IFC's Advocacy for Equity initiatives are how we directly live out our mission to confront the causes of poverty in our community. Current initiatives include: Activate! IFC, Meeting of the Minds and Housing Advocacy, and Racial Equity team.
A civic engagement and leadership project, Activate! engages our members and residents with the goal of becoming more involved in the political process.
Until election day in November 2020, the Activate! team will train volunteers and register voters, learn from community leaders about how the local political process works, host a monthly power hour event, and get out the vote!
A group of community leaders and allies that advocates for priorities identified by our low-income community, which would facilitate their full participation in our life together. Housing advocacy is coordinated through involvement with the Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition. Community Empowerment Fund is a key partner in this effort.
Advocacy priorities include:
- More affordable housing for people making up to 30 percent of area median income.
- Accessible public transit
- Living wage jobs
IFC's racial equity team meets monthly to advance equity with IFC and beyond.