Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty & Genocide's mission is to build the foundation for successful broad-based social justice movements. Project South works directly with communities pushed forward by conditions of poverty and racism in order to strengthen leadership for community organizing on critical frontlines of economic, racial, and social justice. Project South increases the number of skilled organizers in the South, creates space for leadership to converge and strategize for movement building, and produces cutting edge political education that reaches a national audience in order to provide direction for long-term movement organizing.
Project South is anchoring a campaign called “We All Count” to connect hundreds of organizers, fight voter suppression, and build a stronger regional movement. As a part of this campaign, Project South held the Southern Movement Assembly in Lowndes County Alabama, where over 250 people attended and launched a shared plan of action for the People's First 100 Days after the election. In conjunction with the “We All Count” campaign, Project South's youth organizers have led a regional effort to cast thousands of ballots for a National Student Bill of Rights.