Featured Advocates

“I Want People to Have a Voice”: Volunteers Lead Voter Registration Project

(From left) April Hill, Jackie Jasso-Martinez and Gabriela Picazo have spent much of their autumn helping community members register to vote.
(From left) April Hill, Jackie Jasso-Martinez and Gabriela Picazo have spent much of their autumn helping community members register to vote.
Registering to vote online is the easiest way to ensure that your voice is heard in November's election. With the online registration deadline coming up on Monday (!), we wanted to remind you to not only register, but also to spread the word. Need a little inspiration? Read the story of four amazing women who are helping their communities register to vote.

“It Was Very Cold and Very Dark”: Single Mother Evicted From Her Home

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Gretchen Waschke fell behind on her bills while going through a divorce, and arrived home one night to find her water and electricity shut off. There was an eviction notice on her door, and she spent a sleepless night wondering where she and her daughter would live. In a new video recorded at Building Changes' "Talk It Up: Stories of Home, Lost & Found" event, Gretchen shares her story and talks about her current work serving families who are experiencing homelessness.
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