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Dear Friend,

Happy New Year's Eve! In 2019, the Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC), with your support, achieved many victories and much progress in our fight for a more just and inclusive democracy. We are reaching out to you seeking your support for the ongoing work of TJC, a registered 501(c)(3), as we end 2019 and prepare for the critical work of 2020. Below are several of TJC's New Year Resolutions:

- In the coming year, TJC will issue a first year report of the National Commission for Voter Justice's report on the state of voter suppression from its hearings and listening sessions held last year.

- In 2020, TJC will expand membership of the Voting Rights Alliance; continue to update its website; and, produce a brand new #VRABlackHistory series in February.

- In 2020, Barbara in her leadership at TJC and as radio host of WOL 1450 AM's "Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine", will issue a new Map of Shame of voter suppression; educate policy makers and voters about recommendations for electoral reform in the federal, state, and local levels; build new field programs in the states; and, support Voting Rights Act restoration.

- In the coming year, TJC will issue a first year report of the National Commission for Voter Justice's report on the state of voter suppression from its hearings and listening sessions held last year.

- In 2020, TJC is looking forward to holding Fireside Chats in New York City and the Annual Awards Reception in D.C.

- In 2020, TJC will host an African American Women and the Law event during the African American Policy Forum’s 30th Anniversary of Intersectionality conference and advocate for policies which improves the lives of African American women and girls. Throughout 2020, TJC will also: fight discrimination against Black hair; advocate for the FDA to classify hair products that are carcinogenic as such; and, seek pay equity.

- In 2020, TJC will support programs which combat mass incarceration and money bail; advocate programs that combat sexual harassment and assaults by police; support programs to decrease use of force by police; educate communities about strategies for participating in police contracting and civilian oversight via Facebook and Twitter; and, convene programs of the Civil Rights Coalition on Policing Reform.

- In 2020, TJC will host its “Sound The Alarm” Social Media Segment for the second year in a row, airing weekly during its “Igniting Change with Barbara Arnwine” broadcasts. This one of a kind segment seeks to educate listeners by sounding the alarm on the often overlooked and misunderstood policy changes, best practices, and overall news of social media platforms

- TJC will help plan the 2020 National Voting Rights Conference to be held in June 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.

2020 #VRABlackHistory

February 1, 2020- Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) #VRABlackHistory

In honor of Black History Month, all month long we will be sharing the legacies and stories of the heroes, sheroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. Follow us on Twitter (@VRAmatters) to share your own facts.

February, 2 2020 - Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) #VRABlackHistory

For the 4th year in a row, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance, in honor of Black History Month, is reprinting its #VRABlackHistory series (originally created in 2017; all articles updated in 2018; all graphics updated in 2020). In addition to 10 NEW articles this year, the series will also start off its first 7 days with stories of Black women involved in the Women's Suffrage Movement in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Join us all month long as we share the legacies and stories of the sheroes, heroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. Follow us on Twitter (@VRAmatters) to share your own facts. This series is authored by Caitlyn Cobb.

February 3, 2020- Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)

For the 4th year in a row, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance, in honor of Black History Month, is reprinting its #VRABlackHistory series (originally created in 2017; all articles updated in 2018; all graphics updated in 2020). In addition to 10 NEW articles this year, the series will also start off its first 7 days with stories of Black women involved in the Women's Suffrage Movement in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Join us all month long as we share the legacies and stories of the sheroes, heroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. Follow us on Twitter (@VRAmatters) to share your own facts..

February 4, 2020- Anna A. Clemons (1920) #VRABlackHistory

For the 4th year in a row, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance, in honor of Black History Month, are publishing a daily special series devoted to sharing the legacies and stories of the sheroes, heroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage. This series incorporates social media posts; daily newsletters; an interactive calendar; and, website blog posts to spread the word broadly. In addition to 10 NEW articles this year, the series is starting off its first 7 days with stories of Black women involved in the Women's Suffrage Movement in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, even to though many African American women were not able to vote until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

We encourage everyone to share this series to your networks and on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. You can also tweet us @VRAmatters to share your own facts. Others can sign up for the daily articles at VotingRightsAlliance.org.

You don’t know the story of today’s honoree. Today we honor Anna A. Clemons, who wrote the National Woman?s Party in 1920 about the disenfranchisement of women of color after ratification of the 19th Amendment. Nothing was done about her concerns.

Anna’s story illuminates the serious failing of the Women’s Suffrage Movement to include Black women; Anna’s story highlights an example of the erasure of Black women from the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

February 6, 2020- Mary Eliza Church Terrell (1863-1954) #VRABlackHistory

For the 4th year in a row, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance, in honor of Black History Month, are publishing a daily special series devoted to sharing the legacies and stories of the sheroes, heroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage. This series incorporates social media posts; daily newsletters; an interactive calendar; and, website blog posts to spread the word broadly. In addition to 10 NEW articles this year, the series is starting off its first 7 days with stories of Black women involved in the Women's Suffrage Movement in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, even to though many African American women were not able to vote until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

We encourage everyone to share this series to your networks and on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. You can also tweet us @VRAmatters to share your own facts.

Today we honor Mary Eliza Church Terrell. Mary was a strong advocate for Black woman suffrage, often highlighting the struggles that Black women had to go through that White women didn’t. Mary did a lot in her life, but her main focus was voting rights, as she recognized and said that she “belonged ‘to the only group in this country that has two obstacles to surmount, both sex and race.’”

February 7, 2020- Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) #VRABlackHistory

For the 4th year in a row, the Transformative Justice Coalition and the Voting Rights Alliance, in honor of Black History Month, are publishing a daily special series devoted to sharing the legacies and stories of the sheroes, heroes, and events in the fight for Black suffrage. This series incorporates social media posts; daily newsletters; an interactive calendar; and, website blog posts to spread the word broadly. In addition to 10 NEW articles this year, the series is starting off its first 7 days with stories of Black women involved in the Women's Suffrage Movement in honor of the 100th Year Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, even to though many African American women were not able to vote until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

We encourage everyone to share this series to your networks and on social media under the hashtag #VRABlackHistory. You can also tweet us @VRAmatters to share your own facts.

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