Color of Change exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice. The group’s goal is to empower its members – Black Americans and allies – to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone. Color of Change is comprised of Black folks from every economic class, as well as those of every color who seek to help our voices be heard. Its members are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: they will do all they can to make sure all Americans are represented, served, and protected – regardless of race or class.
A 2015 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported Color of Change’s work to permanently reshape the debate on voting rights and suppression efforts that disproportionately impact Black communities. As it seeks to boost the participation of Black voters in our democracy over the long-term, Color of Change will work to educate Black voters and their allies on their voting rights and will provide them with the tools to fight back against voter suppression. The CoR grant also supported Color of Change’s ongoing economic justice work: holding banks accountable, pushing to ensure that the wealthiest among us pay their fair share, fighting for housing fairness and principal reduction, and protecting the safety net of critical government benefits and services needed by the most vulnerable.