Disrupting the Status Quo of Money in Politics in Illinois

August 17, 2018 The People’s Lobby trains leaders to build bases in communities, organize support for progressive legislation, endorse candidates and take direct action to pressure elected officials and other powerful people to put the interests of people and the planet first. It seeks to build an inclusive people’s movement to reclaim democracy from the Read More

Organizing Community Members Around Social Justice Issues

August 13, 2018 ONE Northside 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. With support from Voqal, ONE Northside organized vulnerable and struggling community members around social justice issues. It accomplished this goal through the organizing of local Read More

Voqal Submits Comments Encouraging the FCC to Preserve and Modernize EBS

August 9, 2018 Voqal filed comments yesterday in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Voqal, filing on behalf of its five nonprofit owners and Mobile Citizen, welcomes the long-awaited decision by the FCC to revisit the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) rules. This rulemaking is a unique opportunity Read More

Empowering Everyday Citizens to Run for Office in Minnesota

August 8, 2018 TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide network of people working to realize racial and economic equity across Minnesota. It does this by connecting people and organizations to each other, turning the individual desire for change into the broad public action that makes change happen. With support from Voqal, TakeAction Minnesota used traditional and Read More

Voqal Fellows and Grantees Contribute to a Great Netroots Nation

August 7, 2018 Voqal is excited to have had the privilege to attend Netroots Nation 2018 in New Orleans this past weekend alongside several Voqal Fellows and grantees. Voqal started the conference with a dinner featuring the 2018 Voqal Fellows. Fellows had the opportunity to share updates about their projects. In addition, Voqal staff gathered Read More

Building a Movement for Racial Justice that Empowers Minnesotans

July 30, 2018 Voices for Racial Justice advances racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota. It does this through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and research and policy tools. With support from Voqal and others, Voices for Racial Justice was able to build a movement that empowered those most affected by Read More

Building a Lasting Coalition Around Progress in Oregon

July 25, 2018 A Better Oregon pushes for policies that invest in Oregon families and hold large corporations accountable because it believes everyone can and should thrive in the state’s economy. With support from Voqal, A Better Oregon was able to leverage the opportunity presented by Measure 97 to increase the diversity of its coalition Read More

Building the Organizing Capacity of Black Communities in Chicago

July 23, 2018 BYP100 is dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. It does this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and political education using a Black, queer, feminist lens. With Voqal’s support, BYP100 built its organizing capacity to engage in local and statewide advocacy Read More