Beyond the 2016 Election

This season’s election results have challenged much of what we thought we knew about electoral politics. What lies ahead for the most vulnerable among us? Read the blog and follow Appleseed as we continue to mobilize to help people build better lives.

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Sending Money:
In Their Own Words

 

Earlier this year, Appleseed released a report about the impact of federal regulations for international remittances on consumers, particularly immigrants (Sending Money: The Path Forward). In this companion report,Sending Money: In Their Own Words, we illustrate the impact of these regulatory reforms by sharing direct quotes from our study participants.

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Sending Money:
The Path Forward

 

Landmark federal safeguards adopted in 2013 are protecting money sent abroad and the U.S. residents who send it, resulting in a stronger economy at home, according to a new survey just released by the Appleseed Network. Learn more about the study and findings and download or share a copy of the report.

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Keeping Courts Fair and Impartial in Kansas

Americans want courts to be fair and impartial, so that they can protect everyone’s rights equally. One of the unsung victories of 2016 came in the Sunflower State, where Kansas Appleseed helped turn back an ominous political court-tampering campaign. In recent years,... read more

Janet Reno, Champion of Social Justice

Earlier this month, Americans lost their first woman attorney general, Janet Reno. I was fortunate enough to call her a friend, and I published a piece with some personal memories of her as a boss. Now I’d like to take a minute to remember Reno’s legacy on... read more

What Is Appleseed?

Appleseed organizes, supports and connects Appleseed Centers. It provides start-up funding and staffing assistance, and recruits leadership to get new Centers off the ground. Additionally, Appleseed identifies and secures funding for local Centers and organizes them around national collaborative projects in its core issue areas of education, financial access, and immigrant rights. On an ongoing basis, Appleseed helps promote Center work, serves as a clearinghouse, and provides training and technical assistance, particularly in the areas of communications and development.

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We Believe

We believe that all people–whether they have long lived here or recently arrived–should be treated with fairness and justice. We must provide genuine opportunity for all–through excellent public education, access to public and private institutions on fair terms, and diverse, healthy neighborhoods. We believe that our connections, our research, our persuasive power, and our claims to justice improve society. We believe we can change our communities, our companies, our country and the world for the better.

Appleseed’s Model of Advocacy

Through engagement with our pro bono partners to conduct research and recommend practical solutions, our advocacy addresses those who have the power to ensure the following

— government advances the public interest,
— corporations treat consumers fairly and
— all can exercise rights and enjoy real opportunities.

Appleseed and our network of Centers identify barriers to opportunities and justice.

We are an effective, evidence-based advocacy organization whose victories secure lasting access to opportunity and justice for all.

We tackle tough problems, fill important gaps, and are reliable and accurate. We present the case for important changes and translate idealism into pragmatic solutions.

We provide meaningful, skills-based ways to get involved. We ask for a thicker form of civic engagement than donating occasionally or signing a letter that may never be delivered.