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Road to Change: Turning Energy into Action

The immense tragedy of the February 14th school Shooting in Parkland, Florida fueled a powerful student led movement, gaining international recognition. Anger towards lawmakers, voters, and the lack of change surrounding gun regulation led seniors at Stoneman Douglas High School to embark on a series of rallies across the country.

Summary of New York Attorney General Referral Letter and Complaint

Referral Letter Background: On June 14th, the New York Attorney General (NY AG) filed a petition for involuntary dissolution against the Donald J. Trump Foundation (the “Foundation”), a New York not-for-profit corporation and a private foundation under 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The lawsuit follows an NY AG investigation, which found that…

What is lobbying in Austin, Texas?

Are you required to register as a lobbyist and report your lobbying activities?

The City of Austin Ethics Review Commission requires individuals and organizations who lobby in Austin to register with the city and file activity reports if they meet certain requirements.

Advocacy training sounds like music to my ears

Regardless of whether your job title includes the word “policy” or “advocacy,” you and your organization can benefit a great deal from this course. Less than a day to learn how to better understand what you can and can’t do on an important issue and what it means for tax purposes? I’ll certainly advocate for that.

La Alianza por la Justicia en Puerto Rico

En abril 2018, tuve el privilegio de viajar a San Juan, Puerto Rico para ofrecer capacitación y asistencia técnica en español a organizaciones puertorriqueñas sin fines de lucro. El Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud invitó a la Alianza por la Justicia a ofrecer un entrenamiento sobre los derechos (y deberes) de las organizaciones sin fines de lucro de tener impacto en la política pública.

We Don’t Want Your Cupcakes

Bolder Advocacy is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In this decision, the Court issued a narrow ruling for the bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. While the decision does not open the door to unfettered discrimination as many feared, it does make it more important than ever to fight against discrimination.