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Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, Voqal grantee, Unite Oregon Action works across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice. With support from Voqal, Unite Oregon Action built a strong base of community leaders fighting for real electoral system reform in 2019, including a Small

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Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES) Action organizes communities, develops faith-based leaders, and builds relationships to advocate for social justice through a group of diverse congregations. Thanks to support from Voqal, MOSES Action was able to lead a successful public education effort in support of several Michigan ballot initiatives during the 2018 election including the

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Voqal is excited to announce six grants to organizations working in Oregon to build the power of communities of color. The grants of $25,000 to Oregon Futures Lab, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Building Power for Communities of Color, Latino Network Action Fund, Unite Oregon Action, and Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste

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Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation, and criminalization are things of the past. With support from Voqal, Grassroots Leadership amplified the voices of those in detention, worked to halt and prevent the expansion of family detention, and mobilized community power to support those released from detention. In

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This week we finish up our series celebrating Black History Month with a spotlight on another inspiring Black leader we are fortunate to work with, Coalition of Communities of Color’s Marcus C. Mundy. Mundy is the executive director at the Coalition of Communities of Color, a racial equity-focused, 19-member organization focusing on issues of social

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This week, we continue our series celebrating Black History Month with a spotlight on another amazing Black leader Voqal has the honor of working with, Kandace Montgomery. Montgomery is a Black and queer organizer, facilitator, and strategist working to expand the collective ability of individuals to build power that transforms systems and people. Currently living

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Progressive leaders from all over the country came together last week in Las Vegas to attend the Ballot Initiatives Strategy Center’s (BISC) annual Road Ahead conference. This convening provides valuable training and networking opportunities for organizations working to advance progressive policies through ballot measures. This year’s conference began with an overview of BISC’s new strategic

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Black History Month recognizes the sacrifices, contributions, and achievements of African Americans in the United States and around the world. Just as it is important to honor those who came before us, it is just as necessary to acknowledge and spotlight the social justice leaders of today. Voqal is committed to supporting the work and

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The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project provides free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona. It seeks to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely. Thanks in part to support

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City Bureau is a nonprofit civic journalism lab based on the South Side of Chicago. It brings journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable, and responsive to the public. With support from Voqal, City Bureau grew its programs and made local media in Chicago more effective, equitable,

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