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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.”"
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The Labor/Community Strategy Center: “We Fight to Win”
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”"
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Believing that Change is Possible
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"
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Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice
The United States incarcerates more of its youth, per capita, than any other industrialized country. Every year, nearly two million children are arrested, often for minor offenses or behavioral problems in school. On any given night, around 54,000 children will be housed in youth detention … Continue reading "Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children: Changing Family Dynamics and Juvenile Justice"
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Tessie Guillermo and Chad Boettcher Join Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Director
Seattle, Wash. – Marguerite Casey Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members to the Board of Directors: Chad Boettcher, Executive Vice President, Advocacy & Social Impact at Participant Media; and Tessie Guillermo, longtime President and CEO of ZeroDivide. The new … Continue reading "Tessie Guillermo and Chad Boettcher Join Marguerite Casey Foundation Board of Director"
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Integrated Voter Engagement: Democratizing Democracy
This year, in addition to our core grantmaking, we made grants to groups working on nonpartisan integrated voter engagement (IVE). These grants, totaling $3,050,000, will be given to 24 organizations that work in regions across the country. Integrated voter engagement is a strategy that evolved … Continue reading "Integrated Voter Engagement: Democratizing Democracy"
2014 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2014 Contact: Communication Department CommunicationDept@caseygrants.org   Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations Community Coalition and Causa Justa :: Just Cause to Share $200,000 Award Seattle, Wash. – For the first time in its history, the Patiño Moore Legacy … Continue reading "2014 Patiño Moore Legacy Award Awarded to Two Organizations"