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Civic Engagement

To uphold our mission to empower LGBTQ+ minorities and those in need to achieve economic and social equality, Atlanta Black Pride collaborates with local community and faith based partners and our volunteers to educate the public and elected officials on the impacts of public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems.

Atlanta Black Pride also engages in public outreach and education campaigns to increase awareness and information dissemination related to issues and initiatives that have direct impact on the quality of life and economic development in communities of color and that are important to the greater Atlanta community.

We are eager to collaborate with other civil rights, community and faith based organizations to leverage resources and make a greater impact on our community. It is our goal to advocate for education, economic development, affordable housing, transportation, small business and community development initiatives and policies and to serve as a voice for impactful change for the Atlanta metro. Our recent initiatives include:

RECLAIM THE VOTE

Prompted by an aggressive and concerted effort to target and undermine voting in poor and minority communities, the Atlanta Black Pride launched Reclaim the Vote, to educate citizens on their rights and register them to vote.

MAKE BLACK COUNT

The U.S. Census is more than just a head count – it determines how our legislative districts are drawn, voting power in our communities, and how $675 billion in federal dollars will be allocated and invested. The National Urban League launched the first Make Black Count in 1970 alongside a coalition of civil rights organizations that understood the significance of the Census and the need for an accurate count in Black America. Black America still remains undercounted in the Census. This has resulted in a loss of billions of dollars in federal funds to build schools, hospitals, and invest in infrastructure in Black communities. Furthermore, Black children are systematically undercounted in the Census at twice the rate of Non-Black children.

U.S. Census Bureau Census Accessibility site where individuals can come and receive information on the Census and complete their census response online onsite as well as employment opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Atlanta Black Pride engaged in Community Outreach and Education to Increase Minority Participation in the 2020 US Census in partnership with Rock The Vote and other community and faith based partners.