We’re thrilled to share some inspiring stories of local achievements and community empowerment happening in some of the communities we work in. At Black Voters Matter, we’re committed to amplifying voices, tackling inequalities, and fostering positive change. Here’s a glimpse of what’s been happening in our community:

Amplifying Youth Voices in Baton Rouge!

We’re really proud of the amazing work done by our partners, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children & Daughters Beyond Incarceration, at Youth Day at the capitol in Baton Rouge. Their goal was simple but so important: to tackle racial inequalities affecting kids impacted by incarceration here in Louisiana. They spent the day lifting up the voices of young people, encouraging them to get involved in shaping our laws. By pushing for solutions that really put young people first, they’re helping to create a brighter tomorrow for all of us.

Innovative Engagement by Brazoria County Voter Initiative!

When it comes to reaching communities and making an impact, sometimes you’ve got to think outside the box. That’s exactly what our partners with the Brazoria County Voter Initiative did recently by hosting a candidate forum in a unique setting: a basketball court in a predominantly African American neighborhood. It was a first for them, but they knew it was the right move to get the word out and engage with their fellow Texans.

Empowering Tennessee Youth with Drums Up Guns Down!

Our regional organizer teamed up with Drums Up Guns Down to lead power-building and voter education sessions with local youth. They discussed pressing issues like housing costs and lacking life skills education, empowering students to take action through strategies like petitioning and attending school board meetings. The impact was immediate—students felt empowered and ready to make a difference. This summer, we continue our partnership to support these young leaders as they advocate for change.

In addition to the incredible work of our grassroots partners, Black Voters Matter is hitting the road in the Blackest Bus in America! We’re making stops in multiple states this month, spreading awareness, and empowering communities. Curious about our next destination? Visit our website to track our journey and join us in making history one stop at a time!

Ready to make a difference? Mark your calendars for our upcoming volunteer orientation on May 21st. It’s your chance to dive deep into our mission, learn how you can get involved, and become a driving force for change in your community. But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss our virtual postcard party happening on May 16th. It’s a fun and creative way to connect with fellow volunteers while making a tangible impact. Plus, join us for Texting Tuesdays, happening every Tuesday, where you can engage with communities and empower others through the power of messaging.

Don’t miss the 2024 Spring Concert presented by JusticeAid in NYC! Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of the 60s and 70s while supporting the vital work of Black Voters Matter. Every ticket purchased directly contributes to our mission of justice and democracy. Secure your spot today or consider donating to make a lasting impact.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication to our work. Together, let’s continue to spring into action and effect positive change across our communities.

In Solidarity,

The BVM Team