@alexismcgill @PPact @AFSCME We strive to build a diverse, multigenerational coalition that reflects the communities we live in. During #BlackHistoryMonth and every month, we are grateful to the leaders and organizers helping to make sure that Black voices are heard in our democracy.
America Votes President Greg Speed published his Medium blog post discussing the implications of recent voting rights wins in North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. His piece, “The end of the war on voting?” calls for an end to the assault on voting rights.
To end the war on voting, the Republican Party must concede defeat — for its own good and the country’s. In a rapidly changing nation, it’s vital for American democracy that both parties actively compete for the votes of people of color.
The GOP will never return to its roots as the Party of Lincoln or truly compete for non-white voters if its leadership continues these schemes to deny people of color their right to vote instead of simply trying to win their votes. Isn’t that how a democracy is supposed to work?
@alexismcgill @PPact Lee Saunders is the first African American President of @AFSCME. Together with the 1.4 million union members, Saunders has worked to turn out Americans in influential elections across the country.