The impact of your support
We support groups that work in communities representing the true diversity of the American people: in communities of color; among working class, rural, low-income, LGBTQ, elderly and young/new voters and voters with disabilities; among students, renters, veterans, new Americans, those for whom English is a second language or isn’t spoken at all; and others who may have additional barriers or need additional support to have their voices heard in the civic process.
With your support, we can:
Why this work is important
There are thousands of grassroots organizations and networks working toward building a true democracy — and to move the U.S. forward on issues of economic fairness, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, access to healthcare and environmental sustainability. But not nearly enough direct funding or individual donations go to these groups. In the meantime, over a billion dollars is spent each election cycle on TV ads and consultants. Movement Voter Project is here to change that!
Our track record
In early 2016, we spent six months consulting with over 50 experts, developing a list of local movement-building efforts — a list that continues to grow and be refined. Specifically, we sought organizations that were: trusted messengers who organize year-round on local and national issues that have deep salience to their local constituencies; rooted in the communities they serve and organize; committed to voter engagement; experienced in deploying proven high-touch, face-to-face voter organizing techniques at scale; collaborative; and known to “play well with others” organizationally. Those are the groups we work with to drive change from the ground level up.