About SOLVE

The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) is a multi-state network formed in 2013 in response to the US Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder. SOLVE's mission is to collaborate and share best practices in multidisciplinary advocacy, sound grassroots mobilization, and legislative and legal strategies to ensure fair and equitable voting practices. We address policies that have weakened the voting strength of many communities and formed obstacles and hurdles in exercising the right to vote.

SOLVE has expanded its membership to include more than 200 partners in 10 Southern states and continues growing. SOLVE has been instrumental in growing the advocacy capacity of Southern communities on voting rights issues, including redistricting and election protection. By combining our advocacy, organizing, communications, and research work with SOLVE members, we can effectively share successes, challenges, and lessons learned throughout the Network and leverage the collective impact across the South.

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SOLVE News

Voting Rights

The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) Network Announces Funding Opportunity

DURHAM (May 29, 2024) –– The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement (SOLVE) Network is excited to announce a series of $10,000 one-year project grants for Southern organizations and groups to increase civic participation and engagement in historically underrepresented communities across the region.   The application for the 2024-2025 Southern Spark Grant opened, May 28, 2024, and closes June…

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Communications

SOLVE Network Awards Grants to Southern Organizations 

DURHAM, NC (September 18, 2023) — The Southern Leadership for Voter Engagement Network (SOLVE), which is part of Southern Coalition for Social Justice, granted $300,000 to 36 organizations throughout the South working on civic engagement projects.   SOLVE is a regional network led by Southerners. Forged from a storied history of collaboration, the coalition shares…

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