The stories below help answer the question, “So, what happens when you give to MVP?” Follow the path for a given fund – from the state advisors, to the group receiving the grant/support, all the way through to the group’s electoral and social justice impact.
Example “what” for Big 5 Fund
So, what happens when you give to MVP’s Big 5 fund?
First, your donation will contribute to the 5 states that are our top tier targets in 2020—Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Florida. Your donation will go to one of the great grantees our state advisors have identified.
For example, your donation will support highly successful grassroots groups like LUCHA, an outstanding group in Arizona. LUCHA is a predominantly Latinx group whose campaigns have defeated Sheriff Joe Arpaio, raised Arizona’s minimum wage, elected two state legislators, elected Tucson’s first Latina mayor, and elected Arizona’s first Democratic Senator in a quarter century. They are literally changing the face of Arizona politics from its traditional position as conservative bastion to a multicultural, Progressive state. Your donation to MVP will help LUCHA execute its 2020 plan to register 30,000 new voters, make 400,000 voter contacts and flip 8 statehouse seats. This work has key reverse coattails effects that will help elect Hiral Tipirneni to Congress, Mark Kelly to the Senate, and flip Arizona in the Presidential election. Supporting LUCHA could be the difference between President Biden and President Trump.
Example “what” for Pandemic Fund
So, what happens when you give to MVP’s Pandemic Fund?
You support highly successful grassroots groups like Detroit Action overcome the obstacles presented by the coronavirus. Detroit Action advances social justice and organizes predominantly Black voters across Metro Detroit, including work in some of the most economically depressed communities in the country. Your donation ensures Detroit Action has the computers, cell phones, organizing tools, and training to transition their massive field operation into an online juggernaut. Detroit Action’s work is crucial to flipping Michigan’s statehouses, un-gerrymandering Michigan’s Congressional and state legislative districts, and turning Michigan Blue in the Presidential election. Already struggling regions like Metro Detroit need our support even more in times of crisis, and your donation helps us help Detroit Action continue their highly impactful work.