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Eat for Equity-Madison
Feasts for a cause. From-scratch meals from local and organic ingredients to benefit such groups as Domestic Abuse Intervention Services and Centro Hispano. advocacy social food
Fighting Bob Fest
409 E. Main St., 53703
Yearly chatauqua featuring progressive speakers, networking opportunities and entertainment. Fighting Bob Fest carries on the tradition of Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette by providing a forum for progressive ideas on issues facing Wisconsin and the nation. See website for date of next festival. advocacy progressive
Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin
612 W. Main St., Ste. 200, Office #212, 53703
Working on issues like labor, collective bargaining, wage theft, and immigration. advocacy workers wiunion labor
Wisconsin Wave
PO Box 260217, 53726
Founded by Liberty Tree Foundation in January 2011 as a nonpartisan initiative designed to fight the growing influence corporate power has over the political process. advocacy wiunion
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
2850 Dairy Dr., #100, 53718
608-224-0606; TTY: 888-758-6047
Provides information and representation on the legal and legislative issues that concern older people in the state and gives voice to those concerns in the State Capitol. advocacy aging
Madison NORML
PO Box 3132, 53704
Affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws; meets second and fourth Mondays (excluding major holidays) at Wil-Mar Center, 953 Jenifer St. Produces the annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival in October. advocacy
Madison Area Bus Advocates
PO Box 260156, 53726
Independent citizen voice on bus transit issues. Encourages Madison Metro system development and bus ridership. advocacy transportation bus
Family Farm Defenders
1019 Williamson St., #B, 53703
Supports sustainable agriculture, farm worker rights, animal welfare, consumer safety, fair trade, global justice, food sovereignty, reclaiming our local foodshed and restoring dignity to family farming. advocacy farming
Madison Area Peace Coalition
122 State St., # 303, 53703
Organizes to inform public opinion and promote government policies that further peace, justice and freedom, employing nonviolent strategies of communication, outreach, legislative initiatives and direct action. advocacy peace justice
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
203 S. Paterson St., Ste. 100, 53703
Nonpartisan political watchdog group tracks money in state politics and advocates for campaign finance and other reforms. advocacy government
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
133 S. Butler St., #320, 53703
Nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders to the state legislature and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources. advocacy environment
Wisconsin Bike Fed
409 E. Main St., second floor, 53703
Statewide education and advocacy about and for bicycling. Sponsors Bike to Work Week. advocacy biking environment
American Association of Retired Persons Wisconsin (AARP)
222 W. Washington Ave., #600, 53703
Retired persons supporting each other through information, advocacy and member services. advocacy seniors
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin
PO Box 1012, 53701
For former volunteers and anyone interested in the Peace Corps. Social gatherings and fund-raising for groups working in overseas development. advocacy service multicultural
PO Box 5401, 53705
Regional organization serving Dane and surrounding counties; promotes passenger train ridership and expansion. Public meetings, speakers bureau. advocacy transportation
Alliance for Animals & the Environment
PO Box 1632, 53701
Promotes ethical, compassionate treatment of all animals through public education, demonstrations, investigations and vegan outreach. advocacy animal
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
4221 Venetian Ln., 53718
608-848-2333 (24-hour info/message line)
Promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education and advocacy. Meets 2 pm third Sundays, Sept.-May, at Friends Meeting House. advocacy supportgroup LGBTQ
New Harvest Foundation
PO Box 1786, 53701
Raises and distributes funds to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender causes in Dane County. Grants awarded to tax-exempt agencies. grants advocacy LGBTQ
GSAFE (formerly Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools)
122 E. Olin Ave, Ste. 290, 53713
Works to improve the Madison area K-12 school system through advocacy, education, outreach and leadership development to assure that each child in every school community learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. advocacy student education LGBTQ
Fair Wisconsin
203 S. Paterson St., Ste. 200, 53703
Statewide civil rights organization for LGBT people and their families. Merged with Equality Wisconsin in 2013. advocacy LGBTQ
Forward Community Investments
2045 Atwood Ave., Ste. 101A, 53704
Provides grants for progressive, grassroots organizations throughout the state working for social, economic, and environmental justice. Merged with Wisconsin Community Fund in 2012. advocacy justice
Wisconsin Network for Peace & Justice
122 State St., #405A, 53703
Facilitates activities, cooperation, and communication among Wisconsin organizations and individuals working toward the creation of a world free from violence and injustice. advocacy peace justice
National Organization for Women - Madison Chapter
PO Box 45671, Madison, 53744
Seeks social, political, economic and legal equality between women and men through grassroots organizing, lobbying, litigation, protests and demonstrations. advocacy women
Madison Infoshop
426 W. Gilman St., 53703
Volunteer-run community center for those working towards social justice, ecological sustainability, and grassroots democracy. Meetings may be held here. Free lending library with tools for social change. Moving to Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W.Gilman St., in August 2014. advocacy
Madison-Area Urban Ministry
2300 S. Park St., #2022, 53713
Social justice organization that unites area groups. Current focus on supporting reentry of newly released former prisoners, homelessness, juvenile and criminal justice reform. advocacy justice
Dane Alliance for Rational Transportation (DART)
1 E. Gilman St., #101, 53703
Advocates regional and multimodal transit and a balanced transportation system for greater Madison and Dane County. advocacy transit rail
Outside the Bean
PO Box 1565, 53701

Collaboration between Community Action on Latin America and Just Coffee Cooperative; educational outreach, community development, social responsibility awareness and solidarity work with groups in both Latin America and the United States. Sponsors Fair Trade Holiday Festival. advocacy latinamerica
Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., #212, 53701
State citizen's lobby with 4,000 members aimed at keeping government open and accountable by monitoring campaign contributions and ethical conduct of public officials. advocacy government
ABC for Health (Advocacy & Benefits Counseling for Health)
32 N. Bassett St., Madison, 53703
Information, advocacy, legal services and support to navigate the health-care-financing system. advocacy health
Wisconsin Women's Network
612 W. Main St., #200, Madison, 53703
Nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals working to improve the status of women. advocacy women
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