Fight Voter Suppression and Empower Voters of Color in Swing States

  • Week of January 7, 2020

We know we are asking you to fight for a lot this week, including the war on a fair impeachment trial and the effort to stop a literal war in Iran. But we also can't lose sight of the fight that matters most, the 2020 election. As all-of-us know, the GOP has worked hard to suppress voters of color by purging voter rolls to gerrymandering. That’s why this week we are amplifying the efforts of the Reclaim Our Vote campaign. 

Here are some reasons to support Reclaim Our Vote:

  • Hundreds of thousands of voters of color have been purged from voter rolls, de-registered, and disenfranchised by gerrymandering and voter suppression tactics.

  • Reclaim Our Vote has a brilliant strategy for directly engaging eligible voters of color in swing states with long histories of voter suppression and with communities overlooked by conventional campaigns.

  • They've built powerful partnerships to leverage emerging opportunities and maximize outcomes --  NAACP, Black Voters Matter, VoteRider, DemLabs, Mi Familia Vota and others.

  • They understand the importance of building a lasting base within communities of color.

  • They know how to engage us (here in the blue Bay Area) in high quality, high impact "export" work -- canvassing, phone banking, texting, post carding and more.

All-of-us must support the effort to fight voter suppression in swing states! 

Here’s how:

1 If you live in the Bay Area, get tickets to hear Andrea Miller, who is the founder of the Center for Common Ground and leads its Reclaim Our Vote campaign. The event is on Tuesday, February 4th from 6-8pm at The Marsh Theater and you can get tickets and details here.

2 If you can’t attend, please donate to the Center for Common Ground here.