Celebrate MLK: Take an Active Role in Your Community

Today, we honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, and his legacy. MLK Day is a national day of service -- it’s a chance for us each to give back to our communities. WarnerMedia is proud to put forward the following organizations for you to consider as we, together, help society ensure justice for all.

Social Justice

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NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. The NAACP has over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. NAACP’s mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.

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National Urban League

National Urban League

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the Urban League collaborates at the national and local levels with community leaders, policymakers, and corporate partners to elevate the standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice.

LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

Equal Justice Initiative

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Color of Change

Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. It helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, it moves decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. Further, it challenges injustice, holds corporate and political leaders accountable, commissions game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advances solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.

Environmental Sustainability

Conservation International

People need nature to thrive. Conservation International (CI) works to spotlight and secure the critical benefits that nature provides to humanity. Since our inception in 1987, CI has helped to protect more than 6 million square kilometers of land and sea across more than 70 countries. Currently, Conservation International has a head office in the USA and offices in 29 countries, a staff of over 1,000, and 2,000 partners worldwide. Our reach is truly global.

Building upon a strong foundation of science, policy, field demonstrations, and partnerships with businesses, local communities and civil society groups, CI empowers societies to sustain nature responsibly, conserve our global biodiversity, and care for the well-being of humanity.

Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation works collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet.

CPF is both a grant-making foundation and a programmatic foundation. Through its small grant program, it has funded over 2,700 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 35 countries internationally. More than 1.6 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.

Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

 

 

LGBTQ+ Rights

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation envisions a world where all LGBTQ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives. Through public education, research and policy and practice change, the HRC Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites and in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns, in the United States and around the globe.

Created in 1984, our team members identify the problems and challenges LGBTQ people face, then follow a clear model for effecting change: Building understanding of LGBTQ people and shaping the public debate through public education, research and resources; Changing policies and practices through technical assistance and pioneering benchmarking tools; Empowering strategic partners, community leaders and allies to be stronger advocates for equality through capacity-building, training and innovative tools; Leveraging relationships with these partners, advocates and allies to advance LGBTQ policy objectives at the local, state, national and international levels.

PFLAG

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.

GLAAD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 as a peer-support crisis hotline. The Hotline was, and still is, the only service in the country in which all operators are transgender. Because of the particularly vulnerable relationship transgender people have with police, it is also the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

Ali Forney Center

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

Women’s Rights

Girls For Gender Equity Inc. (GGE)

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) promotes the physical, psychological, social and economic well-being of girls, women and ultimately the entire community.

GGE believes that widespread violence against women and girls of color points to deeply rooted racial and gender discrimination that must be tackled as a peace-building and human rights priority. A Brooklyn, New York-based coalition-building and youth development organization, GGE acts as a catalyst for change to improve gender and race relations and socio-economic conditions for our most vulnerable youth and communities of color.

Black Women’s Blue Print

We work to place Black women and girls’ lives, as well as their particular struggles, squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities.

We are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity.

We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture.

 

She Se Puede

For Latinas, By Latinas. From exploring the latest headlines affecting Latinas to sharing tips to help you navigate your life – we’re the place that knows you, that gets you and encourages you to go out and conquer the world.

 

Every Mother Counts

We are committed to supporting groups led by women and people from the communities where they work, and that place mothers at the center of their work. By partnering with local organizations that serve historically marginalized communities, we help deliver high-impact, low-cost solutions to improve maternal health outcomes.

 

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender non-conforming youth. The organization has been distinguished three times by the White House as one of the nation’s top after school programs, and twice by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York City’s top ten nonprofits.

Serving a culturally and educationally diverse community of girls and gender non-conforming youth (mentees) — 90% of color, 90% high need, 75% immigrant or first generation, and 25% LGBTQ+/gender non-conforming—Girls Write Now mentors underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community.

Education

DonorsChoose

We make it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Voter Participation

Rock the Vote

In 2020, WarnerMedia partnered with Rock the Vote to register more than 5,000 new voters. And there's more work to do. Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people. For 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use culture, technology and activism to engage young people in the civic process. Since its founding, Rock the Vote has processed over 12 million voter registrations and consistently turns out its voters more than 30 points above the national youth average with approximately 60% voting for the first time. Rock the Vote focuses on voter registration, education, and mobilization and works to modernize the process and fight for young people's right to vote. Learn more at rockthevote.org.

 

When We All Vote

When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that brings together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election.

Voto Latino

Voto Latino Foundation (VLF) is the largest Latinx voter registration organization in the country with over 1 million supporters and having registered over 711,000 voters, to date. VLF is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization centered around Latinx youth predicated on their influence in their households and their sheer numbers. 66% of Latinos in the US are under the age of 33 and will propel the Latinx voter to be the second-largest voting block for the first time in 2020. VLF is among the top 10 voter registration outfits in the nation and the only Latinx organization on the list.