About the CREDO Mission
CREDO is a social change organization that supports activism and funds progressive nonprofits—efforts made possible by the revenues from our mobile phone company, CREDO Mobile.
Over the course of our history, CREDO has raised $76 million for Democracy Now!, Brennan Center for Justice, Doctors Without Borders, ACLU, EFF, Planned Parenthood, 350.org and hundreds of other nonprofit groups.
Our activism arm, CREDO Action, channels the power of its 3.5 million members to fight for progressive change. We’ve generated over 16 million letters and phone calls to decision-makers in Washington DC, in state and local governments, and in corporate headquarters across the country. Our members have submitted their signatures over 62 million times on CREDO petitions and in public comments to government agencies.
Victories in 2014, with more to come.
Progressives must fight on every front to beat back right wing assaults on women’s rights, the environment, equality and social justice. CREDO activists moved the needle in many of these fights, winning outright victories along the way:
Our history-making Pledge of Resistance—signed by 100,000 CREDO members and co-organized with Rainforest Action Network and Other 98%—was a major factor in delaying the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We drove President Obama to bar federal contractors from firing employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and mandate a higher minimum wage for any company that does business with the federal government. We successfully blocked Congress from fast-tracking approval of the disastrous TransPacific Partnership treaty. And we helped force federal regulators to stop banks from targeting low-income borrowers with predatory loans.
CREDO members were also instrumental in important victories at the state and local level. Our campaigns pushed for higher minimum wage laws in Maryland and Minnesota; expanded access to reproductive health care in California; protected endangered panther habitats in Florida; and defeated an Arizona bill letting businesses refuse service to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.
These are just some of the fights we—and you—have already won.