With Republican lawmakers passing restrictive bills throughout the country, get-out-the-vote groups are pleading with Biden and Congress to pass federal voting rights protection.
The new bill package offers an alternative to mild reforms proposed by the bipartisan racial disparities task force.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes: “Can the task force still be seen as legitimate? It’s hard for these legislators to be seen as legitimate right now. This whole thing was a ruse.”
Look no further than law enforcement preparations in Kenosha last week or BLM protests.
Outreach and organizing must be done year-round to counter suppression and violent opposition to election equality.
Despite population loss, organizers spur a boost in turnout.
Investigation finds millions of Black residents, and thousands in Wisconsin, were part of a voter “deterrence” effort.