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Building Grassroots Electoral Power with Seed the Vote

Solidaire Action has launched a partnership with Seed the Vote, a power-building organization that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to knock on doors and make calls with grassroots groups who are leading the way in key federal election fights and growing our movements for the long-term. Seed the Vote has become a crucial hub for getting extra support to the grassroots organizations that play a critical role in our democracy.
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Protect the Squad

Last month, Solidaire Action proudly co-hosted the Protect the Squad Funder Briefing in collaboration with the Working Families Party (WFP), Justice Democrats (JD), Resource Generation Action, the Donors of Color Action, the Women Donors Network Action, and the Movement Voter Project. This is a critical part of our ten-year strategy to expand the electorate and bolster our movement partners’ work to build grassroots political power.
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“It’s Not Just About Moving Money.” How Solidaire Is Challenging Wealth, Power and Privilege

Dawn Wolfe of Inside Philanthropy wrote an article featuring Solidaire Network and Solidaire Action. Wolfe tells the history of our network, shares our collective power to fund movements, and explores how we are pushing the field
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Organizing for Black Power and Electoral Justice: Interview with Kayla Reed of Action St. Louis

Powerhouse organizer Kayla Reed shares her brilliant vision for social change, her excitement about the power of Black-led electoral justice organizing, and the mandates philanthropy must take up in order to support movements’ contesting for power.

The Time Is Now

With the help of our fiscal sponsor, Tides Advocacy, and a newly formed Advisory Board of donor members and movement leaders, we are honored to roll out a new strategy and a new website to expand c4 grantmaking. This strategy is a direct and deliberate response to our movement partners’ mandates for how to fund them to win for the long haul.
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Five Ways Funders Can Support Movements Building True Multiracial, Feminist Democracy

What role can philanthropy play in leading us towards a more just democracy and resource social movements? We offer some reflections on the current moment as well as recommendations to guide social justice, human rights, and democracy funders.