The Collective Announces “2020 Black Men Voting Forum”

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST, The Collective will host the 2020 “Black Men Voting Forum”,
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Tonight at 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST, The Collective will host the 2020 “Black Men Voting Forum”, an in-depth conversation to explore most pressing issues facing Black men today.

The panel will focus on galvanizing the Black male vote in the upcoming election and strengthening support around the challenges and opportunities facing Black men and boys.

Confirmed participants include Artist/Activist Common, Author/Activist Marc Lamont Hill, Mayor Michael Tubbs of Stockton, California, The Black List Founder Franklin Leonard, Author Darnell Moore and Author/Activist Shaka Senghor. The 2020 “Black Men Voting Forum” is the second in a series of events hosted by The Collective as part of its Vote To Live campaign, a nonpartisan initiative to energize BIPOC+, Gen Z, and Millennial voters to take action and get out the vote in November.

More than 100,000 people tuned in to watch the first event, “Black Women Leading the Revolution,” which broadcast on September 28th and included Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Activist/Political Commentator Brittany Packnett-Cunningham, Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi and The Collective co-founder Stefanie Brown James. The goal of Vote to Live is to register 250,000 voters by Election Day 2020 and to support The Collective's broader mission to build an intersectional coalition around civic engagement and voting rights.

“With less than 30 days to go before one of history’s most defining elections, it’s more critical than ever to empower Black Men to stand on the right side of history after November 3,” said The Collective Co-Founder Quentin James. “As with the first event in the Vote to Live series, our aim is to help people deepen their engagement in the electoral process, build stronger connections to their communities and candidates, and empower an unyielding conviction that we are our own heroes with the power to change our democracy and our world for the better.”

Organizational partners for tonight's event include Fair Fight, Color of Change, Vote.org, Rock The Vote, Black Future’s Lab, For Freedoms, MoveOn and The Gathering For Justice, as well as media partners BET, Mic.com and NowThis News.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE “BLACK MEN VOTING FORUM”

For more information and updates on Vote to Live, visit https://votetolive.org and follow The Collective on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE

The Collective is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. Today, 90% of all elected officials are white and 95% of all elected prosecutors are white. The Collective is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward.

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