Quad Citians Affirming Diversity
Address: 3300 River Drive Moline, IL 61265
Contact person: Joyce Wiley
Email: joyce firstname.lastname@example.org
Website/URL: QCAD Out for good
Action: Working with lgbt Teens
Where: at Western Illinois University campus during drop-in
Date/Time: Friday nights at 6:30
American Association of University Women
Address: P.O. Box 621, Bettendorf, IA 52722-0011
Contact: Maria Bribriesco, President
Website/URL: http://davenportbettendorf-ia.aauw.net/ and aauw.org
Action: Iowa Legislative Forum with all Scott Co. legislators
Where: Rogalski Center, 3rd. floor, St. Ambrose Campus
Date/Time: Saturday, April 22. Forum: 10:30-12.
Also, Go to www.aauw.org. Click on Take Action, then choose to be a "Two Minute Activist
ACLU of Iowa
American Civil Liberties Union
Address: 505 5th Ave., # 901, Des Moines, IA 50309
Contact: Veronica Fowler, communications director
Our mission is to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. We do this through litigation, lobbying, education, and outreach.
Action: Join the ACLU of Iowa, part of the national ACLU. Go to https://action.aclu.org/secure/join-aclu-iowa?ms=web__aff_ia_menu_join.
Date/Time: Today! / Now!
Quad City Audubon Society
Address: P.O. Box 81 Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact: Tim Murphy
Action: Join us. The Quad City Audubon Society is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds; a better understanding of the natural world; stewardship of natural areas and habitats; fellowship; improvement of community awareness of environmental issues; and education of youth for the benefit of future generations.
Where: Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL 61265
Date/Time 7:00pm 2nd Thursday of each month September-May, Public Welcome
Quad City Audubon believes there are many threats to bird populations. One is the changes in the environment likely to be wrought by Global Climate Change. It is believed that many natural communities will be altered and that many species, including birds, will not be able to adapt to these changes. National Audubon Society conducted a study of North American Birds and found that 314 species could be imperiled by Global Climate Change in this century.
Action: Any efforts that individuals, corporations and government entities engage in to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases will help to mitigate environmental damage.
Individuals can also create safe places for birds to rest and nest in your yard and community by using fewer pesticides, letting dead trees stand, installing bird baths, and converting lawns and gardens to native plants. Large private landowners are encouraged to preserve and enhance woodlots, grasslands and wetlands.
Native plants produce food for pollinators and a host of other insects that are eaten by birds. 320 native plants for this area are described at www.audubon.org/native-plants as well as some vendors in the area. Many plants are available locally. Others are available through mail order from retailers such as Ion Exchange and Prairie Moon Nursery.
Transforming our bird unfriendly lawns into bird friendly habitats is one way to make a difference.
PACG - Civil Rights Forum
Contact: Judy Morrell
Action: Attend the panel discussion about racial profiling and mass incarceration of people of color by professionals in the criminal justice system.
Where: Rogalski Center on the St. Ambrose University campus
Date/Time: April 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Address: 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA 52803
Contact: Laura Morris
Action: Join River Action on Earth Day to clean up a local park.
Where: Pigeon Creek Park, Bettendorf, IA
Date/Time: April 22, 9am-noon
“Democracy Now: Talk It Or Lose It!”
Address: 1691 320 St., Sherrard, IL 61281
Contact: Steve Drucker
Action: Attend 3-6 hour trainings on Political Conversation and other tools of Communication on Progressive Issues.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Address: 5500 Lakeview Pkwy., Davenport, Iowa 52807
Contact: Kirby Winn, Director of Public Relations
Action: Support the Blood Center’s mission as a blood donor, volunteer, or host a mobile blood drive.
Where: Give blood at various locations in Quad Cities region, host a blood drive with your business, school, church or civic organization, or volunteer as a driver or in other roles at the Blood Center’s headquarters in Davenport.
Date/Time: year-round opportunities
The Quad City Food Forest
Address: 1599 Garden Avenue, Davenport, IA 52802
Contact: Conza Borders (president) Krista BonAmour (vice-president)
Action: Big Earth Day event April 22nd (various activities on different days. Contact us for a schedule of events.)
Where: 1599 Garden Ave., Davenport, Iowa
Date/Time: April 22nd, 2017 at noon
Asbury Ecumenical Garden Ministry
Address: 1809 Mississippi Blvd. Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact: Dave Phillips
Action: volunteer to plant, maintain and harvest vegetables in our one acre plot. The ministry distributes harvested vegetables to local food pantries, meal sites, homeless shelters and senior living housing complexes.
Where: Contact Dave Phillips
Date/Time: varies; gardening opportunities are announced via emails. Interested individuals should provide their email addresses so they can be notified of volunteer opportunities
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action Fund
Address: 2001 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa
Contact: Erica Blair
Website/URL: www.cciaction.org & www.facebook.com/CCIAction
Action 1: Sign up for Action Alerts. We’re up against some bad bills this legislative session – like the racist “Stand Your Ground” gun bill; a bill to dismantle the Des Moines Water Works and kill their lawsuit; a bill to lower the minimum wage for thousands of Iowans and limit local control; the anti-democracy Voter ID bill that will make it harder for Iowans to participate in elections; and “You’re Not Welcome Here” bills that target our immigrant neighbors. With so much happening at the statehouse so quickly, the best way to stay up-to-date is to sign up for our emails. We’ll let you know when your call or email has the most impact.
Date/Time: Throughout the legislative session and beyond!
Action 2: Join our Citizen Lobby Team. Join our powerful Citizen Lobby Team to do some grassroots lobbying. This is a great opportunity to speak to your legislators face-to-face on critical bills that affect every Iowan. They have money and corporate lobbyists. We have YOU! Now that the first funnel is behind us, we have a clearer picture of the biggest threats we're facing, and we're not giving up!
Where: Iowa Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines
Date/Time: March 29 at 10:00 AM. Email us for future dates.
Action 3: Save the Date for Iowa CCI Action Fund’s Annual Convention. We may say this every year, but you really don’t want to miss this. We have some big names planned, powerful workshops on critical issues, and a community of Iowans who are ready to fight back. Stay tuned for speaker announcements and registration information!
Where: Des Moines
Date/Time: July 15, 2017
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Iowa
Address: 2114 Nicholas Court, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Contact: Maria Bribriesco
Action: Educate and inform citizens of new voter ID laws and conduct voter registration drives
Where: Start in Scott County (exact details to be determined)
Date/Time: To be determined
Palomares Social Justice Center
Address: 133 4th Avenue, Moline, IL 61201
Contact: Adrian Wille
Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities (NACQC)
Address: 1424 21st Ave., Moline, IL 61265
Contact: Regina Tsosie, President
Phone: 309-631-0124 or 309-788-9063
Action: Please attend the traveling exhibit, "Native Voices - Native Peoples' Concept of Health and Illness” (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/) and learn about how Native Peoples of the United States today enhance their wellness through both traditional and Western healing practices.
Exhibit dates: April 26, 2017 to June 7, 2017. No admission fee.
Special presentations at the exhibit location by NACQC on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 12 noon - 4 pm, which will include Native American drumming, singing, dancing, storytelling. Native American items will be available to sell. No admission fee.
Where: UnityPoint Trinity, Healthcare Library, 2701 17th St., Rock Island, IL 61201 (Phone: 309-779-2603)
Address: Quad Cities
Contact: Karen Neder
Action: environmental issues
Where: Quad Cities Area Churches/Faith Communities, check website
Date/Time: bi-monthly, check website
Quad City Alliance and Refugees (QCAIR)
Address: 1800 3rd Ave, Suite 501, Rock Island Il 61201
Contact: Grant Curtis
Action: QCAIR will be hosting an Honors Dinner at the end of October. The dinner will honor Immigrants and Refugees who have chosen to become US Citizens. This meeting will be to begin the planning for the event.
Where: Village Inn, on Elmore, Davenport
Date/Time: April 5th, 5:30 pm
Quad Cities National Organization for Women
Address: PO Box 5483 Rock Island IL 61201
Contact: David Stewart
Action: QC NOW April meeting (3rd Wednesday)
Where: Cobblestone Place, 1212 W 3rd Davenport IA
Date/Time: April 19th, 6:30 to 8:00
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
Quad City Animal Welfare Center
Address: 724 W. 2nd Avenue Milan, Illinois 61264
Contact: Stacey Teager
Phone: 309-787-6830 ext.12
Action: Volunteer to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals. We currently have volunteer opportunities in these areas:
724 W. 2nd Avenue Milan, Illinois 61264
Date/Time: Attend volunteer orientation to get started. It is the first Wednesday of every month (excluding December) 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
River Bend Foodbank
Address: 4010 Kimmel Dr, Davenport, IA 52802
Contact: Belinda Mielenhausen
Phone: 563-345-6490 x209
Action: Sort donated food, package food for schools, seniors and mobile pantries, label vegetable cans
Where: River Bend Foodbank warehouse
Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities
Address: 3625 Mississippi Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807
Contact: Jan Trimble – Family Services Dir/Volunteer Coordinator
Action: Various volunteers needed to help prepare and serve lunch, serve as committee members, assist in the office, ReStore or Health & Home volunteers. Must attend an hour-long orientation prior to volunteering. Contact Jan Trimble or Gail Yingling at the ReStore for dates and times.
Where: Build and Lunch provider locations vary – all other help is at the administrative office, ReStore or Health & Home stores
Date/Time: Flexible depending on volunteer’s time availability
Rock Island County NAACP
Address: P.O. Box 4701, Rock Island, IL 61201
Contact: Berlinda Tyler-Jamison, President
Phone: 309-716-2487 (NAACP)
Website/URL: www.riconaacp.org and Facebook Page rockislandcountynaacp
Date/Time:March 30, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of E. IA & W. IL
Address: 729 34th Ave. Rock Island, IL 61201
Contact: Dave Layton
Action: RSVP offers recruitment, training and placement of volunteers working with children as tutors and mentors; recruitment and placement of volunteers addressing poverty in a variety of ways; as well as serving frail, homebound elderly and others with limiting disabilities.
Where: Quad Cities schools and after-school programs, food pantries, shelters, ELL Literacy instruction, Home delivered meals, Opportunities Quad Cities and a wide variety of non-profit and government services.
Churches United of the Quad City Area
Address: 2535 Tech Drive, Suite 205, Bettendorf IA 52722
Contact person: Betsy Vanausdeln
Action: collecting food or donating food to any one of the 26 emergency food pantries operated by Churches United
Where: when available
Sage Sisters of Solidarity
Contact: Regina Tsosie or Melisa Marroquin
YouTube: Sage Sisters of Solidarity
Instagram: Sage Sisters of Solidarity
Sage Sisters of Solidarity is a grassroots organization created by three indigenous women inspired by Water Protectors in their resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Collectively we come from traditional indigenous perspectives, thus recognizing that we are guardians of Mother Earth. We stand in solidarity with Water Protectors and defend Mother Earth by promoting renewable energy sources, and fighting for cultural, environmental, social and civil justice.
We organize rallies and fundraisers to bring awareness of the negative impact the DAPL and fossil fuels have on the Earth, humanity, and Native American sovereignty.
Action: Sign Environmental Impact Statement Affidavits
Where/Date: Available at Sage Sisters table today/pending
“We are demanding the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) abide by the federal laws set in place to protect the People and Planet. We are demanding the USACE do a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the ENTIRE length of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), by submitting notarized affidavits to our local Corp office each week. Affidavits are admissible in court and have more power than petitions!”
"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
Sierra Club-Eagle View Group
Address: 521 W. Hayes St., Davenport IA
Contact: Mike Wilcox
Nahant Marsh Education Center
Address 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA 52802
Contact: Brian Ritter
Action: Nahant Marsh needs volunteers to assist with ongoing research and restoration projects at the preserve and at a prairie remnant in nearby Fairmount Cemetery. Research includes collecting data on pollinator populations, wildflower surveys, impacts of prescribed fire, and bird surveys. Training will be provided by Nahant Marsh staff.
We also need volunteers for the Nahant Marsh Spring Clean-up.
Where: Nahant Marsh Education Center and surrounding area
Date/Time: Clean up April 22, 2017; 8:30am - 11:30am or become a volunteer anytime
Quad Cities Interfaith
Address: 401 N Brady, Davenport, IA 52802
Contact: Leslie Kilgannon
Action: Recruitment for immigration, jobs & justice, reducing mass incarceration initiatives
One Human Family QCA
Address: 1115 Mississippi Ave, Davenport, IA 52803
Contact: Rabbi Henry Karp
Phone: (563) 326-4419
Action: You are my neighbor yard signs, sign up for task force: immigration, school safety, community awareness, data collection & resource development
Where: Your yard, various locations
Quad Cities Waterkeeper Alliance
Address: 736 Federal St. Suite 2426 Davenpor, IA
Contact: Waterkeeper Arthur Norris
Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Website/URL: Become an active member at helpqcwk.org, qcwk.org