New video: Standing with Color Of Change

This election season there has been unspeakable hatred and racism towards communities of color, the consequences of which we are still trying to understand. We are also living in a time where a week doesn’t go by without the media highlighting stories of police violence against people of color.

The ascendance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the activists who are challenging this status quo provide powerful inspiration for how to push back against systemic racism and oppression. In this context it was an honor to welcome to CREDO the leader of one of the most effective civil rights organizations in the country, Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change.

CREDO is incredibly proud to be a close partner of Color Of Change. Our members have directed over $310,000 to the organization, including a $57,639 grant from the August 2016 donations election. What matters even more is how we’ve locked arms to campaign together. We stood together against racist programming on Fox News during President Barack Obama’s first year in office, and against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s support of voter suppression and stand your ground laws. This year we worked together to pressure giant corporations not to sponsor Donald Trump’s hate by divesting from the Republican National Convention. Read More

CREDO’s October grantees say thank you

Each month, CREDO members vote for how we distribute our funding to three amazing organizations fighting for progressive causes.  Those small actions add up – with one click, you can dedicate resources to help prevent harmful pipeline development, fight for racial justice and stand up to corporate interests.

In October, over 59,000 CREDO members did just that. They voted in our donations election and helped us distribute over $150,000 to Bold, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Other98.

These donations are made possible by thousands of CREDO customers and the revenue they generate through using our services. Their distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO activists like you. And for that, our October recipients thank you. Read More

An easy way to get polling place details

Election Day is just a few days away, and no act is more important to our democracy than voting. If you haven’t already voted early or by mail, you’ll want to have your polling place logistics on-hand for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Luckily there are tools to make that easy. Google has set up simple search tools that will do just that, as long as you have location services enabled in your browser or smartphone settings.

In a recent blog post, Google explains that you can:

Search for “where to vote,” and Google with display your polling place location and voting ID laws: Read More

Vote to fund three progressive organizations in November

This month, civil rights, environmental justice and women’s rights are all on CREDO’s November donations ballot.

Every month you have the opportunity to decide how CREDO divides more than $150,000 in contributions among three amazing progressive organizations. This month we’ve chosen Fight for the Future, Oil Change International and Planned Parenthood.

Each of these organizations is a leader and is on the front lines of important progressive issues.

Learn about the important work these groups are doing and then vote for one, two, or all three. Read More

This election is different

Elections always matter, but 2016 is different.

The unprecedented level of toxic bigotry and misogyny coming from Donald Trump is sickening. Normally we discuss the impact of what a president will do in the Oval Office. This year, Trump’s campaign alone is harming our country.

This was made abundantly clear in a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which found that the Trump campaign is “producing an alarming level of fear and anxiety among children of color and inflaming racial and ethnic tensions in the classroom. Many students worry about being deported.”

Children see and absorb the world around them, and while we would like to believe they can be insulated from the daily dose of awfulness on the evening news, there is an impact. The SPLC noted that “more than two-thirds of the teachers reported that students – mainly immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims – have expressed concerns or fears about what might happen to them or their families after the election.” Read More

New video: NARAL Pro-Choice America and the “forward flank” of the movement

NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue visited CREDO’s office on Oct. 7 to talk about the future of the pro-choice movement and thank CREDO and our members for our longstanding partnership.


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Watch Michelle Obama make a case against Trump like no one else can

At a rally in Arizona, First Lady Michelle Obama denounced Donald Trump’s sexism in an incredibly powerful speech. Watch highlights from her speech in this short video.

New video: Going on offense for Social Security with Social Security Works

No group has ever received more votes in a CREDO monthly donations election than Social Security Works (SSW). This is a result of the outstanding organizing work of SSW members and their dedicated staff.

SSW’s Executive Director Alex Lawson visited CREDO’s office on Sept. 27 to tell us about the work they do to not only save Social Security, but also to expand it. “There is a dominant narrative that existed in DC that Social Security was in crisis, that it was going bankrupt. We had to change that narrative,” Lawson said. Read More

Elections 2016: How CREDO is fighting for our progressive values

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CREDO does not endorse candidates, but we have a rich history of engaging in elections to fight right-wing extremism and stand up for progressive values. 2016 is no different. Donald Trump’s racist, misogynistic and xenophobic candidacy has mainstreamed hatred and made this election one of the most important fights against hate and extremism any of us have ever faced.

For months, CREDO has been engaging our network of more than 4.4 million members to push back against Trump and the right-wing hate mongers he enables. As we head towards an unprecedented and historic Election Day on Nov. 8, CREDO is executing a multi-faceted strategy to combat right-wing extremism. The key elements of our campaign include directly damaging Trump’s brand, shaping the media environment through rapid-response campaigns, attacks through our highly engaged social media channels and partnering with allies to engage voters in key battleground states.

Read more at Medium.

Top three things you can do in Member Services

The online account management tool called Member Services is a fantastic tool for anything and everything related to your CREDO Mobile account.

1. Make payments
You have several payment options conveniently available within Member Services. There’s an orange payment button on the member dashboard (the first page you’ll see when you log in) where you can make a one-time payment. You can also enroll in autopay, the worry-free way to pay your bill on time each month. Read More