Focus Area: tax policy

Arkansas Public Policy Panel

March 6, 2018

Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas.

civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, employment, environment, food security/access to health food, health care, immigration, LGBT, living wage, race equality, tax policy, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta

May 11, 2018

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, civic engagement, and leadership development. Our vision is a social movement where individuals are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity and fair treatment for all.

civic engagement, community organizing, criminal justice, education, immigration, living wage, race equality, tax policy, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Beyond Single-Issue Philanthropy: Fifteen Years of Funding Across Silos

November 14, 2016 / Luz Vega-Marquis

Over four days in May 2016, a small group of young people gathered around a conference table at Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Seattle offices to contemplate and plan their collective future. Corleone Ham came in from Long Beach, CA, where he helps run the Young Men’s Empowerment Program at Khmer Girls in Action and, in his spare time, battles educational disparities. Crystal Sahler represented the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, which she joined after her mother’s sudden death left Crystal homeless at age 17. Alejandro Guizar Lozano flew in from Tennessee, where a successful battle to halt his own threatened deportation led him to join the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition in the fight to halt the deportations of other young DREAMers. All were past or current recipients of Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, which honors young activists for vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families and communities. Each had been recognized for his or her personal accomplishments. Now, they had gathered to test a key principle of the Foundation’s movement building strategy. Could they find what Lindsey Harris, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition, called a “common purpose” — a sense that their various struggles were intertwined, and that any lasting solution must encompass all of them?

child care, civic engagement, community development, community organizing, criminal justice, education, elder care, employment, environment, farmworkers, food security/access to health food, health care, housing, immigration, LGBT, living wage, Native Americans, predatory lending, race equality, tax policy, transportation, voter engagement, workers rights, youth

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

March 3, 2018

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC) is a community based, nonprofit organization serving a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest side. BPNC’s mission is to create a safer community, improve the learning environment at public schools, preserve affordable housing, provide a voice for youth, protect immigrant rights, promote gender equality, and end all forms of violence.

civic engagement, community development, community organizing, education, employment, health care, housing, immigration, LGBT, living wage, predatory lending, race equality, tax policy, youth

Center for Civic Policy

March 2, 2018

The Center for Civic Policy is founded on the fundamental belief that the people of New Mexico have a right to expect public policy-making processes that are fair, transparent and accountable. Accordingly, the Center strives to provide the public with accurate and current information about the policy issues that impact the life of their communities, and above all, to engage and involve underrepresented communities in these critical decision-making processes.

civic engagement, community organizing, education, living wage, tax policy, voter engagement, workers rights

Children’s Action Alliance

March 2, 2018

Through research, publications, media campaigns, and advocacy, CAA seeks to influence policies and decisions affecting the lives of Arizona children and their families on issues related to health,child abuse and neglect, early care and education, budget and taxes, juvenile justice, children and immigration, and working families. CAA works toward a future in which all children have health insurance, no child is raised in poverty and hunger, every child enters school ready to learn and succeed, no child endures the ravages of abuse and neglect, every child has a place to call home, and struggling teens have the support they need to become responsible adults.

child care, civic engagement, criminal justice, education, food security/access to health food, health care, predatory lending, race relations, tax policy, voter engagement, youth

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