SWOP intern Tracy Chacon has been active and engaged in her community for years. She is out with her friends and neighbors, including Pushback Network and our local and state-wide New Mexico partners, to walk all through her local precincts to get out the vote.
Pushback Network began as a dialogue among experienced, non-partisan, independent community-based groups. PBN's founders were leaders of organizations that had built long-term, on-the-ground operations within the most challenging social environments in the country. Currently in six states - Alabama, California, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, and New York – PBN is a mixture of geographic regions, urban and rural communities, and a diversity of ethnic and racial populations. They formed PBN to "push back" against what they considered to be shortsighted, tactical approaches to community organizing and electoral work.