Although Black men received the right to vote in 1869, they were not allowed to freely exercise this right until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965.
Even so, there are still political groups that aim to block the Black vote.
Voter suppression tactics are regularly used to influence the outcome of elections by restricting the number of African-American voters. Some politicians are so desperate to win re-election that they will place barriers between you and the polls—this is a strategy we must not allow to succeed.
Don’t let your voice be silenced.
RESTORE YOUR VOTE
While many states have some restriction on voting rights for felons, most will restore the right to vote to citizens after they have completed their sentences. In fact, up to 18 million Americans with past criminal convictions can vote RIGHT NOW – they just don’t know it. Felony disenfranchisement laws in every state can be confusing, but our voter resources will help you understand how you can restore your vote in time for the 2020 election.
View a list of candidates that will be on the ballot in your city. Get election information for candidates running for all state/local legislative and congressional races across the nation. You can also contact your state or local election administrator for an official sample ballot.
When black men vote
we can ensure that the next 400 years,
are nothing like the last!