Our Work in 2018
The Shared Roots Donor Alliance held our inaugural regional event in Manhattan in September. Many thanks to our keynote speaker Jason Kander, to Danny Meyer for hosting us at one of his restaurants and to the host committee that included Councilman Brad Lander, Nancy Meyer, Marjona Jones, Autumn Dornfeld and Rachel Storch-Akrongold.
In our inaugural year we were able to invest in critical voter outreach in urban and rural areas, helping to educate and turn out thousands of voters for policies that will create long term change and impact hundreds of thousands of people across the state. With input from Missouri activists who sit on our board, Shared Roots provided funding to 6 organizations to help enhance their existing voter engagement programs to reach more voters before the November election.
Here is how these grassroots used our funding in 2018 to turn out the voters needed to raise the minimum wage, create transparency in State government, and make redistricting more equitable: