Episode 11: Nonprofits, Volunteering, and Politics
Sophy and Kelly talk to Devon and Jamie, both of Chicago, about their work with nonprofits and the intersections between the nonprofit world and politics.
Editor's note: In the episode we state that Planned Parenthood does not endorse candidates. This is not completely accurate. Planned Parenthood Federation of America is "a nonprofit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally." The Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a nonprofit, non-partisan group. From their website:
To advance reproductive rights, we: Educate and organize the public; Register, inform, and mobilize voters; Promote policies that help people access health care; Work with reproductive health champions in federal, state, and local legislatures; During elections, promote political candidates who advocate for Americans’ reproductive rights; Stand in solidarity with social justice partners to fight back against hate and discrimination.
In this role the PPAF can endorse candidates.
- Land, Davis. "Houston Officials Criticize Federal Restraining Order, Say Cleanup Coming To Encampment," Houston Public Media. November 9, 2017. https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2017/11/09/249734/city-officials-criticize-federal-restraining-order-say-cleanup-coming-to-encampment/.
- McCambridge, Ruth. "Repeal of Johnson Amendment: One Step Closer and Another Step Worse," Nonprofit Quarterly. November 10, 2017. https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/11/10/repeal-johnson-amendment-one-step-closer-another-step-worse/
- Speckhard Pasque, Lisa. "Occupy Madison tiny homes village looks to expand," The Cap Times. August 21, 2017. http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/city-life/occupy-madison-tiny-homes-village-looks-to-expand/article_76697ab3-e175-59bb-8e59-dda685c7b684.html
- Chicago Plant Rescue
- Ravenswood Community Services
- Sarah's Circle
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