The grassroots organizing in black communities by groups like local NAACP chapters was more muscular than it had even been in the 2016 general election. In the lead-up to Tuesday’s contest, voting-rights groups registered people with felonies, targeted awareness campaigns at people who might not have had proper ID, and focused specifically on knocking down the structures in place that keep black voters away from the polls. Their efforts immediately become a case study in how to do so in a region that has, since the Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision curtailing the 1965 Voting Rights Act, become a bastion of new voter-suppression laws, including new voter-ID laws.
This thread explains in detail how the Mobile County NAACP worked in tandem with the Jones campaign to turn out voters.
The money you donated to the Jones campaign helped pay for this effort. We had a good candidate, with enough money and enough sense to spend that money on the right things. There will be more Roy Moore caliber candidates running for “safe Republican seats” in 2018 – we need to field Jones quality efforts to beat them.