October 20 2020
Team Incite

Every Day After

October 20 2020
Team Incite

October 20, 2020
Dear readers,

Amidst a great deal of 2020 campaign chaos, you might be surprised to know we’re feeling hopeful. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, we’re seeing historic levels of voter participation and civil civic engagement.

This election isn’t just about November 3 -- especially this year given we may not have an outcome that night -- or January 20, 2021. It’s about every day after that and what our plan is to rebuild democracy after an alarmingly corrosive four years.

No matter who prevails on the ballot next month, Democrats must continue to nurture the active civil society that’s grown during the Trump era and be sure to keep our tent supersized. 

Civic engagement is not for the faint of heart. It’s intense and exhausting. And it is so tempting to believe that if things go our way after November, our work might be done. But being citizens of a functioning democracy requires work and continuous engagement. It is our responsibility, and our privilege.

Election Day is our starting point, not the finish line. And now marks the beginning of what could be the best era yet for American politics in the years to come.

CivicRx: Investing in the next generation of Democratic leadership

Swati and Sejal first met when the Arena was just getting started in the wake of the 2016 election. Now, Sejal hosts CivicRx, a podcast and a project to help all of us make sense of the million different ways our world has shifted in the wake of the novel coronavirus. 

Highlights include: info on how/why to vote on down-ballot races, how the Democratic Party has mobilized and must continue to mobilize, and in what ways campaigning has adapted amid a global pandemic.

Listen here!

Incite Ventures
Star Tribune: Better Place Forests Expands to Minneapolis

Better Place Forests supports families in their end of life arrangements while conserving and protecting natural areas.

Founder and CEO Sandy Gibson said his own painful experience losing both his parents as a boy in Canada helped drive him to find an alternative to conventional casket burials. He recalled visiting his mother’s grave in a bleak cemetery.

“I wanted to create something that was more beautiful,” Gibson said. “… and know that place is doing something good for the world.”...

Incite Ventures

Zero Grocery Announces Referral Program

It seems that we can’t let one newsletter go by without celebrating an exciting update from Zero Grocery. We are so proud of the work that Zuleyka and her team are doing to eliminate plastic from the grocery supply and delivery chain. And now we get to share Zero Grocery – literally. 

Today, give this $10 promo code to a friend and get $10 yourself.  Share with all your plastic-free warriors!

Incite Ventures

Civic Eagle Awarded, Google for Startups Black Founders Fund

Enview by Civic Eagle is the #1 tool for remote government affairs work for lobbyists, policy professionals and government affairs teams who want to improve the way they discover, analyze, and manage state and federal legislation.

Across the US, there are amazing Black startup founders that are building great companies yet are locked out of access to the funding that is critical to their success.

The $5M Google for Startups Black Founders Fund provides non-dilutive cash awards to Black led startups that have participated in our programs or have been nominated by our partner community

Congratulations to Damola, Yemi and team for this well-deserved award!

Incite Labs

Public Rights Project Announces 2020 Cohort

Public Rights Project’s mission is to ensure that laws written to protect the most vulnerable among us are faithfully and equitably enforced.

While most state and local government offices have the power to enforce laws that protect individuals’ abilities to maintain housing, gain equal access to a job, and work in safe conditions, many of these offices do not invest resources in these opportunities or take advantage of this authority. These fellowship placements are designed to enhance the work ongoing in offices around the country

Incite Ventures
Moonshot Snacks

Did you know that food emissions contribute to at least 25% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions?

Founder Julia Collins and her team at Planet FWD used this knowledge to fuel a brand new, one-of-a-kind, climate-friendly cracker to change the world called Moonshot Snacks.

And, for starters, Planet FWD is committed to taking serious action on climate change by pledging to offset all carbon emissions they produce so they can have a positive impact on the planet.

Follow along and be one of the first to try the sensational new Moonshot Snacks.

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