Yesterday, Bloomberg News reported that BridgeTogether has announced a round of grants for voting rights organizations in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia – Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, Arizona AANHPI for Equity Coalition, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta.
Bloomberg News: BridgeTogether Using Grants to Fuel Turnout in Battlegrounds
By Emma Kinery | March 22, 2022
- “American Bridge…plans to award grants to allied groups in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona, key battleground states, to energize voter turnout in the upcoming midterm elections.”
- “American Bridge has pledged more than $1 million to support grassroots and organizing in key states during the 2022 election cycle, Jessica Floyd, president of American Bridge, said in an emailed statement.”
- “Overall, the organization says it intends to put more $100 million toward the 2022 elections that will decide control of the U.S. House and Senate.”
- “In Pennsylvania, the focus is on enfranchising formerly incarcerated Black and Hispanic voters. The American Bridge grant of $170,000 will go to the creation of “pardon hubs” in 13 counties where citizens can receive coaching on how to apply for a pardon to expunge their criminal record, as well as register to vote.”
- The grants in both Arizona and Georgia are going to organizations focused on expanding Asian American and Latino voter registration and education on the electoral process.”