Equal Voice Campaign

equal voice campaignThirty-seven million poor people live in the U.S. but their voices are absent from national debates. A series of town hall meetings took place as part of the Equal Voice for America's Families campaign, asking residents of the poorest regions of the country to list their greatest needs. Now, a number of families are video-casting their stories each week. Check out the blog!

NAM's coverage of this issue is underwritten by the Marguerite Casey Foundation. For more information, contact Elena Shore at <eshore@newamericamedia.org>.

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Angelique Gordon

'We are America's Safety Net' - Families to Washington

New America Media, Video, Mike Siv, Feb 20, 2009

Equal Voice for America's Families presented their blueprint for change to Congress on Feb. 11. From Oakland, Calif. to Auburn, Ala ordinary Americans came to Washington D.C. to talk about their extraordinary efforts to hold the safety net together.

Texas Rep and Equal Voice

'Equal Voice' Campaign Heard in Washington D.C.

New America Media, Photo Gallery, Joseph Rodriguez, Feb 19, 2009

A photographic record of a historic day as ordinary Americans from across the country presented their ideas to rebuild the social safety net, especially for low-income families, to their elected officials in Washington D.C.

Equal Voice in Washington D.C.

‘Equal Voice’ Unveils Family Platform in Washington

New America Media, News Report, Text: Khalil Abdullah// Photos: Joseph Rodriguez, Feb 17, 2009

For 18 months families all over the country have been meeting in town halls to talk about rebuilding the American safety net for low-income Americans.

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Change in Community Starts with Seeing the Need

New America Media, News Report, Ngoc Nguyen, Sep 26, 2008

16,000 family delegates convened in three cities across the country recently to launch the National Family Platform to promote issues that are vitally important to low-income families.

Affording a Life on America's Dime

New America Media, News Report//Video, Words; Kenneth Kim//Video: Min Lee//Photos: Doug Piburn, Sep 22, 2008

On Sept. 6, more than 5,000 people gathered in Los Angeles for a convention that marked the culmination of the Marguerite Casey Foundation's Equal Voice for America's Families Campaign. Two other conventions happened simultaneously in Birmingham and Chicago.

Thousands Convene in Birmingham for Equal Voice Campaign

New America Media, Video, Photo Gallery, Video: Michael Siv // Photos: Al White, Sep 18, 2008

On Sept. 6, the Marguerite Casey Foundation's Equal Voice for America's Families Campaign culminated with as many as 16,000 family delegates attending conventions in three cities to mark the release of a National Family Platform.

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Defeat Does Not Speak into Their Spirit

New America Media, News report//Video, Words: Khalil Abdullah//Photos: Al White//Video: Min Lee, Sep 12, 2008

On Sept. 6, the Marguerite Casey Foundation's Equal Voice for America's Families Campaign culminated with as many as 16,000 family delegates attending conventions in three cities to mark the release of a National Family Platform, and to talk about issues they want to put on the national radar as the country prepares for the presidential election.

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LA Youth Have the School Blues

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, YO! Youth Outlook staff, Sep 10, 2008

Through short video logs, Los Angeles youth discuss the issues that affect their lives, including underfunded schools, a shortage of teachers and neighborhood safety.

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Chicago Youth: Violence Is Our Biggest Worry

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Video, YO! Youth Outlook Staff, Sep 09, 2008

Through short video logs, Chicago youth discuss the issues that affect their lives, including violence, drugs, immigration and schools.

Birmingham Teens Discuss Life in the Rural South

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Video, Shot by YO! Staff, Sep 08, 2008

Through short video logs, Birmingham youth and their families talk about the issues that affect their lives, including violence, teen pregnancy, life in the rural south, and jobs.

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