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Since the end of Reconstruction, voter suppression has been a tool of white supremacy in the South.

With new political maps in place that are likely to limit the Black vote, we face more of the same in the 2022 election. That's why Scalawag and Anoa Changa are teaming back up to cover Southern communities working to drive change at the ballot box and beyond.

Southern organizers know the monumental challenges their communities face. Through micro-interventions, these groups are providing a home base for community members to feel connected and supported as they take on entrenched power systems.

In our forthcoming podcast, we'll talk about what's working, what's not, and what lessons Southern organizers have learned in their efforts to make the region we love a more just place.

Listen to this season's trailer:

If you want to get involved with electoral action, As The South Votes is the resource you need, whether you're just getting started or have been on the frontlines for years. Together, we can expand who thinks of themselves as an organizer, and build collective power across the South. Sign up for our weekly newsletter to join us in this work.

Ahead our official launch, check out some of what we've learned so far:

This series is made possible with the support of the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.

Tools & more reporting:

Black disillusionment is real, but Black liberation is possible

As The South Votes Town Hall—Part 3

Many voters—and organizers—are critical of the Biden/Harris ticket, but don't have a good alternative to offer. Is that voter suppression? How do we combat this specific kind of disillusionment?

In Florida, protesting can cost you your right to vote

A new state law could create a protest-to-disenfranchisement pipeline and undermine collective power.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis met calls to defund the police with an expansion of police power to crack down on protests.

more 2020 election coverage:

Voter suppression reporting and urgent information for voters in Southern states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Walking through common questions around the upcoming November 2020 election, and issues with the postal service around absentee ballots. How to cast your ballot, send in a mail-in ballot, find resources for voting in person, avoid voter intimidation at the polls, and what to do when someone tries to keep you from voting. Investigating racist laws and providing tools and strategies for underserved and marginalized communities.