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In the 2016 presidential election, there were more than three million Black people in six key states who were eligible to vote but didn’t. In those six states —Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia — if even one out of three of those eligible-but-nonvoting Black people had voted, the results would have been very different.

That’s why we started BlockPower. We think the key to unlocking massive, long-term Black political power is to work with local groups in Black neighborhoods to remotely recruit, train, empower, and compensate organizers in the 14 most important cities in those six critical states. These organizers recruit and train people they already know — friends and neighbors in their own cities — to educate and motivate their own housemates and family members to vote.

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