March 2019 First Monday Discussion

The Interplay of Money in Politics, Democracy Reform, and Movement Building

March First Monday Discussion
Monday, March 4th | 3 – 4 PM ET | 2 – 1PM CT | 1 – 2 PM MT | 12 – 1 PM PT

Following the 2018 midterm elections, pro democracy organizing established gains that demonstrated how citizen driven initiatives can realign power and mitigate the influence of corporate and special interest money in areas spanning from local elections to movement building.  Emerging coalition based efforts are also galvanizing further momentum, allowing for greater collaboration at the intersections of issue organizing and structural reform. Join us for an overview of the current money in politics landscape, and a discussion about how state advocates are building a more cohesive movement by integrating money in politics reforms with organizing efforts around issues like paid sick leave, funding for education, and voting rights. Our speakers will also explore how state level organizing both fuels and is fueled by national advocacy such as HR 1 and the Green New Deal.


Recording Here (FCCP Members Only)


Moderated by

Estevan Muñoz-Howard, Piper Fund [bio] [slides]

Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Rockefeller Brothers Fund [bio]

trellis stepter, Mertz Gilmore Foundation [bio]


Andrea Serrano, OLÉ

Eduardo Sainz, Mi Familia Vota [bio]

Please consider joining FCCP’s Money in Politics Working Group to stay informed about related developments!

Cosponsors:  Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, Philanthropy New York


This briefing is offered free of charge thanks to FCCP members’ financial support.  It is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.