MVP GEORGIA GROUPS
Poder Latinx is working in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona to build a political wave where the Latinx community plays a key role in the transformation of our country, where immigrants, Latinx and other people of color are decision-makers of the political process.
Asian American Advocacy Fund / Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta
Asian American Advocacy Fund is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia. Through a combination of policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels, and by supporting candidates that believe in their values, the organization fights to create a better Georgia for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.
Fair Fight Action
Fair Fight Action is an organization founded by Stacey Abrams who, after witnessing the mismanagement of the 2018 election during her own run for Georgia Governor, launched the group to ensure that every American has a voice in the election system. Fair Fight Action engages in voter mobilization and education activities to encourage voter participation in elections and educate voters about their voting rights in Georgia and around the country. The organization has mounted significant programs to combat voter suppression, advocate for election reform at all levels, and engage in partnerships to support and elect pro voting rights, progressive leaders in Georgia and nationally.
Georgia Equality/Equality Foundation of Georgia
Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for LGBTQ+ communities throughout the state. They work year-round to pass pro-equality legislation and elect fair-minded elected officials. Equality Foundation of Georgia conducts voter registration and educational activities, provides information to decision makers, and organizes and mobilizes LGBTQ communities to advance equality across the state.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights / GLAHR Action Network
The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) educates, organizes and trains the Latinx community in Georgia to defend and promote their civil and human rights. Over the past 10 years, GLAHR has established a strong network of community members, including 18 local committees to implement strategies at local and state levels. Their leadership training, combined with strategic campaigns, are forging meaningful local, state, and national alliances to build a strong social justice movement. GLAHR Action Network uses electoral and political strategies to improve the lives of Georgia Latinos and the immigrant community.
Georgia Shift/Georgia Shift Action Fund
Georgia Shift gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through civic media, hands-on education, and action opportunities. They envision a Georgia where marginalized young people are the fundamental driver of political impact and public policy at every level of government in an unbridled democracy.
In Defense of Black Lives ATL (M4BL ATL)
In Defense of Black Lives ATL is a Black-led coalition of activists and orgs in Atlanta, GA united to defend Black life & defund APD. They are part of the ecosystem of M4BL comprised of more than 50 organizations representing Black people across the country engaged in creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people. Using mass engagement, local power, building across movements using a multiracial strategy, leadership development, and electoral strategy. Among their demands: ending the war on Black people, reparations, economic justice, and more.
New Georgia Project and Action Fund
Ambitious effort working to transform the state’s political landscape. NGP has registered thousands and is conducting citizen academies to get more people educated on how elections and public policy processes work. In addition to more traditional outreach, they’ve also worked to improve election administration and protection and tested the impact of “parties at the polls” on turnout.
SONG Power equips justice-loving Southerners with another toolbox to bring about liberation in our lifetime. SONG Power pushes policy demands; connects with and organizes thousands of LGBTQ Southerners to support progressive policies and candidates; and builds movement infrastructure in National Groups.
Black Male Voter Project
The Black Male Voter Project is a national organization that engages Black men in the political process. As the only national organization of it’s kind focusing on the voting habits of Black men, they are increasing the number of super voters through intentional and authentic one-on-one conversations and relational organizing. They are active in 13 states including VA, NC, SC, GA, MS, FL, AL, TX, AR, OH, IN, NY, and NJ.
Black Voters Matter Fund
Black Voters Matter Fund is dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power. Increasing voter registration and turnout is an important aspect of building power, but this is just the beginning of their work. They advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act as well as policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity. They help develop an infrastructure where little/none exists. This includes staff training, candidate development and network development.
A vibrant hub for Latinx and Chicanx organizing, Mijente combines cultural, electoral, and issue organizing to advance a broad agenda of social justice in solidarity with other oppressed communities.
Working Families Organization / Center for Working Families Fund
A growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for everyone. They are in 15 states and organize aggressive campaigns to raise economic standards. They recruit, train and elect leaders who share its mission and then work after elections to hold officials accountable to the needs of working families. In the New York primaries, they defeated 7 corporate democrats replacing them with progressive leaders, kept seven rural precincts from closing in Georgia, swept primary victories in three states, and more.