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Black Voters Matter: Celebrating Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Supreme Court Appointment

We congratulate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her historic accomplishment as the first Black woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court in its 233-year history. This day is long overdue, and would not have been possible without Black voter turnout and Georgia voters, in particular, who showed up in 2021 to secure two important senator seats. [...]

June 30th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter: Celebrating Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Supreme Court Appointment

Black Voters Matter: SCOTUS Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade Puts Black Lives At Risk

Following today’s Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to overturn Roe v Wade, Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, Co-Founders of Black Voters Matter and April England-Albright, Legal Director of Black Voters Matter, issued the following statement:  In today’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, a dangerous precedent has been set that takes away a [...]

June 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter: SCOTUS Decision To Overturn Roe V. Wade Puts Black Lives At Risk

Black Voters Matter & Partners: Florida’s Appeal Does Nothing To Change Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Attack On Black Representation

Florida's First District Court of Appeal has issued a stay and reinstated a gerrymandered congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The organizational Plaintiffs in this case, which include Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute, the League of Women Voters of Florida, Equal Ground Education Fund, and Florida Rising Together, issued the following joint statement in response to the court's [...]

May 20th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter & Partners: Florida’s Appeal Does Nothing To Change Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Attack On Black Representation

Black Voters Matter Launches New Ad Campaign; Contract Urges Political Candidates’ Commit to Protect Voters’ Rights

ATLANTA — Black Voters Matter, alongside its civil rights and advocacy partners, urges candidates running for office this midterm season to sign a printed contract to affirm their support for voters’ rights.  The contract - part of the larger One Million for Voting Rights campaign -  is a key element of a new ad drive that starts this week. It [...]

May 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter Launches New Ad Campaign; Contract Urges Political Candidates’ Commit to Protect Voters’ Rights

Statement on Florida Court Ruling Overturning Racist Voter Maps

Today, a 2nd Circuit Court Judge in Florida sided with Black Voters Matter, Equal Ground Education Fund, League of Women Voters of Florida, and Florida Rising and agreed that our position, that DeSantis’ Map diminished the voting power of Black voters in violation of the Florida Constitution, would likely succeed on the merits.  Today’s decision means that DeSantis’ racially gerrymandered [...]

May 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Statement on Florida Court Ruling Overturning Racist Voter Maps

Black Voters Matter Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Historic Confirmation as First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Black Voters Matter co-founders Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown and legal director April Albright issued this statement following the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Today’s historic confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson means that, for the first time in the 233-year history of the Supreme Court, a Black woman will finally [...]

April 7th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter Congratulates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Historic Confirmation as First Black Woman Supreme Court Justice

Court Ruling Declares Florida Senate Bill 90 Unconstitutional, Reaffirms Need For Federal Voting Rights Bills

Today’s ruling from a federal district judge confirms what we’ve known all along: Florida Senate Bill 90 is a complete violation of Black voting rights. Since the bill became law last year, we warned that restricting access to mail-in ballots and drop boxes, banning volunteer assistance, issuing deceptive registration warnings, and stopping food and water distribution in voting lines would [...]

March 31st, 2022|Comments Off on Court Ruling Declares Florida Senate Bill 90 Unconstitutional, Reaffirms Need For Federal Voting Rights Bills

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