March 9, 2022
From The Real News Network
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In this special series in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections, The Real News Network highlights the solutions on-the-ground organizers are deploying to expand ballot access and to get out the vote in key battleground states that will decide the legislative balance of power. 

With decisive federal action to protect the right to vote all but dead, the upcoming election cycle will be defined by disenfranchisement. What strategies are being used to restore voting power to the communities whose votes will be most suppressed? How are organizers working to not just get out the vote, but to build real community power? And how can faith in democracy be rekindled when the promises made by incoming Democrats in 2020 have yet to be realized?  

If there’s one thing the upcoming election will show clearly, it’s that democracy in principle is not the same as democracy in practice—and that creative solutions are needed to turn the promise of the former into the reality of the latter.



Activists with Pennsylvania Stands Up, part of a national effort by People’s Action, are winning over rural voters by deploying an organizing tactic that harnesses meaningful conversations and that research shows is proven to fight bigotry and build support for progressive causes.



Voter suppression is a grave threat to democracy in places like Wisconsin. But you can’t mobilize voters to fight back unless the communities whose votes are most suppressed know that their vote can matter.




Pennsylvania


How progressives are winning over the rural voters Democrats abandoned

Activists with Pennsylvania Stands Up, part of a national effort by People’s Action, are winning over rural voters by deploying an organizing tactic that harnesses meaningful conversations and that research shows is proven to fight bigotry and build support for progressive causes.


Stay tuned for upcoming on-the-ground reports from Nevada, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.

This series was made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.





Source: Therealnews.com