Equity PAC is an organization made up of members just like you, concerned residents who want to change your local community for the better. While not always glamorous, our work to advocate and push for equity is only made possible with your engagement.
If you want to make a change, you don't need to wait until the next election. There are many critical ways to engage in direct action right now.
You can buy anything in the world except for time. Any amount of time you give is valuable and makes a difference!
The first step to forming an equitable community is to learn more about equity and how it informs the issues that impact you and your neighbors' everyday lives. Many of us are experts in our community because of our lived experiences - we know the consequences of bad policy and the need for equity-minded electeds first hand. Wherever you are on your equity journey, resources are available to support your learning and relationship building. Engage with others who share your goals on the Equity Voices West Michigan Facebook page.
Engage your local leaders
Leaders rely on hearing from you to inform their decision-making. Build relationships with elected officials and participate in community engagement events to share your thoughts and ideas on the issues that are important to you.
Equity PAC is 100% volunteer-driven and can always use more doers. Are you interested in donating your time to make a difference and help your community push for equity-minded officials, policies, and practices? Please add your information here.
Some examples of volunteer possibilities include:
- Canvassing/Phone Banking - Directly support equity-minded candidates and initiatives to get them elected.
- Host Fundraisers/Friend-raisers - Help develop the Equity PAC infrastructure through increased awareness and funds.
- Skill-based Support - Do you have experience with marketing, blog writing, or event planning? Help write or run events or use other skills to advance the mission.
- Serving/Leading - Access financial and social support to explore political candidacy and/or lead a grassroots initiative.
Serve and lead
Finally, holding office or leading a grassroots initiative gives you even more influence and decision-making powers.
Several local boards and commission roles make decisions that impact the city and county. Do you live in a community affected by issues around policing, affordability, or immigration justice? You can lead the change you wish to see.
Whichever your approach, we want to support you. Please engage with us and apply for an endorsement.
From 2015 - 2019, 19 of the 31 candidates and ballot initiatives we've endorsed won - that's 61%! Donations are critical in supporting this work. Please help us support equity-minded candidates by contributing here.