Stories from the Field
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.
December 22, 2022Top 25 Elections MVP Helped Win: How We Defied the Odds in 2022
Here are 25 of the closest and most consequential elections (and groups of elections) that MVP and our local partners are proud to have helped narrowly win in this cycle.