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March 16, 2023San Antonio Groups Drive Justice Charter Initiative to May Ballot
Grassroots groups collected enough signatures to get San Antonio's Justice Charter on the May ballot. If passed, the initiative would improve the lives of Black and brown communities and create powerful momentum for the criminal justice reform movement in San Antonio and other cities.
March 09, 20235 Burning Questions for Grassroots Abolitionist Organizers
Black History Month may be over, but we’re still investing in Black organizers. That means getting sharper together and expanding our knowledge of progressive values in the movement, such as abolition. Read on to learn more about abolitionist values and our grassroots partners doing this work.
February 27, 2023Q&A: Freedom Action Now Talks About Black Herstory and Radical Rest & Reflection
In this exclusive interview, Mahnker Dahnweih, Executive Director of Freedom Action Now, a radical Queer Black and Southeast Asian Feminist organization, shared valuable insights about the upcoming state Supreme Court race, reproductive justice, and ways to support Black women and queer, trans, and intersex (QTI) leaders during Black History Month and beyond. Join us as we explore critical issues and gain a deeper understanding of the work being done by Freedom Action Now to expose systemic oppression and improve the lives of the most impacted communities in Wisconsin.
February 21, 2023Q&A: How ‘The Equity Alliance’ is Working to Strengthen Black Power in Tennessee
MVP recently connected with Tequila Johnson, the Co-founder and Executive Director of The Equity Alliance, to talk about how the group has been changing harmful legislation and building power in Black communities across Tennessee. Tequila also shared the group's plans for Black History Month. Oh, and we can’t forget about their LiberTEA Collective – an intensive program that deserves to be emulated across the country (if you ask us!)
February 14, 2023Kerry Washington: “Investing in grassroots leaders is investing in justice & equity”
At MVP, we work with community leaders and wayshowers who care about upholding our democratic values and inspiring young people across the country. Our work isn’t just about elections – we're working with our partners to build power among BIPOC communities who are the most impacted by politics and legislative change. One of our allies in this work is actress Kerry Washington, who we recently connected with for an exclusive interview.
February 03, 2023What Progressives Can Win for Minnesota in 2023
We have a lot to celebrate in Minnesota lately. After narrowly winning a Democratic Trifecta, re- electing progressive champion Attorney General Keith Ellison and Governor Tim Walz, the state has continued ramping up a new generation of progressive leadership. With the support of MVP’s grassroots partners, we now have a core group of legislators ready to make bold changes and uphold their commitments to the communities who elected them.
February 02, 2023Here’s How We Secure a Progressive Win in the 2024 Presidential Race
2024 is a pivotal year in setting the political trajectory for the next decade. To secure victory in 2024, it is essential to invest early in 2023. MVP is calling on progressive donors and allies to make strategic investments in early 2023 to win key elections and to impact legislation.