The need

The need

Similar to Florida, Black people in Michigan, North Carolina, and Wisconsin are disproportionately barred from participating in our democracy due to past felony convictions.

The solve

The solve

More Than A Vote partnered with local grassroots organizations in each state by investing in their GOTV programs that educate and encourage returning citizens to exercise their right to vote.

The impact

Wisonsin

Wisdom/
Expo

  • Made 91K phone calls
  • Had 833 Relational Voter Leaders reach out (223 of them currently in prison) reach out to 15,958 voters who are returning citizens as their families
North Carolina

Forward Justice

  • “Know your rights” mailer to 80K universe for voter education – heavily targeting returning citizens
  • Calling, texting low propensity universe-150K of returning citizens (Goal of 15K calls/week) to educate voters about their rights and the re- enfranchisement process
Michigan

Michigan
Liberation
organization

  • Voter information campaign to a 500K universe
Georgia

Black voters
matter

  • Helped drive record Black turnout in Georgia’s historic runoff elections
  • Contacted thousands of Black voters daily through its community caravans, texting and phone banking efforts.
  • “The Blackest Bus In America” organized and mobilized marginalized, predominantly Black communities, providing free groceries for more than 5,000 families and toys for children.

Our Partners