About this event
Our third Livestream event brings together leading strategists, organizers, and lawyers from the frontlines of the battle to ensure that everyone’s vote counts and every vote is counted.
Fifty-five years after the passage of the Voting Right Act of 1965, the right to vote is being subverted by domestic and foreign actors, federal and state governments, counties, and courts. The fight to vote has taken on legal, advocacy, and grassroots organizing dimensions in many parts of the country.
Learn about the fight against the latest modern-day poll tax imposed this September when the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that the majority of formerly imprisoned Floridians who have outstanding fines and fees. Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is leading efforts against this ruling that affects about 774,000 individuals who will not get to vote in November. You can join FRRC's efforts to pay fines and fees. DONATE HERE.
Action Toolkits and Other Resources
FOLLOW OUR COLLABORATORS!
ON VOTER SUPPRESSION
"After the Purge: How a massive voter purge in Georgia affected the 2018 election by Angela Caputo", Geoff Hing, and Johnny Kauffman
"Turning Out to Vote: The Costs of Finding and Getting to the Polling Place", Henry E. Brady & John E. McNulty
"We Vote, We Count: The need for Congressional Action to Secure the Right to Vote for All Citizens", Gilda R Daniels, Tyson King-Meadows, Loren Henderson
"Securing Fair Elections: Challenges to Voting in the United States and Georgia", Scholars Strategy Network
BOOKS TO READ
Let My People Vote, Desmond Meade (Oct 6, 2020)
Civil Engagement Tools
- Register to vote!
- Find your polling place
- Volunteer with Black Voters Matter!
- How will COVID-19 impact the November election?
- Sign up for election reminders
- Request your absentee ballot
- Learn where candidates stand on important issues
- Guide to contacting your representative
- Find your representatives
- How to vote safely during a pandemic
- Protest resources and toolkits
- Protest tips
- Sign up to become a poll worker
Othering & Belonging Institute
National Network to End Domestic Violence
About this series
This Livestream series, “Rise Up For Justice: Black Lives and Our Collective Future,” from the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley, is providing space for cutting edge conversations among activists, scholars, journalists, and other thought leaders to provide context and analysis on this transformative moment and envision what comes next in the movement for racial justice.
A Black-led movement demanding police accountability and justice has galvanized anger, grief, and frustration over the repeated killings of Black men and women both historically and in the present day—but also hope for a future rooted in true belonging. People worldwide are participating in a pivotal uprising that will reshape not only our relationship with Black communities but also our collective future. Launched in June 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd.
Check out our previous events:
ATHLETE-ACTIVISTS ELECT JUSTICE with Revolve Impact, Athletes for Impact, Vote.org, Elect Justice
BLACK LIVES & OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE with Community Action Partnership, International SEIU, and Race Forward
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR SUPPORTING THIS SERIES
Africans Rising, Athletes for Impact, APALA NV, California Calls, Center for Knowledge Equity, Community Action Partnership, Elect Justice, Family Action Network Movement, GARE, Greater Good Science Center, Health Impact Partners, I'm Making a Difference, International SEIU, Jewish Voice for Peace, Make it Work NV, Make the Road NV, More in Common, MOSES MI, National Center for Law and Economic Justice, New Florida Majority, Policylink, Community Change Action, Race Forward, Revolve Impact, SEIU NV, Texas Organizing Project, University of California at Berkeley, Visíon y Compromiso, Vote.org, Wayne State University (Detroit Equity Lab) and the Workers Center for Racial Justice.