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    Member Spotlight: Equal Justice Society and Transforming the Nation’s Consciousness on Race

    The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. They aim to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. Read more about the work of this AFJ member organization.

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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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    Public Webinar Workshops for 2015

    Plan your 2015 with a year full of webinars designed for nonprofit leaders, staff, and volunteers to understand the legal issues involved in public policy work. You can register for workshops individually or select a package of workshops and save!

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    Strengthening Working Families through Paid Sick Leave

    In this year’s State of the Union, President Obama mentioned the success of paid sick leave measures at the ballot box. We know about these successes because Bolder Advocacy provided guidance and expert information to groups working on these policy initiatives. Read more about recent progress on paid sick leave policies and what resources organizations can use to get involved.

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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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  • Remember Trans Power

    Where Do We Go From Here? Combatting Anti-Trans* Violence Through Advocacy

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on January 27, 2015

    The national fight for marriage equality has been gaining success as many states recognize and legalize same-sex marriages. But even with a national spotlight on this movement, there are many LGBT issues that have been largely ignored. Read more about organizations using advocacy to combat anti-trans violence.

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    Member Spotlight: Equal Justice Society and Transforming the Nation’s Consciousness on Race

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on January 26, 2015

    The Equal Justice Society is transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. They aim to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. Read more about the work of this AFJ member organization.

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    Top 5 Blogs for December

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on January 23, 2015

    What is trending on Bolder Advocacy? Blogs on maintaining supporter engagement, a nonprofit economic impact report, resolutions for nonprofits and foundations, and more! Find out the posts attracting the most clicks last month.

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    Be bold with your repro advocacy in 2015!

    Posted by Keely Monroe on January 22, 2015

    Today, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court case that made legal a woman’s right to choose an abortion, organizations and individuals are thinking about what Roe v. Wade means to them. Read what Bolder Advocacy staffer Keely Monroe is hopeful for in 2015.

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    Strengthening Working Families through Paid Sick Leave

    Posted by Andrew Phifer on January 21, 2015

    In this year’s State of the Union, President Obama mentioned the success of paid sick leave measures at the ballot box. We know about these successes because Bolder Advocacy provided guidance and expert information to groups working on these policy initiatives. Read more about recent progress on paid sick leave policies and what resources organizations can use to get involved.

 

 

Advocacy In Action

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Mapping December’s #AdvocacyWins

We’re mapping where in the country nonprofits are making strides for fairness, equality, economic opportunity, and other social justice values. Check out the good news from December!

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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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Communicating with Your Members: Tracking and Treating Grassroots Communications with Members

Federal tax law allows certain lobbying communications with a 501(c))(3) public charity’s members to be treated more favorably than communications with the general public. This fact sheet provides information on how to identify such communications and explains how to track and treat them. It is important to understand the basic lobbying rules and the differences between direct and grassroots lobbying before delving into the member communication rules discussed in this fact sheet.

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