January 26, 2023
Narrative and Identity
Political Homes - DPI Digest
This newsletter highlights key takeaways from the Belonging, Community & Impact: What it Means to Build a Political Home Report. What drives people to affiliate with power-building groups? Researchers collaborated with VOTE (LA), PICO California, and Voces de la Frontera (WI) to discern key factors.
Sojourn Strategies
University of California Berkeley
Sojourn Strategies

What leads Black, Latinx, and other people of color to see a power-building organization as their political home? The researchers worked with three base-building organizations, VOTE (LA), PICO California, and Voces de la Frontera (WI), to conduct listening sessions with their memberships to understand what factors help members stay connected to their organizations and see those organizations as places where they can “make sense” of their political environments. These factors include a sense of belonging, reflecting a common set of values and beliefs, and driving community impact.

Related Research

December 1, 2022
Belonging, Community & Impact: What it means to build a Political Home
Sojourn Strategies conducted listening sessions to better understand how people engage with and participate in political homes, where individuals can build community with others who have shared values to impact change, in California, Louisiana, and Wisconsin.
October 21, 2021
The Power of Political Homes
Over the next year, the DPI community will embark on a multi-state, multi-researcher project that examines how participants in organizing groups define a “political home” and what they seek when joining one. The research will also explore the meaning and value associated with the idea of a “political home” among...