We are a non-profit, civic engagement organization working to give voice to marginalized and vulnerable communities across the South by democratizing public policy through research, training, education, and organizing in order to make a difference in the civic life of traditionally silenced and underserved communities.

Concentration Areas

Voting Rights
Public Education
Community & Economic Development
To sustain a truly democratic and equitable system of policy formation, every citizen must share an equal voice in the election process. To ensure the integrity of the election process, One Voice is dedicated to building broad base coalitions of stakeholders who provide election protection services allowing us to track barriers to voting and to create and distribute information on how citizens can navigate the process.
As Mississippi’s public education system still struggles under the yoke of inadequate funding, other legislative and policy issues regarding charter schools, achievement districts, tax credit, and school vouchers loom on the horizon. To combat this, legislation needs to be monitored and communities need to be educated. Additionally, under One Voice, education leaders can come together to share and learn best practices about critical education issues like accreditation, testing, and child restraint policies. This combining of resources allows district leaders to ensure the best educational opportunities for their students.
To solve many of the policy issues and racial inequities faced by communities throughout the state a sustainable, self-replenishing, progressive leadership pipeline must exist. Therefore, One Voice has created multiple vehicles to facilitate the creation of a diverse and multi-generational network of progressive leadership that shares skills and best practices to effect positive change within the state.

Programs | Projects | Campaigns

Programs

MBLS

MBLI

ECLI

All Programs

Projects

Legacy Preservation

Voter Registration

Clean Energy Opportunities

All Projects

Campaigns

Workers' Rights

Electric Cooperative

MAEP

All Campaigns

Mississippi Black Leadership Institute

MBLI

MBLI is a community of scholars, elected officials, business leaders, and community organizers who work together to share ideas and solutions in addition to providing support, information, and access to other local, emerging professionals and political leaders working towards progressive change.

Mississippi Black Leadership Summit

MBLS

MBLS is a statewide gathering for people of color who are elected officials, school officials, religious leaders, or community advocates. Discussed at the summit are issues that impact communities of color, successful models for governance, and practical strategies that work both collectively and within local communities that help move the state forward.

MBLI Application Deadline

Applications are being accepted to the 2016-2017 provisional class of the Mississippi Black Leadership Institute. The deadline to complete the application process is June 10, 2016.

MBLS Save the Date

October 20, 2016
Jackson, MS
Downtown Marriott

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