CHARLESTON — Black Voters Matter (BVM) is excited to announce the “We Fight Back” campaign and bus tour for the upcoming 2024 election season. We Fight Back is a national campaign to rally Black voters and amplify the issues impacting Black communities. It serves as a reminder that every vote is a powerful weapon of resistance, a tool of change, and a beacon of hope. It is a call to arms for Black voters to rise, engage, and fight back against injustice and inequality. With that in mind, Black Voters Matter will host a three-day convening in Charleston, South Carolina, the location of the nation’s first Democratic Presidential Primary, from January 25 through 28 to kick off its “We Fight Back” campaign along with local and national voting rights organizations, social justice advocates, faith leaders, and HBCU students.
The ongoing attacks on voting rights taking place across the nation are what led BVM to convene its local partners including Carolina For All, the NAACP State Conference, Pick 42, MWAM Benevolence and South Carolina Progressive Network, and its national partners Transformative Justice Coalition, Legal Defense Fund, the Lawyers Committee, Black Futures Lab,100 Black Men, and Fair Vote to continue to call on Congress to pass national voting rights legislation, to strategize on ways to combat the wave of misinformation and disinformation targeting Black and marginalized communities, and to develop an actionable roadmap for grassroots organizers to effectively inform and engage voters given the current political climate in the country.