The 2016 African American Women and the Law Conference decided that October 6th would be named "Fannie Lou Hamer Day", in honor of Fannie Lou Hamer's birthday. Fannie Lou Hamer Day is a national day of action, accompanied by a Twitter storm. This will be the 2nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Day. You can follow along by following the Twitter handle @AAWLC2016 or the Facebook handle @AAWLC, or with the hashtags #FLHaction, #FannieLouHamerAction, #VotingRightsMonth, and #VoteNov7.
Washington, DC – In advance of this year’s municipal and statewide elections, 2,000 groups across the country will mobilize to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017. The National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee is calling on libraries, universities, community organizations, and businesses to partner in this effort by hosting a local registration drive.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF ALC) will host the panel: Politics, Policy and Power at 2:00 PM-5:00 PM at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center, as part of the Transformative Justice Coalition'ssecond Millennial Votes Matter Convening/Training.
With input from The Legislative Black Caucus of Virginia and The New Virginia Majority with respect to areas of the Commonwealth with low voter registration/turnout, community colleges/universities, and legislative districts of the Black Caucus, please join the Rev. Jessie Jackson and the Rainbow Push Coalition and Gary Flowers for a nonpartisan "HEALING AND REBUILDING BUS TOUR" to register voters in Virginia.
The "Voter Registration and Mobilization: Ground Work Wins" press conference will be hosted by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., as he announces the creation of his Commission for Voter Justice (CVJ). The press conference will be held on September 13th at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045) from 10:00am-12:00pm.
The Voting Rights Alliance will host a Twitter Town Hall and Storm about the importance of Voting Rights Month.
Calling all friends, voters and voting rights advocates who believe in modern and secure elections! The Trump Administration is attempting to get state Election officials across the country to turn over their statewide voter lists.
Join the NH Campaign for Voting Rights in standing in protest againt the Trump Administration's "Election Integrity Commission" (Pence-Kobach). The Commission will hold its second meeting here in New Hampshire at St. Aslem College on Tuesday, September 12.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 12 at 8am
Location: Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
Stand with us - fight for modern and secure elections - do not allow the Pence-Kobach Commission go unchallenged!
Congressman Veasey to introduce a resolution declaring September "Voting Rights Month.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Airing LIVE: May 23, 2017, 5:00 PM-7:00 P.M. Eastern via Facebook Live Stream
The Voting Rights Alliance, the Transformative Justice Coalition,& The Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda Present: A Facebook Live Event Panel Discussion on Georgia "A Look at Voter Suppression in the US: VOTING RIGHTS: GROUND ZERO GEORGIA" #VRAmattersLive #GAVotesMatter
LOCATION: 529 14th St NW - Ballroom -Washington, DC 20004
We’re hitting the ground running! We MUST not only wage a defensive war for our voting rights again, but we MUST wage a bold, inclusive, and an offensive campaign. Together, we will and we must prevail.
The Voting Rights Alliance, a collaboration of organizations fighting all forms of voting justice, is holding an emergency People's Democracy Conference. The People's Democracy Conference is seen as one of several key events in building and strengthening the nation wide resistance movement to voter suppression, racism and the horrific appointments and policies of the Trump Administration. The Conference is designed in both a hearing and roundtable format featuring three substantive panels of witnesses, hearing commissioners, and a luncheon roundtable of the Voting Rights Alliance leaders. At the end of the Conference, we will March on the Trump Transition Headquarters (7 blocks away).
Our focus is on discussing key strategies which we can jointly pursue in protecting our democracy and its most vulnerable people. The People's Conference will consist of the following panels:
Panel I: Testimony About 2016 Voter Suppression in the States of North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona, plus the impact of the Cross Check Program
Panel II: Testimony About 2016 Voting Machine Insecurity and Failures
Panel III: Develop Action and Policy Recommendations
a) Fighting Voter Suppression and Racism
b) Best Strategies for making paper ballots universal, best practices for counting the vote and best practices for auditing the vote
c) Fighting Trump Administration white supremacist appointees to defeat confirmation
d) Fighting policies which threaten civil rights; women's reproductive rights; climate justice; workers’ rights; public assistance; affordable healthcare
e) Winning strategies for the 2017 and 2018 Elections.
4) Inspire and Motivate activists and concerned citizens.
Conference attendees are being requested to pay $10-$25; but, no one will be turned away from attending based on registration.