Vielmetter Los Angeles continues our year-long donation pledge supporting effective change to dismantle police brutality, white supremacy, racism, and injustice. This month we are donating $1,000 to The New Georgia Project.
The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians.
Georgia’s population is growing and becoming increasingly diverse. Over the past decade, the population of Georgia increased 18%. The New American Majority – people of color, those 18 to 29 years of age, and unmarried women – is a significant part of that growth. The New American Majority makes up 62% of the voting age population in Georgia, but they are only 53% of registered voters.
• NGP’s goal is to register all eligible, unregistered citizens of color in Georgia by the end of the decade.
• Our research shows that citizens of color register through voter registration drives at twice the rate of whites.
• As of September 2019, NGP has registered almost half a million Georgians, in all 159 Georgia's counties.
We meet new voters where they are – in churches, on college campuses, and in their neighborhoods – to share information about how to register and how to vote. We are turning new registrants into informed and engaged voters, many for the first time ever.
We will announce the next organization we are supporting on December 15th.⠀
The New Georgia Project: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/about/
June 15, 2020: Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
July 15, 2020: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
August 15, 2020: National Police Accountability Project
September 15, 2020: Critical Resistance
October 15, 2020: Fair Vote
We would also like to thank everyone who has made contributions in support of Paul Mpagi Sepuya's Solidarity Print. As of July 25, 2020 more than $214,688 has been donated directly to organizations the artist selected to support.
Please also check out Edgar Arceneaux's BLM Defund Convening with Patrisse Cullors