The mission of S.O.S. is to wage a campaign and re-ignite a movement to restore and maintain unfettered voting rights, which must be secured in order to secure labor, women, immigration, health and other vital rights essential to a just, democratic nation. Although the concerns of the network are multi-faceted, the agenda of S.O.S. is focused on voting rights and related issues, which is fundamental to other vital rights. A strong southern regional network is necessary to facilitate a grassroots movement because a national-led movement is no longer feasible from the top down.
The short-term goal is to use the Bridge Crossing Jubilee Commemoration of Bloody Sunday and Voting Rights Struggle as a venue to launch a campaign to educate and register one million voters by March 7, 2015, the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which is necessary to move Congress to restore the Act.
Although the network’s concerns are multi-faceted, its agenda is focused on voting rights. S.O.S. is launching a campaign to re-ignite a movement that restores and maintains unfettered voting rights, which helps secure labor, women, immigrant, health and other vital rights that are essential to a just, democratic nation.