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Member Resource Recording: October 2019 Election Series – Making it Real: The Link Between Issue Organizing, Ballot Initiatives, and Building Power

Making it Real: The Link Between Issue Organizing, Ballot Initiatives, and Building Power When looking at our issue advocacy strategies, how can we strengthen our understanding of the link between ballot initiatives, organizing, and civic engagement in ways that result in both “winning” and building long term power?  



Slides: January 2019 First Monday Discussion: Debriefing the 2018 Elections

January First Monday Discussion Debriefing the 2018 Elections Monday, January 7 | 3 – 4:15 PM ET | 2 – 3:15 PM CT | 1 – 2:15 PM MT | 12 – 1:15 PM PT With history-making results from the Midterm Elections, join us for an important discussion on the lessons learned from 2018 that can help inform our work moving into 2019. 


Key Takeaways: Rethinking Democracy Through Electoral Reform

Rethinking Democracy Through Electoral Reform Our current elections require systemic reforms to increase voter participation, counter racial and partisan gerrymandering, overcome zero-sum polarization, and advance a reflective and representative democracy.

Member Resource APRIL FIRST MONDAY DISCUSSION: Investing in Rural Strategies to Revitalize Democracy

In this webinar we learned about new research from the Groundswell Fund which studied integrated voter engagement strategies in rural areas. We discussed what effective rural engagement may look like, how philanthropy can provide the space for grantees to succeed in this challenging environment, and heard from colleagues around their perspectives on engaging rural voters.