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Anne Arundel Connecting Together (ACT) is a strictly non-partisan organization of 23 faith and community-based institutions who are working together to build community power so that people's voices are represented, and solutions presented, where decisions are made. ACT builds power by forming deep relationships within our organizations and our communities, never acting "for" anyone, but always with. We develop leaders within those communities so they can sustain the change themselves.
We are leaders and organizers who use the power we build to improve the lives of our families, communities, regions, and nations.
We marshal the two universal sources of power -- organized people and organized money -- so that our organizations can collaborate with or confront powerful institutions in the governmental and private sectors.
We are non-ideological and pragmatic -- building working relationships, based on shared interests, across many of the lines that divide individuals and institutions. We are also strictly non-partisan, not favoring or supporting any party, but fiercely favoring and supporting those issues and strategies that bring more dignity and greater opportunity to an ever-widening circle of society.
We challenge people to imagine the change they can accomplish, connect individuals and organizations to multiply their power, and organize people by the thousands to make their voices heard. We set high goals, design innovative strategies, and stick with issues until they are fully addressed. Our time frame is not the market cycle or the news cycle or the election cycle, but the generational cycle of families and institutions.
We are part of the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation’s first and largest network of multi-faith power organizations; and we are part of more than 75 years of experience starting and winning battles that others often claim can't be won
ACT does not seek nor receive government funding, relying on contributions and private funding. We do not endorse candidates or work with or for any political parties, however, we do invite candidates to endorse ACT.