Earlier this week, United Philanthropy Forum sent a letter to all 100 Senate offices urging action on voting rights during the final year of the 117th Congress. Joining the Forum as signatories of the letter were over 90 philanthropic and charitable sector leaders from across the country, including 40 Forum members.
Specifically, the letter asks the United States Senate to prioritize passing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in 2022. Guided by our Public Policy Principles, the Forum endorsed the legislation last year and has continued to work with partners like Independent Sector to uplift the issue to the broader sector.
After the Senate failed to act on voting rights last month, the Forum recognized the need to continue to call on our legislators to do the right thing. We will continue to remind Senate leaders and staff of the importance of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement and the measures the bill takes to ensure equity in the voting rights process.
If you have any questions about philanthropy’s work on this issue or the Forum’s commitment to uplifting equitable public policy solutions, please feel free to contact Matthew L. Evans, the Forum’s Senior Director of Public Policy.
About United Philanthropy Forum
As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. We are a membership network of more than 90 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSOs), representing more than 7,000 funders, who work to make philanthropy better.
Our public policy work helps the Forum address racial inequities, advocate on behalf of the sector, and identify practical public policy solutions that catalyze a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.