ACT: GEORGIA

The best way to help win the two U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia is to follow the lead of organizations based in Georgia that have been working on the ground there for years. They know the needs of their state and what messages will resonate with their voters. Let them lead!

 

Below is a list of resources focused on BIPOC-led organizations for you to support with donations and/or volunteer work. Please contact them directly through the links below. 

Key Dates:

 

  • Now: Georgians can request absentee ballots.

  • Dec 7: Voter registration deadline for U.S. Senate election.

  • Dec 14: Early in-person voting begins.

  • Jan. 5: Election Day.

 

Georgia’s Secretary of State/Elections website is here.

 

Candidates:

 

 

Georgia Organizations:

 

  • 159 Georgia Together: This all-volunteer 501(c)4 group has a diverse board and focuses on promoting progressive values and facilitating grassroots activism throughout Georgia at the local, state, and federal levels. They partner with other progressive organizations to improve the lives of Georgians in all 159 counties. 

  • ACLU of Georgia: Dedicated to enhancing and defending the civil liberties and rights of all Georgians through legal action, legislative and community advocacy, and civic education and engagement. They are an inclusive, nonpartisan, and statewide organization powered by members, donors and active volunteers.

  • All Voting is Local - Georgia: Fighting to remove discriminatory barriers to the ballot to achieve a democracy that works for us all.

  • Asian American Advocacy Fund: Grassroots 501(c)4 social welfare organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia.

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta: The first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast.

  • Black Male Voter Project: Building a movement that encourages black men to regularly and actively engage in the voting and electoral process.

  • Black Voters Matter: A nationwide group established in 2016 to build Black political power and the capacity of Black-led organizations.

  • Democratic Party of Georgia: County Democratic Committees are the primary point of contact between the Democratic Electorate and the Democratic Party and are often the entry point for Democratic activists and candidates. Currently the Party is rebuilding its county committee network, particularly in counties with small populations, to ensure that Democrats in every area of the state have a voice in the electoral process.

  • Common Cause Georgia: Non-partisan advocacy group working to strengthen public participation in democracy and ensure public officials/institutions are accountable/responsive to citizens.

  • Fair Fight Action: Promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights. 

  • Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO): Committed to greater civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community across Georgia.

  • Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda: Committed to voter registration, education, and mobilization.

  • Georgia Muslim Voter Project: Activates Muslim voters to elevate their voices.

  • Georgia Postcard Project: Grassroots project managing folks in Georgia and around the country who write and send hundreds of thousands of postcards to Georgia voters and/or donate money for stamps.

  • Georgia Stand-Up: A GA alliance of leaders with a mission to build partnerships and develop leaders to foster civic engagement and maximize voter participation, building community infrastructure that reduces inequality and increases economic opportunity. 

  • NAACP Georgia:  Working to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. 

  • New Georgia Project: A nonpartisan effort to register/engage Georgians, especially people of color, younger people, and unmarried women.

  • Political Rascals: Diverse group that supports progressive policies and candidates in Savannah, Georgia, and the Southeast.

  • ProGeorgia: A statewide coalition that helps more than 30 grassroots groups around the state work together on voter registration and issue organizing.

  • Southwest Georgia Project: This group focuses on educating, engaging, and empowering communities, using a variety of programs and strategies to advance real social change in Southwest Georgia and beyond. 

  • Women Engaged: Supports the power-building of Black women and young adults and includes a focus on voter registration and get out the vote.

  • Young Democrats of Georgia: The Young Democrats of Georgia is the state’s official youth arm of the Democratic Party. Members of the organization strive to make a positive difference in the community by working within the political process and upholding the principles of the Democratic Party. The membership base reflects the broad diversity of Georgia and the party, including high school students, college students, young workers, professionals, and families. 

 

Postcards/Text Banks/Phone Banks:

 

Where to get postcards, stamps, and other supplies (be sure to check with the organization you are writing for first - they often have guidelines about what types of postcards should be used).

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