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Voting Rights, Civil Rights Activists To Host Actions Across The U.S. To Hightlight Democracy Emergency Aa Pres. Biden Hosts A Global Democracy Summit

This week, dozens of local and national advocacy organizations will lead voting rights actions across the U.S. as part of a national campaign urging President Biden and the Senate to pass voting rights legislation before the year’s end. Actions began on Monday, December 6, with a hunger strike by 20 students affiliated with Un-PAC Arizona and will culminate on Thursday, [...]

December 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Voting Rights, Civil Rights Activists To Host Actions Across The U.S. To Hightlight Democracy Emergency Aa Pres. Biden Hosts A Global Democracy Summit

Black Voters Matter Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Verdict

Today, all three defendants in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, were found guilty of felony murder. All three men will now face hate-crime charges in federal court in February. Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, who supported local protests with the Transformative Justice Coalition and organizers on-the-ground, issued the following statement in response [...]

November 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Verdict

National Partners Lead White House Protest March and Rally to Demand Federal Action on Voting Rights

Today, Black Voters Matter (BVM) joined People for the American Way, the League of Women Voters, the Declaration for American Democracy, and the Democracy Initiative for a protest march and rally in front of the White House to demand federal action on voting rights. The action, which led protesters from Black Lives Matter Plaza to Lafayette Square in Washington D.C., [...]

November 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on National Partners Lead White House Protest March and Rally to Demand Federal Action on Voting Rights

Black Voters Matter Encourages Student Activists to “Take The Field” For Voting Rights With New Campus Outreach Campaign

Today, Black Voters Matter (BVM) announced the “Take the Field” Challenge, a new campaign that seeks to inspire, train and engage Black college students in acts of civil disobedience that can lead to real influence on campus and in their larger community. The name, a nod to the popular refrain “taking the field” or “getting in the game,” is often [...]

October 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter Encourages Student Activists to “Take The Field” For Voting Rights With New Campus Outreach Campaign

Haitian Refugee Crisis Invokes Disturbing History of Slavery in U.S. and Abroad — President Biden Must Act

Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement in response to the violent, mass deportation of Haitian asylum seekers by the U.S. Border Patrol: “What we’re seeing along the southern border is nothing short of a humanitarian disaster. As thousands of asylum seekers from Haiti and elsewhere wait out their asylum proceedings under unlivable conditions, [...]

September 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Haitian Refugee Crisis Invokes Disturbing History of Slavery in U.S. and Abroad — President Biden Must Act

Texas Voter Suppression Bill Sends A Clear Message – Republicans Will Stop At Nothing To Roll Back Voting Rights

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas state legislature should be ashamed of themselves. After months of protest from activists, experts, constituents, and their own colleagues railing against Senate Bill 1, Texas Republicans have brushed off the demands of millions of Texans and approved the most restrictive voter suppression bill in the nation. This bill turns back the clock on [...]

September 1st, 2021|0 Comments

House Vote for John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Marks Milestone for Protecting Voting Rights – But It’s Only The First Step

Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act: “With last night’s House vote to move the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act forward, we’re back in the game of protecting our most basic right as Americans: the right to vote. For [...]

August 25th, 2021|0 Comments

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