Civic Engagement and Organizing
Our civic engagement work has grown tremendously since we added a full-time grassroots organizer in January 2020 to support our base and coalition building, voter registration and promotion efforts. We stand side by side with organizations with missions that embrace reproductive justice and the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. As we evolve addressing White supremacy has taken on increasing urgency especially in this current political environment. In 2020, our outreach work pivoted to address the pandemic and prioritizing the needs of our communities. In addition to our voter registration work we supported partners working on issues including mass incarceration, police violence in Black and Brown communities, fake clinics aka crisis pregnancy centers, and mutual aid during the COVID crisis.
|Registered 100 voters: Femininst Center received an award for having the highest completion rate of voter registration forms at the Pro-Georgia table.||Sent over 70,000 voter registration and promotion texts encouraging residents of Georgia to check their voter registration in preparation and to pledge to vote.|
|Sent over 5000 voter registration and promotion texts encouraging residents of Georgia to check and update their voter registration.||Provided mutual aid support to over 100 people in Westside Atlanta during the height of the COVID-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests.|
|In 2020, Feminist Center joined The People’s Response Atlanta (TPR) founded by Black Youth Project 100’s Atlanta Chapter in response to COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of TPR, our civic engagement team participated in campaigns and community support activities: