Read our 2022 Electoral Justice Report!


Highlander’s Electoral Justice work is proposed, designed, and executed by Electoral Justice Researcher and Educator Denzel Caldwell. The focus of this work in 2022 was three-pronged:


● To establish a 2022 workshop intervention where Southern organizers were equipped to learn Election Protection, Civics, and Building Post-Election Power via Solidarity Economy prior to Midterm elections

● To gather data from Southern grassroots organizations to determine what Electoral Justice/Community Governance learning needs exist

● To develop and field test an Electoral Justice curriculum developed for a grassroots organization engaged in Electoral Justice Work.

From the work conducted in 2022, Denzel recommends Electoral Justice work at Highlander for 2023 focus on developing a 21st century Citizenship School that seeks to further catalyze a leftwing populist movement for political power in the US South.

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How Can We Build Democracy in the South — in Electoral Politics and Beyond?

Read the article by Denzel in Truthout, part of a global campaign for International Day of Democracy