Radical Black Activist Group That Demands Reparations and ‘Economic Justice’ Launches Voter Registration Outside “Black Panther” Movie
The Electoral Justice Project is a self-described “black radical political project”.
The group’s goal is to seek reparations and economic justice for black people.
The group put out this video recently.
This weekend the Electoral Justice Project is signing up voters at theaters showing the “Black Panther” movie.
The Hill reported:
Kayla Reed, Jessica Byrd and Rukia Lumumba founded the Electoral Justice Project last year, and told Blavity that the movement has been effective “because we meet our communities where they are, whether that’s in the streets, at the city council meeting, or in the movie theater.”
“This weekend we wanted to meet our people in Wakanda,” Byrd and Reed told Blavity. “We know that for some it’s a superhero world, but we know that the world we deserve is still waiting to be built — and we want to build it.”
The project’s website notes that volunteers will be wearing “Wakanda inspired outfits” to help moviegoers register to vote.
Byrd and Reed told Blavity that they plan to further their efforts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections by holding a campaign manager institute called the “Electoral Justice League,” and to have “thousands of conversations” with black voters about upcoming elections.