It can seem that in the modern word it’s easy to become a part of activism or fight for gender rights from any part of the Earth. And it’s really so. However, acting in some cities can give you a great opportunity to be heard by your adherents. So, here 9 places where you will feel the power of huge American arena.

Philadelphia, PA

 

The largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, Philadelphia is often called a pro-women city. In Philadelphia you can find numerous non-profit networks and other helpful organizations and publications that benefit gender equality,

For instance, Philly Now, which supports different types of ideas, involving economic justice, reproductive justice, gender equality, gay rights and others. Or Women’s Way, that has a mission to inspire and mobilize the community to invest in organizations and leaders that will advance the rights of and opportunities for women and girls, and achieve gender equality for all.

Seattle, WA

 

largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America, Seattle is practically identical to San Francisco in many ways. For instance, you can find in Seattle young and educated population that’s politically active and pop-culturally minded. Focus on media and information technology help young people to share their ideas through digital activism. The most popular ideas involve media piracy, digital privacy and surveillance policy.

What is more, living near Seattle is rather cheap. You can rent a house within biking distance of downtown for as little as $1500 or live within reasonable commuting distance outside the city for around $1000. It’s possible to buy under $300K, but expect to spend closer to 500 for a home.

Detroit, MI

 

The most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, Detroit continues its effort to rebuild its empire. One of the keys for success can be Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE). It is an award-winning non-profit organization committed to supporting and promoting the economic growth and advancement of women entrepreneurs in Michigan. The project supports the entrepreneurial development among women at all levels of entrepreneurship – from startup to mature businesses.

Detroit also has an active web community for women called Shetroit, which covers every topic you can imagine, starting from parenting and ending with disabilities to racial issues.

San Francisco, CA

 

The cultural centre of Northern California, San Francisco, is dominated by Democratic ideals. Young people there have a great choice of possibilities, starting from living on wages and ending with a high number of Bachelor’s degrees. San Franciscan politics’ favorite topics are civil rights, LGBT issues, healthcare reform, alternative energy programs and marriage equality. So, young activists have plenty to exercise their beliefs with.

However, living in the city centre is expensive. Prices range from $700k for a house to $2M the most expensive homes. Fortunately, San Francisco is surrounded by many affordable places, which are also friendly with your wallet.

Portland, OR

 

The largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the home of Bitch Media. Bitch Media is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization dedicated to providing and encouraging an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. The project is best known for publishing the magazine “Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture”.

However today, in addition to the quarterly magazine, the project creates different types of content: “We publish daily online articles, and weekly podcasts. We house a community lending library at our HQ in Portland, Oregon, and work with students and educators through our Bitch on Campus program.”

Washington, DC

 

The capital of the U.S. is really appealing for most of the people, who are searching for becoming an influence. It’s not a surprise that living there is not cheap at all. However, this is the price for the access for over 10,000 lobbyists for corporations, unions and civil organizations.

Countless fundraisers mean frequent opportunities to mingle with the lawmakers and legislators constructing tomorrow’s future. Where other cities might demand executing ground-level political action, DC instead yields access to the core of American political strategy. Anyone who is active and effective in this city should often find themselves in positions of great political potential.

Bridgeport, CT

 

The seaport city in the U.S., Bridgeport, has a history of stirring the political pot, and today, boasts a burgeoning community of artists and activists.

Look no further than Bloodroot, the restraint that a NY Times article called Bloodroot “A Salon for Activists”, you will be surprised.  Lively political conversation is usually as close as the next table, posters for animal and women’s rights are in clear view, but mostly people come from all around to eat our good food and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere.

New York City

 

It’s not possible to think about America and not to remember New York. The city is one of the best places for political activism not onlu in the U.S., but also around the world. The range of diversity is second to none with inhabitants firmly planted all along the socio-political spectrum.If you live in New York and you’re an activist, the only thing that can limit you is your imagination.

The Occupy movement started here with first a small step onto Wall Street before traveling far and wide across the globe, escalating into one of the major civil actions of an era which remains smoldering even today. This is also home to the American Civil Liberties Union, a leading non-profit defender for civil rights. New York is also a host for a variety of unique headline-snatching legal debates surrounding topics like the controversial “Stop and Frisk” laws to the peculiar regulations developing around soda pop.

New Orleans, LA

 

Major United States port, New Orleans combines different nationalities and religions. So, you can choose the organization, that is most attractive for you. For instance, NOLA Black Professionals is a local, independent online source “for black owned-businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the Greater New Orleans region”. The project offers information and community support to progressive professionals of color, particularly working women.

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