Empowering Rural Leaders Across Minnesota

May 3, 2019 The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is dedicated to creating transformational change in the food and farming system. LSP’s work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing to federal policy and community-based food systems development. At the core of all its work are the values of stewardship, Read More

Advancing Campaign Finance Reform in Oregon

May 2, 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

Defending and Disrupting Freedom of the Press

April 23, 2019 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears celebrates the upcoming World Press Freedom Day by highlighting three Voqal grantees that are helping build a more socially equitable media landscape. The Nazis controlled less than three percent of Germany’s newspapers in 1933. At that time, Hitler Read More

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