In 2014, NGP launched an ambitious voter registration program resulting in roughly 69,000 new voters making the rolls.
That work continues today-
NGP’s goal is to register all eligible, unregistered citizens of color in Georgia by the end of the decade.
Our research shows that citizens of color register through voter registration drives at twice the rate of whites.
As of September 2019, NGP has registered almost half a million Georgians, in all 159 Georgia's counties.
We meet new voters were they are – in churches, on college campuses, and in their neighborhoods – to share information about how to register and how to vote. We are turning new registrants into informed and engaged voters, many for the first time ever.
With the Voting Rights Act gutted, election officials are no longer required to obtain pre-approval for voting changes. We are currently seeing issues like precinct closures and reductions to early voting periods, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Other issues affecting our communities have ranged from Georgia’s discriminatory “exact match” voter registration processing system that prevented thousands from making the rolls, to voter purges which knock millions off the voting rolls every year, criminal charges against those who participate in voter registration activities, unsafe and insecure voting machines, and Georgia’s most recent stolen election. It’s clear that our rights are under attack.