In the past decade, the internet has drastically changed the way many people engage in activism. Even before the coronavirus made on the ground action a public health concern, activists were leveraging social media to tell their stories and advocate for their causes. Hashtags like #SayHerName and #MeToo have become rallying cries that are bringing awareness and change to issues like police brutality and sexual and domestic violence.
On this page you will find local, national, and UCA advocacy organizations that you can connect with online, as well as resources and information about how to meaningfully engage in digital activism. Click here to explore organizations at UCA.
The ACLU of Arkansas (ACLU-AR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education methods to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues including, free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more.
Reinvest in Conway is an independent, community-based, multi-racial, multi-generational group of citizens who are committed to making Conway a safer place to live for all.
decARcerate is a grassroots coalition working to end mass incarceration in Arkansas through community education, smart legislation, advocacy and activism.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families' mission is to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities they need to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential.
The Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ACASA) is dedicated to bringing about change in our institutions, laws, policies, attitudes and beliefs that will allow women, children, and men to live their lives free from the threat of sexual violence.
The Arkansas Peace and Justice Memorial Movement embodies a statewide collaborative effort to acknowledge, and to learn from, our shared documented history of hundreds of incidents of extra-legal racial, political and religious violence and injustices. Learn more at apjmm.org
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.
For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a national cross-disability rights organization. AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. CDF champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. Feeding America is also leading the way in hunger research, awareness, advocacy.
Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.