Sophie Slotnick

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.

Bolder Advocacy

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.

Guest Blogger

Trump v. Hawaii: Will the Establishment Clause Continue To Protect Religious Minorities From Discrimination?

On April 25, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trump v. Hawaii, a case challenging President Trump’s third and latest ban on travel for nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries. The Court’s decision will most immediately impact the individuals who are barred indefinitely from coming to the United States, as well as their family members and extended communities here in the United States. But more broadly, the outcome in this case will have important repercussions for the ongoing meaningfulness of the First Amendment’s most basic protection against religious discrimination.

Natalie Ossenfort

Election Season Advocacy – Silence NOT Required!

Does your 501(c)(3) organization want to speak up prior to an election? Do you hope to increase voter turnout, or educate candidates on the issues that matter most to your cause? While the tax code does prohibit public charities from supporting or opposing candidates, it does not require them to remain silent when elections take place.

Bolder Advocacy

Documenting Our Stories: Film as Advocacy

Stories have the power to captivate, to move audiences not only to action but to changes of heart and mind. Increasingly, we’ve seen how these stories – skillfully conveyed through film and video – can elevate a national discussion around critical issues, spur the generation of grassroots movements, and drive the American people to action.