Our monthly “Under the Dome and Around the State” (#UDAS) briefing call for justice advocates covers a few topics and keeps interested Missourians updated on legislative and state-wide issues that Empower Missouri works on.
This month, we’ll be talking with Joey Lindstrom, Manager for Field Organizing from NLIHC in Washington D.C. who will be sharing the dos and don’ts of election engagement for nonprofits, and Tara Raghuveer, Director for KC Tenants.
Thursday, October 24th 10am-11am
You can access this call either by joining the Google Hangout or dialing in at (779)800-9066 PIN: 669 700 454#
Joey Lindstrom is the Manager for Field Organizing with the National Low Income Housing Coalition where he works to develop strategic partnerships and build field support for federal policy initiatives. Joey coordinates and assists advocates throughout the country on issues such as the HUD budget, housing finance reform, the national Housing Trust Fund, and affirmatively furthering fair housing. Joey plays a leadership role in various NLIHC coalitions and mobilizations, prominently including the National Housing Week of Action and the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 project to increase voter registration and turnout amongst low-income renters.
Joey additionally oversees the publication of NLIHC’s Tenant Talk periodical that is distributed to resident leaders throughout the country. Prior to his work on federal policy, Joey worked extensively as a local advocate on poverty issues. Joey has led policy campaigns in Wisconsin on issues such as the local minimum wage, funding for homeless services, and eliminating discrimination against Housing Choice Voucher recipients. In addition to his work on legislative and electoral campaigns, Joey has held various direct service roles including work as a homeless outreach coordinator, a tenants’ rights counselor, and a workforce development professional.
Tara Raghuveer is the director of KC Tenants. She is also the Housing Campaign Director at People’s Action, a
national network of grassroots organizations committed to economic and racial justice. Tara cut her teeth organizing in the immigrant rights movement. She was the Deputy Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a coalition of the nation’s 37 largest immigrant rights organizations. Tara has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, The Guardian, and Slate. She has also written for the Urban Institute, TIME, and VICE. Tara’s research on eviction and poverty in Kansas City is cited in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted. She is an Australian-born, Indian-American immigrant who came to the US with her family in 1995 and grew up in Kansas City.
Tara graduated from Harvard College. She is an Australian-born, Indian-American immigrant who came to the US with her family in 1995. Tara lives in Chicago.
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