Campaign Partnerships

We love being allies. We know creating change is hard and that it’s easier when you have help. That’s what we’re here for. We’ve helped dozens of faith leaders and organizers start and run campaigns, leverage their social networks (and expand into new ones!), get national media coverage, and organize to make change.

We’d love to work with you.

Here's a taste of what it's like to work together

Last year, our partnership, technology, and training helped power a national campaign to help keep families together. Here’s a short video on our work with the Sanctuary movement:

And it’s not just immigration. We’ve been allies in preventing gun violence, supporting economic justice, combating climate change, reforming our prison system, combating Islamophobia, advancing LGBTQ equality, and more.

When you reach out to us, we can help you with:

✔ Strategic turnout
✔ Faith-rooted messaging
✔ Creative actions
✔ Digital strategy
✔ Rapid response
✔ Campaign tactics
✔ Media outreach
✔ Visual story-telling
✔ Webinars and in-person training, and more

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What People Are Saying About Us

When a gunman opened fire in a Sikh house of worship on a Sunday morning in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Groundswell team launched into action within minutes. Together, we collected and delivered more than 4,000 prayers of love and support for the victims’ families. We kept the story alive in national media and worked social media around the clock. We joined Sikh advocacy organizations in a long-term campaign to persuade the FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus, and other minorities – and won. One year later, President Obama announced the landmark change in our federal hate crimes policy to  combat hate in America. We could not have succeeded without the Groundswell team’s powerful digital support, media savvy, and extraordinary commitment to interfaith solidarity.

Valarie Kaur
Groundswell founder and Sikh-American Activist

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As a faith-rooted organizer inspired by prophetic fire, I know how to pull a great ground-game together in the struggle for justice – the face-to-face meetings, strategy meetings, leadership development, the worship service, and the big event. I turn to Groundswell to help with my air-game – digital outreach, putting on an ethical spectacle and making sure our actions receive broad media coverage. Groundswell hones my prophetic voice so what I say will open hearts so minds will listen.

When we collaborated on a #blacklivesmatter Die-In at the NYC City Council on December 8, 2014, Groundswell successfully insured our action graced the front page of the New York Times.

During the Die-In we delivered a clergy letter to Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverto demanding an Independent Prosecutor and legislation on the criminalization of the chokehold, both of which were heeded within weeks. We saw in that moment the prophetic power we could generate through bringing together the clergy and congregations of the Micah Faith Table and the digital organizers and media gurus of Groundswell.

 Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Director, Micah Institute, New York Theological Seminary

“Without the vision, commitment, and organization of the folks at Groundswell and Auburn, the ark at the People’s Climate March never would have seen the light of day or generated the excitement it engendered. When the ark flowed through the streets of New York city along with hundreds of thousands of others people calling for climate justice, it reminded us of the way that our faith traditions can provide common symbols to coalesce around for the good of all, in this case to remind us that we are all in the same boat when it comes to climate justice.”

 Mark Beach
Former Director of Communication, World Council of Churches

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Stories from our work

Sanctuary 2014

Our technology and training helped power a national campaign to help keep families together. Read more here.

 

The Ark at the People’s Climate March

We got a priest, a rabbi, an imam, and a unicorn on an Ark to save our planet. Read more here.

 

#BlackLivesMatter

Our action planning & media outreach support put these racial justice actions on the front page of the NYT. Read more here.

 

 #KellyOnMyMind

Our rapid response helped Georgia activists galvanize over 80,000 people to stop the execution of a reformed theologian on death row. Read more here.

 

 

LET'S MAKE FAITH-ROOTED CHANGE TOGETHER.

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