The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Voting Rights Braintrust

Our Votes. Our Voices. They Matter.

Tuesday, September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 p.m. EST

The 2020 Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Voting Rights Braintrust will give conference attendees the opportunity to hear from well-known activists, who are using their celebrity voices to educate and advocate on the importance of everyone participating in the electoral process.   They will tie the strength of our voices to our votes, and how much both matter during a time when we must address social and institutional injustices and their impact upon our lives, families and communities.

Voting rights remain under attack as states across the country pass voter suppression laws disproportionately affecting people of color.  In 2020, however, suppression is not only legislated, it also takes the form of misinformation and intimidation to keep people from voting from home or in person. In 2020, families and communities are victims of the murder of our young women and men.

The coronavirus pandemic is disproportionately impacting the health, lives, economics and businesses of African Americans and other people of color. Panelists will discuss the importance of protecting and exercising our right to vote now even more than ever.  

The issue of voter suppression affects all of us, particularly African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.  It impacts language minorities, persons with disabilities, the previously incarcerated, the poor and senior citizens.  Voter suppression and voter discrimination
erode the very fabric of our democracy.  Our panelists will discuss this moment in history, and how it is our time to “bend the arc of the universe” “toward justice” by casting our votes.

OUR VOICES are critical to ensuring suppression tactics do not keep anyone from voting. We must educate our communities about their voting rights and voting processes and help them understand and use the POWER of their votes and their voices.

To register, visit www.cbcfinc.org/alc.

For the Braintrust toolkit, click here.