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Black the Vote Campaign Launch Party to Increase Black Voter Turnout


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


BLACK THE VOTE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH PARTY TO INCREASE BLACK VOTER TURNOUT


LANSING, Mich. – February 3, 2020 – One Love Global, in partnership with the Movement for Black Lives, Liberation PAC, and Black Lives Matter, is proud to launch Black the Vote, a campaign to increase the number of Black voters in 2020 and beyond. Black the Vote encourages civic engagement, voter turnout, and uplifts issues impacting Black communities across Michigan and beyond.


Join the Black the Vote campaign launch event – “The AfroArtivism Day Party Caucus” – on Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11am-4pm, at One Love Global in Lansing, MI. All populations are welcome to join in community at this event and in this movement. The event will include an introduction to Black the Vote and will feature music performances by local creatives and artists such as Ozay Moore (Lansing), Bria Erby (Saginaw), Jason Ford (Saginaw), and PhZD, Phillip Walker II and Benjamin Aurand (Flint). Following lunch, attendees will engage in conversations about issues impacting them and envision the change they want to see in the community entitled, My Community, My Vision. On-site childcare is available for attending families.


Black the Vote is a call to action to combat Black voter suppression and mobilize Black voters, including first-time and inconsistent voters. It works to ensure that youth and voters of all ages are civically engaged, that the issues affecting Black communities are visible in the community, and that these issues are reflected at the polls. Black the Vote will engage cities across Michigan, including Lansing, East Lansing, Flint, Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Pontiac, Saginaw, Detroit, Southfield, Warren, Jackson, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti.


Black the Vote will host additional events in the coming months, including Afro Artivism (art and activism) community events, day parties, canvassing, caucuses, and voter education events. Additional information about upcoming events will be shared at the AfroArtivism Day Party.


Black the Vote is supported by the Electoral Justice Project, which is the civic engagement arm of the Movement for Black Lives. The Electoral Justice Project seeks to continue a long legacy of social movements fighting for the advancement of the rights of Black folks through an electoral strategy. Voting alone will not change the conditions plaguing our people, but Black people deserve a loving and affirming political home to seek transformative political change.


To learn more about Black the Vote, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BTVAfroArtivismMichigan


WHAT: Black the Vote Presents The AfroArtivism Day Party


WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11am-4pm


WHERE: One Love Global, 3525 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Suite B, Lansing, MI 48910


The event is free with registration. RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/2512619485665482/


Media Contact: Florence Alexander, florence@oneloveglobal.org



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