I am reaching out because I think you’ll be interested in Lift Every Voice and Vote, an online Public Forum on voting and voter suppression presented by JusticeAid and the Riverside Church of New York. I am on the Board of JusticeAid [and on the Host Committee for this program.]
The tragic events of the past weeks bring into staccato relief how systematic racism is still omni-present in our country. This systematic racism permeates every aspect of our society, including our constitutional right to vote, particularly in communities of color
We hope that Lift Every Voice and Vote will inform and uplift, bring focus on voter suppression and the act of voting as protest. The forum ends with ACTIONS we all can take as we lead up to the fall election to increase voter registration, promote free and fair elections and unfettered access to voting for all Americans. When: June 14, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., EST
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/TheRiversideChurch
Speakers include the Hon. Stacey Abrams, (Founder, Fair Fight and Fair Count); Kristen Clarke, (President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Election Protection); U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th District); Maria Teresa Kumar, (President and CEO, Voto Latino); and Ray Suarez, (Broadcast Journalist and Lecturer). Music by Abena Coomson-Davis, the Resistance Revival Chorus, and jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker
For more information, including speaker bios: https://justiceaid.org/lift-every-voice-and-vote-public-forum/
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A flyer is attached.
Thanks so much, and take care.