Adrienne Evans, Executive Director
United Vision for Idaho
1912 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID, 83702
P.O. Box 2181
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 869-3131
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OUR NATIONAL PARTNERS
United Vision for Idaho is the only and largest statewide coalition dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice; rooted in a core principle that we must work together to enhance the lives of all people. Through public education, civic action, policy change, and leadership development we challenge systemic discrimination it all its forms, and advocate for policies that lead to an equitable distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity. Formed by marginalized communities, we are committed to speaking from them and not for them and building a movement together that they never saw coming!
OUR UNITED VISION FOR IDAHO
Our “united vision” is to with and alongside communities, to mobilize, empower and to create a systemic, and powerful movement to ensure social, economic and environmental justice for all Idahoans.
To do that, we recognize we must first address the fundamental causes of systemic discrimination that disproportionately affect people by racial and gender boundaries, and we must do so by empowerment, organization, and mobilization of grassroots constituencies, implementing change from the bottom up.
For more than two decades, United Vision for Idaho has worked to establish and advance progressive policies, unite individuals and organizations, and stimulate positive, united action to achieve our shared objectives.
Our core constituents are Idahoans who share our values and objectives, and who are active participants in the democratic process as voters, advocates, and leaders. We’re still growing, already a grassroots coalition of more than 33 statewide organizations and more than 30,000 people. Our national partner People’s Action is comprised of 32 state organizations across America, with 600 leading organizers, and more than 1 million people.
Our objective is to support and grow a grassroots progressive agenda throughout the Gem State. We use hold our members of Congress accountable, and create tools and resources to empower you to be a voice of change for our democracy. Together, we represent people of color, refugees, women and children, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, faith and interfaith leaders, labor groups, educators, students, and workers from all walks of life.
Our diversity enables us to examine and consider both the root causes of systemic oppression these diverse Idahoans face, and to identify and develop ways to overcome them, especially on behalf of those who are most vulnerable.
Our statewide outreach and educational programs aim to break down barriers, specifically those associated with racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, and religious discrimination. Our national partnerships help provide resources that support our efforts and inform our positions. We stand united in seeking and speaking the truth, challenging power structures responsible for systemic discrimination it all its forms, and advocating for policies that lead to fair and equitable distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity.
OUR MEMBERS, STATE PARTNERS, AND ALLIES
NOW, Southwest Idaho Chapter
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Idaho Consortium on Disabilities
Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
LINC (Living Independence Network Corp.)
Idaho Health Care for All
Snake River Alliance
Conservation Voters for Idaho
Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability
Idaho Residents Against Gas Extraction
GMO Free Idaho
Are you ready to get involved? We welcome you to this effort as we work together in a critical time for all. Start here to help build the force we need to work across issues and organizations, coming together in new ways to make change.
United Action for Idaho is our 501 (c)(4) nonprofit companion, advancing social, economic and environmental justice, advocating policies and individuals who support these ideals for the Gem State.
Volunteer, Engage, Empower
Because teamwork is better than greed.
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.
The Human Dignity Project is a collaborative effort to provide both training throughout the Gem State both in classrooms and online. Training and professional development programs designed for the community and businesses to confront injustice and create safe inclusive spaces are available through United Vision for Idaho, and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.
The Center provides critical online resources to educators and the community that allow individuals to examine the escalation of discrimination and contextualize contemporary events within a human rights framework. Ours is the only statewide human rights education group. There is no duplication between professional development training programs and the programs for students. While United Vision for Idaho promotes and encourages social activism and civic engagement, the Wassmuth Center concentrates on broader general education. Together, our deep relationships throughout the Gem State enable us to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to share experiences and harness the skills and strengths of organizations to create momentum throughout Idaho.
United Vision for Idaho is the center’s formal partner dedicated to offering training and workshops based on the Human Dignity Project that delve deeper into systemic discrimination, link issues to public policy, and engage communities in civic engagement and policy advocacy.
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Eastern Idaho Labor Council
North Idaho Labor Council
Boise Central Trades and Labor Council
Idaho Public Employees Association
Interfaith Equality Coalition
Church Women United
Interfaith Alliance of Idaho
Adrienne S. Evans, United Vision for Idaho's executive director, leads a training session for 21 high school students from Hailey on how to interrupt the spiral of injustice and stand for social justice through civic engagement.
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.
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.
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.
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT IDAHO
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Executive Director: Adrienne Evans
President: Chuck Vogel
Vice President: Dick Chilcote
Secretary: Barbara Harris
Treasurer: Cyndi Tiferet