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July 2017

July (Second) Monday Discussion: Countering State Preemption + Protecting the Power of Local Government

  • Online
  • First Monday Discussion

Since the 2010 midterm elections, state lawmakers have become more aggressive in their use of preemption to stop local lawmaking across a broad and expanding range of issues. The sheer number, significant reach, and punitive nature of these preemption laws have overwhelmed local officials and advocates, and sapped the problem-solving power of local governments critical to our representative democracy. This webinar will explore the landscape of state preemption, share newly developed legal theories and strategies for pushing back, and learn about organizing and communications tactics that have been used in specific states protect the power of local democracy.

Expanding Voting Rights in Washington State

  • Online
  • Webinar

You're invited to join a 501(c)(3) funder briefing on the opportunity to expand voting rights in Washington State. Come hear directly from members of the Washington Voting Justice Coalition about building a winning coalition led by people of color; current polling and research; policy design and the political landscape; and why "how" we win in Washington matters for the fight nationally.

Building Power for a Healthy Democracy: Lessons for California Grantmakers

  • In Person
  • In-person Briefing

Please join the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP), Northern California Grantmakers, New Media Ventures, Tides, Bay Area Justice Funders Network, The Advocacy Fund, Bay Area Democracy Funders, California Donor Table Fund and The James Irvine Foundation for an educational and thought-provoking discussion that digs into the current landscape and national trends in civic engagement as we drill down into what’s happening in the Bay Area with four dynamic leaders of color.

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