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in Making Grants

Stand Up for Ohio is a coalition of community, labor, civil rights and environmental groups committed to building a coordinated movement for racial, social and economic justice in Ohio. It envisions a more unified and aligned Ohio organizing together to win on racial and economic justice. Thanks in part to support from Voqal, Stand Up

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Voqal is excited to announce the release of its 2019 Annual Report. As we’ve stated many times in the past, as a collective of EBS licensees, Voqal is committed to using the airwaves to benefit the public. With resources afforded by spectrum use agreements, we make grants and impact investments, expand internet access and digital

in Making Grants

Voqal is excited to announce grants to 19 organizations working across the country to strengthen the community through inclusive, progressive organizing. The grants to Proteus Action League, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Georgia Equality, CASA in Action, Citizen Action of New York, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), National Vote at Home Institute, Florida Rights

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The People’s Lobby is a membership-driven organization of people across the Chicago region that work together to build widespread support for public policies and candidates that put racial and gender justice and the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich. Thanks in part to support from

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Citizen Action of New York fights for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. It wins campaigns that directly impact people’s lives, builds the infrastructure to develop more power and works to change hearts and minds across New York state in order to spread its vision and change what’s possible to win. Thanks in part to

in Making Grants, Protecting Public Airwaves

Earlier this week, a federal appeals court upheld the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. As strong believers of a free and open internet, Voqal has been closely following this case as it has developed. While the final outcome is disappointing, advocates for net neutrality did experience at least one critical victory. The court struck down

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In the new short film, “Suppressed: The Fight To Vote”,  Voqal grantee, Brave New Films, exposes rampant voter suppression that affected the outcome of the 2018 midterm election in Georgia and the threat it poses to elections all across the nation in 2020. The issues Georgians faced included polling place closures, voter purges, missing absentee

in Making Grants

Voqal is excited to announce nine grants to organizations working in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota to create a more racially and socially equitable community. The grants of $28,000 to Nexus Community Partners, Black Visions Collective, Unidos MN, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL), Comunidades Organizando el Poder y la Accion Latina

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Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) Action works to ensure that Maine’s campaign finance laws, elections and government serve the public interest, both in principle and in practice. It engages Maine residents from across the political spectrum, using research, education and outreach to further fairness, inclusion and opportunity in politics. Thanks in part to support

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Voqal is excited to announce grants to seven organizations working in Colorado to strengthen the community through inclusive, progressive organizing. The $30,000 grants to COLOR Action Fund, Mi Familia Vota, Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) Action Fund, Colorado People’s Action (CPA), Transformative Leadership for Change and Colorado Working Families Party reflect

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