Vision To Action

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Words From the Founder

Why You?
Stephen Shaff , Founder

Stephen Shaff founded Community-Vision Partners, Benefit LLC to leverage 30+ years of real estate development, social enterprise, community activism, and political advocacy expertise and innovation for the greater good ( how many years ago). Based in Washington, DC, Shaff understands the importance of the individual thread that concurrently weaves the public and private sectors. 

His social and economic goal is to expand on his career success to create a replicable social, economic, and political model. His years of experience under Community-Vision Partners became the inception of Community Vision - Community-Vision Solution and Community - Vision Action. 
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COMMUNITY - VISION

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C - V Action

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Lead: Brief description of why a C-VA.  Promote CFCG as an major C-VA priority

 

Community-Vision Action (C-VA) was formed to focus C-VP’s social enterprise agenda on political and civic activities. Working on causes that range from activism and advocacy within a single community to national progressive causes, we provide extensive expertise, connection, and know-how. 

 

C-VA is proud to be working with the Center for Common Ground (CFCG). CFCG was founded in 2018 to educate and empower under-represented voters in voter suppression states to engage in elections and advocate for their right to vote. In 2021 alone, over 19 states have introduced legislation that makes voting more difficult, especially for people of color, especially in rural and low-wealth areas. We are ardent supporters of CFCG’s mission and work, and we are honored to work alongside them to defend our democracy. 

 

C - V Solution

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER OF THE MONTH:

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Andrea Miller is Founding Board Member, Executive Director, People Demanding Action, Founding President, National Women’s Political Caucus of Virginia and a member of the Democracy and Governance working group of the Virginia Green New Deal. Andrea is an IT and Political Director, a digital and elections strategist. She designs and administers digital phonebanks and texting programs. From 2013 to 2015 she led the Progressive Round Table on Capitol Hill bringing together members of Congress, activists and non-profit leaders. Her expertise is in voting rights, climate and the Equal Rights Amendment. She has successfully advocated for legislation on both the Federal and State level. In 2008, she was the Democratic nominee for the Virginia 4th Congressional district.

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