Economic Policy Institute

The Nathan Cummings Foundation


Economic Policy Institute

(Washington, DC)

Total Award: $10,000 over 6 months

Progressive State Action Collaborative

To support the planning phase for the Progressive State Action Collaborative, a proposed network for state elected officials designed to provide critical policy information and establish a ready connection to each other and the broader civic-engagement and democracy movements. The objectives of this project are to (1) decide which capacities to build; (2) determine the best way to build them; (3) establish a mechanism for measuring the success of the collaborative; and (4) construct a framework conducive to on-going collaboration among progressive groups. The following organizations will collaborate on this project: Center for Policy Alternatives, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Economic Analysis and Research Network/Economic Policy Institute, Demos, NAACP National Voter Fund, and the Progressive Majority.