The Southern Progress Fund mission is simple - to research, promote and support progressive policies, candidates and issues that help people in the South and to expose policies, candidates and issues that don’t.
We also work to support and protect voters and voting rights in the South. We’re not afraid to speak truth to power and stand up for Southern voters who face increasing hurdles to exercising their right to vote since the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act and the hundreds of laws that have passed in 2021 to suppress voters - largely in minority and rural communities across the South.
Sometimes this means educating people on what new-age voter suppression and disenfranchisement looks in the South. Sometimes that will mean partnering with other organizations to help register and turnout voters that are often overlooked. And sometimes it will mean providing relief to voters stuck in long lines in precincts that have historically had long lines due to voter suppression efforts. Sadly, decreased polling locations that lead to long lines are a hallmark of voter suppression efforts throughout the South and Southeastern United States.
Thanks to our generous supporters, Southern Progress Fund provided Porta-Potties in key precincts throughout Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi in the November 2020 General Election, and we supported the work of organizations during the 2021 U.S. Senate special elections in Georgia that worked to turnout Native American voters.
We hope you will join our efforts and support our work. Every dollar counts - you can chip in here to help.