The impact of your support
Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy program builds upon our past successes in staving off voter suppression schemes while looking for opportunities to expand the power of the electorate.
With your support, we can:
Why this work is important
2020 is a crucial year in fighting for our democracy with a presidential election, a large number of congressional seats up for election, and the census that will impact representation for all, especially communities of color. We are up against the most vicious backlash we have experienced in decades—from the constant attacks on the immigrant community, to the criminalization of communities of color, to the increasingly cynical rhetoric to suppress the vote. Left unchecked, these attacks could validate additional state and federal restrictions on voting by vilifying voters of color; lead to an intentional lack of oversight of discriminatory voting practices at both the state and federal level; and mean the further gutting of the Voting Rights Act and National Voter Registration Act that has allowed states to ignore the previously protected Right To Vote. Meanwhile, mass incarceration has left millions out of our democracy, creating barriers to affordable housing, good jobs and even the voting process.
Our track record
Advancement Project works to ensure fair elections that encourage equal opportunity for full civic engagement and representation for all, especially those in historically disenfranchised communities. For almost 20 years, we have fought voter suppression to ensure that all have equal access to the democratic process. Building power in communities of color in all aspects is integral to ensuring a free and safe future for all. Our programs center on inequity issues that are entry points for communities of color to vote, transform institutions and hold stakeholders accountable. Our achievements include: