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Poll Workers Needed to Fight Against Trump

In 2000, Ion Sancho had a front-row seat to the partisan mayhem and legal posturing surrounding Florida’s presidential recount. The Florida Supreme Court asked Sancho, then supervisor of elections in Florida’s capital, to be its technical adviser—second in charge—of overseeing the recount, which the U.S. Supreme Court abruptly halted in its Bush v. Gore decision, elevating George W. Bush to [...]

July 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Black female voters say they want what they’re owed: power

This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. Bernice Scott estimates that she logged 30 miles, knocked on 50 doors and made 25 calls each day for “a solid two months” ahead of South Carolina’s Feb. 29 primary, campaigning for Joe Biden in a state that sent him on his road [...]

July 17th, 2020|News, Washington Post|0 Comments

A massive Black Lives Matter mural on Rosalind Avenue seemed like a positive step. But some in Orlando’s Black community would rather see systemic change

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Few would claim that Orlando city leaders had anything but the best intentions in mind when they painted the words "Black Lives Matter" in letters 30 feet high on the surface of Rosalind Avenue. But many residents, Black and white alike, question the utility of the gesture. After "BLACK [...]

July 17th, 2020|News, Orlando Weekly|0 Comments

Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national convention

Thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention at the end of the summer to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. Organizers of the gathering shared their plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday ahead of an official announcement. The 2020 Black National Convention will take [...]

July 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 AND VOTING RIGHTS

Join us TODAY AT 7 PM ET! In Wisconsin and in Georgia, voters faced a terrible decision: should they risk their lives to vote during a pandemic? Now Kentucky voters are facing the same impossible choice. Join us, We Build Progress, New Georgia Project, Civil And Human Rights, DC VOTE, and special guest Congressman Joe Kennedy III to discuss how [...]

June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wake County activists now focus on making sure protesters get out to vote

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Protestors gathered in Crabtree Valley Mall Tuesday afternoon were screaming Keith Collins’ name. Collins was killed by a Raleigh police officer earlier this year. Stores shut down as shoppers joined in on the calls for reform. But what comes next? Many activists are hoping to turn the momentum from marches into votes. “We’re out in the [...]

June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments