“The Ballot Box and Beyond: Racism in the ’08 Elections” was a non-partisan campaign in 2008 to:
- Call out the ways racism pervades the national dialogue surrounding the elections, and especially how white privilege goes unexamined.
- Engage with the excitement connected to the election to help build a movement for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. A lot of folks are politically enthusiastic right now… so how to we keep that excitement alive and funnel it into grassroots efforts after the election?
- Use this political moment to encourage white people in particular to take a stand against racism in their communities by committing to anti-racist practice and study.
- Recognize and celebrate the many grassroots responses against racism this presidential cycle
Some of the campaign organizing tools can be seen below: