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Political and social action organizations in Johnson County, Iowa

As people are starting to come out of the fog of the recent election, I’m hearing many say they want to get involved in working to mitigate the effects of the Trump administration, but they don’t quite know how. Following is a list of political and social action organizations with a liberal/progressive bent in the Iowa City-Coralville area, organized by topic.

This list is not exhaustive. Feel free to add your organization in the comments below, and I will do my best to update the list as needed. A shorter version of this list, inclusive of Cedar Rapids, will appear this week in The Little Village.


ACLU of Iowa
Coalition Against Trump (CAT)
Consultation of Religious Communities
Local chapter of
Iowa Action and Student Engagement
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Mission Iowa City
Physicians for Social Responsibility

Arts Action

Girls Rock Iowa City
Mission Creek Festival
Public Space One
Witching Hour Festival


Iowa State Education Association
UI Center for Human Rights


100 Grannies for a Livable Future
Food and Water Watch
Friends of the Iowa River
Iowa City Climate Advocate
Sierra Club

Gun Violence Prevention

Iowa City/Coralville Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America/Everytown for Gun Safety

International Peace

Council for International Visitors to Iowa Cities (CIVIC)
Iowa United Nations Association
Veterans for Peace


Human Rights Campaign
Iowa City Pride
Lambda Legal
One Iowa
Transformative Healing

Political Parties

Johnson County Democrats
Johnson County Green Party

Racial & Religious Minority Justice

Coalition for Racial Justice
Iowa Hillel
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) — Council 307 (Iowa)
New Iowans Legal Advice Clinic (Iowa Legal Aid)
Nisaa African Family Service 
Showing Up for Racial Justice
UIowa Muslim Student Association

Women’s Rights

50–50 in 2020
Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Emma Goldman Clinic
Iowa City Planned Parenthood
Iowa NOW (National Organization for Women)
Johnson County League of Women Voters
Johnson County NOW
Rape Victim Advocacy Program
Women’s Resource and Action Center

Workers Rights

Center for Worker Justice


Inside Out Reentry Community
Secular Coalition of Iowa

UPDATED: 11.15.16, 10:40 pm