The ACLU is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Our only mission is to keep the promise of the Bill of Rights alive for every American.
ACLU of Florida Sarasota Chapter Board meetings are usually held on Thursdays of every month (except July, August and September).
Location: SELBY LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN)
Upstairs (2nd floor) conference room 6:00-7:45 P.M.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule:
(NOTE: No meetings, as usual, in July, August & September)
A nonpartisan and non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Americans United works to help Americans understand the vital role that separation of church and state plays in protecting religious and personal freedoms for all Americans.
The local chapter was organized in January 2001 to advocate and educate in our community for separation of church and state. We are comprised of religious, educational, and community leaders, people from different religious faiths and no faith, and people with different political and philosophical viewpoints. We share a common commitment to church-state separation and individual freedom.
Veterans have a duty to help forge the future of our country. To that end, Florida Veterans for Common Sense will work to shape local and national policies. As veterans, we support the founding principles of the United States of America. We hold these to be liberty, equality, human rights and democracy. We support these values without regard to partisan politics. As veterans, we call upon our government to provide returning veterans the best medical and psychological treatment. We call for dedicated funding and fundamental reform of the Veterans Administration to provide such treatment for all veterans. As veterans, we support a strong military designed to protect citizens against 21st century threats both foreign and domestic. As veterans, we support the ethical and humane treatment of prisoners and we oppose all torture.
We represent Manatee and Sarasota Counties on the Florida Gulf Coast. We are dedicated to enjoying our environment and preserving it for future generations.
Sierra Club Office: 2127 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and lesbian rights including marriage equality. Our chapter welcomes new members to help fight for women???s rights on the local and national level.
SARASOTA/MANATEE NOW, P.O. BOX 2972, Sarasota, FL 34230
Email: [email protected] Phone: 941-257-3211
Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) is a congregation based justice ministry founded in 1997. We are composed of 15 member congregations representing thousands of people across Sarasota County. SURE relies on the power of these numbers to solve pressing community problems. We are an interfaith organization committed to bringing justice, equity and peace to our county.
The South West Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice (SWFCPJ) works to build a more peaceful and just world by:
* Serving as the umbrella organization for a growing number of local groups working for this objective.
* Sponsoring discussions, vigils and other events to raise awareness of social issues.
* Presenting a unified and more powerful voice for peace to the public and to elected officials.
* Recognizing outstanding contributions by those working to advance a culture of peace and nonviolence.
* Encouraging groups to network and share resources whenever possible.
Founded in 1999 by author and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and other members of the Hudson Riverkeeper community, Waterkeeper Alliance is the world???s fastest growing environmental movement, with over 200 Waterkeeper Organizations protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on six continents. Its proudest accomplishment is the depth and breadth of its member organizations and the unity of their vision for clean water and resilient communities.
P.O. Box 1028
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone: (941) 275-2922
Email: [email protected]
TRANSITION FLORIDA is a social network for those in The Sunshine State seeking to rebuild local community resilience and self-reliance in the face of peak oil, climate change, and economic crisis. This means reconnecting with each other and the earth, reskilling ourselves, revitalizing local agriculture, reclaiming our local economy, and reenvisioning our collective future.
The United Nations Association Sarasota-Manatee Chapter has been serving the community for over 40 years. The United Nations Association of the USA is dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americas to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system, and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.
A World in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the natural environment is protected, and the United States is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind.
The United States National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports UN Women programs. These projects promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning 100 countries around the globe.
Our Board Meetings an the first Monday of the Month at the Women's Resource Center on Tuttle. Contact Sharon Burde for more information at [email protected] or 941-383-1363.
WSLR 96.5 is an innovative, listener-supported, non-profit, non-commercial FM radio station dedicated to serving the Sarasota community. WSLR features locally produced programming and presents cultural, artistic, and political perspectives currently underrepresented in the media. Our goal is to inform and empower listeners to play an active role in WSLR and in their community. WSLR???s programming promotes equality, peace, sustainability, democracy, health, and social and economic justice.
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL 34236 * 941-894-6469 * [email protected]
The purpose of the organization is to promote global peace by addressing environmental and social justice issues locally and individually. We do this through educational programs such as conferences, demonstrations, youth peace camps, publication of our newsmagazine Just Peace, and through any other creative non-violent means available.
St Pete for Peace, a non-partisan anti-war group founded in January 2003, brings awareness to the atrocities our government is committing in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, and Iraq. We support the people of Latin America as they fight for equality and basic human rights. We say "No" to foreclosures and the government sponsored bailouts of Wall Street and the U.S. banking system. We are against police brutality and support efforts to house and feed the homeless.