We show up
in the real
Groundwork supports local community organizers in places where the fight isn't over one candidate or one election but over the survival of justice, equity — and democracy itself. From the Deep South to Appalachia and the Plains: We show up in the states progressives have gotten used to writing off and invest in the local leaders working year-round to reclaim power.
CURRENT GROUNDWORK STATES
Alabama’s rich political history features some of the most history-changing local organizing of the Civil Rights Era as well as the most stark setbacks. Reckoning with this juxtaposition offers a path to durable and equitable change.
Local leaders in Mississippi have spent the last five years building critical infrastructure. But real resources are needed to overcome generations of racial segregation and disenfranchisement.
The roots of the Democratic Party run through West Virginia. But to win again, we have to build back trust, with rural voters in particular. And you can’t do that with just one election cycle or one campaign.
With deep wells of conservative power and the lowest voter turnout rates in the country, the road ahead in Oklahoma is difficult. But the state’s organizing ecosystem is rising high, despite the odds. And with actual resources, they’ll write a new political story for Oklahoma’s future.