ACT: Anne Arundel Connecting Together

ACT (Anne Arundel Connecting Together) is made up of leaders and organizers building power to improve the lives of our families, communities, regions, and nations. ACT is a non-partisan organization of 28 faith and community-based institutions in Anne Arundel County.

We organize the two universal sources of power -- organized people and organized money -- so that our organizations can move powerful institutions in the governmental and private sectors to act.

We are non-ideological and pragmatic -- building relationships, based on shared interests, across the lines that tend to divide us.  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 leaders 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 believe it is time for a new capacity and generation of grassroots leaders in Anne Arundel County who unite to solve issues at the local and county level. 


Join leaders from across ACT to engage with your community and identify ACT's new agenda.
By the end of May we will listen to over 1,600 people in our communities. We will train and develop
new leaders to identify our top priorities as an organization and build the people power to win on those issues.


 Listening is a vital tool for deepening and strengthening relationships in our communities.
When we know and understand one another - our joys, our sorrows, our stories -
we can begin the imagine solutions to collective problems and act together to solve them.


Resources for Leading Listening Sessions

      Toolkit for Listening Session Leaders

      Report Back Form