We launched our first program around increasing our communities' access to democracy in 2020 with the Defending Democracy Program. This program will increase the engagement of members of the poor and working class in elections in Washington and Greene Counties. Through this work, our communities can protect our voting rights and ensure our elected officials are being held accountable to the issues that matter to our members.

"The overflow of big money in politics drowns out the voices of everyday people. That is part of the conundrum in America: The more money you have the more speech you have. That leaves everyday people out of the equation." ~ Nina Turner

Voter Education

Voter Education

We engage in non-partisan voter education efforts to ensure that everyone in our community has the information they need to participate in the democratic process.

For resources and information about voting including registering to vote, mail-in voting, early in-person voting, or deadlines, please click the button below.

Money in Politics
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Money in Politics

We highlight the impact of money from wealthy corporations on the policies and actions of politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Campaign contributions, paid lobbying, the revolving door between public and private employers, and other factors allow for billionaires and regulated industries to have unchecked influence on the bills passing through the statehouse.

Our Democracy Work

All of our campaigns have begun by community members bringing an issue to our attention and working with them to build a strategic plan to stop impacts onto people and the environment.

Voter Education

In order to educate voters, we ask all candidates running for public office in the communities that we serve about their proposed policies to increase environmental, climate, and economic justice in Washington and Greene Counties. Generally, candidates are sent questionnaires or asked about their proposed policies at public forums.


Money in Politics


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