Georgia Muslim Voter Project
Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP) is a grassroots organization that builds power for Muslims in Georgia by amplifying their voices through nonpartisan voter registration, voter education, voter engagement, and advocacy.
For Georgia Muslim Voter Project, building personal, long-term relationships with American Muslim communities is an essential part of giving voice to their civic ideas and collective needs. GAMVP uses these bonds and a regular presence at masjids, local ethnic restaurants and businesses, cultural festivals, and religious celebrations to inform and exchange ideas with community members in spaces that are familiar and comfortable. Since its start in 2016, GAMVP has registered more than 3,000 new voters, engaged more than 100,000 people, and worked with 50 different mosques to promote voter turnout statewide. In 2021, GAMVP was part of a civil rights coalition that filed a lawsuit challenging a Georgia law that makes it harder for people to vote. This suit is just part of GAMVP’s broader work to challenge efforts to build barriers to the ballot box and to galvanize the community’s collective power.
Year founded: 2016
Location: Norcross, GA