This year more than ever, the values and voice of Inland Empire residents will be on the ballot. The IE is one of the fastest growing regions in the state. And yet with relatively low voter turnout, the voices of new and older resident alike are not fully represented in the halls of power — whether locally, in Sacramento, or nationally. What can funders do ensure that people in the region have access to the information, resources, and trusted nonpartisan guides they need to make informed decisions?
Join us and a dynamic panel of speakers for an honest discussion of how funders can partner with nonprofits to support civic education and engagement — even those that have not traditionally funded civic engagement.
Sarah Efthymiou, General Counsel for Bolder Advocacy at Alliance for Justice
Emily Michels, Manager, Public Policy & Government Relations, SoCal Grantmakers
Jan Masaoka, Former CEO, CalNonprofits
Brian Thomas Romo, Public Policy and Technology Manager, Inland Empire Community Collaborative
Susan Gomez, President/CEO of the Inland Empire Community Collaborative (Moderator)