Our Work

At Equity Advocates, our mission is to provide members with everything they need to advocate effectively.

Guidance and Strategy

To keep up with a constantly changing political landscape, we keep members informed with sophisticated political analysis, ongoing advocacy training, long-term strategic thinking and frequent recommendations on actions you can take to help advance your mission.

    Timely policy analysis and education
    To advocate effectively, it’s vital to stay informed about changing food, nutrition, and economic policies on the state and federal level. At Equity Advocates, we’re constantly monitoring new developments and analyzing opportunities to influence key decisions. When you join, we’ll provide all of the information you need to stay on top of these changes through weekly e-newsletters, in-depth webinars, policy memos, and strategic calls to action. We’ll also identify and share relevant grant funding opportunities for our members.

    Advocacy Training
    Our advocacy curriculum is designed to give nonprofit leaders the knowledge, skills and capacity to advocate at the state and federal level. Our trainings include:

    • Preparing you to meet and effectively follow up with elected officials, developing district-specific materials for the meeting and identifying collective asks and talking points
    • Storytelling training to help you effectively talk about the importance of your work and your community’s needs
    • Developing and implementing short-term and long-term collective advocacy campaigns
    • Learning how to create collective metrics and tools for evaluating advocacy impacts and outcomes

    Relationships and Representation

    We work at a grassroots level to give members a consistent and amplified voice in government.

    To do so, members will get instant access to a vibrant coalition of like-minded organizations. We also foster and maintain relationships with elected officials, keeping them connected and informed of the issues that matter most to our community. These services include

    Coalition Building
    Organizations that join Equity Advocates benefit from the Coalition of Advocates – a membership collective dedicated towards advancing a common policy agenda. The Coalition of Advocates is an active forum where members work can together to share information and best advocacy practices. This is especially beneficial when more seasoned advocates are able to help those with less experience. By working together towards a common goal, we can build a more powerful and effective grassroots political movement.  

    We provide additional services to Represented Members at a slightly higher annual cost, including:

    Direct Representation
    On behalf of Represented Members, Equity Advocates will work to cultivate strong relationships with New York members of Congress and their staff in both their home district and Washington offices. We will also actively advocate for Represented member priorities.

    Media Support
    EA will also organize media opportunities and on-site press events for Represented Members to bring attention to their advocacy priorities and programmatic work.