How do you follow a year like 2020? Easy. You remember that, for New Georgia Project (NGP), there’s no such thing as an “off year.” In 2021, we never slowed down. We expanded our base, helped lead the fight for voting rights, registered, engaged, and mobilized thousands of voters, organized on the issues important to our communities, and did it all through a data-informed and research-driven lens.
NGP is on a mission to build power and expand what is possible in our state. That work doesn’t happen only in high-profile election years, or only in Atlanta, or only by a handful of people. It happens because NGP is leading a state-wide, multi-racial, multi-generational, cross-class movement that works all year, every year.
That movement is people-powered.
I am proud to lead a staff of more than 300 organizers, activists, researchers, canvassers, strategists, and visionaries who are in the business of change-making and future-building. We are investing in and lifting up the inherent power in communities that have been ignored. Black Georgians, brown Georgians, young people, LGBTQ+ folks, rural Georgians and others who have the power to move our state forward.
We don’t need a seat at the table. We are setting our own places at a new table in a new Georgia and a new South. That table has a lot of chairs around it. Because to truly understand the story of our impact and our future, you have to know the folks that make it all possible. These are the people that power our movement.
Thank you for being one of them,