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|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|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|0 Comments

T.X. Advocates, Community Members Went To Extraordinary Lengths To Block S.B. 7 — But Fight To Protect Voting Rights Is Not Over

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement after several members of the Texas state legislature successfully blocked Senate Bill 7, which would have severely restricted voting rights access statewide. “After weeks of campaigning, outreach, and grassroots-level actions to preserve voting rights in Texas, activists and community members are now breathing a sigh of relief. [...]

June 2nd, 2021|1 Comment

Black Voters Matters Announces Juneteenth Launch, National Partnerships For Upcoming “Freedom Ride For Voting Rights”

Movement for Black Lives, Working Families Party, Other National Organizations Join BVM’s National Voter Outreach Initiative Honoring 60th Anniversary of Original Freedom Ride Black Voters Matter (BVM) today announced the dates and locations for its upcoming Freedom Ride for Voting Rights, an education and outreach campaign to increase support for voting rights legislation, advocate for D.C. statehood, and build Black [...]

May 13th, 2021|5 Comments

Florida S.B. 90 is Part OF A Dangerous Campaign To Silence Black Voices, Kill Black Voting Power

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders of Black Voters Matter, issued this statement following Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of Senate Bill 90, which will severely roll back voting rights across the state: “Thanks to Governor DeSantis and the Florida state legislature, this voter suppression bill will usher in a new era of Jim Crow statewide. Senate Bill 90 will [...]

May 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Black Voters Matter Announces New Voter Outreach Initiative on 60th Anniversary Of The Original Freedom Rides

Black Voters Matter (BVM) today announced the launch of its Freedom Rides for Voting Rights, a voter outreach campaign to engage Black voters and build Black voting power across the South. Beginning in June, BVM will board its signature “Blackest Bus in America” for a voter outreach tour from Georgia to Washington D.C., making stops in key southern states to [...]

May 4th, 2021|9 Comments

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