Narcos

As their power grows and finds voice at the ballot box and in legislative bodies, they are confronting an increase in voter suppression – violent expressions of a white supremacist backlash aimed at stopping their communities from taking the power to which they are entitled.

As we’ve seen repeatedly, wins are paper thin and vulnerable without an organizing infrastructure that holds elected officials accountable and ensures implementation of policy victories. Organizations must be ready to fight back immediately and at full throttle.

That’s why Groundswell Action Fund is committed to multiyear support of organizations to advance justice not just in election season, but year-in, year-out.

We invite you to join us on the liberatory path being built by the powerful organizations Groundswell Action funds and supports.

$25    $50    $100    $500    $1,000    Other

WHEN WE FUND WOMEN OF COLOR, WE ALL WIN

NYToped_VanessaDaniel

With the future of our planet, our reproductive freedom and our democracy at stake, why is philanthropy benching women of color – the M.V.P.s of social change? Read more in the New York Times from Groundswell Action’s Founder and Executive Director, Vanessa Daniel.

MEET THE PEOPLE MAKING DEMOCRACY REAL

Many of our grantees, including those featured in the video below, played key roles in the historic upticks in voter engagement and participation this 2018 election cycle. The Equity Alliance, led by Charlane Oliver and Tequila Johnson, mobilized Black folks across Tennessee, moving the state from 50th to 1st in early voter turnout; the Texas Organizing Project, led by Michelle Tremillo and Brianna Brown, helped turn up 3.6 million new voters in Texas; Black PAC, led by Adrianne Shropshire, helped elect progressive women candidates across five states; and The New Georgia Project Action Fund, led by Nse Ufot, registered over 200,000 voters in Georgia. Learn more about the power of electoral organizing led by women of color in the content below.