There are a lot of ways to take action.
One idea is to go try out challenge.theyesmen.org, where you can look at ideas for actions, come up with new ones, and join up with other troublemakers. You can also sign up on our list, and we'll let you know when we're planning something.
The real change happens when we make policy change. Sometimes that means talking to lawmakers, sometimes it means becoming a lawmaker, and sometimes it means raising hell so that lawmakers tremble.
Here are some of the partners of our film, who are working towards the goal of policy change in their different ways. Hooking up with one of them is one good way to get active!
|WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.|
|Media That Matters is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action.|
|350.org is a global, grassroots project that links new forms of activism to the latest climate science in order to push for equitable climate solutions. Our campaign is designed to make sure everyone on earth, citizens and international policymakers alike, knows that 350 signifies both the red line for global climate and a start line for the global movement.|
|Tired of hearing about climate change? Then do something. Now.|
|The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the fastest-growing union in North America, focused on uniting workers in the key service sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide. The 2.1 million members united in SEIU across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico work in Healthcare, Public Services, and Property Services.|
The World Development Movement (WDM) tackles the underlying causes of poverty. We lobby decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor. We research and promote positive alternatives. We work alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.
|The world's most impoverished countries are forced to pay over $100 million EVERY DAY to the rich world in debt repayments, while poverty kills millions of their people. Meanwhile, creditors use their power over indebted countries to force them to privatise their services, open up their markets or cut essential spending.
Together we can change this. Already, campaigner pressure has forced rich countries to cancel some debts. But more needs to be done.
|The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals.
Working with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements - from high school students to professional organizations - Ruckus facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change our relationship with the environment and each other.
|War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership with people affected by globalisation. We campaign for human rights and against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.|
|The Climate Camp is a place for anyone who wants to take action on climate change; for anyone who’s fed up with empty government rhetoric and corporate spin; for anyone who’s worried that the small steps they’re taking aren’t enough to match the scale of the problem; and for anyone who’s worried about our future and wants to do something about it.|
|On Saturday 5 December 2009, ahead of the crucial UN climate summit in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life will flow through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all.
Together we can inspire our Government to quit dirty coal, build a green economy and protect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.
|The Portsmouth Climate Action network campaigns for real action to tackle climate change. You can find out more on www.portsmouthcan.co.uk or contact email@example.com|
On Saturday 5th September there’ll be a Green Fair in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth from 11-4.
Over 130 organisations have been invited so there will be activities, fun and inspiration for all ages. Look out for the Inter-dimensional Wizard, electric bikes, scooters and cars, vehicles running on waste gas/vegetable oil , demonstrations of low impact living including solar electric, solar hot water, straw bale construction, hempcrete ,plus stalls selling organic, Fairtrade and local produce.
|A fairer, safer, better world for everyone. Don't settle for anything less. Be aware of what's not fair and why. Be moved to change it. Right now.|
|38 Degrees brings you together with other people to take action on the
issues that matter to you and bring about real change. If you have had
enough of the way politicians and powerful organisations ignore your views on the issues you care about, then get involved with 38 Degrees. If we all act together, at the right moment, with the right message, delivered to the right people, then together we can make change happen. Receive our campaign emails and if you like what we are doing, you can get involved. Together, we intend to defend fairness, protect constitutional rights, promote peace, preserve the planet and deepen democracy. Join in at 38degrees.org.uk
|Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an experimental initiative engaging a new generation of
activists for social justice and global change. Ctrlaltshift.co.uk
|ActionAid campaigns around the world to challenge the decisions which keep poor people locked in poverty. Governments, big business and world leaders have the power to end world poverty. The lives of millions depend on the actions of a few powerful people. Your voice is vital. Join us and help make change happen.|
|Pants to Poverty were established as part of Make Poverty History and today work with approx 7000 farmers and sell theirb fairtrade and pesticide free pants in over 16 countries. They are always launching new and exciting campaigns to fight poverty (and bad pants) and recently succeeded in persuading Bayer Crop Sciences to stop distributing the killer pesticide endosulfan. To find our more go to www.pantstopoverty.com|
The Network of Spiritual Progressives was founded based on three basic tenets:
|The UK's largest student network campaigning to end world poverty, protect human rights and the environment http://peopleandplanet.org|
|Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.|
|Corporate Accountability International has been waging winning campaigns to challenge corporate abuse for more than 30 years. We were there at the beginning of this movement to demand direct corporate accountability to public interests and have been at its forefront ever since.|