Advocacy Coalitions




Policy Priorities


FPWA’s policy, advocacy and research arm establishes policy priorities on an annual basis. Priorities are updated as needed to reflect emerging issues.

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Campaigns


FPWA is collaborating with our member agencies and allies to launch several campaigns to build a city of equal opportunity.

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Initiatives / Projects


FPWA engages in special projects and initiatives throughout the year that help to achieve our overall mission of serving New York’s most vulnerable.

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Policy Victories


FPWA has achieved real and measurable progress toward creating shared prosperity while playing a leading role in advocating for fair and equitable public policies.

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Advocacy Coalitions


FPWA leads and co-leads a number of advocacy coalitions/task forces with our member agencies and community partners to engage in strategic policy advocacy work.

FPWA leads and co-leads a number of advocacy coalitions and task forces with our member agencies and community partners to engage in strategic policy advocacy work.

We are known as an organization that brings people together on critical issues and galvanizes unified action to address root problems. Below are the wide-range of coalitions and task forces that FPWA coordinates.

Campaign for Children (C4C)

  • FPWA serves of the Steering Committee on the Campaign for Children, and co-chairs the Mobilization Committee and participates in the Government Relations Committee.

Empire State Economic Security (ES2) Campaign

  • FPWA is a member of the ES2 Campaign, a statewide coalition of over 200 social service providers, faith based groups, and concerned citizens coming together to improve the lives of low and moderate income New Yorkers by challenging state leaders to make better choices for our families. Specifically, ES2 promotes ongoing access to education and training; good jobs for all; affordable, high quality health care; income security for all; decent, affordable housing; high quality, affordable child care; and affordable, accessible transportation. http://www.economicsecuritycampaign.org.

Economic Justice and Social Welfare Network (EJSWN) (formerly the Welfare Reform Network)

  • EJSWN, sponsored by FPWA, is a coalition of organizations and individuals that advocates for humane income security policies, founded in 1989 in response to welfare reform.  As we have seen income inequality grow, the group has expanded from its original focus on welfare issues to include a broad range of policies around economic equity, earned and unearned income, poverty alleviation, and economic mobility.  EJSWN strives to provide space for advocates to come together across sectors to address issues of economic justice through information sharing, policy advocacy, and creative collaboration.

    EJSWN holds monthly general membership meetings at FPWA.

FPWA’s AIDS Leadership Coalition

  • The AIDS Leadership Coalition is an advisory group primarily composed of members of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies. It was formed to take collective action through partnership with community organizations in identifying and shaping humane and just public health policies for New York communities affected by HIV and AIDS. The AIDS Leadership Coalition meets the last Thursday of every month at FPWA.

The People’s Budget Coalition for Public Health (PBC)

  • The People’s Budget Coalition for Public Health is an alliance of 15+ community and labor organizations united around preserving and expanding our city’s public health programs and services. We believe that improving health status, insurance coverage, and access to services can best be accomplished through a community health planning approach

To find out more information about a specific task force, please contact Emily Miles, Policy, Advocacy and Research Director at FPWA.