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Americans for Indian Opportunity Develops a New Generation of Leaders
If you want to understand Americans for Indian Opportunity, a good place to start is its relationship with the pioneering Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the last half century, Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) and its founder LaDonna Harris have been … Continue reading "Americans for Indian Opportunity Develops a New Generation of Leaders"
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Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2016 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty
Marguerite Casey Foundation presented 15 young community leaders with the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, in honor of their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. Each of the honorees received an award of $5,000 in … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2016 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty"
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National LGBTQ Task Force: The Progressive Voice in the LGBT Movement
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"
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Equal Voice News Wins Award for Video Storytelling
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"
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Latino Health Access – Recruiting the Heart, Training the Brain
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"
As network weavers, Donna Bransford (left) of the Bay Area Equal Voice Coalition and Sally Lew of the Equal Voice for Southern California Families Alliance help facilitate and coordinate meetings involving community organizations in their respective regions. They also engage in strategic listening to help grassroots advocates collaborate and make progress in lifting working families out of poverty. Photo by Mike Kane for Equal Voice News.
Taking Networks to a New Level: Foundation Fuels a Movement
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"
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 – Extended Interview: Chronicling the Fight to Vote"
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Michael Waldman: 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"
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Proyecto Azteca: Building Homes and Community in Texas
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"
#Day of Equity: “Building Collective Power and a Policy Agenda for Families in California.”
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.”"