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Sunday marks the 59th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma to Montgomery March, and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Join the conversation about this year’s election and voting rights.
JusticeAid in partnership with ClassACT HR’73  will host a free Zoom forum, To the Ballot Box! Our Vote, Our Voice, with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Saturday, March 16, 2024 (5-6:30 pm ET).

Nothing is more fundamental to the U.S. Constitution and our democracy than the right of every citizen to vote. Despite talks of low enthusiasm among Black voters, the co-founders of Black Voters Matter (BVM), LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, are challenging this dynamic. Traveling throughout 13 primarily southern states on “The Blackest Bus in America,” they are energizing voters and finding ways to fight voter apathy and encourage turnout.

Their efforts are working! Last week, participation in the nation’s first Democratic Presidential Primary in South Carolina increased by 13% for Black Democrats in comparison to White Democrats whose turnout decreased since 2020. BVM’s organizing efforts revealed citizens’ overwhelming desire to pass hate crime legislation and protect public education from White supremacists and extremist groups.

Join us on March 16 as MSNBC’s Joy Reid interviews Cliff and LaTosha on their vital work  in motivating citizens in local communities and across the country to have a voice, register, and vote. You won’t want to miss this lively and timely discussion.

Save the Date!
The Soul of Justice: JusticeAid’s Spring Benefit Concert for Black Voters Matter, Tuesday, May 21st, 2024, at City Winery, NYC.

We’re bringing you another not-to-be-missed dinner concert with the music you love. Returning from 2023, Scott Sharrard (lead guitarist of Little Feat) will lead an all-star band with guest vocalists: Lisa Fischer and Corey Glover (returning from 2023), Ryan Sha, Nicole Zuraitis (2024 Grammy Winner, Jazz Vocal Album), Jarrod Lawson, and Martha Redbone (returning from 2017). Featuring the music of Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Staple Singers, Ray Charles and more!  Sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets coming soon!

JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted close to 3 million dollars to nonprofits working to ensure access to justice for the disenfranchised and marginalized. Our grantee partners are fighting racist voter suppression and racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others. Throughout 2023 and 2024 JusticeAid is focusing on voting rights and raising money for Black Voters Matter.