Campaign for the Black Vote
The Black Voter Coalition launched its voter registration campaign for the upcoming 2016 presidential election Saturday with great success. The campaign focuses on “The Choice: Plebiscite, Reparations and Self-Determination.” At the registration table in front of Sistas’ Place on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Jefferson Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, coalition members input registrants’ information in a bank of laptops. There was a continuous flow of registration activity throughout the day.
“People understand the seriousness of this presidential election and none of the candidates, not Trump, Clinton or Sanders, are speaking or listening to issues facing Black people. Systemic housing gentrification, no quality health care, police brutality and murder, unemployment, failing schools,” said coalition member Lateefah Carter.
W.E.B. Dubois said, “In 1956, I shall not go to the polls. I have not registered. I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.”
On the topic of the 1994 crime bill, Hillary Clinton said, “They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
Carter explained, “In 2016, we are making our own choice. We choose ‘Reparations Now’ for president. ‘The Choice’ campaign also introduces the idea of a plebiscite/referendum that addresses the question of self-determination for oppressed people in the U.S. The response has been tremendous.”
Malcolm X said, “The Black man in the Black community has to be re-educated into the science of politics so he will know what politics is supposed to bring him in return. Don’t be throwing out any ballots. A ballot is like a bullet. You don’t throw your ballots until you see a target, and if that target is not within your reach, keep your ballot in your pocket.”
Carter continued, “We are targeting our ballots and writing in ‘Reparations Now.’”
The December 12th Movement and the Black Voter Coalition campaign will continue throughout New York City until the Black Solidarity Day Nov. 7, 2016, the day before election day Nov. 8. For more information, call the December 12th Movement at 718-398-1766.
Celebrate and Honor Bro. Malcolm X in the most powerful demonstration of his meaning to the Black Nation – the shutting down of the Harlem Central Business District of 125th St. between St. Nicholas Ave. to 5th Ave. for a three hour commercial moment of silence on May 19, 2016. This demonstration of Black Power follows in Malcolm X’s instructions as an example of self-determination and self-respect that we must demand and not compromise on. For over 25 years of police arrest, bribery attempts and negro sell-outs the Black Community, led by the December 12th Movement, has demanded that Malcolm X, one of our greatest revolutionary leaders, be honored on the same streets from which he taught us who we are, where we come from and what and whom we must fight for our freedom. Everyday, we continue to see the total denial of our human rights, from the police, courts, work place, schools, economy, hospitals, jails and housing. On May 19th we have taken a stand that Malcolm X will not be disrespected as we pay tribute to his legacy. JOIN US FOR THIS HISTORIC DAY OF ACTION. THIS DAY OF BLACK POWER, AND A EVENING FORUM ON WHICH WAY FORWARD IN THIS 2016 ELECTION YEAR. TAKE A DAY OFF TO HONOR A BROTHER WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS PEOPLE.
BRING YOUR – RED, BLACK & GREEN FLAG and WEAR YOUR MALCOLM X T-SHIRTS, BUTTONS, ETC.
SPREAD THE WORD SO MALCOLM X CAN BE HEARD….TODAY
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