-988-2900. Contact national at 212-885-7700 Website: florida.adl.org; adl.org Best way to help: Call 866-386-3235 to donate by phone or donate online.

American Civil Liberties Union

Mission: The ACLU works through the court system to defend civil and individual liberties that are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU has chapters in all 50 states, including Florida.

Contact: You can request help from the ACLU of Florida at aclufl.org/get-help or call 786-363-2700 Website: aclufl.org; aclu.org Best way to help: You can join the team on the Orlando chapter's website or donate to the cause online.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Mission: The SPLC uses the law and education to battle against hate and discrimination aimed at marginalized communities. "The SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of social justice and equal opportunity will become a reality," according to their website.

Contact: 334-956-8200; webcontact@splcenter.org Website: splcenter.org Best way to help: You can donate to their cause by calling 888-414-7752 or by mailing your donation to 400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36105.

Brennan Center for Justice

Mission: This nonpartisan law and policy institute based out of New York University School of Law works to improve the system by holding institutions of power accountable on issues such as voting rights and campaign finance reform.

Contact: 646-292-8310; brennancenter@nyu.edu Website: brennancenter.org Best way to help: Donations can be made through their website.

Amnesty International

Mission: Amnesty International fights discrimination and injustice around the world. This organization monitors the state of human rights in more than 150 countries.

Contact: 212-807-8400; aimember@aiusa.org Website: amnestyusa.org Best way to help: Sign up, donate or take action through their website.

First Amendment Foundation

Mission: Based in Florida, the First Amendment Foundation provides information and help to the public and the media regarding free speech, free press and the state's Sunshine laws.

Contact: Toll-free hotline at 800-337-3518 or call 850-222-3518 Website: floridafaf.org Best way to help: Donate at floridafaf.networkforgood.com.

Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Mission: The FRRC is a coalition of 70 organizations that seek to restore the right to vote to ex-felons in Florida that have been released, which affects about 1.6 million residents in the state.

Contact: info.frrc@gmail.com Website: facebook.com/florida-rights-restoration-coalition-307943569254319/ Best way to help: Contact them via email for more information.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund

Mission: DREDF is a civil rights law and policy center run by people with disabilities that advance the human rights of disabled people.

Contact: 510-644-2555, info@dredf.org Website: dredf.org Best way to help: Donate on their website through Square, PayPal, by mail or through other forms.

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