NEW – BILLY WIMSATT – Money in the grassroots wins elections and makes change – Movement Voter ProjectWritten on December 28th, 2018
BILLY WIMSATT, is the founder and executive director of Movement Voter Project, which offers a clear break from the tired and true strategy of electoral politics – big donors, big consultants, and big TV ad buys. MVP helps progressive donors move some of their money to support the best local community-based organizations in key states – organizations alive on the ground 365 days a year, whether there’s an election or not. In 2018, they moved more than $13M to 350+ groups in 42 states – in almost every competitive US House, Senate, Governors race and ballot measure.
You can learn more at movement.vote.
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