Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Launches New Website

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center is a great source for up to the minute news on ballot initiatives. Their website address is

Neighborhood Funders Group’s Working Group on Labor and Community phone briefing on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), Thursday, February 26th, 1:30pm – 3:30pm ET

The next funder briefing call sponsored by NFG’s Working Group on Labor and Community will take place on Thursday, February 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm eastern time.  On this call, speakers will be discussing the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a measure before Congress to level the playing field and make it easier for workers to form labor unions and win their first contract.  The measure would help tens if not hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers get out of poverty.  Speakers for the measure include:  Mar

FCCP and the Funders’ Census Initiative at COF May 6th

FCCP and the Funders’ Census Initiative will be at the Council of Foundations Summit in Atlanta, GA May 6th 2009. Visit our booth in the display area, and learn more about current civic participation initiatives and the upcoming 2010 census from Deb Ross and Bill O’Hare of the Funders’ Census Initiative. Talk to us!

Electionline to Release November 4 Preview: 12 States to Watch for Election Challenges

In a little more than two weeks, millions of Americans will cast ballots in one of the highest interest presidential elections in memory. When they get there, however, they could face long lines, new technology and registration challenges in a number of states.

"Election Preview in 2008: What if We Held an Election and Everyone Came?" provides a comprehensive preview of the rules, technology, registration figures and issues to watch in all 50 states and the District of more >>

Multi-cultural Leadership Project Polling and Focus Group Telephonic Briefing

Through the Multi-cultural Leadership Project, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF) is seeking to develop a common ground approach to a variety of issues facing the Asian American, Latino, and African American communities. This initiative began out of conversations in 2007 around the need to build support for comprehensive immigration reform among communities of color, particularly the African American more >>

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