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

Defend Black Voters Coalition, Emergent Justice News

Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression

by Ken Coleman, Michigan AdvanceDecember 2, 2021 The Defend Black Voters Coalition on Thursday in Detroit called on Michigan companies to cut off funding to legislators who support what they described as “voter suppression legislation.”  “These businesses have made statements supporting Black Lives Matter or opposing voter suppression,” said Jennifer Disla, Detroit Action co-executive director… Continue reading Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression