WEEKLY E-BLAST

Here’s why the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade puts Black lives at risk: 

The Supreme Court has released a decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to overturn Roe v Wade. This decision gives greater control to the states, increasing the likelihood of abortion bans in southern states. This outcome is absolutely detrimental to the health of millions – particularly Black and Brown women. We are heartbroken by this news, and motivated now more than ever before to fight for the rights and lives of childbearing people in America. To learn more about this decision and what it means for the future of our democracy, read our full statement below.

READ OUR STATEMENT

Advocating for reproductive freedom at NYC Pride

Last weekend our co-founder LaTosha Brown helped lead the annual Pride March in NYC, taking to the streets alongside Planned Parenthood and Black and Brown organizers. The sense of urgency coming at the heels of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade brought thousands to NYC with a mission to express their support for reproductive freedom for all.

The movements for queer and trans liberation, reproductive justice, and voting rights overlap significantly. As legislators seek to continue to dismantle our most basic human rights, solidarity and action across these fronts is essential.

This is just the beginning. We will continue to march alongside our LGBTQ friends, birthing people, and our allies and fight for the rights that we all deserve.

This summer we traveled across the country clearing warrants for countless Black community members:

From Louisiana to Texas to North Carolina, we took the “Blackest Bus in America” back on the road but this time for our Freedom Summer Warrant Clinic Bus Tour.

If you’ve been following along with us, you know that our Warrant Clinics are designed to reach those with outstanding warrants, and that we work with state and local governments to clear individual’s warrants without the threat of arrest.

The Freedom Summer tour was a massive success, clearing the warrants of over 250 people in some of our core states. This equates to thousands of dollars in legal fees cleared and zero arrests made!

Check out some highlights below!

The Fight for Voting Rights continues…

Now more than ever, our rights and lives are at stake. It is up to us to organize, mobilize and take action to protect ourselves and our communities from the countless attacks against our rights. From LGBTQ rights, to reproductive rights, and voting rights it is key that Black communities stand together to support each other during these very turbulent times.

Right now, there are two key federal voting rights bills – the Freedom to Vote Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – stalled in the Senate that would change the landscape of what voting looks like in this country. But these bills won’t get passed without your help.

Help us pass this crucial legislation by taking two quick actions today:

  • Tell your elected officials to sign our #VotingRightsContract which would signal their commitment to passing federal voting rights legislation.
  • Click the link below to visit our letter writing campaign and to easily send a letter encouraging them to sign-on to the contract.
SEND A LETTER

Sign our #1MillionForVotingRights pledge and commit to continue the fight for voting rights at the federal, state and local levels.

SIGN THE PLEDGE

Join our Co-Founder LaTosha Brown at the Essence Festival of Culture!

On Friday July 1, Black Voters Matter Co-Founder LaTosha Brown will be at the Essence Festival of Culture participating in a panel discussion on wealth and power, featuring the global black economic forum! For more information and registration details click below!

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It is more important now than ever to keep fighting for the rights of Black and Brown communities. 

Black Voters Matter can’t stop and won’t stop, but we need your help to fuel this movement.

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