ATLANTA, GA—For The People, a 501(c)(4) working to break down progressive politics and policy to better help young people and people of color “make an actual difference,” announced the formation of the “147 Project” to oust members of Congress who openly incited violence at the United States Capitol Building.
In the wake of the horrific violence in Washington, D.C., For the People will fundraise, produce digital content and work to provide tools to candidates challenging the members of Congress who put their country second on January 6. Starting today, the organization is looking to partner with non-profit groups from around the country to organize coalitions of voters.
“I was ten months old when 9/11 happened, and like many in my generation, I don’t remember it," Tayon Kulos, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief said. "Now, we've witnessed the attack on our Capitol Building, incited by the President of the United States and Republican members of Congress. We've lived it, and we cannot forget it. We can’t allow it to ever happen again.”
On For the People’s website, candidates can apply for support, volunteers can add their names and donate to help jumpstart the effort. While based in Georgia, the organization will aim to work nationwide with local and state groups to help ensure equal representation is given to all the candidates.
“Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Kevin McCarthy are not defenders of democracy,” Kulos said. “They literally put our democracy at risk. They willingly lied to the American people. That is not forgivable.”
Since launching in September 2020, For The People has garnered 100,000 email subscribers, and last month helped organize volunteers to phone-bank and canvas in the Georgia run-offs. For more information, head to our website, FTPeopleUSA.org, or on our Twitter.
For the People breaks down progressive politics and policy to help you find ways to better get involved. By helping you answer three crucial questions, “What do I need to know?,” “How does this affect me?,” and “What can I do about it?,” we aim to connect a new generation of leaders to democracy.
Created entirely by young voters of color from across the country, the organization seeks to help underrepresented and oppressed voices navigate their way through “politics as normal,” and stay engaged for years to come.