Our mission is to research the distribution of stimulus funding in hard hit counties throughout the state of California and advocate for equitable distribution. We work with leaders to empower their communities through job creation, local accountability and statewide government transparency.
With the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in 2009, the Open Society Institute (OSI) awarded grants to several nonprofit, non partisan, coalitions throughout the nation. Coalitions are to research the best and worst practices in the distribution of ARRA funding in their states and its effect in communities of color.
In California, Voice of California was amongst three coalitions awarded grants through OSI. Voice of California’s strategy is to research if ARRA funding was distributed equitably in hard hit communities of color. In addition, Voice of California is the most diverse the coalition in the state, with the partnership of California Alliance, Equality California, Mobilizing the Immigrant Vote and the PowerPAC Foundation.
As four different organizations, we come have united through core integral values:
- Equitable distribution of funds and resources
- Government accountability & transparency
- Private – public partnerships
- Job creation & sustainability
- Equality & Dignity