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.  After victories on a range of ballot initiative campaigns including voting rights restoration, money in politics reforms, redistricting, changes in southern state strategies, and more, what can we learn from how leaders organized those efforts? As the national and state political landscape shifted, what does the new political map look like going into 2019 and what can we expect in terms of anticipated attacks and opportunities on a range of democracy reform efforts?


Recording Here (FCCP Members Only)


Moderated by Ludovic Blain, California Donor Table Fund [bio]


Alicia Garza, National Domestic Workers Alliance [bio]

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) [slides] [bio]

LaTosha Brown, Black Voters Matter Fund [bio]

Lisa García Bedolla, UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and Graduate School of Education [slides] [bio]

Co-sponsors:  Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Health & Environmental Funders Network, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Philanthropy New York, Women Donors Network