Today, Black Voters Matter (BVM) announced a statewide tour on the “Blackest Bus in America” to reach Black voters in Georgia through its “Let’s Do It Again” initiative. The tour, which kicks off Saturday, December 12 in Macon, is a part of BVM’s broader efforts to engage Black voters in Georgia around the issues impacting their communities and help them tap into their voting power. The announcement, which coincides with Georgia’s voter registration deadline, comes just one month before special elections for two critical Senate seats in January.
Let’s Do It Again is an extension of BVM’s hugely successful “We Got The Power” voter outreach campaign, which reached more than 15 million voters in the lead-up to November’s election. With this next phase, BVM is encouraging Black voters in Georgia to bring their power to the polls once again.
“Black voters in Georgia have already made history with unprecedented turnout and engagement in the presidential election, and we can do it again,” said Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter. “With just one month until these important Senate races, we are reaching into Black communities across Georgia and spreading the message that our votes matter.”
“We are nearing the finish line for two critical special elections that can change the course of this nation,” said LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter. “This weekend, we’re taking the Blackest Bus in America back on the road to remind Georgia voters that we’ve still got the power to build a government that works for us. Black voters saved the November elections; let’s do it again.”
This Saturday, BVM will kick-off its statewide voter outreach tour on the “Blackest Bus in America” with a launch event in Macon. From there, the bus will make stops in Columbus, Augusta, and other parts of the state to meet with voters, discuss the challenges facing their communities, and share information about absentee and early voting. The full bus tour schedule is available here.
The bus tour is one of several Let’s Do It Again outreach events taking place in the lead-up to Georgia’s special elections. Last month, BVM and local partners distributed free meals to more than 4,000 Georgia families ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. BVM also partnered with the Black Church Action Fund to co-host the Black Church Rocks Virtual Concert, an online event featuring appearances and performances by: Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Pastor Debra Morton, Kierra Sheard, Red Hands Isaac Carree, Anthony Brown, Dr. Jamal Bryant, and Rev. Dr. Neichelle Guidry. And yesterday, BVM held two socially distant, drive-in watch parties — one in Thomasville and one in Warner Robins — to screen yesterday’s Senate runoff debates.
Black Voters Matter, a 501c4, and Capacity Building Institute, a 501c3, are dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power through movement-building and engagement. Working with grassroots organizations, specifically in key states in the South, BVM seeks to increase voter registration and turnout, advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, and help develop infrastructure where little or none exists to support a power-building movement that keeps Black voters and their issues at the forefront of our election process. For more information, please visit https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/.