The ride for voting rights: Inside the journey to build Black voting power

June 25, 2021
LaTosha Brown
NBC News

Black Voters Matter (BVM) has embarked on what the national advocacy and policy group has christened a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. Paying homage to the legendary Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement and their 60th anniversary, this 21st Century iteration is an education and outreach campaign. Its goals, BVM co-founder LaTosha Brown notes, are threefold: to amplify the need for federal voting rights legislation, build Black voting power, and advocate for Washington, D.C., statehood.

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