About US

Our history's most powerful movements teach us an important lesson: We won't win more by demanding less. So, we've got our sights set on the long term. While we fight for change here and now, we're also working to rebuild our economy and create a democracy for all of us. 


We're organizing thousands of people around a bold agenda for real change. Our agenda isn't a list of policies the establishment says we can win. It reflects what communities Idaho must win. 

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Who We Are

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 real people power,


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.

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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.  

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Ready to Join Us?

Join UVI and the PEOPLE'S WAVE

Give as you can, and more if you can. Become a member today!


ALL of our futures depend on what we do now!



BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

OFFICERS

OFFICERS

Executive Director: Adrienne Evans

Associate Director: Gini Ballou

Communications Strategist: Michelle Vincent


Data Lead: Nimi Sandhu

President: Ed Vining 


Vice President: Chuck Vogel


Secretary: Jyoni Tetsuro Shuler​


Treasurer: Patty Dunham 

MEMBERS

OFFICERS

OFFICERS

Dick Chilcote
Tracie Roberts
Christopher Bower​

​Lisa Keithley
Ahniah Selene-Summers
​Adam Thompson

​Chris Ho

Cyndi Tiferet

ADVISORS

OFFICERS

ADVISORS

Mel Livinton
​Marty Durand
Bernice Olivas

NATIONAL PARTNERS

PEOPLE'S ACTION 

A powerful 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. Together we are:


ALABAMA

Hometown Action


ARIZONA

Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA)


CALIFORNIA

Ground Game LA


San Francisco Rising Action


COLORADO

Colorado People's Action (CPA)


CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG)


IDAHO

United Action for Idaho

United Vision for Idaho


ILLINOIS

ONE People's Campaign

Jane Addams Seniors in Action

The People's Lobby/Reclaim Chicago (PAC)


IOWA

Iowa Citizens for Community 

Improvement Action Fund


MAINE

Maine People's Alliance


MARYLAND

Progressive Maryland


MASSACHUSETTS

Neighbor to Neighbor Action Fund


MICHIGAN

Michigan People's Campaign


MINNESOTA

TakeAction Minnesota


MISSOURI

Missouri Jobs With Justice Voter Action


NEVADA

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action Fund (PLAN Action Fund)


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rights and Democracy


NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Organizing Project
New Jersey Citizen Action


NEW MEXICO

Southwest Organizing Project Action


NEW YORK

Citizen Action of New York
Community Voices Heard Power


Bronx Action
Our City Action (Buffalo)


Voices of Community Advocates and Leaders Action


NORTH CAROLINA

Down Home North Carolina


OHIO

Progress Ohio


PENNSYLVANIA

215 People’s Alliance
Keystone Progress


TENNESSEE

Tennessee Citizen Action


VERMONT

Rights and Democracy


WASHINGTON

Washington Community Action Network
OneAmerica Votes


WISCONSIN

Citizen Action of Wisconsin


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Citizen Action Group



WESTERN STATES CENTER

Our 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.



THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER 

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.


BEND THE ARC

Bend the Arc is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews all across the country. For years, we’ve worked to build a more just society. Now we’re rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the soul of our nation.



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. 




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 

 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.

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WELLSTONE 

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.


Contact Us

Adrienne Evans, Executive Director

adriennesevans@gmail.com

208-869-3131


Gini Ballou, Associate Director

Gini.uvidaho@gmail.com

208-720-4347


Michelle Vincent, Communications

M.Vincent@uvidaho@gmail.com


United Vision for Idaho

United Vision for Idaho 1912 W. Jefferson Boise, ID 83702

(208) 869-3131

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