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3/5/21: A Race to the Finish!
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This will be a once-in-a-lifetime joyful occasion to observe the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, and to honor the African-American women who fought for the right to vote, to end voter suppression and to push for the progress of the Black community and American society as a whole.
In particular, we will discuss:
“Lifting As We Climb”: The major role African-American women played in the fight for women to vote;
“A’int Gonna’ Let Nobody Turn Me Around”: The righteous and continuing fight against voter suppression;
· “Power Concedes Nothing Without A Demand”: Organizing and mobilizing votes on behalf of community empowerment;
“The Sisterhood”: African-American women taking their rightful place in politics, including running for office and supporting other candidates; and
“Keep Our Eyes On the Prize”: The journey to become one of the largest active voting blocs in the U.S., how to use this power and what it means for our future.
Date and Time: Saturday, August 15th, 11AM-1:30PM CST
Platforms: Zoom, Radio, Facebook Live, Instagram
Outlets: WVON1690-The Talk of Chicago, iHeart.com
Organizer: Midway Broadcasting
On March 7th, 1965, a group of peaceful demonstrators attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in support of equal voting rights, but were met with violence and bloodshed – widely known as Bloody Sunday. That fateful day opened the eyes of the world to the Black community's struggle for the right to vote and ultimately spurred passage of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965.
In 2013, the United States Supreme Court effectively invalidated the Voting Rights Act, ending federal protections against racially discriminatory voting laws.
Today as the fight for equal access to the ballot box continues, we challenge you to know your voting rights and find out if your Senator supports H.R. 4- The Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure the right to vote for all Americans.
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We are only THREE months away from the 2020 November election, and over the next 100 days we will do our part to ensure every eligible American is registered to vote!
Tell EVERYONE to visit weall.vote/aka to register to vote and check their voting status.
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