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We're going to the battlegrounds of New Mexico and Mississippi from November 1-7th to show what the work our partners are doing to fuse community organizing and voter engagement and mobilize people of color, poor people, and young people looks like.

Dec 12

Nov 7


Nov 6


"Yes, for the first time in my entire life I felt empowered. I voted to make better lives for myself and others.
I have never voted anywhere in these United States. Today was my day. And what a great start to a new life!Getting back to reality, my cell phone rings and its Amar, and then its Colette from KFTC,  “Where are you”.  Oh well, so much for my quiet time of reflection. Its back to community empowerment, the real work goes on!”
—Carl Matthews, a former felon who got his right to vote back just a few hours before out training!

"Yes, for the first time in my entire life I felt empowered. I voted to make better lives for myself and others.

I have never voted anywhere in these United States. Today was my day. And what a great start to a new life!

Getting back to reality, my cell phone rings and its Amar, and then its Colette from KFTC,  “Where are you”.  Oh well, so much for my quiet time of reflection. Its back to community empowerment, the real work goes on!”

Carl Matthews, a former felon who got his right to vote back just a few hours before out training!


New Mexico’s SWOP is already getting to work on it’s post-election day organizing. Two excited new interns, Tracy Chacon and Cheyenne Saiz, get to work on the Campaign for a Better New Mexico. “In the next year,” say Chacon and Saiz, “we will be working on the Take Control Campaign where we left off this past summer…”
As SWOP Director Robby Rodriguez says, "Democracy doesn’t end on Election Day."

New Mexico’s SWOP is already getting to work on it’s post-election day organizing. Two excited new interns, Tracy Chacon and Cheyenne Saiz, get to work on the Campaign for a Better New Mexico. “In the next year,” say Chacon and Saiz, “we will be working on the Take Control Campaign where we left off this past summer…”

As SWOP Director Robby Rodriguez says, "Democracy doesn’t end on Election Day."


Nov 5

Nov 4
New Mexico’s Trick-or-Vote Campaign!

New Mexico’s Trick-or-Vote Campaign!



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