Mississippi organizations receive $1 million in grants to help with voter registration

Five Mississippi organizations received more than $1 million in grants from the Southern Poverty Law Center to help with voter registration and mobilization, the center announced today.

Dubbed Southern Echo, Mississippi’s voter movement will engage in year-round voter registration. The organization also will lead redistricting training sessions and help community members to develop sample district maps that best represent their communities, according to the SPLC.

The organizations that are part of Southern Echo and the amount of the grand they received are:

  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians — $50,000
  • Mississippi Delta Voter Engagement Project — $60,000
  • NAACP Mississippi — $230,000
  • One Voice — $300,000
  • Southern Echo — $400,000

The grants is part of the Vote Your Voice initiative between SPLC and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, which pledged to invest up to $30 million through 2022.

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