“The Vote is a very powerful non-violent instrument we now have.” — The Honorable Congressman John Lewis
In the course of the first presidential candidates’ debate, we heard a couple of provocative dog-whistle for voter intimidation. We won’t sit idly on the sidelines and be disadvantaged of our elementary rights. And we won’t give consolation to these trying to unfold concern and hatred.
The challenges confronting the Black neighborhood in 2020 are properly documented: police killings, an insufficient response to the coronavirus, mass unemployment, and systematic racism. We now face a concerted effort to suppress and disenfranchise the Black neighborhood’s inalienable proper to vote.
In 2013, the Supreme Court docket eroded most of the important protections contained in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Many states have made it more and more tough for minorities to vote. We face the identical challenges our neighborhood needed to combat in opposition to within the Fifties and ’60s. And within the spirit of the late Congressman Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, we too should have a plan of motion.
The NAACP has launched a brand new civic engagement program known as, “Protect Our People At the Polls” as a solution to arrange and prepare our neighborhood to raised function volunteer ballot displays of their neighborhoods. With the rise and ever-growing menace of voter suppression and intimidation, the NAACP, with the assist of over 100 companion organizations, is enlisting participation in voter and election safety.
Rise and stand with us on the polls. We should act right this moment to protect our freedoms of tomorrow. Our collective presence on the electoral course of’s frontlines will ship a transparent message that the Black neighborhood is ready to face tall, with allies, and unite towards progress.
We acquired this!
This coalition of leaders within the Black neighborhood are working tirelessly to make sure voters are properly geared up with the required instruments and assets to vote security and securely. To see the complete listing of collation companions, please go to, NAACP.org