Future of Democracy

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2022 Midterm Elections

We may have control of the U.S Senate, House of Representatives and the White House, but the fight to keep out the forces of white supremacy and Hindutva in the United States is only beginning. We need to make sure we continue to build on our progress and fight for progressive values that will take this country forward -- Not backwards. We need to fight for a Congress that is working-class, wants to ensure that every single person in the United States has a tuition-free education, can feed their families and agitate for an end to America's 'forever' wars. 

We should also honor the Organizers who fought for Senators Jon Ossof and Raphael Warnock. Their efforts aren't unnoticed. Thank you to each and everyone of you for the work you did in bringing back a government for the people, by the people, we the people.
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Stacy Abrams, Founder of Fair Fight Action

Through the Fair Fight Action website: “After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Democratic Leader, in 2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, winning at the time more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. Abrams was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States, and she was the first black woman and first Georgian to deliver a Response to the State of the Union. After witnessing the gross mismanagement of the 2018 election by the Secretary of State’s office, Abrams launched Fair Fight to ensure every American has a voice in our election system through programs such as Fair Fight 2020, an initiative to fund and train voter protection teams in 20 battleground states. Over the course of her career, Abrams has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels

Tania Unzueta CarrascoPolitical director, Mijente

“Our goal is to knock on the door of every Latino voter throughout the state, and then layer that with text messages, phone calls, and advertising. We have a fully bilingual canvass; we know a lot of voters are getting reached out to and we want to make sure it’s in their language, whether it’s Spanish or English. We’re micro-targeting, meaning we’re trying to figure out what messages work better with certain segments of the community, whether it’s young people, women, folks of Puerto Rican or Mexican descent.”

LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter Fund

From Refinery29: Brown is a veteran political organizer who heads the Black Voters Matter Fund, which focuses on building Black political power. The group has been working on voter registration, education, and mobilization in 50 counties, canvassing and also holding caravan and outdoor drive-in events in rural Black communities in Georgia. 

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Esther Lim –Organizing and civic engagement director, Asian-Americans Advancing Justice in Atlanta

“We do everything in like eight different languages. We have strong relationships with Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and South Asian newspapers in the area, and we’ve been pushing out a lot of ads and information through those networks. We’ve also been using ethnically specific social platforms, so for Vietnamese people that would be Facebook, for a lot of the South Asian people we work with that’s WhatsApp, for Chinese folks it’s going to be WeChat, for Koreans it’s KakaoTalk.” – Refinery29.com

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