Civic Engagement

In Tennessee, Civic TN and members of the Tennessee Titans text their communities for National Voter Registration Day.

September 27, 2022

“We have, as citizens of this country, the right of democracy. It’s important that our voices are heard, our elected officials are held accountable, and our values are represented by our communities,” — Matia Powell, Executive Director of Civic TN.

In Michigan, Michigan Voices and their partners have been engaging communities across the state for the right to reproductive health care and bodily autonomy.

August 24, 2022

“Through the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot initiative in Michigan, voters are on the ground holding the line against those who threaten our bodily autonomy. They’re taking change into their own hands, and setting an example for the rest of the country to follow. Michiganders are showing their neighbors that the power of voters can’t be underestimated.”

In Alabama, Alabama Forward captured the unique history and experiences of southern community organizing in their original album titled Caregiver Road Trip.

June 24, 2022

“So figuring out how to build new identity spaces for people in Alabama or from Alabama who have pro-democracy values, that’s something that we’re leaning into with music, with art, with organizing and with funding, with litigation when necessary, with really everything that we can to try to get more people involved in this conversation.” – Evan Milligan, Executive Director of Alabama Forward

In Ohio, Ohio Voice hired a new Communications Manager with funding, training, and support provided by Project Power Up, and have since increased the press and media outreach of the coalition and their partners by 200%!

June 24, 2022

“Hiring communications and development staff has been on our to-do list for years, but we just didn’t have the confidence to add to our operating budget without a multi-year commitment. Project Power Up is allowing us to fill two big gaps that will ensure we can more effectively and frequently reach a larger audience and move more resources to our partners building power toward progressive governance.” — Gavin DeVore Leonard, Executive Director of Ohio Voice

In 2021, State Voices regranted more than $5M to support redistricting education, voting rights, organizational capacity, and technology–resulting in a 454% increase in regrant totals compared to past off-year cycles.

June 24, 2022

“Money on its own does not make movements, it takes ideas and organizing and people to build the future.” — Alexis Anderson-Reed, Executive Director of State Voices

In Georgia, ProGeorgia and their partners have been protecting our communities’ right to social connection and accurate information via text.

June 24, 2022

“Our small organization was able to text around 300,000 Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color, giving them the right information about where to go to get their vaccinations. It was incredibly powerful for a small organization to do big things on behalf of our people.” — Kimberlyn Carter, Executive Director of Represent GA Institute