Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Muslim Advocates
Amount: $300,000 in 2021
What is Muslim Advocates?
Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. It fights for American Muslims’ guaranteed rights through a multi-pronged set of strategies to effect social change: high-impact litigation, advocacy with federal officials, engaging and mobilizing communities and allies, and mounting public advocacy campaigns.
Why do we think this project is important?
This grant supported work that Muslim Advocates led to hold major social media platfroms accountable for their policies and practices regarding hate speech. We hope that this work will strategically force the industry to make meaningful changes to its policies and operations so that targeted communities are not endangered because of the rampant bigotry currently thriving on the platforms.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Muslim Advocates?
In 2021, Democracy Fund Voice approved a grant of $300,000 to Muslim Advocates.