Approved in 2021, Philanthropy Southeast's Advocacy Agenda guides our response to key policy issues tied to equity and the strength of our democracy.
The Advocay Agenda complements our annual Policy Agenda. While the Policy Agenda is updated every year to reflect current legislative priorities, the Advocacy Agenda is meant to guide our work on long-standing, persistent issues. If legislation, regulations or executive actions are proposed relating to one of these issues, the Advocacy Agenda will help guide rapid response and other advocacy efforts.
Significant research indicates that systemic inequity in the Southeast is a key driver of distressing, long-running disparities that are detrimental to the well-being of individuals and communities. In short, systemic inequity presents a significant obstacle to philanthropy making a real, lasting impact. Government policy, at all levels, can be a powerful tool to reverse the impact of inequity on our region and nation.
With this in mind, Philanthropy Southeast's Advocacy Agenda reflects our commitment to these issues:
- Advancing Equity
- Strengthening Democracy
- Economic Mobility & Access
- Education Equity
- Health Equity
- Political Activity & Philanthropy
You can download the full Advocacy Agenda here.