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Unidos MN is an immigrant-led, multigenerational, Latinx-based community organization that builds power for gender, racial and economic justice. It has a vision of a Minnesota where Latinxs are achieving their fullest potential. It believes that by doing this, it contributes to the wellbeing and the prosperity of all Minnesotans, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, immigration

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Brave New Films champions social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference. From exposing the private prison crisis to helping middle-class and poor workers to understand where their tax dollars are going, its groundbreaking social media campaigns

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Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. It challenges injustice, holds corporate and political leaders accountable, commissions game-changing research on systems of inequality and advances solutions for racial justice that can transform our world. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Color of Change mobilized and supported a growing network of

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July 23, 2019 ROC Action works to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. It’s One Fair Wage campaign, is focused pass legislation in cities and states that will require the restaurant industry to pay all its employees at least the full minimum wage. With Voqal’s support, ROC Action organized a voter

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July 1, 2019 Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina (COPAL) is a new organization that unites Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines. With support from Voqal, COPAL began to build the infrastructure needed to increase Latinx electoral participation through the

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June 27, 2019 In this month’s grantmaking spotlight, Brenda Sears celebrates the upcoming Disobedience Day by highlighting three grantees who use civil disobedience to effect meaningful policy change in their communities.  Protesting is often depicted as unpatriotic, unacceptable and unbearable by the privileged people benefiting from the current unjust system. However, the United States Constitution

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June 25, 2019 Fair Elections Maryland establishes small donor campaign finance programs for local and state elections in Maryland. Over the last couple of years, the coalition has successfully worked with Montgomery and Howard counties to establish local small donor campaign finance for their elections. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Fair Elections Maryland

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June 18, 2019   One Colorado is Colorado’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. It effectively advocates for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship

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June 14, 2019 Abolish Slavery Colorado was a diverse, grassroots, multi-faith and bipartisan coalition of Colorado organizations and individuals fighting for human dignity and justice by removing slavery from the Colorado Constitution. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, it was successful in passing a ballot measure during the 2018 elections that abolished slavery and

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June 7, 2019 United for Respect is a multiracial movement of working people advancing a vision of an economy where corporations respect their work and recognize their humanity. Its WorkIt app helps people working in hourly jobs get answers to questions about workplace policies and rights from trusted and trained peer advisors. Thanks in part

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