Participating in Equitable Elections
American democracy is strongest when communities of color have the power to participate in civic life, vote, and advocate for change. We believe every community in the United States should have the power to participate in the voting system and elect leaders who represent their needs.
Amplifying Voters’ Voices
Since its inception, our election system has intentionally prevented people with historically marginalized identities from participating equally and fully. In service of an inclusive, multiracial democracy, we work to advance an election system that centers the voices of voters who experience discrimination.
In a reimagined system, structural changes are needed to build a democracy that does not allow minority rule to govern.
The Voting Power Initiative invests in:
- State and local organizing groups that build power in their communities, particularly communities of color
- Voting rights work at the national level that supports grassroots organizing and state elections work
- Long-term structural changes that address the inequities at our voting system’s core
Explore Our Other Elections and Voting Initiatives
Elections and Voting strategies promote an election system that consistently produces trusted results, fairly represents the majority of voters, and makes equitable participation possible.