Black Voters Matter

Black Voters Matter Fund, a 501c4 dedicated to expanding Black voter engagement and increasing progressive power.

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By Black Voters Matter Breonna Taylor’s death looms over Kentucky’s primary election - The Washington Post Female black organizers in Louisville say many voters told them that Taylor, who was killed by police in her home in March, was on their minds as they cast their ballots.

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By Black Voters Matter Co-Founder Of Black Voters Matter Fund Shares Her Vision For The Movement | MadameNoire “We think that the center of gravity is around change, and seeing that people have the power,” Brown said.

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By Black Voters Matter The fight to vote: Black activists work to upend a history of voter suppression - ABC News African Americans have long fought for their right to vote, from the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Civial Rights Era today.

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By Black Voters Matter Kentucky primary 2020: Ariana Grande tweets support for voters The secretary of state has said Kentucky is on track for a 32% voter turnout.

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By Black Voters Matter When Black voters matter as much as Black votes | Scalawag In Raleigh, the National Black Workers Center Project is “building a cadre of leaders to hold their elected officials duty-bound to the people’s agenda.”

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By Black Voters Matter ‘Black Voters Matter’: Caravan drives through West Louisville to get out the vote Amid demonstrations and other calls for justice in Louisville, Urban League president Sadiqa Reynolds called voting a powerful form of protest.

ABOUT POWER

"...All of us have our moral convictions and concerns, and so often have problems with power. There is nothing wrong with power if power is used correctly. You see, what happened is that some of our philosophers got off base. And one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites - polar opposites - so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love.

...What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love."

?--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Where Do We Go From Here", 1967

 

VOTER REGISTRATION/GOTV

Increasing voter registration and turnout is an important aspect of building power, but this is just the beginning of our work.

POLICY ADVOCACY

We advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act. We also advocate for policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity.?

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING

We help development infrastructure where little/none exists. This includes staff training, candidate development and network development.?

INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

Although not a major aspect of our operations, BVMF will on occasion fund activities related to specific elections.

 

 

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