Civics Night at the Soda Fountain is a Future Now Fund Giving Circle made up of dedicated individuals working to identify and elect inspiring state legislature candidates who will have an impact right now.
Because state legislatures make laws that affect our future in all areas, including education, access to healthcare, voting rights and climate policy.
Because state governments effectively choose Congressional majorities by drawing districts that can be either fair or gerrymandered.
Because state policies become national policies.
Because state legislators are the next generation of American leaders.
We are a group of neighbors who began meeting in February of 2017 at our local soda fountain with the sole mission of becoming more informed citizens. Civics Night at the Soda Fountain has had the honor of sitting roundtable with an array of dynamic guest speakers who were also eager for civic engagement with us. After a year of information gathering our group, in partnership with the Future Now Fund (co-founded by former New York State Senator, Daniel Squadron) has decided to pivot into action to become a mighty giving circle to support 2018 mid-term candidates that have a solid chance of flipping states from red to blue. One thing we learned in the year of Civics Nights is that state elections matter. And now, more than ever.