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Statement from Cliff Albright on Kamala Harris and VP Selection

Today is truly a historic day, and I join my cofounder LaTosha Brown in congratulating Senator Kamala Harris on her selection to be Joe Biden’s running mate. In this moment, it is only fitting that we reflect on the many Black women who have paved the way for Sen. Harris, including Shirley Chisholm. In November 2019, while commenting on her [...]

August 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

JOE BIDEN GOT IT RIGHT

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, issued the following statement in response to Presidential nominee Joe Biden’s announcement that Senator Kamala Harris will join his campaign as his running mate: “Our call for change on this year’s Democratic ticket has been answered. Today, Joe Biden, had the opportunity to make history by selecting a Black woman to be [...]

August 11th, 2020|News|0 Comments

We Have the Power to Make the Voting Rights Act Better | Statement by Cliff Albright

On the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, offers his perspective on what voting means to him.   “During my days as an instructor of Black Studies, I would regularly ask my students if they knew when voting rights for Black (male) voters were first federally protected. Some would be brave enough to [...]

August 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments

It’s Time We Take a Leap Forward for Voting Rights | Statement by Latosha Brown

On the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, offers her perspective on what voting means to her.   “Since the passing of civil rights pioneer and American hero Rep. John Lewis, the calls for the reinstatement of the Voting Rights Act have grown louder. The 1965 legislation was far from perfect but had a [...]

August 6th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Statement on the Life and Passing of Two Civil Rights Icons: C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis

On Friday, we lost two giants in the civil rights movement, C.T. Vivian, an early civil rights organizer with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Congressman John Lewis, a member of the March on Washington’s Big Six and a dedicated politician and activist who served Georgia’s 5th congressional district faithfully for more than three decades. We mourn them and honor [...]

July 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Black Voters Matter Virtual Bus Tour

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Black Voters Matter Fund held a virtual town hall meeting addressing issues of black America faces with an emphasis on voting. Originally Black Voters Matter would ride around from state to state in their tour bus but because of COVID-19, they held a Virtual Bus Tour and made a “stop” in Mississippi today to engage [...]

July 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments