• Vote Pins

    2014 Electoral Activity Center

    The 2014 midterm elections are quickly approaching—and yes, nonprofits, you can and should be involved!

  • Capitol Slideshow

    Balancing Act: Lessons from a Year of Budget Advocacy

    Advocates have many ways to influence public policy, including participation in the budget process. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Nayantara Mehta recounts the lessons learned from working to change a California law through budget advocacy.

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    Election Protection: The phone lines are open!

    With Election Day approaching and voter registration efforts ramping up, there are bound to be questions. To answer these questions, Election Protection, the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition, opened their hotline today so that you can speak with an expert!

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    State Law Resources: Updated

    Our comprehensive library of state law resources is designed to help you stay compliant with state campaign finance, lobbying, and voter registration regulations. We’ve just completed a top-to-bottom update, so learn what exactly is required by your state!

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    How AFJ Can Help

    Have a Question about advocacy? We have answers! If your nonprofit has questions about lobbying or other forms of advocacy, call us. Our attorneys are here 5 days a week.

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    National LGBTQ Task Force: Creating a world where you can be you

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on October 29, 2014

    AFJ’s new Member Spotlight is the National LGBTQ Task Force, which advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. Their goal is to create a world where you can be you, without barriers. In the spotlight, the organization talks about their new name change and #StopTransMurder campaign.

  • Capitol Slideshow

    Balancing Act: Lessons from a Year of Budget Advocacy

    Posted by Nayantara Mehta on October 29, 2014

    Advocates have many ways to influence public policy, including participation in the budget process. Bolder Advocacy Counsel Nayantara Mehta recounts the lessons learned from working to change a California law through budget advocacy.

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    Stand for Your Mission: New Campaign Promotes Advocacy

    Posted by Leah Salgado on October 22, 2014

    Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy initiative is excited to participate in the new Stand for Your Mission campaign, which promotes board and trustee support for advocacy. Complete with guides on how to begin a conversation about advocacy and why groups should get involved, the campaign encourages boards to use advocacy as a tool to fulfill their organization’s mission.

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    How Nonprofit Advocacy Spurred the President to Act

    Posted by Rebecca Cappy on October 21, 2014

    Recent executive orders were largely the result of months and years of hard work by advocates from nonprofits and other organizations across the country. Such advocacy is made possible because working on executive actions and regulations does not count as lobbying toward nonprofit’s annual lobbying limit.

  • Election Word

    Nonpartisan Elections: A quick reminder for 501(c)(3) organizations

    Posted by Abby Levine on October 15, 2014

    All 501(c)(3)s know that they cannot support candidates in partisan elections, such as for the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and governorships. But occasionally overlooked is that c3s cannot support or oppose ANY candidate for public office, even in nonpartisan elections.

 

 

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Mapping September’s #AdvocacyWins

Every month, AFJ is mapping where in the country nonprofits are making strides for fairness, equality, economic opportunity, and other social justice values. Check out some of September’s wins…

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Family Leave and Fair Pay: A Multilateral Approach

The week of June 16th through June 20th, The National Partnership for Women and Families organized the FAMILY Act Week of Action to call upon Congress and the president to pass the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The Week of Action provided a variety of convenient ways for both organizations and individuals to get involved.

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Winning Paid Sick Days in Portland

In a victory for working parents and all workers, Family Forward led the coalition that helped make the Oregon city the 4th in the nation to adopt the policy.

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