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This Igniting Change Radio Show on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, entitled “Voting Rights Under Fire: Transformative Justice Coalition and Black Voters Matter Fund on the International Forefront”, will feature Radio Show Co-Hosts and Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) Co-Leaders Attorneys Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones with guests Atty. April Albright and Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw as they position the struggle for voting rights in the United states in a global context in the fight for democracy and against authoritarianism.
TJC Co-Leaders Barbara Arnwine and Daryl Jones were in Lyon, France participating in the XXXVIIth International Congress on Law and Mental Health (IALMH XXXVII Congress) held between 04 July 2021 and 09 July 2020. The IALMH XXXVII Congress brings together the international community of researchers, academics, practitioners, and professionals in the field every two years to provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive look at important law and mental health issues. Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. and co-panelists Atty. Daryl Jones; Atty. April Albright; and, Prof. Cliff Albright held a major session on “U.S. Voting Rights Under Fire: The Rise Of Voter Suppression and The Threat to The Attainment of A Multiracial Democracy”. In all, there were 4 presentations covering voter suppression, the history of racial violence and voter suppression, the re-enslavement of the vote through felony disenfranchisement laws, and the current legal fight to protect the vote and fair redistricting. Our show will review some of the content of these Lyon presentations while previewing an upcoming week-long extensive voting rights channel being held daily from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time as part of the African-American Policy Forum’s (AAPF) Critical Race Theory (CRT) Summer School, July 18th – 22nd. The Summer School is open to anyone who registers at aapf.org/crtsummerschool and will be held virtually.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland early voting is underway and ends on July 14th!
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he nation is abuzz following the announcement by the United States Supreme Court at the end of its term that it’s going to consider the case of Moore v. Harper. As this case could radically reshape the entirety of the balance of power between state legislatures and the judiciary, altering the electoral legal landscape in the United States, there is much consternation and concern about the direction of the SCOTUS in the area of voting rights. Our show will connect the dots between the menace of this case, other onerous Supreme Court cases, the voter suppression movement, and the global rise of authoritarianism and fascism. One of the key questions arising from TJC’s and BFM’s Lyon presentation in considering this fight for voting rights, is there a role for the international community to play in protecting American democracy?
On Sunday, July 10th, CNN’s “United Shades of America”, an original documentary show hosted by Comic and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell hosts in which he travels to the far corners of America to explore race-based subcultures, featured Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw on the battle over Critical Race Theory (CRT) and the fight to teach the true racial history of this country. Fresh off of this show, our guest Prof. Crenshaw will discuss the importance of this fight for democracy and its relationship to this fight for the 1st Amendment right to not only teach CRT, but any truth about the racial oppression that built this nation.
We will preview the upcoming AAPF CRT Summer School and the importance of the TJC-sponsored voting rights channel.
BACKGROUND ON Moore v. Harper
This case examines a legal theory that would grant state legislatures significantly more power over federal elections.
Details: The case involves a map drawn by North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature that was rejected by the state’s supreme court for partisan gerrymandering and violating the state constitution.
Republican lawmakers said that the state court lacks the authority to reject the map under a legal theory called the independent state legislature doctrine, which is derived from the U.S. Constitution.
The North Carolina Supreme Court said that this would be “repugnant to the sovereignty of states” and “would produce absurd and dangerous consequences.”
Implications: If the Supreme Court sides with the doctrine in question, it would grant state lawmakers the power over redistricting and election procedures, such as voting by mail, The Washington Post reports.
Atty. April Albright: 12:00-12:57 PM ET
Legal Director/Chief of Staff, Black Voters Matter Fund; former Supervisory Civil Rights Attorney with the U.S. Department of Education; former Civil Rights Attorney at the Department of Education/Office for Civil Rights; Former Owner of Law Office of April England-Albright, Law Office; and, former Municipal Judge City of Selma
Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw: 12:30-12:57 PM ET
Co-founder of African American Policy Forum (AAPF); co-authored (with Andrea Ritchie) “Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women”; co-author of “Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Over-policed, and Under-protected”; pioneering scholar and writer on civil rights, critical race theory, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law;
SEGMENTS ONE AND TWO
As it has become increasingly clear that the current Supreme Court is on an activist bent, what does this portend for our fight for voting rights and racial justice?
SEGMENTS THREE AND FOUR
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