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AMBIS Group-Austin Memorial and Burial Information Society
AMBIS is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonsectarian consumer association dedicated to a consumer's right to meaningful, dignified, and affordable end of life choices.

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Offers a large collection of local and national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and related information.

American Gateways
To provide free and low-cost legal services and education to promote justice for immigrants and refugees in Central Texas.

Any Baby Can
To enhance the lives of children with disabilities or other special health care needs: ABC works to ensure that "Any Baby Can reach maximum potential."

The Association of American Cultures
To represent the concerns of people of diverse populations in the United States in regard to the preservation and creative vitality of their respective cultural identity through the arts.

Atheist Community of Ausitn
Promoting positive atheism and separation of church and state

Austin CROP Hunger Walk

Austin's House the Homeless
House the Homeless is an education and advocacy group educating the public about the causes of homelessness, and also advocating viable solutions to solve this social disease.

Center for Public Policy Priorities
The CPPP is a research and advocacy organization that seeks solutions to the challenges faced by low- to moderate-income families in Texas.

Common Cause of Texas
The nonpartisan, nonprofit citizens' lobby is a leading force in the battle for honest and accountable government at the national, state and local level - with a proven track record of hard-fought legislative campaigns and victories.

Envision Central Texas
A non-profit organization composed of a diverse group of citizens - neighborhood, environmental, business leaders and policy makers - who share the common goal of addressing growth sensibly with the interests of the region's citizens in mind.

Homeless Neighborhood Association
A neighborhood association organized along economic lines rather than the traditional geographic lines. We try to represent the homeless in City of Austin political discourse.

The Interfaith Environmental Network
Promotes environmental awareness, stewardship and the perspectives of communities of faith on environmental concerns.

Liveable City
Liveable City is an inclusive network of individuals working together to create a community consensus to promote policies that address the long term social, environmental and economic needs of the people of Austin.

Methodist Federation for Social Action - SW Texas
An independent voice for justice within Methodism since 1907. MFSA unites activists within the United Methodist Church to take action on issues of justice, peace and liberation in the church, nation and world.

National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere
S.A.V.E. is a national, school-based nonprofit organization created by students for students that promotes the virtues of peace, civility and nonviolence by helping students of all ages learn how to care for other people.

People Against Violent Crime
Assists victims of violent crime and their families by: Informing victims of their rights, Providing 24 hour hotline, Attending trials upon request, Offering emotional support, Providing information about other services.

The StandDown Texas Project
The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. It supports a moratorium on executions and reforms to Texas' indigent defense system.

Texas Freedom Network
Mobilizes the grassroots to support rational public policy in the areas of public education and individual and religious liberties.

Texas Moratorium Network
Texas Moratorium Network is a grassroots organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas.

Texas Ratepayers Organization to Save Energy
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization. We are the only public interest group in Texas dedicated to utility energy and environmental issues in the interests of residential and low-income ratepayers.

Travis County Children's Advocacy Center
To lessen the emotional trauma of these children during the investigation and prosecution of cases, and to improve the system's response to child abuse by uniting the efforts of public agencies and enlisting community support.

Vibha - Austin
Vibha is a non-profit organization that seeks to restore to underprivileged children their basic rights to food, shelter, health and education -- in short, a future.

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Women's Advocacy Project
A statewide, nonprofit, legal organization founded in 1982 with a mission to provide free legal advice, expand legal education, and promote access to justice for Texas women in need.

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