Other Organizations

Action for Immigrants (several resource sites)

Texas Civil Rights Project
TCRP is a group of high-caliber attorneys and professionals fighting to reunite families and ensure that they get excellent legal representation on immigration claims.

They are also pursuing an aggressive public education campaign to push back against the cruel and unworkable "zero tolerance" policy of the Trump adminstration.

El Centro Hispano

El Centro Hispano is the largest grassroots Latino organization in North Carolina.

Lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly on behalf of immigrant communities.

The North Carolina Immigrants Rights Program
A grassroots Latinx immigrant-led project of the American Friends Service Committee's Office of the Carolinas. 

Programs include "ICE FREE ZONES," court accompaniment, and sanctuary support.

Other Organizations


The ACLU of North Carolina is the North Carolina state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of NC was founded in 1965, is based in Raleigh, and has grown to approximately 10,000 members and supporters statewide. Its mission is to preserve and defend the guarantees of individual liberty found in the North Carolina Constitution and the US Constitution, with particular emphasis on  freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, equal protection under law for all people, the right to privacy, the right to due process of law, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

Carolina Jews for Justice (CJJ)

A Jewish, grassroots network committed to creating a just, fair and compassionate North Carolina. CJJ combines advocacy and education to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice in North Carolina. We work to influence policy at the local and state levels and encourage individuals and Jewish institutions to take a stand on important issues in our community. CJJ was founded in March 2013.

Carolina Resistance


This is not about one organization, it’s about a movement to retake our state and our country so we can build a better future.

Common Cause - North Carolina

Common Cause North Carolina is dedicated to strengthening democracy and making government more open, honest and accountable.

We believe that today's big money culture subverts our founding principle: government of, for, and by the people. In response, we advocate--in the legislature, in the media, and in the public square--for reforms that restore public confidence in government and its representatives. Specifically, we seek to curb undue special interest influence, promote ethics in government, and connect underrepresented voters to the democratic process.

Democracy NC

Democracy North Carolina is the state’s most respected source of impartial data on the role of money in politics, voter participation and good government.

Democracy North Carolina is one of the few advocacy groups in our state to maintain an on-the-ground grassroots organizing presence every year, all year round.

Indivisible (National)
Indivisible is a new national movement to make our voices heard during the Trump era. The INDIVISIBLE GUIDE is available on our RESOURCES menu tab as well as on their website.

In Chatham County, two Indivisible groups have formed. If you would like to be added to the email lists of the local groups, send your contact information to

In cooperation with Indivisible Guide and MoveOn, this group was organized by Fearrington resident Nancy Jacobs to have an effect in resisting Trump's agenda.


FLIP NC is a Durham-based Indivisible group taking targeted, evidence-based action to elect progressives in North Carolina. In January 2017, a handful of friends met over beers to figure out how we could fight against gerrymandering and the failed policies of the North Carolina GOP.

Indivisible NC District 6

The NC District 6 group focuses on working with and educating our new congressman in the 6th congressional district (Mark Walker) as well as with our two senators.  To be added to the email list: IndivisibleNCDist6@gmail.com.

League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages informed and active participation in government. It does not support candidates or political parties. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

MoveOn is the largest independent, progressive, digitally-connected organizing group in the United States. Launched in 1998, MoveOn pioneered online organizing and advocacy techniques that have become standard in politics, nonprofits, and industry in the U.S. and worldwide.

Muslims for Social Justice (MSJ) is a democratic organization inspired by traditions of human rights and social justice. 
Muslims for Social Justice is a NC-based group dedicated to upholding social justice and human rights for all. Their vision is to work closely on anti-colonial, anti-Islamophobia, Black Liberation movements, international issues and progressive social movements and seek to connect these across borders. 

MSJ prioritizes fighting racism, white supremacy and sexism within as well as beyond the Muslim community. It is our belief that the organizing of the people on the grassroots, rather than charity or mere electoral/legal avenues, will shift the balance of power and bring the necessary progressive change we desire. In our organizing, we seek to center leadership and self-determination of marginalized Muslims and approach our work through an intersectional lens.

The Justice Center works through seven projects that provide expertise in the major policy areas impacting poor and working North Carolinians: Workers’ Rights, Education and Law, Consumer Protection and Housing, Health Access, Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and NC Policy Watch.  The Justice Center uses a five-strategy approach of litigation, public policy advocacy, research, community outreach, and communications.

Neighbors on Call (NoC), works at the state level to influence North Carolina legislation. NoC is not nonpartisan; they work to elect Democrats to state offices. The group has several chapters, and Chatham County is part of NoC South. Check out their website for information about the group and their events and weekly action emails.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The North Carolina Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.

Orange County Living Wage

Orange County Living Wage is a voluntary non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is focused on promoting a living wage in Orange County, North Carolina. Through their employer certification program, they certify Orange County employers that pay their employees a living wage. The certification is voluntary on the part of employers.

Their goals are to: 
  • Reward and recognize employers based in Orange County who pay their workers a living wage; 
  • Provide employers with incentives to pay a living wage;
  • Connect consumers to employers that provide a living wage & encourage consumers to become customers, patients, clients of those businesses and organizations.  
 The Orange County Living Wage project promotes a more just and robust economy in Orange County. They are modeled after the successful North Carolina project Just Economics, based in Asheville, NC., which has certified more than 400 employers, the most in the USA.

Orange County Living Wage works to advocate for and assist employers as everyone works together with them to create a more just and sustainable local economy that works for all. They welcome participation in their work from all members of the community.

Here is an UPDATED (October 26, 2017) list of 100 businesses in neighboring Orange County that pay their workers a living wageWe hope that you will patronize them. We don’t yet have a Chatham County Living Wage organization. Anyone interested in starting one? If so, Contact Us.

This group is for those who value democracy, equality, truth, and kindness; those who oppose Trump and his administration's growing authoritarianism, suppression, and hate. Independents, Republicans, and Democrats who agree that Trump's policies are divisive and damaging to our country are invited. We may not agree with each other on all things but we agree that civility, respect, and education can guide our discourse. Mostly, this group is for all who have been wary of Resistance and need some support. Let's do this together!

Progress North Carolina Action is a voice for the values that made our state great: strong public education, business competitiveness, thriving democracy, protection of our natural resources and rich cultural traditions.

We are proud of our legacy as a southern state capable of adapting to change and embracing new opportunities. We are also determined to retain our national status as a great place to work, live and raise a family. To that end, Progress NC Action raises the visibility of issues that affect the quality of life in our state. We monitor the statewide political landscape on your behalf, identifying extreme legislative actions and other policy changes that could affect your life. We tell you about them quickly, let you know what you can do about them and, as a 501(c)(4) political education organization, are active in elections that further our mission.

Progress NC Action was founded in 2011 to promote public policies that make NC a fairer, healthier, more equitable state and to advocate solutions to critical community problems.

Protect the Pre-Existing, which is a political campaign to stand up for the 52 million Americans who have pre-existing conditions. Their website is https://www.protectthepreexisting.com

Together We Will North Carolina (North Carolina Chapter of Together We Will USA)

We are a group of proud nasty women, bad hombres, and like-minded folks united for progressive direct action and supporting direct action efforts in North Carolina. Together We Will stand up, refuse to be silenced, and reclaim our democracy as everyday people taking decisive, unified action to defend and advance our rights. 

Triangle SURJ -- Showing Up for Racial Justice

Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We know that to transform this country we must be part of building a powerful multi-racial majority to challenge racism in all its forms. We are taking responsibility as white people to act collectively and publicly to challenge the manipulation of racist fear by the ruling class and corporate elite.

The 65: Making Congress Work for Us

Over 65 million Americans rejected Donald Trump on Election Day. What if we came together every day to fight for our vision of a diverse, inclusive America? Together, we can use our voices to remind Congress that they work for all of us.  We are The 65. Join us and call your legislators today

You Can Vote

Helping Citizens Overcome Barriers to Voting. You Can Vote is a grassroots coalition working to inform citizens of their right to vote and to help them overcome recently legislated barriers to voting in North Carolina. They train and mobilize volunteers to educate, register, and empower all North Carolina citizens to successfully cast their ballot. Volunteers learn best practices on voter registration and engagement to help citizens navigate North Carolina voting requirements. They provide communities with: Training, Materials, Organizing tools, Lists of volunteers/volunteer recruitment, Communication tools, and outreach assistance, and more.