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VOICES: How collaborative funding practices transformed civic engagement in Georgia

Tamieka Atkins

Contrary to mainstream media portrayal, Georgia did not rise to national prominence in civic engagement overnight. Its achievement came through hard work by vast numbers of grassroots organizations — and through funders who worked with them as equal partners while encouraging innovation.

Election problems show why Congress needs to restore the Voting Rights Act

Benjamin Barber

Black voters turned out in record numbers this election cycle but had to overcome barriers to the ballot box that undermine the fairness of the electoral process. Advocates continue to call for restoring the Voting Rights Act to ensure that African American voters are protected from voter suppression.