The Take Back #003: Marching for Our (Black and Brown Lives) - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

The Take Back #003: Marching for Our (Black and Brown Lives)

The newsletter of resistance for people of color.

 

People of color have always been “the resistance” in the United States; they have been the moral conscience pushing us toward equal justice through long-fought struggles. Each edition of The Take Back is an effort to update you on this resistance, share resources and highlight the work of the Movement.

Advancement Project’s racial justice work with grassroots organizations across the country has positioned us to uplift the work. Read and share the stories of the incredible efforts happening on the ground, to inspire, and deepen your commitment to the work that lies ahead.

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POLLING WEBINAR: Advancement Project, NAACP, African American Research Collaborative Discuss Voting Behavior, Impact of Black Vote in 2018 Mid-term Election

2018 wins across the country were dependent on voters of color, particularly Black voters. For greater wins, policymakers will need to invest in communities of color and the issues that matter most to these constituents.

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What to Do if You Experience Intimidation at the Polls

If you’re a voter wondering what you should do if you feel intimidated or targeted at the polls, you are not alone.

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Advancement Project’s National Office Successfully Assists with Election Day Filing of Georgia Litigation to Extend Polling Hours

State Officials Grant Extension Due to Long Lines, Voting Equipment Technical Difficulties

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In Historic Win, Florida Restores Voting Rights to Returning Citizens

In an historic mid-term election, Florida residents voted in favor of state constitutional Amendment 4, which will automatically restore voting rights to 1.4 million people with felony convictions on their record. The ballot initiative received support from at least 60 percent of Florida voters – the needed amount to amend the state’s constitution. Advancement Project’s national office has been heavily engaged in dismantling disenfranchising policies alongside partners, New Florida Majority, SEIU, and Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). “This is an historic moment for Florida and our country. Florida voters have spoken and extended the right to vote to citizens…

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Advancement Project part of nation’s largest election protection program; voter protection advocates prepared to assist Missouri voters

This non-partisan effort in Missouri, organized by Advancement Project’s national office, a leading voter protection organization, is part of the nation’s largest Election Protection program, designed to assist any voters with questions or issues on Election Day.

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‘The Hate U Give’: Another Resource in the Youth Organizing Toolkit

In this heightened moment of political activity, young people are in need of an outlet to voice their concerns and feel empowered to impact what’s going on around them. The film, “The Hate U Give” makes an important point about what many young people of color experience, what they are witnessing and how to be politically engaged by it.

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Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Case Seeking Right to Vote for Parolees and Probationers

Organizers Move to Ensure Access to Ballot Under New Law

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Appeals Court Rules that Advancement Project, ACLU Challenge to Missouri Voter ID Implementation Must be Heard

Quite simply, Missouri has failed to put its money where its mouth is. Because of that, the Court is going to allow this case to go to trial. We look forward to our further day in court.”

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There is opportunity in darkness. Let the movement lead the way.

There is an opportunity in this darkness for us to organize deeper and wider, tapping the incredible energy we have seen in the streets, at the courts and at our state houses.

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