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At age 19, Davonte Johnson is already a five-year veteran of issue-based organizing in Detroit. From the “Fight for $15” to the fights against police brutality and the school-to-prison pipeline, he’s been on the front lines in activating young Detroiters to work for social justice and vote for their values.
States across the country are considering legislation that would diminish the independence of their courts. Recently, Kathy Bonnifield, Program Officer at the Piper Fund, chatted with the Bay Area Democracy Funders Group about some of the threats to our courts and how philanthropy can respond.
Steve Cohen leads the Bay Area Democracy Funders and is an advisor of the Cow Hollow and SLC Giving funds at The San Francisco Foundation. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Steve discussed areas...
Leave it to John Oliver to humorously straighten out the twisted world of gerrymandering. “Everyone’s voice should count, Everyone should have an equal chance to make a bad decision that [expletive]s it up for everyone else. Election results should not be the result of these crazy lines; they should be the result of our own crazy decisions.”
Funders have crucial roles to play to support the democratic process by supporting civic efforts to increase voter participation, to stop illegal voter suppression and to promote alternative approaches to financing political campaigns. Learn more.