WHY ELECTIONS AND BLACK VOTES MATTER
Increased Voter Suppression
November 3, 2020 Presidential Election
Will Impact Our Lives for Years
National Election and 2020 Census
Mid-Term Election Reapportionment
Presidential Power Impacts:
The nation’s values & direction
Selection of lifetime federal judges
Policies shaped via executive orders
America’s image worldwide
Supreme Court selections
State & local elections also impact the quality of our communities.
Not voting in 2020 elections is dangerous! Criminal justice reform, health care, affordable housing, and vital resources may be lost without a strong black voter turnout--in all voting age groups. Download the full Turnout Sunday Toolkit.
A strong Black voter turnout is key to electing leaders who will stand strongly against systemic racism, voter suppression, and white nationalistic terrorism.
8 million Black Americans are now unregistered to vote. 2020 voter registration--especially among younger African American eligible voters--is very important.
Black churches and pastors play a vital role in helping congregations understand issues at stake in the 2020 elections, and utilizing voting tools to prevent efforts to block the black vote, and by holding Secretaries of State and election officials accountable to leading free and fair elections. (Examples: Absentee Ballots, Early Voting, Same Day Voting, and Online Voting.)
In the 2016 Election, 6 states had more unregistered black voters than the margin of victory by the President - Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
VOTING MADE EASY: Tools and Resources
Who Do I Call If My Right To Vote Is Challenged, or I Suspect Misconduct at My Polling Place? 1-866-OUR-VOTE (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights) | 1-866-687-8683
How Do I Vote As a Student Away From Home? www.brennancenter.org
How Do I Restore My Voting Rights If I Have a Criminal Record? www.campaignlegal.org
How Do I Vote As A Member Of The Military? www.fvap.gov
How Does A Church Register Voters? www.macucc.org
What is Turbo Voting, Online Voting, and Same Day Voting? www.headcount.org
What is a Motor Voting or Automatic Voting state? www.voterparticipation.org
How Do I Vote If I moved? www.headcount.org