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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

Historic Signing Antilynching Bill Is A Testament To The Power, Perserverance Of Black Activists

The historic bill signing of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act is a testament to the power and perseverance of Black advocates. For more than 100 years, Black people have fought to make lynching – one of the nation’s most hideous traditions – a federal crime. But time and time again, these bills faced steep opposition from racist, white supremacist lawmakers; [...]

March 30th, 2022|Comments Off on Historic Signing Antilynching Bill Is A Testament To The Power, Perserverance Of Black Activists

Senate Republicans Are Turning Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings Into Racist Political Theater

We are watching racism play out in front of our very eyes. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a perfectly qualified and highly regarded jurist on the brink of making history as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. But as Judge Brown Jackson sits through a second day of Senate questioning, Senate Republicans have turned her confirmation hearings into [...]

March 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Senate Republicans Are Turning Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings Into Racist Political Theater

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Nomiation Is An Excellent Choice For The Supreme Court

Today’s historic announcement from President Biden paves the way for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court bench. Biden has made an excellent choice in Judge Jackson. We urged him to nominate a justice with a commitment to civil rights, and he listened. Not only will she make history [...]

February 25th, 2022|Comments Off on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Nomiation Is An Excellent Choice For The Supreme Court

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