Cincinnati Chapter

Below is a list of issues and resources active in 2017 in Cincinnati, OH.  Click on each name for more info. If you have any feedback, suggestions or more issues/resources, or if your organization is listed and you would like us to remove/edit your info, please email

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Executive Order Immigration Assistance

Cincinnati is  declared a Sanctuary City

Current Issues/Campaigns

Justice for Tyra
Campaign to free Tyra Patterson, who was wrongfully convicted of murder

Indivisble Guide: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Link to groups organizing in your area code and taking indivisible action. And download a copy of the Indivisible Guide to start your own group.

Organizations that Advocate and Campaign in Cincinnati


Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
CIWC members, many of whom are immigrants, formed an Immigrant Rights Committee (IRC) to organize around immigrant justice.

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center
IJPC educates and advocates for immigrants’ rights and creates opportunity for them to share their unique voices as we work for comprehensive immigration reform.

Cincinnati Compass
A virtual navigator to resources and connections for immigrants, refugees, expats, international students and others.


Ohio NOW
Taking action for women’s and girls’ equality in Central Ohio!

Women Helping Women
Women Helping Women (WHW) prevents gender-based violence and empowers all survivors.WHW believes that a world without gender-based violence is possible and that all members of our caring community can live in a world of equality, health and vitality.

Planned Parenthood: Southwest Ohio
For more than 85 years, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region has been the leading reproductive health care provider, educator and advocate for Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky communities.

Project Woman Ohio
Project Woman is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by providing services and programs to protect, educate, and empower.

National Organization for Women (NOW) Foundation
The National Organization for Women Foundation (“NOW Foundation”) is a 501(c) (3) organization devoted to achieving full equality for women through education and litigation.


Human Rights Campaign: Greater Cincinnati
An extremely committed volunteer group working to support HRC’s mission in Greater Cincinnati.

Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
For three decades, the Urban Morgan Institute has educated and trained human rights lawyers, who promote and protect human rights in the international arena.


American Civil Liberties Union (Ohio)
An Ohio ACLU branch that works daily in the courts and in communities to defend the individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States dealing with issues like freedom of speech, censorship, due process, the right to privacy, discrimination, separation of church and state, search and seizure, and voting rights.

Ohio Justice and Policy Center
A non-partisan, nonprofit, public interest law office based in Cincinnati that works statewide for reform of Ohio’s justice system.

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati
Organization committed to advocating and organizing around social justice issues based on similar principles from the national Black Lives Matter organization.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR-Ohio) was established in 1998 as a non-profit, grassroots civil rights organization.

Ohio´s online database about the Civil Impact of Criminal Convictions under Ohio Law.

Children’s Law Center
The Children’s Law Center is a unique organization which was created out of the identified need for increased legal advocacy for children.

Cincinnati Black United Front
Cincinnati Black United Front was formed in 2000, in the wake of 14 downtown restaurants closing during the historic Jazz Festival weekend. During that time Cincinnati experienced its 14th and 15th deaths of two unarmed Black Men in custody. The CBUF re-directed its focus with the community’s blessing to focus on this issue.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati
A partnership of 23 local nonprofit organizations building social and economic equity and a healthy environment in Greater Cincinnati.

Progress Ohio
ProgressOhio is the state’s leading progressive organization, composed of two non-profits:, a 501 (c) (4) organization formed in 2006 to promote progressive causes, and ProgressOhio Education, a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Ohio Progressive Politics: Organizations, Campaigns, and Communications
A clearinghouse for progressive political information, news, local organizations, campaigns, meetups, and communications. (Links to Progressive Organizations and News in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio)

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. 

Urban League of Greater Cincinnati
Our mission is to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency by provide programming in workforce development, business development & entrepreneurship, youth education and leadership training.

The AMOS Project The AMOS Project
The AMOS Project is a coalition of congregations in Greater Cincinnati dedicated to advancing justice and improving the quality of life for all residents. AMOS develops the leadership skills of low-income and working families to participate in public life. Through direct actions, rallies and public meetings, AMOS leaders engage elected, business and community leaders to work together on critical community issues. Campaigns include removing barriers for returning citizens to find employment, the creation of Ohio’s largest Community Benefits Agreement and advocating for voting rights. 

CoreChange of Cincinnati
Systemic solutions aimed at urban poverty and its effects
• Effective civic investment by the residents most impacted by those conditions
• A conviction of shared accountability for urban problems among those who live outside the core.

Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Bringing together faith, community, and labor partners to achieve racial, social, and economic justice for all Ohioans

Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative
Miami Valley Organizing Collaborative is a diverse alliance of neighborhood circles, churches, and labor unions working together to protect workers’ rights and to improve the quality of life of people living in Montgomery County and southwestern Ohio. MVOC has organized hundreds of people to challenge the unfunded mandate of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, supported the effort to organize Walmart workers, called for the passage of immigration reform, and is fighting to end violence in low-income communities of color.

Our Harvest Cooperative
A Cincinnati-based union worker-owned cooperative developed on the Mondragon model. Programs include a Weekly Harvest Box Program and training opportunities for new farmers. Our Harvest also operates a food hub that provides aggregation, distribution and technical assistance for local growers, and serves as a centralized source of local produce for institutions, grocery stores, restaurants, and other retail and wholesale buyers.

Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Matters Ohio is a non-profit policy research organization founded in January 2000 to broaden the debate about economic policy in Ohio.  Our mission is to create a more fair, prosperous, sustainable and inclusive Ohio, through research, media work and policy advocacy.

Waterfields leverages local capacity to realize healthier and more prosperous neighborhoods through employment of local residents at livable wages to generate rooted wealth in struggling urban areas.

Ohio Student Association
The Ohio Student Association is a project of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative a 501c(3) organization that advocates for racial, social, and economic justice in Ohio. OSA engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities across Ohio, we organize young people to build independent political power.


HOME: Housing Opportunities Made Equal
HOME’s mission is to eliminate unlawful discrimination in housing in the Greater Cincinnati area. HOME advocates and enforces housing regulations for all protected classes and promotes stable, integrated communities.


Ohio Environmental Organizations
Search for Environmentally conscious organizations in Cincinnati and throughout Ohio.

National Audobon Society: Cincinnati
The Audubon Society of Ohio (ASO) was established in 1897 in the Greater Cincinnati area, and was incorporated in 1900. ASO was the first Audubon Society organized in Ohio, and is currently a local chapter of the National Audubon Society.

Ohio Citizen Action
Inspiring citizen action, one by one

Ohio Environmental Council
Unleashing the power of green

Ohio League of Conservation Voters
Enhancing the political consciousness of the environmental community.

Ohio River Foundation
Protect and improve the water quality of the Ohio River and all waters in its watershed.

Ohio Stream Preservation
Preserving and enhancing Ohio’s aquatic resources.


League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area
Non partisan organization that encourages informed and active participation of citizens in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues through education

The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition
The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition is a coalition of nonprofit voting advocate organizations in Ohio. We are dedicated to ensuring that all eligible Ohio citizens maintain the right to vote in every election.