Social Policy

Social Policy

Social policies allow us to shape our societies and respond to large-scale social problems. They tackle a wide and complex range of issues, from health, education, and workforce development to poverty and inequality, and are particularly important for the most vulnerable and marginalized groups. The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s work in this area encourages transatlantic dialogue and analysis in pursuit thoughtful, evidence-based social policies that create more just and inclusive societies.

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“Representation is power.”- Interview with Ruben Gonzales


Across the US, progressive Americans are looking for ways to engage in civil resistance and defend progressive legislation. The Victory Institute and its associated Fund identify, train and support members of the LGBTQ community to run for office. We spoke with Ruben Gonzales, Vice President of the Leadership Initiatives at the Victory Institute.

By Sophia Oster, Ruben Gonzales
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