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Voqal is excited to announce six grants to organizations working in Chicago to strengthen the community through progressive organizing and media. The grants of $50,000 to Grassroots Illinois Action, $50,000 to One People’s Campaign, $50,000 to City Bureau, $50,000 to The People’s Lobby, $50,000 to Asian American Midwest Progressives and $25,000 to The Hoodoisie reflect

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Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization that unites Chicago’s diverse communities. It builds collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing. It accomplishes this by developing grassroots leaders and acting together to effect change. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, ONE Northside successfully organized

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Community Voices Heard (CVH) Power is a multi-racial, member-led organization that builds power through grassroots organizing. It works to build power that can change systems and shape policies that ensure social, racial and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, CVH Power helped pass important rent stabilization policy at

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Faith in Minnesota is a political home for people of faith who are acting boldly and prophetically to create a new, people-centered politics in Minnesota — one rooted in abundance, where everyone is in and no one is out. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Faith in Minnesota and its partners worked to build

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In this month’s grantmaking spotlight, Voqal’s director of grantmaking, Brenda Sears celebrates Labor Day by highlighting three Voqal grantees that are on the frontlines of the fight to protect worker rights.  Are you looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend? If so, you can thank the labor movement. Virtually every protection and benefit enjoyed

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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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New Florida Majority works to create an inclusive multiracial, multilingual and multicultural movement that seeks to unite people across economic, racial, religious and gender lines through a shared love of a democracy that serves all. It centers federal, state and local legislative conversations and policies around those who have been historically kept at the margins,

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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 on passing 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

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