Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. V4P staff equip members with policy information and opportunities to personally advocate through one-on-one outreach, at campaign trail events, Capitol summits, sign-on letters, and more. Voices for Progress staff also help members grow strategic influence and relationships with lawmakers through political advising, candidate events, endorsements, and other political programming.
V4P members recognize that they have an unusual amount of access to policymakers and that their views are sometimes given increased weight. Understanding this and believing our democracy shouldn't work that way, they use their positions to amplify the voices of historically marginalized communities, lifting up the concerns and the solutions put forward by those who, for example, are already feeling the impacts of climate change most directly and have long experienced economic and social inequality. Simultaneously, V4P members advocate for strong campaign finance reform to lessen their own influence and voting projections to give a more equal voice to all communities.
V4P has an annual budget of 2 million dollars and was founded in 2010. Its 15 staff are based in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York. Its work is currently focused on federal and CA state policy and politics. Advocacy priorities have included budget and tax policy, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, and more.
Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for…