The UPR Strike of 2010 was organized around three issues: student waivers or exemptions, budget deficit problems, tuition hikes, and campus privatization. What started as a 48-hour strike spread until every campus went on strike and UPR students gained international support.
Advancing the Future for Adults with Autism is an organization that works closely with America Speaks to better the lives of adults with autism. In 2009 AFFA held a National Town Hall Meeting to create a national policy agenda which AFFA plans to propose to Congress.
The construction of a coal-fired powerplant in the Vizag District of India by the National Thermal Power Corporation severely impacted the health, land, community, and livelihoods of local villagers. The villagers had been promised compensation, new infrastructure, and jobs in return for these adverse effects of the power plant, but...
An initiative aimed at engaging people who had directly experienced homelessness, to explore their experiences through creative writing, and challenge the public's preconception of who people effected by homelessness really are.
The goal of the process is to involve citizens in decisions about how to use the municipal budget, teaching them how to use the government machinery, seeking the widest possible participation of residents in deciding the priorities of the municipality.