The We All Count Campaign is an effort led by grassroots organizations with the Southern Movement Alliance to increase voter education and registration in under-represented communities, train new organizers, and create a Southern People’s Plan to activate our communities beyond the elections in November.
Read more about the Southern Freedom Movement Rising
Regardless of race, economic status, gender, ability, or legal status – We All Count.
- In 2012, the number of US residents legally banned from participating in the national election will be the highest since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. Democracy in the US has failed everyday people. We will organize with people who are being excluded from the elections, discouraged, intimidated, and legislated out of the process.
- In 2012, energy and resources driven into National Elections threatens to shift focus and priority of movement building efforts and could weaken social movement forces. The right wing is gaining strength and attacking our daily lives. In this election, we will show up at the polls to hold a line against local attacks.
As Southerners, we are part of a legacy that fights for democracy for all people. We have a responsibility to re-imagine what a people’s democracy looks like and take action.
The US South continues to impact national politics, is the site of highest poverty rates and lowest investment of social justice resources, and will largely be abandoned by the national election political machine. The We All Count campaign engages community members and organizations through Action Sites across the South for voter education, community engagement, and organized action.