Exposing voter suppression and how we can fight it.
Heart of Democracy
Stories of action to inspire action
Voter suppression has become a regular part of our elections. Yet, at every turn, there are those fighting against it, working to make our elections more just. These are their stories – the everyday folks championing voting rights and struggling to heal our democracy. These are the stories of how you, too, can make an impact.
Heart of Democracy is a documentary series that exposes the depths of voter suppression throughout the United States. It also showcases ways voting rights are being defended, and connects viewers to ways they can get involved. Each episode will focus on different folks who are working to defend our democracy and the ways voter suppression has impacted their communities.
The documentary series is in active development and needs your support! Please, consider making a donation.
Voters purged from voting rolls between 2014 and 2016
Voters purged in Georgia alone between 2012 and 2016
Votes determined Georgia's governor's election
States that have passed voting restrictions since 2010
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Telling Tales of the Resistance
All About Voting
It's complex, and it's the heart of all democracies. Each episode will dive deep into a specific strategy of voter suppression and the harm it causes to elections.
A National Story
Not only one community or state is affected: there are many elections hurt by voter suppression in the US, just in recent years. Vote suppression is as old as our democracy itself.
Stories of Impact
These are the stories of people working hard to make their lives and our country better, one vote at a time. They deserve to, and need to, be told with intimacy and authenticity.
It's not enough to just raise awareness - we need to raise people up into action. Viewers will be connected to direct actions that help them fight for voting rights.
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Champions of Voters
In every state, ordinary heroes are stepping up to become defenders of voting rights. Our focus is on folks taking action in ways we all can, so we can get inspired to step up and help make a difference.
There are many different strategies engineered to create voter suppression. Each episode will focus on different tactics and how folks are working to undo the damage or even prevent it from taking place.
Connected to History
Voter suppression is as old as democracy and has always been a part of the U.S.’s history. We’ll delve into the lessons we can learn from the past – both the dangers to watch out for and the ways we can win.
There is already a growing movement for stronger voting protections. Heart of Democracy will connect viewers with the organizations and campaigns working hard to make a difference.
Inspiring the Audience to Action
In the series and through our impact campaigns we will connect long-term tactics to events happening now.
From protest groups to house parties, we’ll show ways to take action that build community and are more powerful for it.
We believe by showing the power of some people’s work, we can motivate more people to volunteer and help out.
Always we will work to connect viewers to ongoing efforts that they can contribute to. We want to boost the movement.
We’ll explore direct ways people can protect election integrity, on the day of and leading up to each election.
Movement building through inspiration and connection remains our main goal as we work towards new voter protections.
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The Latest News about Heart of Democracy and Voter Suppression
Stay up-to-date about the development of the documentary series and activism app here at The Beat. Plus, we will be posting original articles about the latest efforts to create new voter suppression laws around the country, and how we can fight them.