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Beyoncé, Tina Knowles-Lawson, and Mothers of The Movement Call Out Voter Suppression

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In light of the recent modern-day voter suppression and the recent 7th anniversary of the Shelby County v Holder case, The mothers of the movement, Beyoncé, and her mother Tina Knowles-Lawson are urging the Senate to pass the HEROES Act. 

 

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“We are mothers of Black sons and daughters – some of whom have lost our children – and we have a vision for a new America.” Mothers of the Movement, in partnership with the #ANDSTILLIVOTE campaign, sent a letter to Congress this week expressing the importance of and necessity for fair, safe, and accessible elections this year. From Milwaukee to Atlanta and Louisville, voters are experiencing long lines, broken machines, exposure to COVID-19 at the polls, and more. This modern-day voter suppression is plain and simple. It is Congress’ responsibility to protect our elections and make sure every voice is heard, because when we see repeated assaults on Black bodies, one truth remains clear: our voices have power. Click the link in bio to take action with the Mothers of the Movement in their effort to get the HEROES Act passed so all voices will be heard this election year.

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In a recent press release they address the act stating, “Over the past seven years, states and localities have reverted to discriminatory practices that restrict the voting rights of Black, brown, Native, and Asian American people and have put up unnecessary roadblocks to the ballot. Fall-out from the most recent primaries makes it abundantly clear that we must act now to ensure every citizen can freely and fairly vote in the upcoming general election, and chaos at polling places in recent primaries has demonstrated that elections officials are unprepared to hold safe and accessible elections this year. This is modern day voter suppression plain and simple.”

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The HEROES Act will include $3.6 billion in funding for state administration of federal elections. For more information head to AndIStillVote.org.

Amani is the Editor-In-Chief of Aman Magazine. Aside from managing the day to day operations of the magazine she is also a radio personality for Hits 92.3.

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