Advocacy

We have always believed that advocacy is central in shifting the policies, practices, and systems that keep so many from achieving their full potential. This is why advocacy work is deeply ingrained into our philosophy and approach.

Protesters stand in front of the Library in San Jose in support of ballot initiatives Measure V, and Propositions 1& 2 that support affordable housing in Santa Clara County.
October 2018 | Protesters stand in front of the Library in San Jose in support of ballot initiatives Measure V, and Propositions 1& 2 that support affordable housing in Santa Clara County. Photograph by Dale Ramos.

Featured Partnership: Amanda Nguyen and Rise

The best solutions often come from those closest to the problem. Amanda Nguyen, founder and CEO of national civil rights organization Rise, is a crime survivor who used her lived experience to give voice and power to others while uprooting major legal barriers.

Focus Areas

We support policy change strategies — internally with our teams and together with impacted communities and organizations — that aim to dismantle systemic inequality and create a more just future for everyone.

Reforming Policies & Practices

Changing laws is critical to improving people’s day-to-day lives, which is why we work to shape policies that tangibly impact communities. We raise awareness of key issues, support frontline organizations, and contribute to ballot and legislative measures.

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Supporting Community Changemakers

We help ensure that communities directly impacted by systems built on foundations of social and racial inequity lead the fight in shaping solutions, and that grassroots power thrives long after election day. We provide strategic counsel, funding, and organizing resources to communities and coalitions working toward social change.

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