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.
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 and deserve. From cities to family farms, we are Idahoans committed to revisioning and remaking our democracy.
UVI is comprised of thousands of people who understand how critical it is 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 real change possible. We focus on institutional, policy and cultural transformation through political education, civic engagement, direct action, and strengthening relationships between diverse people and organizations. We know that uniting, engaging, and mobilizing individuals and communities across Idaho and the country requires deep relational organizing and building real connections with people and the issues and values that we all share. It requires organizations that have the integrity to invest in building real people power,
So we are building a people powered 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.
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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Executive Director: Adrienne Evans
President: Ed Vining
Vice President: Chuck Vogel
Secretary: Jyoni Tetsuro Shuler
Treasurer: Patty Dunham
Mike Walsh: Outreach Program Data & Project Manager
Emily Anderson: Programs Manager
Ellen Emerson White : Strategist & Special Programs Lead
Claudia Levine: Strategist and Writer
United Action for Idaho
United Action for Idaho is the 501 (c)(4) nonprofit companion to UVI, advancing social, economic and environmental justice, through political advocacy.
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:
United Vision for Idaho
Our City Action (Buffalo)
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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