Public hearing days during Idaho Legislature sessions are usually crowded with citizen lobbyists for a variety of issues.
Here are some volunteer and activist organizations whose work we endorse, with links. If your organization would like to be included in the list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACLU of Idaho
The ACLU of Idaho is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. Based in Boise and affiliated with the national American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Idaho implements legal, legislative and public education programs in conjunction with volunteers to advance the ACLU's goals of liberty and justice for all.
Add the Words
Add the Words was established in 2011 to advocate for inclusion of the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to Idaho's 1969 Human Rights Act, to include gay and transgender people in Idaho's fair employment, housing, public accommodation, and education laws.
Better Idaho is a progressive communications and advocacy resource addressing Idaho issues by changing the public conversation “to focus on ideas that actually make this state a better place to live for all Idahoans.”
AAUW of Idaho
AAUW of Idaho is the statewide affiliate of the national American Association of University Women, supporting the objectives of the AAUW through local chapter membership. Find an Idaho branch near you here.
Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition
The Homeless Coalition is an advocacy group supporting area homeless service provider agencies, homeless persons, volunteers, advocates, and concerned individuals committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, and coordinated services. Members of the Coalition aim to ensure that no homeless or at-risk individual or family is without proper services or assistance and work together to exchange information among member agencies and individuals.
Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability
CAIA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit Idaho volunteer group concerned about the impact of gas and oil exploration and exploitation in Idaho, particularly in the southern part of the state.
Consortium for Idahoans With Disabilitiess
The Consortium for Idahoans with Disabilities (CID) is a coalition of Idaho agencies and organizations addressing issues that affect people with disabilities. CID has no formal membership structure.
DisAbility Rights Idaho
DisAbility Rights Idaho, established in 1977, works on behalf of more than 200,000 Idaho residents with disabilities as a nonprofit advocacy agency, helping safeguard their rights, regardless of age or type of disability. The organization advocates and addresses issues by working with state agencies and other nonprofits, serving on committees, task forces and work groups.
Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy
International Rescue Committee – Idaho
NOW, Southwest Idaho Chapter
Southern Idaho Progressive Coalition
Reclaim Idaho is a volunteer movement seeking to recruit and elect candidates who will restore balance in the Idaho State Legislature by advocating for strengthening public schools, protecting public lands, and extending healthcare to working families. Reclaim Idaho organized the successful petition drive to put Proposition 2 on the Nov. 6 ballot, to give Idaho voters a voice in extending healthcare to the 62,000 Idahoans who desperately need it but who do not currently qualify based upon income standards.
Snake River Alliance
The Snake River Alliance (SRA) is an Idaho non-profit organization concentrating on nuclear and clean energy issues.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Social Justice Council
United Vision for Idaho