Progressive Coalition Defeats Effort to Damage Fair Redistricting in Arizona

January 24, 2019 Arizona Wins is a coalition of nonprofits dedicated to achieving public policies that benefit working families and advancing an inclusive, engaged, just and equitable state for all Arizonans. With support from Voqal, Arizona Wins was able to defeat an effort by the Arizona state legislature to undermine the independent redistricting commission that Read More

Voqal Announces the 2019 Voqal Fellows

January 17, 2019 Voqal is excited to announce the 2019 cohort of its fellowship program, which provides the resources and mentoring needed to bring early-stage ideas focused on progressive and social change to life. The 2019 class will continue the legacy of Voqal Fellows making a difference in the world. Members of this year’s class Read More

New Media Ventures Announces 2019 Open Call

January 16, 2019 Voqal grantee, New Media Ventures recently announced its 2019 Open Call for applications. New Media Ventures invests in movements, technology and media that power the future. Its focus is on scalable solutions from diverse, mission-driven teams. New Media Ventures’ Open Call is looking for startups that are focused on four critical areas. Read More

Education Opportunity Project Spotlight: School Deets

January 15, 2019 In the latest installment of the Education Opportunity Project Spotlight, Voqal Education Program Director Vinny Badolato highlights a recent investee of the project, School Deets. Denver-based School Deets is a school communications app designed for easy, whole school communication with a special emphasis on improving communications for non-English speaking parents. Integrating parents Read More

Mobilizing for Fairer Redistricting in Michigan

January 10, 2019 Voters Not Politicians was a nonpartisan, grassroots group that successfully convinced voters to pass Proposal 2 in Michigan during the 2018 election. Proposal 2 is aimed at taking power away from lobbyists, special interests and politicians and putting it in the hands of citizens by creating a fair, impartial and transparent redistricting process. Read More

Voqal Says Goodbye to Board Member Garlin Gilchrist II

January 8, 2019 As we start 2019, we say farewell to Voqal board member, Garlin Gilchrist II who resigned from the board in December after being elected Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. Garlin joined Voqal in 2011 and has spent the past eight years providing his valuable insight and leadership during a time of great change Read More

Looking Back as We Move Forward

January 4, 2019 2018 was another busy year for the organizations and individuals working to create a more socially equitable world. Whether it was the continued efforts to restore Net Neutrality or the work to protect the basic human rights of everyday Americans, our partners had their hands full rising to the challenges of an Read More