When the rights of people are under attack, leaders lead.
The people united will never be evicted.
Dreams can come true if you have the courage to fight for them.
Voices of hope can overcome voices of hate.
People can change the climate... of denial.
The other shoe just dropped: Reebok drops Rick Ross
Powerful Communities Grow Members and Strength Over Time
When organizations and leaders have the sustained resources they need to grow from one campaign to the next, they can become powerful forces of change for the long haul.
Pervasive Problems Require Distributed Solutions
Many societal problems are so widespread that they can seem insurmountable. But by getting the right tools into the hands of passionate individuals and activated community groups, distributed organizing can help concerned citizens make an impact on the issues closest to their hearts, and their homes.
Social Change Can Happen Faster Than You Think
If you can capture the hearts and minds of people, political change is possible. When authentic messengers share their stories and inspire communities to take action, systemic change becomes within reach.
When Partners Come Together, a Choir Becomes a Chorus.
Powerful messaging is central to any winning campaign. But purposeful coordination can be the difference between a powerful message that fades away and one that turns into a crescendo of voices that can't be silenced.
Social Change Can Happen Faster When You Have a Formula
We know from experience that the right mix of powerful communities, innovation, and collaboration can yield transformative results--and we help it happen faster.
Powerful Communities + Savvy Campaigns = Social Change
Powerful Communities leverage technology to identify and connect people who seek to create change in the world. Savvy campaigns aggregate and amplify the voices of concerned citizens channeling them to a tipping point moment.
Rashad Robinson demands
justice for Trayvon Martin.
Citizens become powerful
advocates when supported
by a powerful community.
Disruption happens when bold,
creative leaders are unafraid -
and when they’re given what they
need to take action.Sometimes you have to do
the unexpected in order
to get results.
New tactics merge with proven strategies
to build innovative, effective campaigns.
Brad Johnson, Campaign
Manager, calls on corporate
sponsors to stop
supporting climate denial.
UltraViolet members call
for change at Reebok delivering
72,000 petition signatures.
While not as visible,
organizational planning and strategy are key
to achieving campaign wins.Financial and legal resources are part of CEL's offering
for supporting the sustainability and
development of growing movements.
Technologists help organizers build tools
to scale their efforts and amplify
actions on the ground.
Today’s movements are built online and off.
Smart technology builds the bridge.
Offline message distribution combined with
SMS tools can be effective at reaching
deeper into communities.
CEL Climate Project Director
Daniel Souweine leads
a strategy session with
innovation fellow Lisa Hoyos
UltraViolet Co-Executive Director
Shaunna Thomas practices
her pitch with CEL's
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