GDN NBSM Resource Links

CATEGORIZED GDN NBSM RESOURCE LINKS

The following links are important to students and advisors who are working to achieve goals and objectives denied by voter suppression processes. Albeit many other factors of injustice in our system of political process in this country, the major outcomes of that system have been and continue to be policies by elected officials. Evidence indicates that voter suppression is based upon that targeted understanding to achieve their aims through funding of electoral objectives and propaganda. What should HBCU students and corporations need to do to overcome this? The top priority is fighting-voter-suppression. Categories are highlighted in green.

Black Organizations

NAACP https://naacp.org/

Ensure that Black lives are a priority in all spaces

From police brutality to COVID-19 to voter suppression, Black communities are under attack. We work to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy. When it comes to civil rights and social justice, we have the unique ability to secure more wins than anyone else. Help make racial equity a reality.

NAACP Youth College Division https://naacp.org/our-work/youth-programs/youth-college/mobilizing-young-activists

The next generation of civil rights leaders is making waves now. Young people under the age of 25 are leading change through 550 junior youth councils, youth councils, high school chapters, and college chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights and social justice.

North Carolina Black Alliance https://ncblackalliance.org/

The North Carolina Black Alliance (NCBA) is working toward state-level systemic change by strengthening the network of elected officials representing communities of color throughout the state and collaborating with progressive, grassroots networks on intersecting issues. These issues range from voting rights, gerrymandering, criminal justice reform, health and wellness, economic development to education. The Alliance is an intergovernmental network of African American legislators, county commissioners, school board members, and municipal elected officials centered by a commitment to ambitiously address broad issues of inequality and fairness.

NCBA collaborates with strategic partners to advance the work of those organizations and to enhance intentional collaboration with black constituencies.

National Urban League https://nul.org/

The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide.

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with National Black Caucus of State Legislators https://ocgnews.com/vice-president-kamala-harris-meets-with-national-black-caucus-of-state-legislators/

NBCSL called on the Biden Administration to host a national forum of corporate America’s presidents and Chief Executive Officers to discuss the role they can play in opposing voter suppression efforts.

Black Students and Black Liberation

Sankofa Principle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankofa

(pronounced SAHN-koh-fah) is a word in the Twi language of Ghana meaning “to retrieve” (literally “go back and get”; san – to return; ko – to go; fa – to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Bono Adinkra symbol represented either with a stylized heart shape or by a bird with its head turned backwards while its feet face forward carrying a precious egg in its mouth. Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as: “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten

Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1948) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Negro_Youth_Congress#First_Assembly

The Southern Negro Youth Congress was established in 1937 at a conference in Richmond, Virginia.[1] The Southern Negro Youth Congress consisted of young leaders who participated in the National Negro Congress.The first gathering of the Southern Negro Youth Congress consisted of a wide range of individuals. Such individuals as representatives from almost all the black colleges in the country, Boy and Girl Scouts, young steel workers, and even members of the YMCA all joined together to form the Southern Negro Youth Congress.

Black Campus Movement in Higher Education, 1965-72 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xJ6cLKoyy4

Hundreds of thousands of black students, aided on some campuses by white and Latino students, demanded and protested for a relevant learning experience. At upwards of 1,000 traditionally white and historically black colleges and universities in the United States, black campus activists initiated a range of campus reforms, including the addition of more black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches, and the establishment of black cultural centers and Black Studies courses and programs. Their ultimate aim was to diversify and thus transform higher education. This Black Campus Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s is the subject of this presentation. Speaker Biography: Dr. Ibram H. Rogers is a postdoctoral fellow in the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis in New Brunswick, N.J. His writings have been published in several academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. He earned his doctorate in African American Studies from Temple University. His dissertation is the first full length study on what he calls the Black Campus Movement, the struggle of newly arrived Black students in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who demanded the diversification of higher education. They organized BSUs and successfully fought for Black Studies departments and courses, Black Cultural Centers, and the increase of Black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches.

Black Revolution on campus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTRYZyj00OI

Scholar Martha Biondi examines the impact of the black power movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s on academia and colleges, including the establishment of Black Studies at universities. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

San Francisco State 1968 Student Strike https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/03/21/704930088/the-student-strike-that-changed-higher-ed-forever

Today, ethnic studies is an accepted part of academia. Many if not most college students have taken a course or two. But 50 years ago, studying the history and culture of any people who were not white and Western was considered radical. Then came the longest student strike in U.S. history, at San Francisco State College, which changed everything.

SOBU/YOBU https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tinyurl.com/ew7ztz9a__;!!DZ3fjg!tZjc37gJYAaTlVGD2tAw4WOY1gwOQutU9L3ULFVrPHK0ZkoRvFjwDo5jK_aCQfl6lfB2NRyq$

One serious shortcoming of the literature on the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist era is the absence of a comprehensive analysis of the role of the Black Nationalist organizations that come out of the Greensboro-Durham Axis or what I term the North Carolina Nationalists (N.C.N.). When we examine the literature on the Contemporary Black Nationalist Movement we find a wealth of material on such organizations and personalities as: Malcolm X and his Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU); Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam; Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seal, Eldridge Cleaver, et. al. and the Black Panther Party; Ron Karenga and the U.S. organization; Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) the Black Arts Movement and later the Committee for a Unified Newark (CFUN), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM); James Foreman and the Black Workers Congress (BWC). The literature on these and other personalities and organizations is quite extensive and useful but the paucity of literature on the role of Black Activism originating from Greensboro, North Carolina is a serious problem.

February First Movement https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tinyurl.com/ew7ztz9a__;!!DZ3fjg!tZjc37gJYAaTlVGD2tAw4WOY1gwOQutU9L3ULFVrPHK0ZkoRvFjwDo5jK_aCQfl6lfB2NRyq$

One serious shortcoming of the literature on the Civil Rights and Black Nationalist era is the absence of a comprehensive analysis of the role of the Black Nationalist organizations that come out of the Greensboro-Durham Axis or what I term the North Carolina Nationalists (N.C.N.). When we examine the literature on the Contemporary Black Nationalist Movement we find a wealth of material on such organizations and personalities as: Malcolm X and his Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU); Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam; Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seal, Eldridge Cleaver, et. al. and the Black Panther Party; Ron Karenga and the U.S. organization; Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) the Black Arts Movement and later the Committee for a Unified Newark (CFUN), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM); James Foreman and the Black Workers Congress (BWC). The literature on these and other personalities and organizations is quite extensive and useful but the paucity of literature on the role of Black Activism originating from Greensboro, North Carolina is a serious problem.

People’s College https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tinyurl.com/2ukjv5ec/__;!!DZ3fjg!tZjc37gJYAaTlVGD2tAw4WOY1gwOQutU9L3ULFVrPHK0ZkoRvFjwDo5jK_aCQfl6lZRa3vm0$

Over the past several years, scholars such as Ibram X. Kendi, Martha Biondi, Russell Rickford, and others have produced scholarship on the radicalism of Black students in higher education, alternative educational institutions, and community-based political education study circles of the Black Power Movement. The late 1960s and early 1970s were ripe with the inventiveness of establishing counter-hegemonic Pan-Africanist institutions and student formations dedicated to the teaching and study of Africa and the Third World. The post-Black Power era of the 1970s continued the evolution of Pan-Africanism and Black Internationalism that unpacked the political, cultural, and historical multi-dimensionality of the African continent. During this period, several independent institutions and radical study groups emerged to continue the legacy of the Black Power era.

Black Liberation Collective http://www.blackliberationcollective.org/our-demands

These demands listed represent collective efforts by Black students to address widespread institutional inequity. These student led efforts are crucial to addressing larger systemic issues and serve as a catalyst to dismantle institutions that promote and engage in anti-Blackness. Email us your demands: [email protected]

Economic Justice

Black Dollar Index https://blackdollarindex.com/our-story/

ON MAY 25, 2020, IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, GEORGE FLOYD

WAS MURDERED BY POLICE.

As corporations touted their commitments to support the Black community, it became increasingly clear that their promises were not enough.

As a result, a group of Black professionals whose experience spans across healthcare, consumer packaged goods, media, finance, politics, and consulting came together to form The Black Dollar Initiative.

The Black Dollar Initiative is a consumer advocacy group dedicated to unifying the more than $1.4 Trillion in yearly spending by Black Americans for racial equity.

OUR MISSION IS TWO-FOLD:

(1) CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Hold corporations accountable for serving Black employees, consumers, and communities.

(2) AFFECT THE BOTTOM LINE:

Empower Black consumers by leveraging corporate transparency to help make informed purchasing decisions.

The Black Dollar Initiative is a consumer advocacy group dedicated to unifying the more than $1.4 Trillion in yearly spending by Black Americans for racial equity.

Our Money Matters https://www.our-money-matters.org/

The goal of Our Money Matters (OMM) is to develop, support, and scale access to financial education and sound financial practices for members of under-served communities. The program initiative was developed by HBCU CDAC to provide opportunities for scholarships, employment, career exploration, and pathways to entrepreneurship. Through a combination of online tools and services delivered in-person, we are helping HBCU/MSI students, staff, alumni, and community residents around the campuses get their financial health in order. We thank the Wells Fargo Foundation for its partnership.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support Our Money Matters. Through this program, and other philanthropic initiatives, Wells Fargo is opening pathways to economic advancement for racially and ethnically diverse and low- and moderate-income individuals and families through programs that increase financial inclusion and access, reduce debt, drive savings and wealth-building behavior, and transform systems that provide a better context within which people lead their financial lives.”

ALEC Exposed https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. In ALEC’s own words, corporations have “a VOICE and a VOTE” on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU? Numerous resources to help us expose ALEC are provided below. We have also created links to detailed discussions of key issues, which are available on the left.

Education

EdNC https://www.ednc.org/

EdNC is an independent source of news, data, and analysis about education for the people of North Carolina.

HBCU 101 https://www.hbcu101.com/

ON HBCUS BY HIGHLIGHTING THEIR ACTIVITIES, ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONS, AND SERVICES TO UPLIFT AND CONNECT THE COMMUNITY.

Fighting Injustice

Race Forward https://www.raceforward.org/

Race Forward is a social justice organization that catalyzes movement building for racial justice. They envision ‘’a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose’’. They work with communities and other organizations to build strategies to advance racial justice in policies, institutions and culture. They conduct cutting edge research on pressing racial justice issues and focus on the significance of race in society. Their work also entails pushing forward the conversation on race in the media, mainly through their award-winning daily news site Colorlines, as well as advocating on complex racial justice issues in several other ways.

Equal Justice Initiative https://eji.org/

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Transgender Law Center https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Transgender Law Center https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, we employ a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Fair Fight https://fairfight.com/

Join the fight to protect voting rights!

Fair Fight is fighting anti-voter bills across the country and working to pass federal legislation to protect the freedom to vote – sign up to join our efforts! Democracy works best when we put in place the guardrails that ensure every American has an equal opportunity to make their voice heard and be fairly represented.

National LGBTQ Task Force https://www.thetaskforce.org/

The Task Force’s Policy Institute conducts groundbreaking research and policy analysis on hot-button issues affecting the LGBTQ community. Together with the Task Force Action Fund, we’re continually releasing new publications, so check back often for the latest facts and figures. Their advocacy team advocates on opportunities to advance full freedom, justice, equality and equity for LGBTQ people. They achieve this through queering the progressive movement and mobilizing the LGBTQ community and allies at places of intersectionality to end discrimination in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights.

GLSEN https://www.glsen.org/

GLSEN was founded in 1990 by a group of teachers who knew that educators play key roles in creating affirming learning envColor of Change https://colorofchange.org/

Color Of Change https://colorofchange.org/

Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice.

We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.

Communities United Against Police Brutality https://www.cuapb.org/

Communities United Against Police BrutalityTM is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. We provide support for survivors of police brutality and families of victims so they can reclaim their dignity and join the struggle to end police brutality. We meet every Saturday at 1:30 pm. Starting April 16, 2022 we are returning to hybrid meetings. You can attend in person at 4200 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis or remotely. For information on how to access our meetings remotely, please send an email to cuapb.[email protected].

Brennan Center for Justice https://www.brennancenter.org/

The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.

We strive to uphold the values of democracy. We stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.

Assata’s Daughters (“AD”) https://www.assatasdaughters.org/

First formed in 2015 as a volunteer-based collective of Black women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people, to address a shortage of programming and community for women-identified, femme, and gender non-conforming young Black people in Chicago.

AD was founded, planned, and operated by Black women, femmes, and gender non-conforming people to carry on the tradition of radical liberatory activism encompassed by Assata Shakur, to train up others in the radical political tradition of Black feminism, and to learn how to organize on the ground around the demand for Black liberation, particularly a demand for abolition.

In 2018, AD shifted from a collective-model to a formal organizational structure with a board and staff. At the bequest of those we served, the organization has now broadened its scope to provide lessons to young men and boys on toxic notions of masculinity, dismantling patriarchal systems of oppression, and understanding the impact of both on interpersonal relationships.

AD continues to be an abolitionist organization led by Black women using a Black queer feminist lens and relationship-based tactics to organize bases of young Black people in divested-from areas of Chicago.

Fighting Voter Suppression

NC State Board of Elections https://www.ncsbe.gov/

Learn about getting involved with elections in North Carolina, election security, the Electoral College, legal resources and more. View your sample ballot(s) for the May 17 primary: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ and Search here for voter details, including jurisdictions, polling place, sample ballot when available, absentee ballot information, and voter history.

Why Student Voters Matter https://www.campusvoteproject.org/why-student-voters-matter

Historically, young adults have voted at lower rates than older cohorts. They are also the newest members of our democracy, move more frequently, are less likely to have a driver’s license, and are less likely to be contacted directly by political campaigns than older age groups, all of which are barriers to registering and voting.

Voter Registration Lookup https://www.usa.gov/confirm-voter-registration

Each state makes its own voting rules, including how to confirm your registration. Check with your state or local election office to get the most detailed and up-to-date information for where you live.

RUN FOR SOMETHING https://runforsomething.net/

Since launching in January 2017, Run for Something has recruited nearly 100,000 people across all 50 states to run for state or local office. We provide a safety net for new and exciting progressive leaders — at all stages of their journey — helping them run efficient, strategic, grassroots, driven campaigns while feeling supported throughout the process.

The Black Ballot: How Do HBCUs Fit Into the ‘Black Vote’? https://thewestsidegazette.com/the-black-ballot-how-do-hbcus-fit-into-the-black-vote/

An impressive panel of Black minds helped NewsOne identify, explore and contextualize political themes as they relate to HBCUs.

National HBCU voting summit stresses importance of youth turnout https://thegrio.com/2020/09/25/national-hbcu-voting-summit-stresses-importance-of-youth-turnout/

The event honored the legacy of late Congressman John Lewis, civil rights champion and voting rights advocate. Lessons to be learned concerning HBCU participation against voter suppression.

What’s worse than voter suppression? https://rdi.org/whats-worse-than-voter-suppression/

Our founders have worked with concerned individuals across the political spectrum to create a comprehensive document in support of Constitutional democracy worldwide.

ACLU: Fighting Voter Suppression https://www.aclu.org/issues/voting-rights/fighting-voter-suppression

The ACLU works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

League of Women Voters: Fighting Voter Suppression https://www.lwv.org/voting-rights/fighting-voter-suppression

We protect every American’s right to vote, challenging those who seek to restrict Black, brown, female, disabled, and other Americans from making their voices heard in our democracy.

The Voter-Suppression Bill Is Also Our Most Important Climate Legislation https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/the-voter-suppression-bill-is-also-our-most-important-climate-legislation

The most important climate legislation that Congress may consider in the months ahead says nothing at all about carbon emissions or solar panels. Instead, H.R. 1, known as the For the People Act, is all about mail-in ballots and early voting and automatic registration—about making sure that every citizen gets to take part in our democracy.

NC Black Alliance https://ncblackalliance.org/

The North Carolina Black Alliance addresses policy and economic issues to enhance black communities by developing and promoting systemic policy change as well as youth and leadership development. We also seek to collaborate with strategic partners to advance the work of those organizations and to enhance intentional collaboration with black constituencies.

When We All Vote https://whenweallvote.org/

When We All Vote is a leading national, nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come. We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.

The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.

We strive to uphold the values of democracy. We stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.

Monitoring Voter Suppression Efforts in North Carolina https://www.wfdd.org/story/monitoring-voter-suppression-efforts-north-carolina

Monitoring Voter Suppression Efforts in North Carolina

This is dated but the issues still exist and need to be addressed.

Voter Integrity Project https://voterintegrityproject.com/

Voter Integrity Project is dedicated to ensuring open and honest elections for all lawfully registered voters. We do this in a number of ways, but mainly strive to help local citizens learn how to take our electoral process back from the politicians and the bureaucrats. America’s survival as free people depends on citizen participation. For too long, we have trusted “the government” to conduct our elections. Others took Stalin’s adage to heart and worked hard to gain jobs as “those who count the ballots” and prevent public oversight of their practices.

Let America Vote https://letamericavote.org/

We have a voting problem in America. Voting in our country has never been easy, but there’s a new challenge: Politicians are trying to stop Americans from voting because of who they are likely to vote for in an election. Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised.

YAP! (Young Americans for Protest) https://youngamericansprotest.org/home/

founded by two genZers and a former millennial candidate for Raleigh Mayor in 2018 to ignite young generations to take a leading role in forming the future of our democracy. we realized our future was being made without our voice. that our peers didn’t believe a better system was attainable. we decided to create the world we want to live in – through the ways our generation knows best – technology + creativity. YAP! takes a holistic approach to building our future. we’ve built a track record of community expertise that remains unique among both non-profit institutions and for-profit consultants.

YAP! is an innovation ecosystem of zillennial community builders. we bring our the ground + digital strategy with a spiritual conscious to build a better future with others. sustainable change happens when people begin to see the world differently. Yap! aims to support individuals and organizations in recognizing that change is possible and necessary and that all of us have a role to play.

Plan Your Vote https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/plan-your-vote-2022-elections/index.html?language=english&state=NC

Everything you need to know about the voting rules where you live, including registration, mail-in voting, changes since 2020, and more

Fair Fight https://fairfight.com/

Join the fight to protect voting rights!

Fair Fight is fighting anti-voter bills across the country and working to pass federal legislation to protect the freedom to vote – sign up to join our efforts! Democracy works best when we put in place the guardrails that ensure every American has an equal opportunity to make their voice heard and be fairly represented.

American Civil Liberties Union https://www.aclu.org/

Voter suppression remains a critical obstacle in a free and just United States of America. Thousands of protesters, including myself, have taken to the streets this summer because we don’t believe our voices are truly being heard. A typical response to our grief has been, “so take your issues to the polls.” Under normal circumstances, our democratic system should provide justice and allow us to express our concerns. However, history continues to repeat itself by allowing voting suppression practices to still exist. Learn more about voter suppression examples here.

National Democratic Redistricting Committee https://democraticredistricting.com/

The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, chaired by the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr., is the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy. Together, we will rebuild a democracy where voters pick their politicians—not the other way around.

Protect Democracy https://protectdemocracy.org/

Our democracy is facing threats we haven’t seen in generations. Protect Democracy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting efforts, at home and abroad, to undermine our right to free, fair, and fully informed self-government. Together, armed with our Constitution and the rule of law, we can renew our democracy and protect it from those who would do it harm.

Rock the Vote https://www.rockthevote.org/

is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.

For 30 years, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the way we use pop culture, music, art, and technology to engage young people in politics and build our collective power.

Voto Latino https://votolatino.org/

Our collective power lies in our ability to make our voices heard. The single most effective way to have your voice heard is by voting. Voting is how we hold elected officials accountable for the decisions they are making on our behalf. Latines are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, and with that growth comes the power to impact the decisions being made at all levels of government. If we vote, organize, and fight for the things we believe in, with our numbers, we can effect real change.

Black Voters Matter https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/

With the two key federal voting rights bills – the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – stalled in the Senate, the fight for setting a national standard must continue. Civil rights and advocacy groups like Black Voters Matter are working round the clock to continue to apply pressure and ring the alarm on this issue. To date, there have been a number of petitions shared to draw attention to this need to protect democracy and access to the polls. All a while the fight for federal voting rights legislation has been strengthened by a wave of Republican states implementing laws that restrict voter access, and essentially make it harder to vote, in the name of election security. Black Voters Matter is proposing a One Million for Voting Rights campaign that will champion the country’s desire to see these two bills passed. The fight continues. Voting Rights Now!

Vote Save America https://votesaveamerica.com/

In 2022, we need to mobilize volunteers around both nearby and national opportunities to defend and grow progressive majorities. We’ll guide you through what you need to know and how to get involved in the most important elections in 2022, from the Senate to your school board, in key states throughout your region.

NC Voter Mobilization Non Profits

Democracy NC https://democracync.org/

To strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits https://www.ncnonprofits.org/

The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits (the Center) places extraordinary value on seeing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) embedded within the structure of all organizations and communities across the state. We are committed to transforming North Carolina into a more equitable state and dismantling racism on the four levels on which it operates in society (Personal; Interpersonal; Institutional; Structural).

Influence Watch https://www.influencewatch.org/

Influence has more effect on our daily lives than we’d like to admit. Without a roadmap or guide, it’s impossible to navigate the headlines, policy debates, and ideological battles that are raging every day. InfluenceWatch is that essential guide, helping YOU connect the dots.

Blueprint NC https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/blueprint-nc/

Blueprint North Carolina (Blueprint NC) is a left-leaning coalition of organizations that promotes Democratic candidates and left-of-center policies in North Carolina. Blueprint NC became well known when a local North Carolina media outlet leaked a Blueprint NC memo which called for an intense public pressure campaign against Republican political leaders in North Carolina to “cripple” them.

Common Cause https://www.commoncause.org/

Common Cause has an innovative, pragmatic, and comprehensive pro-democracy agenda. Our work leads and defines the democracy reform movement, promoting solutions already succeeding in some communities to shift power to the people and away from wealthy special interests and partisan ideologues.

North Carolina Voter Guide https://ncvoterguide.org/

The NC Voter Guide is a public service provided by Common Cause North Carolina. For 20 years, the NC Voter Guide has given voters facts on candidates and elections in North Carolina.

Democracy NC htps://democracync.org/

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to strengthen democratic structures, build power among disenfranchised communities, and inspire confidence in a transformed political process that works for all.

Vote.Org https://www.vote.org/

You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683.

Spread The Vote https://votesaveamerica.com/

At Spread The Vote, we help members of our communities empower themselves to be heard at the polls: with IDs, registration, education, and turnout. Spread The Vote is a nonpartisan 501c3. EIN 81-5308494. Find us at @spreadthevoteUS.

Policy Institutes

Brennan Center https://www.brennancenter.org/

The Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute.

We strive to uphold the values of democracy. We stand for equal justice and the rule of law. We work to craft and advance reforms that will make American democracy work, for all.