Our show on Tuesday, September 12th, 12:00-1:00 PM, Eastern Time, will spotlight the month of September being declared Voting Rights Month and many of its activities, including National Voter Registration Day on September 26th. The Voting Rights Alliance is supporting and advancing recognition of Voting Rights Month. As part of Voting Rights Month, the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) and the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) will sponsor a three day Millennials Votes Matter Convening/Training (MVMC) as part of a three year initiative to train 10,000 Millennials to assist vulnerable communities of color in 2018 and 2020. On September 21st, at 2:00 PM, as part of the MVMC, TJC will sponsor a panel on “Politics, Policy and Power” with a star panel of Millennial elected officials and activists, at the Washington Convention Center during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Annual Legislative Conference. Our show will interview some of these millennial leaders. See www.VotingRightsAlliance.net for a full Voting Rights Month packet.
We will also preview a press conference scheduled for September 13th at 10:30 AM led by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson to announce a new national non-partisan campaign centered on a Commission for Voter Justice (CVJ) which will hold hearings throughout the nation to highlight and document voter suppression, promote civic engagement, and support electoral reforms.
Voting Rights Month will feature many voter education and voter registration events to illuminate the pressing realities of active voter suppression in our nation while facilitating electoral reforms. Currently in 2017, there are 99 voter suppression bills pending in over 31 states. Yet, President Trump has constituted an Election Integrity Commission (EIC) to advance a narrative of voter fraud and to propose more voter suppression measures. This EIC is remarkably composed of persons like Kris Kobach, Ken Blackwell, and others who have been successfully sued for unlawfully denying and blocking the right to vote. Already the EIC has generated lots of controversy, lawsuits, and publicity. A meeting of the EIC is calendared for September 12th in Manchester, New Hampshire. To focus public attention on the real issue of voter suppression, the civil rights community is composing a Commission for Voter Justice to promote a true narrative regarding the need to protect and expand voting rights.
What is the purpose of Voting Rights Month? What are the objectives of the press conference on September 13th? How can Americans learn the truth about voter suppression? Can Millennials be the key to protecting the vote? Why a Commission for Voter Justice? Where will the CVJ hold hearings? Why has NBLSA made the MVMC a major priority? How can people become involved in Voting Rights Month activities? These and more questions will be discussed during the show.
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