Building a People’s Wave

April 19, 2019 People’s Action is a powerful new force for democracy and economic fairness. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, it fights for community over greed, justice over racism and people and planet over big corporations. With support from Voqal, People’s Action built a movement that led to progressive victories Read More

Responding to Crisis with Digital Organizing

April 16, 2019 Mijente is a digital and grassroots hub for Latinx and Chicanx movement building and organizing. With support from Voqal, Mijente continued to strengthen its existing digital infrastructure and used new tools to more effectively engage its constituency in response to new threats to the community. While the crisis at the border was Read More

Voqal Grantees That Make the Case for Be Kind to Lawyers Day

March 28, 2019 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears celebrates Be Kind to Lawyers Day by highlighting three Voqal grantees that exemplify the great work lawyers perform in the fight for a more socially equitable world.  Lawyers are often ridiculed and disparaged. Ranking just above advertisers and Read More

Modernizing Campaign Finance in Albuquerque Through Community Organizing

March 26, 2019 Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. It works to create open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest; promotes equal rights, opportunity and representation for all; and empowers all people to make their voices heard in the political process. With Read More

Empowering People to Change their Community in Illinois

March 15, 2019 Common Cause Illinois organizes, lobbies and builds coalitions to create a stronger democracy. It believes democracy is how a free society resolves its differences. And to do that well, everyone must agree the process is fair and produces equitable outcomes. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Common Cause Illinois successfully implemented Read More

Creating a Healthier Democracy Through Money in Politics Reform

March 12, 2019 Piper Action Fund believes in a healthy democracy that works for everyone. It supports reform campaigns that reduce the impact of corporate and special interest money on political and judicial systems. In doing so, it protects individual rights and builds the power of disenfranchised communities. Thanks in part to Voqal’s support, Piper Read More

Building A Movement for Universal In-Home Care in Maine

March 6, 2019 Maine People’s Alliance is a grassroots community action organization dedicated to social, racial and environmental justice. It focuses on leadership development to increase the number of community leaders prepared to work for positive social change. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Maine People’s Alliance laid the groundwork to pass a groundbreaking Read More

Creating a More Equitable and Inclusive Democracy in Illinois

March 1, 2019 Center for Racial and Gender Equity works to build the power of the Black women to advance a radical vision for liberation, through leadership development and political engagement. Thanks in part to Voqal’s support, Center for Racial and Gender Equity built an active grassroots base of members committed to achieving racial and Read More

Expanding Automatic Voter Registration in Oregon

February 26, 2019 The Bus Project is an organization of young Oregonians working to make politics more accessible, equitable and innovative. It achieves this goal through leadership development, voter mobilization and issue advocacy. Thanks in part to Voqal’s support, Bus Project successfully laid the groundwork to fight for expanded automatic voter registration in Oregon and Read More

Voqal Invests $583,000 to Support Progressive Organizing and Media in Chicago

February 22, 2019 Voqal is excited to announce 11 grants to organizations working in Chicago to strengthen the community through progressive organizing and media. The grants of $153,000 to Chicago Filmmakers, $50,000 to Action Now, $50,000 to Center for Racial and Gender Equity, $50,000 to Chicago Votes, $50,000 to Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Read More