We know, now more than ever, the political power that lies dormant within Black men. This why we, DeKalb Democrats and the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of Georgia, are doing everything we can to activate Black men into action this election cycle. This Monday, we will have a conversation with panelist Reverend Raphael Warnock (candidate for Senate), Daniel Blackman (candidate for Public Service Commissioner), Councilman Khalid (candidate for mayor of South Fulton), and Mondale Robinson (founder of the Black Male Voter Project) Monday, 8 pm via Facebook Live and Zoom. The forum will discuss a wide range of topics from public health (COVID-19) and safety, voting rights and generational wealth building in addition to how the Democratic platform will work on the behalf of Black men. Read for more.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has diligently laid out a plan for Black men that include:
- expanding access to affordable healthcare
- generating jobs and startup capital
- reforming the criminal justice system
- providing college affordability
- and building wealth for Black people through homeownership
Read more about Joe Biden’s plan for Black men here.
To add, we know that representation matters. There are several down-ballot races in Georgia’s state legislature that will block Republicans from drawing Black men off the map. You can donate to Black men in races that are “flippable”: actblue.com/donate/aac2020. Some of the Black men in these races include:
- Marcus Arnett (HD138)
- Booker Gainor (HD173)
- Jason Hayes (HD49)
- Quentin Howell (HD145)
- Marcus Thompson (HD164)
And of course, you can visit our panelists’ websites:
We are following up on our conversation and monetary support with action – Saturday, October 17. The African American Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia will be reaching out to Black voters. You can sign-up here: https://www.mobilize.us/georgiademocrats/event/333342/.
Also, be counted in the Census by October 31. Black men and Black children are often undercounted leaving over two stacks on the table per person for healthcare, direct student loans, highway construction grants, tax credits and loans, adoption assistance programs and even more importantly political representation through the drawing of lines for districts. Visit mycensus2020.gov.
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