About the Briefing
This November, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate, and 36 governorships are up for election.
The results of this year’s elections will determine control of Congress and set the stage for the second half of President Biden’s term of office. Races at the state and local level will also have significant impacts on the concentration of political power across the states and new laws targeting abortion, guns, voting rights, and election infrastructure. Understanding what issues and narratives drove voters and assessing the new policy and funding environment will be critical as we build compelling and successful agendas to advance racial and economic equity and an inclusive democracy.
Join us for a post-election briefing for funders with interactive sessions on:
- What issues and narratives motivated voters;
- How election outcomes will impact opportunities and challenges facing families, workers, and communities across the nation; and
- What the results mean for our work as funders in the short and long-term.
This event will be at The Madison Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown DC just blocks from the White House.
The Madison is preserved in the duality between the gravitas of its namesake, the 4th President of the United States, James Madison, lightened with a dash of the First Lady Dolley’s wit, energy, and levity.
The Madison draws visitors, families, and locals alike for meals and meetings, overnights and nightcaps, seeing the city and governing the country.
The Madison is a Local 25 union hotel and recognized by Unite Here as a FairHotel. By choosing a union hotel, we are supporting sustainable jobs in the hospitality industry where workers have access to fair wages, quality healthcare, retirement benefits, protection against harassment and discrimination at work, and a means to achieve empowerment on the job.
The Madison is located at 1177 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Hotel Room Block
Attendees are responsible for making hotel reservations.
We reserved a small block of rooms at The Madison Hotel for a special group rate of $225.00 per night plus applicable taxes. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. To receive the special group rate, you must make your reservation no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Please call the hotel directly at (202) 862-1600 and identify yourself as an Economic Opportunity Funders attendee or click the link below to make your room reservation.
Schedule at a Glance
Charity Blackwell is a spoken word artist, host, emcee and poetry specialist. She is the director of creative arts and education at DC SCORES and the director of poetry events at Busboys and Poets.
Emmanuel Caicedo is the state campaigns director for the Center for Popular Democracy
Carroll Doherty is director of political research at Pew Research Center.
Indivar Dutta-Gupta is president and executive director of the Center for Law and Social Policy.
Jocelyn Frye is the president of the National Partnership for Women & Families.
Marisa Gerstein Pineau
Marisa Gerstein Pineau is director of research application at the FrameWorks Institute.
Samuel Hammond is the director of social policy at the Niskanen Center.
Avenel Joseph is the vice president for policy at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Lisa D. McGill is the founder of LM Strategies Consulting and the managing director of Kemp Whitfield, Inc.
Cassandra McKee is senior program officer for economic justice at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund.
Marcela Montes is a program officer for family economic security at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Dorian Warren is Co-President of Community Change and co-chair of the Economic Security Project
Health + Safety
Economic Opportunity Funders (EOF) is committed to ensuring the safety of our members and guests and will comply with all national and local protocols.
No person may participate in the conference if they become ill or exhibit any signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during the convening. EOF reserves the right to refuse entry to any participant who exhibits any symptoms of illness or who refuses to present any required documentation.
All COVID protocols are subject to change depending on local COVID rates and CDC guidelines. This may include requiring masks indoors except when eating or presenting and attesting to a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arrival. We will notify all participants of any changes and expect full compliance with requirements.
Who is Eligible to Attend:
Many thanks to the EOF Steering Committee and our Planning Committee for their time and leadership in shaping this event!
- Elizabeth DiLauro, Senior Policy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Courtney Lundquist, Program Officer, Economic Justice Program, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
- Marcela Montes, Program Officer, Family Economic Security, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
EOF Steering Committee
- Anna Wadia, Executive Director, Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund
- Cassandra McKee, Senior Program Officer, Economic Justice, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
- Erin Currier, Senior Program Officer, Family Economic Security, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Kit Judge, Associate Director, Policy Reform & Advocacy, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
- Livia Lam, Program Officer, Future of Work(ers), Ford Foundation
- Ria Pugeda, Interim President & CEO, if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility
- Stephanie Davison, Senior Program Officer, Human Services, The Kresge Foundation