Black Voters Matter
NewsOne partnered with Black Voters Matter to document the annual commemoration of the Bloody Sunday marches from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama and help draw attention to the urgent importance of participating in the 2022 midterm elections.
Black Voters Matter has revealed plans to mark the anniversary of the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, with a full week of events to keep voting rights at the forefront of political discourse as states continue to restrict access to the ballot.
Some of the leading advocates who have long sounded the alarm about the urgency for Congress to advance any bills on voting rights are skipping Biden's speech in Atlanta about voting rights, suggesting the president's words are too little, too late.
The president's comments Friday reflect a significant turn from early remarks such as telling people they will have to out-organize voter suppression yet again.
The majority opinion found the law violated the equal protection clause of the North Carolina constitution. The opinion also found that Republican lawmakers could not prove that the law would not have been enacted but for the discriminatory factor. Other findings include the measures taken were not sufficiently tailored to address virtually non-existent voter fraud.
Election officials sent over 185,000 voters contact notices, a preliminary step before purging, prompting renewed calls for passage of the For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
Channeling the spirit of John Lewis and his penchant for "good trouble," the recent arrests of Rep. Joyce Beatty and others harkened back to the late Georgia congressman's own legendary protests to secure fair and equal voting rights.
Despite the Senate's inaction, Black Voters Matter and allied organizations continue to caravan through the south to Washington, D.C., raising awareness around voting rights, election reform, and D.C. statehood.
Launching on Juneteenth, the "Blackest" bus in the country and local and national partners will tour 9 southern cities to raise awareness about the current threat to voting rights and building Black power in the south.
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