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March 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT


State Voices
Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation

Presented by FCCP & State Voices

Friday, March 20th | 3 – 4:30 PM ET | 2 – 3:30 PM CT | 1 – 2:30 PM MT | 12 – 1:30 PM PT

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* Please note: you will need to join via the Zoom Desktop Client, Zoom Mobile App, or a H.323/SIP device to ensure that you can participate in the breakout discussions.

Join practitioners and fellow funders for a conversation on how COVID-19 (‘Coronavirus’) is impacting 2020 civic engagement programs, organizations, and people, and discuss how to support shifts in program and operations. We will discuss voter registration, education and turnout, census, ballot initiatives, election protection, issue organizing and community engagement, and policy needs, as well as physical and mental health, wellness, and healing. Following the opening conversation we will conduct small group breakout sessions to learn specific short-term rapid response needs and longer-term impacts to the ecosystem, and then return to the full group to discuss how philanthropy is responding in the moment.


Voter Registration – Betsy Lin (EVC), Sarah Audelo (Alliance for Youth Organizing), Tamieka Atkins (State Voices & ProGeorgia)

Ballot Initiatives & Issue Organizing – Chris Melody Fields (Ballot Initiative Strategy Center), Andrea Marta (Faith in Action)

Election Protection – Sabeel Rahman (Demos), Marilyn Carpinteyro (Common Cause), Marissa Liebling (State Voices)

Voter Education, Voter Turnout, & the Primaries – Justin Myers (For Our Future), Rahna Epting (MoveOn), Grecia Lima (Community Change Action)

Leadership Development & Capacity Building – Karundi Williams (re:power), Greg Jackson (Community Justice Action Fund)

Policy Demands – Jennifer Epps-Addison (Center for Popular Democracy), Maurice Mitchell (Working Families Party), Fatima Goss Graves (National Women’s Law Center)

Co-sponsored by:

Alliance for Youth Organizing, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), Community Change Action, Community Justice Action Fund, Demos, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Everybody Votes Campaign, Faith in Action Fund and Faith in Action, For Our Future Action Fund, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Maryland Philanthropy Network, MoveOn, National Women’s Law Center, Philanthropy New York, re:power, Resilient Democracy Fund, State Innovation Exchange (SiX), State Voices, United Philanthropy Forum, and Working Families Party

Moderated by:

Kristin Purdy, Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation [bio]
Alexis Anderson-Reed, State Voices [bio]
Ethan Frey, Ford Foundation [bio]

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FCCP is a 501(c)(3) public charity. We request all participants to please be mindful of our nonpartisan status. Please also note that this discussion is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.