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Campaign Manager , LUCHA

Phoenix, AZ

Campaign Manager Arizonans for Fair Wages and Healthy Families Campaign Job Title: Campaign Manager Position Location: Phoenix, Arizona LUCHA is a progressive, grassroots, community-based organization engaged in and committed to building power throughout communities in Arizona. At LUCHA, we work to ensure that everyone has access to the American Dream by amplifying the voices of low- ...

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Managing Director

Denver, CO

FRESC  is hiring Managing Director C4 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Managing Director Position Location: DenverMetro, Colorado About FRESC:  FRESC’smission is to build power to ensure that our economy and political system workfor all Colorado residents, especially low income people, communities of colorand immigrants.  FRESC creates this change by engaging unions, workers,faith comm ...

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Bilingual Worker Organizer, Make The Road CT

Bridgeport, CT

POSITION LOCATION: Bridgeport, CT ABOUT MAKE THE ROAD CONNECTICUT: Make the Road Connecticut (MRCT) is a new sister organizationto the highly-effective and long-standing organization Make the Road New York. MRCT is building amembership base in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and has already launched campaigns to advance immigrantand worker rights at the state and city level. ...

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Lead Organizer

Washington, DC

Position Summary: SPACEs is an inter-disciplinary social justice organization that unleashes the capacity of people and organizations to create communities of HOPE (Healing, Opportunity and Possibility for Everyone). SPACEs seeks an experienced organizer who shares the organization’s belief that, collectively with others, we can put a serious dent in the issue of generational poverty – including the issue of low-quality jobs -- in the D ...

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Deputy Political Director for States

Washington, DC

Position Location: Washington, DC The Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD/A) build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with 43 powerful community organizing groups in 30 states across the country. CPD Action is staffing up our Political Department in the wake of the 2016 elections to mount a proactive, powerful fight for the future of the country in the coming electio ...

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Political Director

Washington, DC

Job Title:  Political Director  Position Location: Washington, DC The Center for Popular Democracy and Center for Popular Democracy Action (CPD/A) build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with 43 powerful community organizing groups in 30 states across the country. We seek an experienced and energetic professional who will lead our Politics Department to build ...

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Director of Federal Campaigns and Advocacy

Washington D.C., DC

The Center for Popular Democracy and CPD Action (together identified as CPD/A) seek a Director of Federal Campaigns and Advocacy to build out and lead our organization’s ambitious plans to impact federal policy and advocacy.  In the Trump era, this means developing a federal campaigning program that is at the forefront of efforts to stop Trumpism.  A relatively young organization, CPD/A has emerged in recent years not only as the largest network of state-based community organizations in the co ...

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Community Schools Support Coordinator

Washington, DC, DC

Community Schools Support Coordinator Position Location: Washington, DC strongly preferred The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of 43 community-based organizations in 30 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek ...

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Statewide Campaign Manager - Florida Campaign for Earned Sick Days

Orlando, FL

Background: The Florida Campaign for Earned Sick Days is a statewide constitutional amendment campaign seeking to place Earned Sick Days on the November 2016 ballot and win. In 2015, the campaign will focus on petition collecting and organizational infrastructure building throughout the state in a way that creates long term sustainability for organizations, while pushing forward a successful ballot initiative. In 2016, the campaign will focus on voter engagement and turnout. Opport ...

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Communications Associate

Brooklyn, NY

Position Location: Preferably New York City About CPD The Center for Popular Democracy promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pr ...

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Major Gifts Manager

Brooklyn, NY

About CPD The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a national organization which builds long-term power and opportunity for low-income communities, immigrants and communities of color. CPD works with and through a network of 43 dynamic state partner organizations located in 30 states that have a combined membership of over 400,000 people. Our national staff is made up of over 55 passiona ...

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Law Graduate Public Interest Fellowship Opportunities

New York, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. CPD provides legal and strategic support on state and local legislative campaigns that advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial justice agenda, while building ...

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Lead Organizer, Economic Justice, Fair Workweek Initiative

New York, NY

Lead Organizer, Economic Justice - Brooklyn, NY Center for Popular Democracy, Fair Workweek Initiative Join the next wave in the movement for economic justice in America. Across the country, low-wage hourly workers struggle with jobs with unpredictable part-time hours, low wages and few benefits that strain their families and cause economic insecurity. The Center for Popular Democracy’s Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI) seeks a Lead Organize ...

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Director of Base Engagement

New York, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy(CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep,long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek an energetic, experienced Director of Base Engagement, to support our affiliates in designing and implementing programming that supp ...

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Director of Strategic Communications & Public Affairs

New York, NY

Position Location: LosAngeles or Oakland, CA, New York, NY or Washington, DC strongly preferred;other locations considered The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) andCPD Action (c4) are a national network of 43 movement building organizationsrooted in 30 states across the country. Our affiliates transform the local,state and national policy landscape through people-led campaigns for fairness,equity, opportunity and justice. We seek an experienced and energetic seniorcommun ...

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HR Generalist

New York, NY

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY About the Position Are you a payroll and HR wizard? Do you love juggling a variety of tasks and types of work, without letting anything drop? Do you care about helping immigrants, communities of color, low-wage workers and other constituencies win tangible improvements in their lives? We’re seeking a full-time HR Generalist committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle complex competing priorities with a portfolio ...

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Director, Opportunity Campaigns

New York, NY

Position Location: Brooklyn, NY preferred; other locations considered The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek an experienced and energetic camp ...

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Canvass Director

New York, NY

About CPD: The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy in partnership with innovative base-building organizations, organizing networks and alliances, and progressive unions across the country. CPD works to build the strength and capacity of democratic organizations to envision and advance a pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. About the Position: CPD is seeking Canvass Directors w ...

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Internship in Community Lawyering & Policy Innovation, Summer 2017

New York, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) is a high-impact national organization based in New York City and DC with satellite offices in Boston, MA, Oakland, CA, and Chicago, IL that promotes equity, opportunity, and a dynamic democracy by partnering with grassroots organizations around the country to build community power and transform the state and local policy landscape. Working in the areas of immigrant rights and racial justice as well as economic and community justice, CPD provides legal an ...

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Campaign Organizer, Local Progress

New York, NY

Campaign Organizer Local Progress   Position Location: Flexible with a preference for New York City or Washington DC About the Project: Local Progress is the policy network of progressive elected officials from cities and counties around the country committed to shared prosperity, equal justice under law, sustainable cities, and good government that serves the public interest. Hand-in-hand with community-based organizations and unions committ ...

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Deputy Director, Local Progress

New York, NY

Deputy Director Local Progress   Position Location: Flexible with a preference for New York City or Washington DC About the Project: Local Progress is the policy network of progressive elected officials from cities and counties around the country committed to shared prosperity, equal justice under law, sustainable cities, and good government that serves the public interest. Hand-in-hand with community-based organizations and unions committed ...

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Network Organizer

New York and D. C, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep, long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek an energetic, detail-oriented Network Organizer to coordinate communications, build relationships, and facilitate ...

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Director of Capacity Building

New York and D. C, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy(CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep,long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek an energetic, experienced Director of Capacity Building, to i) Coordinate and support our program of capacity-building, which ...

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Director of Emerging Organizing

New York and DC, NY

The Center for Popular Democracy(CPD, c3) and CPD Action (c4) are a national network of close to fifty community-based organizations in 35 states that build organizing power to transform the local, state and national policy landscape through deep,long-term partnerships with leading community organizing groups and progressive labor unions nationwide. We seek an energetic, experienced Director of Emerging Organizing, to  i) Provide intensive support to talented organizers across the ...

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