The Eviction Lab: A New Resource in the Fight for Housing Justice

By Equal Voice Action In 2008, while working alongside low-income tenants and their landlords in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Princeton professor and researcher Matthew Desmond realized what many poor and low-income families already know: that eviction is not just a condition but a contributing cause of poverty. “We’re in the middle of a housing crisis, and that means more and more people … Read More

SWOP Sees Success in Community Reclamation Efforts in Chicago

Equal Voice Action is pleased to share news from Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), a member of the Chicago Equal Voice Network. Watch the short video to learn about the impressive outcomes of SWOP’s Reclaiming Southwest Chicago initiative – a powerful model for community-led neighborhood reclamation – and read the related post from Chris Brown, SWOP’s Director of Operations, on the coalition’s … Read More

Radio EVA Episode 2: Joyce Lee & David Luna

Listen to Joyce Lee and David Luna discuss David’s new role as Executive Director, his work in fighting for economic and social justice, and what’s on the horizon for Equal Voice Action. In this episode of Radio EVA, Equal Voice Action Board Chair Joyce Lee hosted a call with incoming Executive Director David Luna to discuss his new role and … Read More

Equal Voice Action Welcomes David Luna as Executive Director

Equal Voice Action is thrilled to announce the appointment of longtime economic and social justice leader David Luna as Executive Director. With more than two decades of leadership experience and service in the social sector, Luna brings deep expertise, commitment, and strategic vision to his new role in guiding the Equal Voice Action (EVA) community in our shared work for … Read More

David Luna | Executive Director

Chicago, IL David Luna is a longtime economic and social justice advocate with more than two decades of leadership experience and service in the social sector. He has extensive experience as an executive director and senior manager of nonprofit organizations, and as a consultant and coach to other nonprofit leaders. Working across sectors, Luna has led organizations and initiatives focused … Read More

Michael Seifert

Brownsville, TX Michael Seifert has spent the last thirty years living alongside the Texas/Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. He began his professional career as a priest for the Marist Fathers, working first in southern Mexico and then in the colonias of south Texas. He served as the Network Weaver for the RGV Equal Voice Network from 2009 until … Read More

Radio EVA Episode 1: Star Paschal & Ernest Johnson

Listen to Star Paschal and Ernest Johnson discuss Ubuntu Village, the need for family-focused reforms in the juvenile justice system, and the value of the Equal Voice Action community. For the inaugural episode of Radio EVA, Equal Voice Action Board and Family Advisor Community members Star Paschal and Ernest Johnson joined the podcast to discuss Ernest’s work with the New … Read More

Donna Bransford

Oakland, CA Donna Bransford, founder and principal of DNB Strategic Consulting, is a consultant to foundations and organizations working towards social justice and equity. She is the Network Weaver for the Bay Area Equal Voice Coalition, a network of grantees of the Marguerite Casey Foundation who are building power for low-income families. Donna has worked in the non-profit and philanthropic … Read More

Tinsa Hall-Morris

Nominated by Citizens for a Better Greenville Tinsa serves as a community and youth organizer with CBG and uses her personal experiences to connect with the families on a daily basis. Her work has spanned local, state, and national initiatives including Chairperson of the Juvenile Alternative Initiative, PTA/PTO President at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and the CGB … Read More