Last week was the 57th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. Here’s where the future of the voting rights movement is headed…
57 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing Black Americans the right to vote. This bill made it illegal to impose restrictions on federal, state, and local elections that were designed to deny the vote to Black people. Today, the voting rights of Black Americans are still under attack. We are committed to continuing to mobilize communities against the same forces of voter suppression.
Join us in continuing the fight for voting rights by voting in upcoming elections and joining our movement. You can recommit to the fight by taking our 1 Million for Voting Rights pledge today.
Georgia Public Service Commission Election Case Update
Just last week, a federal judge ruled that statewide elections for the Georgia Public Service Commission discriminate against Black voters, blocking state officials from holding a November election for two seats that were set to be on the ballot.
One of the plaintiffs on the case? Our National Field Director, Wanda Mosley. Thank you for your tireless work, leadership, and commitment to fighting for the protection of Black voters and voting rights. Your work is greatly appreciated!
Help us ensure all polling locations are properly staffed in Georgia this fall!
In order to mobilize Black voters across Georgia this election season, we need to make sure all polling locations are staffed adequately. This will help to reduce waiting times, making sure that voting is easy and accessible for ALL Georgians.
Click below to sign up to be a poll worker today!
Join us to learn more about how ranked choice voting might impact future primary elections
On August 24th, our Policy Manager, Rhyane Wagner, will be joined by BVM Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cliff Albright, and students of Harvard University to discuss alternative democracy solutions such as ranked choice voting. Together they will be exploring how that could impact primary processes in future elections. Join us live via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
Watch, Learn, Play, and donate to save democracy!
This week we are hosting our very first annual gaming tournament, Gamers for Voting Rights 2022! We will host three tournaments with the following games: Madden 22, NBA 2K22, and SFV. The winner of each game will receive a $500 prize. All proceeds from the tournament will go towards supporting Black Voters Matters’ grassroots efforts in the fight for voting rights.
Here’s how you can participate in our gaming tournament:
🎮 Sign up to play! Join us the week of August 8th and sign up to play either Maden 22, NBA 2k22, or SFV now.
📱Watch Live! Join us on August 12th and 13th for a live broadcast on the Black Voters Matter Twitch Channel from 4-7pm ET.
💵Donate! Give what you can now to support the tournament and all the work that we are doing at BVM to fight for voting rights.