In 1973, when the National Gay Task Force was launched in New York City, the challenges faced by LGBTQ people were significant and relentless. The Stonewall riots – considered the first major protest in favor of equal rights for gay people – had occurred just … Continue reading "National LGBTQ Task Force: The Progressive Voice in the LGBT Movement"
We are pleased to announce that Equal Voice News received a second-place award from the Society for Features Journalism (SFJ), in the video storytelling category (Division 3) for its story “The Dignity of Living: America’s Home Care Aides.” The story featured video and photography by … Continue reading "Equal Voice News Wins Award for Video Storytelling"
For more than 20 years, the story of Latino Health Access has been a story of participation. The organization was founded with the goal of responding to the health needs of Latinos and other underserved communities in Orange County, California. But from the beginning, it … Continue reading "Latino Health Access – Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain"
By Paul Nyhan | Equal Voice News The Marguerite Casey Foundation (MCF) set out in 2001 with a radical idea: Build a movement led by low-income families who are empowered to change their communities and lives with a greater voice in the systems that define … Continue reading "Taking Networks to a New Level: Foundation Fuels a Movement"
In his new book, “The Fight to Vote,” Michael Waldman, director of the Brennan Center for Justice, looks at the long and tumultuous history of voting rights in the United States. He argues that the fight to vote has always been at the center of … Continue reading "Michael Waldman – Extended Interview: Chronicling the Fight to Vote"
In his new book, “The Fight to Vote,” Michael Waldman, director of the Brennan Center for Justice, looks at the long and tumultuous history of voting rights in the United States. He argues that the fight to vote has always been at the center of … Continue reading "Michael Waldman: Chronicling The Fight to Vote"
It is difficult to describe the colonias along the Texas/Mexico border to those who have not visited them in person. Built on unincorporated, unregulated tracts of land, these economically distressed settlements– home to some 400,000 Texas residents–lack basic amenities such as sewer systems, paved roads, … Continue reading "Proyecto Azteca: Building Homes and Community in Texas"
What would a Day of Equity look like to you? Join the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity campaign and share your vision for a just and equitable society. Let’s flip the narrative of inequality to that of equity, and present to the country a shared vision … Continue reading "#Day of Equity: “Building Collective Power and a Policy Agenda for Families in California.”"
The list of campaign victories for the Labor/Community Strategy Center (Strategy Center) is long and cuts across a wide swath of issues: environmental change, criminal justice, public health, global climate change. When director Eric Mann is asked to sum up the main focus of the … Continue reading "The Labor/Community Strategy Center: “We Fight to Win”"
We have a saying at Marguerite Casey Foundation: “Change is possible.” As a social justice foundation, we have to believe that change is actually possible: otherwise, we’d have no choice but to close our doors. We have to believe that if enough people come together … Continue reading "Believing that Change is Possible"