Our political action arm

PEOPLE'S ACTION is a powerful new force for democracy and economic fairness. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations.
https://peoplesaction.org  

THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America.  EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.
www.epi.org/about   

THE MIDWEST ACADEMY is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice. From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained more than a quarter-million grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions in organizing philosophy, methods and skills that enable ordinary people to actively participate in the democratic process.
http://www.midwestacademy.com/training/organizing-social-change/   

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OUR MEMBERS, STATE PARTNERS, AND ALLIES

RESIST is a foundation that supports people's movements for justice and liberation.

THE CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda. https://populardemocracy.org

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OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS

Advisors:
Mel Livinton
​Marty Durand
Bernice Olivas


WELLSTONE was founded to carry forward the advocacy work of Paul and Sheila Wellstone. Based in Minnesota, Wellstone trains community organizers, student activists, campaign staff, progressive candidates and elected officials. Wellstone strengthens movement organizations and ignites change.
www.wellstone.org 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Paul Wellstone's successor in progressive causes.

Executive Director: Adrienne Evans

Associate Director: Gini Ballou

Program Manager: Angela Housley

Communications Strategist: Michelle Vincent

Data Lead: Nimi Sandhu


President: Chuck Vogel
Vice President: Ed Vining
Secretary: Jyoni Tetsuro Shuler​
Treasurer: Patty Dunham 

 

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United Action for Idaho is the 501 (c)(4) nonprofit companion to UVI, advancing social, economic and environmental justice, through political advocacy.

Members:
Dick Chilcote
Tracie Roberts
Christopher Bower​

​Lisa Keithley
Ahniah Selene-Summers

​Adam Thompson

​Chris Ho

Cyndi Tiferet



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OUR BOARD

WESTERN STATES CENTER'S mission is to connect and build the power of community organizations; to challenge and transform individuals, organizations and systems to achieve racial, gender and economic justice.


Building Movement We strengthen the organizing capacity of often-marginalized communities, with a particular emphasis on gender justice, racial justice, and tribal sovereignty work.

Developing Leaders We provide training, leadership development, and organizational capacity support to social movements and leaders committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Shifting Culture We convene culture-makers to shift the narrative and use culture as a vehicle for base- and power-building in non-traditional social change spaces.

Defending Democracy We assist communities and civil society to effectively respond to social movements that exploit bigotry and intolerance.

THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.


Our Intelligence Project is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups and other domestic extremists. 


Our Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – anti-bias documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that reduce prejudice and promote educational equity in our nation’s schools.

ABOUT:​​​​​​​ Moving from Vision to Action, we advocate a bold agenda, not a list of policies the establishment says we can win, but what the people of Idaho and this country must win! We are building power for a new multi-racial working class movement that centers Idaho in the local, state and national change we need, while we get the state representation we deserve. From cities to family farms, we are Idahoans committed to revisioning and remaking our democracy.

UVI is comprised of thousands of people who know it is critical to unite statewide efforts in an overarching strategy to win real improvements in people’s lives and center Idaho in the larger fights that make that truly possible. We focus on political education, civic engagement and direct action, and strengthening relationships between diverse people and organizations. We know that uniting, engaging, and mobilizing individuals and communities across Idaho requires each and everyone of us. It requires organizations that have the integrity to invest in building people power, not ours.


So we are creating a real peoples movement capable of achieving our shared goals, holding elected official and all those seeking office accountable to us. We are crafting and passing policies at the local and national level. We are centering Idaho in the larger view of America and changing the cultural narrative that has disadvantaged our state. Together, we are advocating for the change we need and working to make the things we care about real.


Nothing About US Without US:
When we say “poor and working people,” we mean all of us who are hurt by corporations and the wealthy few: poor people, low-income people, working class people, professionals, small business owners and unemployed people.  


We mean Black, white, Latino, Asian and Native people.


We mean youth and students, and we mean retired people, elderly people and people with disabilities.  


We mean men, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming. 


We mean straight people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people. 


We mean citizens, and we mean immigrants.  


We mean All of us.  



Adrienne Evans, Executive Director                                  Gini Ballou, Associate Director
Email: adriennesevans@gmail.com                                    Email: Gini.uvidaho@gmail.com

Phone:  (208) 861-8907                                                       Phone: (208) 720-4347


Michelle Vincent, Communication Specialist
Email: M.vincent@uvidaho@gmail.com



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