Black Voters Matter: Brnovich Decision Is Not Only Dangerous; It’s A Political Attack On Voting Rights In America

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, cofounders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement in response to today’s Supreme Court decision in the Brnovich v. DNC case:  “The court’s decision in Brnovich v. DNC is not only dangerous; it’s a political attack on voting rights. Today’s ruling, which allows states to make discriminatory rule changes in our elections as long as [...]

July 1st, 2021|News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Black Voters Matter: DOJ Lawsuit Against G.A. For Voter Suppression Law Is A Historic Move To Protect Voters — The Fight Continues

Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement following U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s announcement that the Department of Justice will sue the state of Georgia for its voter suppression bill, which passed earlier this year:  “More than three months after we joined partners to file our own lawsuit against the state of Georgia for [...]

June 25th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Coalition Of Civil Rights & Advocacy Organizations To Host First-Ever National Rally In Support Of D.C. Statehood On National Mall This Saturday

D.C. Rally to Conclude Black Voters Matter “Freedom Ride for Voting Rights” to Support Voting Rights Legislation, Push for D.C. Statehood, Empower Black Voters Follows Friday Press Conference on Eight-Year Anniversary of Dangerous Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court Decision WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This Saturday, June 26, Black Voters Matter (BVM) and more than 50 civil rights, voter rights, and [...]

June 24th, 2021|News|1 Comment

Black Voters Matter, Partners To Hold Press Conference At U.S. Supreme Court Eight Years After Dangerous Shelby County V. Holder Decision

Eight years after Supreme Court decision, more than 40 states considering proposals to restrict voting rights, disenfranchise Black communities Black Voters Matter’s Freedom Ride for Voting Rights to stop in Washington to raise awareness around voter suppression, support D.C. statehood, build Black voting power WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Friday, June 25, Black Voters Matter (BVM), will hold a press conference [...]

June 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Black Voters Matter: Senate Vote On H.R. 1/S1 Proves That Republicans Are Hell-Bent On Dismantling Democracy

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement following Senate Republicans’ rejection of H.R.1/S1 “For The People” Act: “Today’s vote, which was simply a vote on whether to even open debate on HR1/S1, demonstrates why the filibuster needs to be eliminated or -- at a minimum -- modified. Despite all their rhetoric about protecting our [...]

June 23rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Coalition of National Civil Rights & Advocacy Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Senator Manchin’s Compromise Memo

On June 16, 2021, Senator Manchin released a compromise memo to H.R. 1, For The People Act. The following is a response to this memo signed by a coalition of national civil rights and advocacy organizations.  As we commemorate the courageous work and sacrifices of the Freedom Riders of 1961, we know our responsibility is to build upon this strong [...]

June 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Black Voters Matter, NOLA Partners Host Freedom Ride For Voting Rights Pre-Launch Event With Original Freedom Riders

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Today, Black Voters Matter (BVM), Urban League of Louisiana, Power Coalition, and nearly a dozen partner organizations hosted a press conference and pre-launch event in New Orleans to kick off BVM’s Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. The Freedom Ride, which continues in the tradition of the original Freedom Rides that began 60 years ago, is an [...]

June 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

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