Funders Briefing on the Work of Advancement Project

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 -
10:00am to 12:00pm EDT
Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, NYC
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A Philanthropy New York Members Briefing, presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies and The New World Foundation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All interested funders.


Advancement Project’s Power & Democracy Program works with grassroots, state and national organizations to eliminate barriers to voting and assists in building power in communities of color.  The program consists of three projects:  Voter Protection, Redistricting for Inclusive Democracy, and the Right to Vote Initiative.  Come learn about Advancement Project’s track record of accomplishments in these areas and how it partners with both public officials and community organizations, as well as its work plans to eradicate obstacles to civic participation, support multi-racial collaborations that use redistricting as a tool to build progressive power, and formulate a comprehensive strategy for raising public awareness of and support for stronger voting rights protections.


  • Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law & Advancement Project Board Chair
  • Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State
  • Harry VanSickle, Deputy Secretary for Administration, Pennsylvania Department of State
  • Maria del Rosario Rodriquez, Director, Florida Immigrant Coalition

Fee: None.