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Election 2016: How Activism Might Swing Ariz. and N.C. Purple

Election 2016: How Activism Might Swing Ariz. and N.C. Purple

Throughout Election 2016, the map of presidential battleground states has changed, as historic strongholds for one political party have moved to the “toss up” or “leans to” category. It’s an indication of how new voting groups, such as Latinos and those who just became citizens, as well as local issues and community advocates are reshaping […]

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]

Election 2016: How Long Lines Are Overlooked Barriers to Voting

Election 2016: How Long Lines Are Overlooked Barriers to Voting

The battle over access to democracy sometimes boils down to standing in line, especially for people of color. Four years ago, Black voters waited, on average, nearly twice as long as White voters to cast their ballots – 12 minutes compared to 23 minutes, the Washington, D.C.-based Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reports in its […]

A Fair Economy Starts with Fairer Choices by Policymakers

A Fair Economy Starts with Fairer Choices by Policymakers

Families have heard for decades that their economic fortunes are determined by powerful market forces beyond their control, such as globalization and trickle-down economics. These forces, they are told, help explain why their wages are stagnant, their jobs headed overseas, and their skills outdated. According to the Roosevelt Institute, it’s not that simple. Family fortunes […]

Marguerite Casey Foundation Marks 15 Years of Supporting Families

Embed anniversary video <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MCF_15! rev-desktop.mp4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Throughout this year, Marguerite Casey Foundation has been celebrating 15 years of grantmaking, working with grassroots organizations and supporting families leading the way in fighting poverty. Oct. 17, 2001 marks a special date in its history: It is when Marguerite Casey Foundation formally began in […]

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