Democracy is not what we have. It's what we do. And throughout the South, organizations and individuals have been doing phenomenal work to defend the ideals of democracy. That work has ranged from organizing on behalf of prisoner rights, to educating the public on anti-gay initiatives, to fighting religious right candidates, to fighting legistlation at the local level. These efforts have made an impact, and have served to create environments that celebrate diversity and pluralism while protecting democracy and bridging racial, ethnic and religious divisions.
Prison & Jail Project:If you know of other models of politically based organizing against intolerance that should be added to this list, click here
Texas Freedom Network:
Citizens for Community Values: