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Black Voters Matter: Supreme Court Decision On Alabama Voting Maps Amounts To Sweeping Black Voter Suppression

Black Voters Matter co-founders Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown and legal director April Albright issued this statement following a 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court reinstating Alabama’s racist voting maps: This Supreme Court decision tells us everything we need to know about the Court’s dangerous position on voting rights. With a 5-4 ruling, the Court reinstated Alabama’s discriminatory voting [...]

February 9th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter: Supreme Court Decision On Alabama Voting Maps Amounts To Sweeping Black Voter Suppression

Justice Breyer’s Retirement Opens Rare And Remarkable Opportunity To Make History On Supreme Court Bench

Black Voters Matter co-founders Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown and Black Voters Matter legal director April Albright issued this statement after President Biden announced the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement opens up a rare and remarkable opportunity to make history on the Supreme Court bench. On the campaign trail, President Biden as part [...]

February 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Justice Breyer’s Retirement Opens Rare And Remarkable Opportunity To Make History On Supreme Court Bench

Black Voters Matter: M.L.K Day Is Not Just A Holiday – It’s A Call To Action On Voting Rights

Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Today, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said that ‘voting rights are the foundation stone of political action.’ Dr. King’s legacy is inextricably tied to his lifelong dedication to protecting Black voting rights. It was [...]

January 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter: M.L.K Day Is Not Just A Holiday – It’s A Call To Action On Voting Rights

Black Voters Matter: Biden Speech Marks A Step In The Right Direction On Voting Rights – But It’s Only The First Step

Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement in response to President Biden’s speech on voting rights: “After nearly a year of Capitol Hill protests, White House demonstrations, letters, petitions, and civil disobedience from voting rights activists demanding action, President Biden has finally broken his silence on the Senate filibuster. Yesterday, for the first time, [...]

January 12th, 2022|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter: Biden Speech Marks A Step In The Right Direction On Voting Rights – But It’s Only The First Step

Voting Rights, Civil Rights Activists To Host Actions Across The U.S. To Hightlight Democracy Emergency Aa Pres. Biden Hosts A Global Democracy Summit

This week, dozens of local and national advocacy organizations will lead voting rights actions across the U.S. as part of a national campaign urging President Biden and the Senate to pass voting rights legislation before the year’s end. Actions began on Monday, December 6, with a hunger strike by 20 students affiliated with Un-PAC Arizona and will culminate on Thursday, [...]

December 8th, 2021|Comments Off on Voting Rights, Civil Rights Activists To Host Actions Across The U.S. To Hightlight Democracy Emergency Aa Pres. Biden Hosts A Global Democracy Summit

Black Voters Matter Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Verdict

Today, all three defendants in the trial of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, were found guilty of felony murder. All three men will now face hate-crime charges in federal court in February. Cliff Albright and LaTosha Brown, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, who supported local protests with the Transformative Justice Coalition and organizers on-the-ground, issued the following statement in response [...]

November 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Black Voters Matter Statement on the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial Verdict

National Partners Lead White House Protest March and Rally to Demand Federal Action on Voting Rights

Today, Black Voters Matter (BVM) joined People for the American Way, the League of Women Voters, the Declaration for American Democracy, and the Democracy Initiative for a protest march and rally in front of the White House to demand federal action on voting rights. The action, which led protesters from Black Lives Matter Plaza to Lafayette Square in Washington D.C., [...]

November 3rd, 2021|Comments Off on National Partners Lead White House Protest March and Rally to Demand Federal Action on Voting Rights

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