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Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Right now, our democracy decides the future of voting rights.

Our communities have done enough research, participated in enough hearings, and produced enough reports on voter suppression to understand this: our nation is experiencing the most vicious backlash against voting rights we have experienced in decades. The voting rights of Black and Brown people …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 9:30 PM

Tomorrow we honor John Lewis’ voting rights legacy

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis, a civil rights giant who tirelessly worked to advance voting rights for people of color.         Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of John Lewis, a civil rights g…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 10:04 PM

The fight for voting rights has just begun.

This month, we are gearing up for a summer of activism and have already begun the hard work of turning up the heat on Congress.         Eight years ago today, the Supreme Court significantly weakened the Voting Rights Act in the infamous Shelby v. Holder …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Juneteenth, Its Legacy, and the Fight for Freedom

Juneteenth has grown into a national holiday—offering us all an opportunity to reflect on America’s Black liberation movement. The holiday is a reminder to recommit ourselves to the fight for emancipation from all forms of racist domination.          Toda…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 5:11 PM

We’re turning up the heat on voting rights this summer

The “Blackest Bus in America” will travel from Jackson, Mississippi to Washington, DC from June 19 – June 26, 2021.         Summer is upon us and we’re turning up the heat on Congress to pass federal legislation strengthening voting rights. How are we doi…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Join Us RIGHT NOW in the Fight Against Voter Suppression

This gathering will feature leaders in the fight against voter suppression, all sharing necessary tools to combat trending voter suppression bills and encourage voter participation.         There’s a wave of voter disenfranchisement bills sweeping the co…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 9, 2021 at 7:21 PM

Meet our team for lunch on Friday!

        Dear Friend,  This month, we’re marking the one-year anniversary of last summer’s uprisings by coming together for kinship, learning, and reflection. Will you join us?  You’re invited to an exclusive Lunch and Learn event with the Campaigns Team…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 8:02 PM

June is filled with PRIDE and cultural celebration.

        This month, we honor the diversity of this country. For Immigrant Heritage Month, we celebrate those who make America, America. We reject the idea that migrants cannot call the United States home. We refuse to let the politics of fear and divis…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 4:54 PM

You Bring the Fire to Our Fight

        Wow! As we put together the Advancement Project National Office 2020 Annual Report to share with you, we had the chance to reflect on the year we’ve all had together. The overwhelming sentiment is just wow!     The challenges we’ve navigated, th…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 2:01 PM

We CAN Win a Just Future

Not only for ourselves and our communities, but on behalf of George Floyd and everyone who has been robbed of this precious opportunity.          One year ago, George Floyd was murdered by a police officer.    He deserved to live on as more than a memory …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 9:34 PM

We just sued Florida....AGAIN.

We won’t stop organizing, advocating and litigating on behalf of Floridians until the state provides equitable access to the ballot box.  We just sued the state of Florida again to protect Black and Brown voters and prevent the disenfranchisement of communities of color. After Florida Governor Ron…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 8:10 PM

Join us TONIGHT – Let’s talk Solidarity on IG Live

Be a part of our discussion about the ways the Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) and Black community can stand in greater solidarity with each other, and the role joy and empathy play in fostering greater unity. You don’t want to miss this part of Advancement Project’s AAPI programing. In our o…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 15, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Will you celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with us?

We'll speak on the nature of Black and Asian mutual political support and how both communities can together build a dynamic multiracial movement that builds power for all people of color. Solidarity. It’s a unifying feeling or purpose among a group of people.  It’s also a strategy for combating in…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Free Black Womxn

Contributions to the Black Mama’s Day Bailout are already being used to secure freedom for Michigan women. Portraits by Cyndi Elledge Last week, in collaboration with our community partners from Michigan Liberation, we launched the #FreeBlackWomxn campaign–a photo and storytelling project that e…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 2:02 PM

The State of Justice in our First 100 Days

Today, President Biden will deliver his first address to a Joint Session of Congress at 9 p.m. ET. The address comes right before his 100-day mark in office.         Today, President Biden will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress at 9…
Jeralyn Cave · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 10:27 PM

We Sued Georgia to Stop Voter Suppression

Today, we sued Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on behalf of a diverse coalition of faith and civic engagement organizations to block the implementation of SB 202. Senate Bill 202, recently signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, is a continuation of Georgia’s heinous history of …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 9:31 PM

Chauvin Found Guilty. What’s Next?

George Floyd’s murder spurred the largest uprising for racial justice in our nation’s history. Today’s verdict—the rare occasion in which a police officer is held accountable for policing’s inherent violence —would not have happened without the organizers in Minneapolis and beyond who ensured th…
Jeralyn Cave · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 6:56 PM

Yes, this week is #ForthePeople

We might fight for a just democracy that reflects the people and works for the people. RSVP for Democracy on the Ropes Read our latest report Our Voices, Our Votes: Felony Disenfranchisement & Re-…
Jeralyn Cave · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 6:14 PM

Our Democracy is on the Ropes

It is clear there is a dual attack aiming to silence communities of color in the streets and in the voting booth. Our democracy is on the ropes. In the last six months, 47 state legislatures have advanced 361 pieces of legislation that make it harder to vote. With…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 8:12 PM

[TONIGHT] Police Accountability Webinar: Policing Girls & Women of Color

        As Women's History Month comes to a close, we want to invite you to a powerful Policing, Women and Girls, and the Budgets Behind It All webinar happening tonight at 7 p.m. ET featuring Justice Project Program Deputy Director Ashley Carter. Adva…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Give back with a limited edition t-shirt!

Get yours today...         Dear Friend, We believe that Power + Justice = Freedom.   This simple equation runs through everything we do here at Advancement Project National Office. It’s the calling we share with supporters like you, and it’s the core of …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
March 10, 2021 at 10:16 PM

Limited freedom t-shirt release!

Get yours today...         Dear Friend, We believe that Power + Justice = Freedom.   This simple equation runs through everything we do here at Advancement Project National Office. It’s the calling we share with supporters like you, and it’s the core of …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 6:12 PM

TONIGHT: Join Our Forum on Trial, Sentencing, and Plea Negotiations

        Join us tonight at 7 p.m. ET for the second session of our Navigating the Criminal Legal System 101 series, featuring discussions with grassroots organizers from around the country about how to fight and dismantle discriminatory incarceration sy…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
February 4, 2021 at 4:20 PM

TONIGHT: Join Our Mapping Injustice Community Forum

        Join us for a three-session series on how to fight and dismantle discriminatory incarceration systems from grassroots organizers around the country. Advancement Project National Office is partnering with Michigan Liberation, Close the Workhouse,…
Jeralyn Cave · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 2:53 PM

This Thursday, celebrate Black History Month by healing.

        Now more than ever, we need to create space for racial healing and strategies for resilience, especially this Black History Month. In 1893, Ida B. Wells published an epic anti-lynching pamphlet drafted in collaboration with Frederick Douglass an…
Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 10:23 PM

Together, We Will Persevere

        It’s January, and we hoped for a peaceful start to our year, but not so. 2021 has already given us a rollercoaster ride with an insurrection, an impeachment, and an inauguration. And all of this comes on the coattails of a challenging 2020. We w…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 9:48 PM

See You TONIGHT @ 7pm ET for Our Discussion on Racial Healing

        As someone who is deeply invested in our shared work, we hope you will join us as we commemorate the 5th annual National Day of Racial Healing. Racism affects all of us, regardless of our backgrounds or circumstances. We live in a world born fro…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
January 16, 2021 at 8:18 PM

You’re Invited: What Does Healing Look Like in 2021?

        Join Advancement Project National Office for a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, January 19 at 7 p.m. EST in honor of National Day of Racial Healing. Leaders from national justice organizations will come together to discuss what racial healin…
Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
January 7, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Whitelash will not silence the will of the people.

        Early this morning, Congress certified the votes of the Electoral College for the 2020 election of the United States President and Vice President. As U.S. Representatives and Senators worked yesterday to certify the final votes, anti-democratic r…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
January 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Our New Year’s Resolutions for Justice

        2020 was a year for the books. Our Immigrant Justice, Justice Project, Opportunity to Learn, and Power and Democracy programs accomplished wins with grassroots partners across the country on behalf of Black and Brown people, and we’re using this…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
December 17, 2020 at 8:25 PM

New Partnership Will Help Us Fight for Education Justice

We have been tackling educational inequities for 21 years, and as of today, we have a new partner to help us continue this important work! Advancement Project National Office is happy to announce our partnership with Arnold & Porter to push forward the right to quality education for Black an…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
December 15, 2020 at 11:57 PM

We Sued Louisiana Officials for Their Unjust Bail System

Advancement Project National Office Sued Louisiana Officials for Unjust Bail System Last night, we sued East Baton Rouge, Louisiana officials, seeking to end the immoral and unconstitutional practice of wealth-based incarceration in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison (EBRPP). The lawsuit was file…
National Office · [email protected]
December 10, 2020 at 10:21 PM

For you — Advancement Project's 2020 In Review!

        Dear Friend,  Our foundation is you. You’ve been with us from the start, following the work of Advancement Project National Office online and taking action over the years. And we’re so grateful for you! Your commitment to racial justice is the r…
National Office · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM

#GivingTuesday is here and we've got a lot more work to do!

        Dear Friend,  Together, we took on the challenges of 2020 with an unwavering moral vision: Black and Brown people need freedom and safety now. And while we accomplished a lot this year (like bringing forward 5 federal class action lawsuits to re…
Advancement Project · [email protected]
November 30, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Can we count on you tomorrow?

        Dear Friend,  We’ve been through a lot together this year. And we want to say thank you for showing up at every turn. You went to the streets in protest, held your representatives accountable with letters and calls, and got out the vote and made…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, reflect on the Indigenous land we live on.

        Today, we give thanks for the organizers and grassroots organizations who are continuously fighting for racial and social justice. We also recognize the Indigenous communities across the country. While millions of Americans commemorate today, it’…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 25, 2020 at 8:32 PM

#JusticeReMixd is back and in stores NOW!

        You all loved it so much the first time around; now it’s back! Justice ReMix’d, our cinnamon and chocolate Ben & Jerry’s ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies, has returned for a limited time in your local grocery…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 21, 2020 at 8:03 PM

How to Have Fun and Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

        We are all overdue for some rest and quality time with family and friends. However, Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different for many of us this year because of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. But celebrating safely doesn’t mean you ca…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 20, 2020 at 4:44 PM

The votes are in, but our work continues.

        Almost 160 million people voted in the 2020 Election, which is the greatest number of Americans who have ever voted in one election. Advancement Project National Office is honored to have been on the ground to support organizations with their ge…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 14, 2020 at 8:01 PM

TOMORROW on The Sip: Black Women Leading the Change

As we near the end of 2020, many Americans are paying close attention to the current political shift. However, in the midst of this shift, there is still a sense of uncertainty about the state of our democracy and the well-being of our nation, communities, families and the economy as we make our…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 7, 2020 at 9:00 PM

It’s time for us to move forward.

        This week’s election was a reminder to never underestimate the power of the Black vote. Despite the pandemic and deliberate barriers, voters have done their job, turned out in record numbers, and selected new leaders to ensure that we can care f…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 3:17 PM

You voted, and the numbers prove it.

        Advancement Project National Office has been on the front lines fighting for voting rights because access to the ballot gives communities of color power and self-determination in the matters that impact their lives. While we don’t know all of the…
Jorge L. Vasquez, Jr. · [email protected]
November 5, 2020 at 12:24 AM

It Ain’t Over Until It’s Over

        When we woke up this morning, we knew not to expect the results of the presidential election. With a record number of people casting their ballot at the polls early, in drop boxes, and by mail, we anticipated that it would take longer than usual…
Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 11:07 PM

Just a few hours to go. Get your vote in NOW

        If you're in line when the polls close, stay in line! You have the right to vote. If you have questions or concerns at the polls, call 866-OUR-VOTE for non-partisan help. Advancement Project1220 L Street NWSuite 850Washington, DC xxxxxxUnited S…
Judith Browne Dianis · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 9:59 PM

Here’s Your Election Day Check List

        It is hard to believe that election day is almost here. Tomorrow, we will see America make itself heard—I know so many of us have been waiting for this opportunity to raise our voice. Advancement Project National Office is here to help make sure …
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
October 30, 2020 at 7:11 PM

It's time to Parade to the Polls!

Tomorrow, it's what we're #InLineFor. On October 31, we invite you to join millions of Americans across the country as we cast our ballots early and PARADE TO THE POLLS! Powered by Advancement Project National Office, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and NAACP, PARADE TO THE P…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Plan to Vote. Make Your Plan Today.

        This election season has been filled with attempts to undermine the rights of voters and discourage Black and Brown communities from voting. However, by voting early, we as a people can collectively seize our power and fight back against racial i…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
October 25, 2020 at 4:57 PM

Have You Made a Plan To Vote? Join The Sip TODAY For Tips.

        Have you made a plan to vote yet?  We are just days to the election and over 50 million Americans have already voted. As we enter the last and most intense week of the election season, we want you to be ready, willing, and able to cast your ballo…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
October 20, 2020 at 8:31 PM

Teach-Ins, Trainings & Good Times: Tonight and This Week!

        We are exactly TWO WEEKS out from Election Day, and Advancement Project National Office wants to make sure you have all the tools you need to make your vote count! Join Advancement Project National Office TODAY at 5:30 pm ET, as we co-host a teac…
Advancement Project National Office · [email protected]
October 17, 2020 at 5:16 PM

Protecting Your Vote: Tomorrow on The Sip

        As we navigate the second half of 2020, many Americans are feeling a sense of uncertainty about the state of our democracy and the well-being of our nation, communities, families and the economy. As we make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic a…