Defend Black Voters Coalition, Emergent Justice News

Black activists protest voting restrictions by land, air and sea at Mackinac Conference

BY: ALLISON R. DONAHUE AND LAINA G. STEBBINS – JUNE 2, 2022 3:30 PM

For a period of time on Tuesday, attendees ferrying to the Mackinac Island Policy Conference were confronted with a protest banner hung from the Round Island Passage Lighthouse: “Loepp, pledge to defend Black voters.”

The banner drop, put up by the Defend Black Voters coalition and targeting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan CEO Daniel Loepp, was part of an ongoing effort by the group to pressure corporate executives sponsoring the event to stop bankrolling politicians who are undermining the Black vote in Michigan.

Read the full article on Michigan Advance website.

Defend Black Voters banner at the Mackinac Policy Conference, June 2, 2022 | Laina G. Stebbins

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