Defending Democratic Values, Institutions, and Norms

This dynamic “Resistance Map” was first developed by the DA in 2017 to track the organizations working to defend democratic institutions and norms in the age of the Trump Administration.

Click on a group to learn more about its work or use the filter to sort by issue area. Organizations are listed alphabetically.

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#Resist is a demonstration of distributed leadership advancing the fight to save our democracy.

5 Calls

5 Calls is issue-driven advocacy at the federal and local level based on the belief that phone calls in sufficient number matter.


The ACLU works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Advancement Project

A next-generation, multiracial civil rights organization using innovative tools and strategies.

America Votes

A permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes.

American Oversight

American Oversight is dedicated to identifying and stopping corruption at the federal level.

Americans for Financial Reform

Core mission: a financial system that supports a more equitable economy.


Amplify is an app designed to facilitate direct phone calling in support of issue campaigns.

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

Strengthening democracy by building a national strategy for ballot measures.