Black Voters Matter spotlight key goals, new partners, as well as stops on its bus tour as part of its “We Won’t Black Down” voter mobilization campaign
ATLANTA – On September 27, co-founders of Black Voters Matter (BVM), LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, along with state partner organizers and representatives from the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) and Transformative Justice Coalition, will host a virtual press conference, as part of its latest GOTV campaign and bus tour “We Won’t Black Down,” to address key local and national issues impacting Black voters leading up to the midterm elections. This year’s bus tour will make stops throughout the South and Midwest to engage with Black voters, policymakers, faith-based leaders, Black influencers and HBCU students.
The tour will include multiple activations that reflect BVM’s vast local programming and partnership network, including the Florida coalition campaign “We Draw the Lines,” which seeks to draw attention to gerrymandering underway in the state; BVM’s Take the Field Initiative which focuses on GOTV efforts on local HBCU campuses; and various partnerships, including BET and National Pan-Hellenic Council (Divine Nine); among others. Brown and Albright will discuss the current state of Black voters, their objectives for the new campaign, and key local issues.
LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright: Black Voters Matter, co-Founders
Bishop E Anne Henning Byfield: AME Church Social Action Commission, Chair
Transformative Justice Coalition: Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones, President & Board Chair
Hannah Joy Gebresilassie: Protect the Vote GA, Executive Director
Deidra Reese: Ohio Coalition on Black Civic Participation/Ohio Unity, State Campaign Manager
Leon Gatewood: HOLLA!, CEO
Dr. Stanley McAllister: Pipeline to Possibilities, CEO & Founder
Brianna Brown: Texas Organizing Project, Co-Executive Director