Souls To The Polls

Souls To the Polls has been a voting tradition in the Black Community for over 60 years. According to theconversation.com:Modern efforts picked up momentum during the years after World War II, especially during the era of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Most African Americans were denied the right to vote prior to the 1965 Voting Rights Act being signed into law. As a result, Black Americans were grossly underrepresented in the political system while simultaneously marginalized within the economy and social order through racial segregation laws.

In 1957, churches and civil rights organizations got together to sponsor the “Prayer Pilgrimage of Freedom” demonstration in Washington D.C. Organized to celebrate the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, which ruled school segregation unconstitutional, the event became a rallying cry for voting rights.

Speaking at the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. framed the issue of voting, racial progress, and democracy in these terms:

“Give us the ballot and we shall no longer have to worry the Federal government about our basic rights.

"Give us the ballot and we will by the power of our vote write the laws on…the statute books of the southern states and bring to an end the dastardly acts of the hooded perpetrators of violence.

"Give us the ballot and we will fill our legislative halls with men of goodwill.

"Give us the ballot and we will place judges on the benches of the South who will do justly and have mercy.” This traditions has continued in the Black commuity every election cycle including this one. GET OUT AND VOTE!

 

 

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Howie Hawkins Next Debate

The Free & Equal Elections Foundation is partnering with the emerging Independent National Union. Together, along with co-host Open the Debates, they will present the third Open Presidential Debate of the 2020 election on October 24, 2020 at 6pm MDT in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The debate will take place during the first ever Inaugural Independent National Convention | INC 2020. Focused on creating an alternative debate platform that can truly serve the needs of the American electorate, the debate will bring together candidates from across the political spectrum to give U.S. voters a richer view of their actual ballot choices. Ten presidential candidates have been invited. Criteria for debate inclusion requires the candidate be on the ballot in at least 8 states. The debate will use the cumulative debate format to provide a balanced and informative dialogue among the candidates. Invited Candidates: Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party Brock Pierce, Independent Don Blankenship, Constitution Party Donald Trump, Republican Party Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation Howie Hawkins, Green Party Jo Jorgensen, Libertarian Party Joe Biden, Democrat Party Kanye West, Independent Rocky De La Fuente, Independent

Since 2008, the Free & Equal Elections Foundation has set the standard for inclusive political debates that cover a range of neglected issues. In 2012, we hosted the very first globally-televised open presidential debate in US history, moderated by Larry King and Christina Tobin. Free & Equal is also developing a blockchain election app in partnership with Nexus Earth. About Free & Equal Elections Foundation The Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to open the electoral process through education and collaborative action. About Open the Debates Open the Debates is a 501(c)3 project of the Mediators Foundation working to open up the political debates of our nation to all ballot-qualified candidates, at every level of government. About Independent National Union The Independent National Union is an emerging framework for organizing the independent political sector under one banner to build political power outside the two-party duopoly.

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Green Endorsed Toya Woodland on A Green World Is Possible

Toya Woodland (MN) US House of Representatives - A Green World Is Possible (14 October 2020)

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Lisa Neal Delgado On Our Black News

Lisa Neal Delgado appeared on Our Black News to discuss her campaign for the House of Representatives in District 59B

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Lisa Neal Delgado Debates

Green Party endorsed candidate Lisa Neal Delgado appears in Minnesota House of Representatives 59B exclusive debate With the Democrat and Republican challengers.

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Push Out Screening

The national Green Party Women’s Caucus is hosting a screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools on Saturday, October 3 at 8 pm. Pushout is a feature-length documentary that takes a close look at the educational, judicial, and societal disparities facing Black girls. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name by renowned scholar Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, the documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline which in turn disrupts one of the most important factors in their lives, their education

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Write in Toya Woodland

It’s time to stand for something OR CONTINUE TO FALL FOR ANYTHING. Demand what we are owed, don’t be afraid we don’t have another 4 years. Without reparations, the wealth of American Descendants of Slavery Will Go From 2% to zero by 2050! We cannot survive as a people like that. Look around black Minnesotans, the 5th district is the 3rd worst place for black people to live in America.  Not only do we need reparations, but we need someone fighting for you in Congress.  I wish you all could see my heart, I honestly want to see all people living way above the poverty lines, owning their own businesses, owning the homes they are currently renting, I want to see all of Minnesota with Universal Health Care, using solar energy, snow plowed streets, clean water, I want Children to have laptops, and free internet so every child has a successful learning experience. I love people and I’m not telling people how they should not vote, but how to make your vote matter. Biden and Trump have an agenda for everyone but Black People, it’s time we tell this two-party system we are not going to just give you our vote without a black agenda that includes reparations.
No Tangibles, No Vote.

 

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Early Voting Begins in Minnesota! Get out and Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Though, early voting by mail and in-person in Minnesota has begun.
 
For information about voting early by mail, including links to request an absentee ballot, go to: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/
 
 
Need to register to vote or check your current registration? Go to: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/
 
Are you unable to vote early? Go to https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/election-day-voting/ for information on Election Day (November 3) voting.
 
To view your sample ballot and search candidate filings, go to: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/whats-on-my-ballot/

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