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By knocking down the barriers of expense and availability, and investing in BIPOC communities with tools and training, we can use technology to strengthen our movement. Here are five reasons why democratizing tech matters.

Alabama Forward and CivicTN join our other 22 State Tables toward a common goal: using data and technology, people-powered campaigns, and coalitions to collectively build a multiracial democracy that allows everyone to thrive and live in their full dignity.

The work we’ve done in 2021—and every year—is guided by a simple mission: using civic tech and innovation, people-powered campaigns, and leadership and capacity building to collectively create a multiracial democracy that allows everyone to thrive and live in their full dignity.

Black Voters Matter Partners with Michigan Voices holding up a census form

If you’ve been following any information about elections, the 2020 Census, or civic engagement issues in 2021, you may hear the term “redistricting” come up. If you’re not sure what redistricting is, and its significance in the fight for BIPOC political power, you’re in the right place.

We write to bring to your urgent attention a trend of pending restrictive business policies recently introduced by AT&T and T-Mobile. These new business policies, known as 10 Digit Long Code or 10DLC, reflect a punitive reaction to a growing market.

Record-breaking voter turnout in Georgia is due to BIPOC-led collectives organizing and mobilizing across the state. ProGeorgia, a State Table in our network, and their partners use integrated civic engagement to organize year-round.

We must honor Native and Indigenous people by providing direct resources and support, fighting for land reparations, and pushing for liberation from colonial forces that stole Indigenous lands and enacted genocides against Indigenous people.

Advocates in the Election Protection coalition are pushing to reform elections, protect voting rights, and provide support to voters.

Learn more about Election Protection from an advocate in Nevada in Silver State Voices.

From remnants of Jim Crow-era voter suppression to disinformation operations, the U.S. has yet to see a truly healthy democracy.

That’s where Election Protection comes in. Learn more about Election Protection from an advocate at the Florida 501c3 Civic Engagement Table.

THE WORD Culture and Liberation with the Freedom Arts Collaborative Changing hearts and minds is necessary to create the justice-filled future that we want to see.