Black Voters Matter Fund
OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE POWER IN OUR COMMUNITIES. EFFECTIVE VOTING ALLOWS A COMMUNITY TO DETERMINE ITS OWN DESTINY.
- Black Liberation
- Racial Justice
- Voting Access
Across the U.S., voting rights are being threatened in epic proportions, and despite the change in administrations, Black and Brown communities continue to suffer. That’s why Groundswell Action Fund grantee Black Voters Matters Fund was part of the host committee for the Make Good Trouble Rally marking the 58th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
Not only is Black Voters Matter part of the organizing efforts, but they have also been worked hard to combat voter suppression efforts, calling for the passage of The For The People Act (HR1) and The John Lewis Voting Rights Act (HR4), and driving the “Blackest Bus in America” for a 2021 Freedom Ride voter outreach tour from Mississippi to Washington D.C. BVMF also weighed in on key elections, including the election of Tishaura Jones as St.Louis’s first Black mayor.
Black Voters Matter Fund knows how to build power in communities through an emphasis on relational organizing and prioritizing local infrastructure. And their method of approaching relationships as infrastructure works. Now on the ground in 11 states, Black Voters Matter Fund builds political power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities because effective voting allows communities to determine their own destinies.