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January 3, 2019 As we enter 2019, it is important to reflect on the important work that was accomplished last year. With this in mind we will be highlighting stories from Voqal’s FY 2018 Annual Report: Be Nimble in the coming weeks. In our first entry, we take a look at efforts by Voqal grantees

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December 14, 2018 Below is an update on the current spectrum policy landscape from Voqal’s Director of Telecommunications Strategy Mark Colwell. Recently, telecommunications giant Ericsson released its annual Mobility Report examining the state of wireless communications across the globe. The report observes that global mobile traffic jumped 79 percent between 2018 and 2019, demonstrating a

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December 7, 2018 Founded in 2017, Way to Win is a resource and strategy hub seeking a new approach to progressive political funding that wins elections, advances transformative policy and builds lasting power. Earlier this week (December 2 – 4), Voqal grantee Way to Win hosted The Way Forward conference in order to celebrate its

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December 6, 2018 A valued partner of Mobile Citizen (and by extension Voqal), NTEN supports organizations by convening the nonprofit community, offering professional credentials and training and facilitating an open exchange of ideas. Voqal values the opportunities that arise from a vibrant and collaborative nonprofit community. With that idea in mind, here are two excellent

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November 29, 2018 In this month’s entry in Voqal’s grantmaking blog series, Director of Grantmaking Brenda Sears highlights three organizations that are working hard to create a better future for marginalized populations. For many people, the holidays do not bring the joy and happiness advertised in movies, songs and greeting cards. Unfortunately, many people are

in Protecting Public Airwaves

November 14, 2018 Voqal believes telecommunications policy should be focused on ensuring the country’s telecommunications resources and infrastructure contribute to a socially equitable world for all. This goal of equity in telecommunications extends to those who control our nation’s electromagnetic airwaves or “spectrum” – a vital public resource that has been increasingly licensed and concentrated

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November 8, 2018 As Voqal’s grantmaking team mentioned in a previous blog post, Voqal supported several campaigns focused on advancing progressive policies or preventing inequitable policies from passing via ballot initiatives during the 2018 election. Now that the dust has settled, it’s important to highlight a few of those victories. Colorado Amendment A: Passed Voqal

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November 2, 2018 Faith in Action Fund (previously known as PICO Action Fund), is one of the most dynamic political action funds in the country. Deeply committed to building power in communities of color, Faith in Action Fund is making waves that will reverberate through multiple generations. The fund works to make elected officials accountable

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October 25, 2018 Mélange encourages self-sustainable programs with communities in need through multicultural arts, media and education. It hosts and organizes multicultural art, media and educational exhibits, events and performances for the general public with the goal of promoting equality, inclusion and community building. With support from Voqal, it continued to conduct its Rural Broadband Campaign

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October 24, 2018 In this month’s entry in our grantmaking blog series, Voqal’s Director of Grantmaking, Brenda Sears shares three ballot initiatives that Voqal grantees are working hard to defeat. Creepy and kooky. Mysterious and spooky. All together ooky. Some ballot initiatives. In many places, the most important policy changes this year will not come

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