Young people in Mississippi have a real stake in our work!
Mississippi Votes was founded in 2016 by college students that wanted to engage as many voters as possible ahead of the 2018-2021 elections. Mississippi Votes was designed to educate, empower, and engage communities to become deeply involved in electoral processes. Our annual #Up2Us campaign ensures that we do just that!
Since 2018, we have registered over 15k new voters and mobilized those new voters to the polls cycle after cycle.
Our 2020 goals have had to shift because of COVID-19. However, we remain committed to organizing young people across the state of Mississippi to vote by equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary to make an informed decision on Election Day. That’s why this year our 88% our #Up2Us Campaign will be digitized.
Our 2020 objectives are:
To engage 1.5 Mississippi voters
To engage & pledge 10K new voters between the ages of 18 and 35
To offer online voting tools
To host political education forums virtually
Amplify digital organizing presence
Remain vigilant encouraging folks to complete the 2020 Census