Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. V4P staff equip members with policy information and opportunities to personally advocate through one-on-one outreach, at campaign trail events, Capitol summits, sign-on letters, and more.
V4P members recognize that they have an unusual amount of access to policymakers and that their views are sometimes given increased weight. Understanding this and believing our democracy shouldn't work that way, they use their positions to ally with, and amplify the concerns and solutions put forward by, historically marginalized communities. V4P members believe that the communities closed to the problems are closest to the solutions, whether regarding criminal justice reform, pay discrimination, or environmental justice. Simultaneously, V4P members advocate for strong campaign finance reform to lessen their own influence and voting protections to give a more equal voice to all communities.
V4P was founded in 2010 and has an annual budget of 2.3 million dollars. Our 18 staff are based in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Sacramento, and New York. Our work is currently focused on federal and CA state policy and politics. Advocacy priorities have included economic inequality, budget and tax policy, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, and more.