In recent weeks, we've seen a virtually unprecedented level of civic engagement and activism. This is largely in response to a new president who is viewed as bringing about abrupt and belligerent policy changes that threaten many people's daily lives, erode basic constitutional rights, and undo democratic norms.

I wrote about advocacy and philanthropy responses to all of this in a story for The Colorado Trust - about how some of what is happening is not new necessarily, but rather the legacy of longstanding structural, racial, and economic fault lines that are coming to bear.

The story also includes a look at how these structural elements come into play with voting rights, who is or is not freely allowed to participate in the political process, and what kind of effect that has on how policy is shaped and sustained. 

You can read the whole story here. Check it out, and let me know what you think. 

Thanks for reading.