Our movement was forged through our shared purpose in seeking equal voice and opportunity for our low-income and poor families and the millions more we seek to empower. We know challenge, we know hard work, and we are resolved in our vision for a more equitable, prosperous, and just America where the voices of all families are heard.
Our families and communities face a difficult moment. Rising to this challenge is precisely what Equal Voice Action was built for. We need your input on the issues and resources that matter most to you as we look ahead in these uncertain times and consider the potential impact of the changes we are seeing under this administration.
Let’s strengthen our current partnerships and build more alliances with common cause organizations who are working to make a difference in communities throughout our country. And, above all, let’s grow our movement, because the more voices we can rally to our cause, the more powerful and comprehensive our impact will be.
Together, we are giving voice to and empowering all families.
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OUR MEMBERS' ISSUES
Nobody knows your needs, your families, and your communities the way you do. Every issue – from education to tax policy – is a family issue. But some issues are much more important or more urgent than others. We fight for the issues and campaigns that our membership tells us are the most important to their lives.
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ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD
Equal Voice Action (EVA) grew out of a decade-long effort by Marguerite Casey Foundation and its grantee partners to determine the best way for poor and low-income families to have a voice in the local, regional and national policies that affected their daily lives. The foundation and its grantees held 65 town hall meetings across the country, culminating on September 8, 2008, when 15,000 families came together in Birmingham, Chicago and Los Angeles to adopt the first Equal Voice National Family Platform, based on the issues families had identified as central to their well-being.
Family Advisory Community
EVA members and allies represent poor and low-income families and the organizations that elevate their voices all over the county.