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WE'RE HIRING! FINANCE & GRANTS ASSOCIATE AND PROGRAM ASSISTANT POSITIONS OPEN

Additionally, the Rockefeller Family Fund is seeking an experienced nonprofit professional to serve as a Finance & Grants Associate. The Finance & Grants Associate is responsible for helping to maintain the weekly financial and grant activities of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), as well as working with RFF’s partner accounting team at Rockefeller Brothers Fund. More information about the position can be found here: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/40ac846e548c4263bcbdd80a602b6155-finance-grants-associate-rockefeller-family-fund-new-york

 

The Rockefeller Family Fund is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support to our Institutional Accountability and Individual Liberty (IAIL) program and general administrative support for the RFF, particularly regarding board meetings. This position is an opportunity to build solid professional skills and networks through engagement with nonprofits, foundations, and others committed to advancing democracy and social justice. More information about the position can be found here: https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/e1e4686a3ce34982abb3efd6fc0c8c2c-program-assistant-rockefeller-family-fund-new-york

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to recruitment@rffund.org by January 31, 2022 with the subject line “[position title]- [your name]”. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and we encourage interested applicants to apply early.

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LARRY SHAPIRO IN NEWSWEEK: WE NEED BOLD PRESIDENTIAL ACTION

Associate Director of Program Development, Larry Shapiro, wrote an op-ed that was published in Newsweek urging President Biden to take greater climate action. Larry lays out a few action items that President Biden can do from the Executive Office. Some of the suggested actions are to:

 

  • Impose a ban on crude oil exports and gas exports
  • Greatly curtail leasing of oil, gas and coal on federal land, including land that is under water
  • Develop a robust market for climate-friendly products
  • Through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, require a radical shift away from electricity generated by fossil fuels to electricity generated by renewables
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RFF GRANTEES ORGANIZE ON CHILD TAX CREDIT

In 2021, via the America Rescue Plan Act, Congress authorized the Child Tax Credit, a federal tax cut of up to $300 per child per month. The program had a significant impact on child poverty rates in America, but unfortunately Congress did not renew the program and the last monthly payment was on December 15.

 

One of RFF’s grantees, the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, held a press conference on Tuesday, December 14 with several in-state partners, highlighting how the program has helped the families of over 1.6 million Virginia children. The remarks garnered media coverage in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and on TV.

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HOUSE OVERSIGHT ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATION ON CLIMATE DECEPTION

The House Committee on Oversight is commencing a year-long investigation into the oil industry’s historic and current record of climate deception. The committee has been responsible for some breakthrough moments in its past investigations, including the information that was unearthed during the Committee’s spotlight on the tobacco industry under then-Chair Henry Waxman. The first hearing will include CEOs from the nation’s largest oil companies, including Exxon, Shell, Chevron, and BP. Read more about the hearings in this Guardian piece.

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STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN ON THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF CARE POLICIES

Economist and UMass Amherst assistant professor Lenore Palladino conducted state-level research showing the economic impact of care investments nationally and in key states. Using the investments proposed in the Build Back Better Act as passed by the House of Representatives in 2021, Lenore has now completed her research on the economic impacts of these proposed child care, paid leave, and home- and community-based services (HCBS) programs.  This deep dive into the economic boost generated by all three care policies is the first of its kind – and presents a complete picture that we believe to be impactful.

 

Find synthesized fact sheets here: https://womeneffectactionfund.org/memo_factsheet/what-build-back-better-means-for-women-and-working-families/

Updates

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DPI Fund Research Project Wins an Analyst Institute Expy:

The Expys are the Analyst Institute’s annual recognition of outstanding progressive civic engagement research. This year, the New Georgia Project’s 2020 Autopsy Research completed in partnership with HIT Strategies and Sojourn Strategies and funded by the Democracy and Power Innovation Fund was awarded the “Walk the Talk” Award. The 2020 Autopsy Research was designed to understand the impact and resonance of power-frame messages in 2020 political participation of low propensity/first-time voters and New Georgia Project volunteers. 

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Lessons Learned After PennEast Cancelation:

Larry Shapiro and Sarah Thomas, co-founders of the Funder Collaborative on Oil, wrote an op-ed featured in the Houston Chronicle about the cancellation of the PennEast Pipeline despite PennEast’s recent Supreme Court victory. This is the second pipeline to be canceled after the pipeline companies have won lawsuits in the Supreme Court and sunk hundreds of millions of dollars into the project. The basic lessons learned from these two examples are to “fight early,” “fight in every venue you can,” and “never give up.”

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Lisa Guide Pens Opinion Piece in Virginian-Pilot:

The Virginian-Pilot, one of the major newspapers in Virginia and specifically the Hampton Roads area, recently published an opinion piece by RFF Associate Director, Lisa Guide, about how too little has changed for working parents since she had her kids twenty years ago. As Lisa wrote: “Paid leave, affordable child care and greater access to home and community-based health services aren’t just important for Virginia families. These investments are also a boost to our economic recovery, creating jobs and boosting paychecks for workers across the Commonwealth.”