Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Working Families Power
Amount: $350,000 in 2022
What is the Working Families Power?
Founded in 2006, Working Families Power engages in program incubation, coalition building, organizing, leadership development, advocacy, and public education on policies that advance economic fairness, racial justice, gender equity, climate sustainability, and a democracy which is responsive to the needs of the many—not the wealthy and powerful few. Their vision is a society rooted in equality, dignity, solidarity, and compassion.
Why do we think this project is important?
The threat to the project of American democracy is twofold. One arena of contestation is the institutions and administration that make democracy run. The other is in the public experience of and belief in the very idea of democracy itself, which has been understandably eroded as working-class participants in the electoral system consistently see little to no improvement in their lives from the people they elect specifically to bring those gains. Through its Democracy Program, Working Families Power supports efforts including: expanding voting rights, reforming campaign finance, and deepening partnerships with pro-democracy policymakers at every level of government to see long-term gains and improvement.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Working Families Power?
In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $350,000 to support Working Families Power. A previous grant of $250,000 was given in 2021. The organization was formerly named Working Families Organization, Inc.