There are five territories of the US that are unincorporated, meaning not expected to become states. Not all constitutional protections apply to the people who live in those territories, but it's never been clear which ones do and which don't.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Rev. Dr. William Barber II, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sarah Anderson
The movement for voting rights and economic justice must help people understand that voter suppression is not just a “Black issue.” King explained how the white upper-class “aristocracy” weaponized suppression to undercut multiracial alliances.
S.B. 8 sets its sights on anyone who “aids and abets,” so as to isolate the most vulnerable seeking an abortion. S.B. 1 similarly creates criminal consequences for those seeking to offer help to confused, non-English-speaking, or disabled voters.
Poor People's Campaign members understand that what's really underway in this country is a struggle between democracy and potential autocracy or, as Martin Luther King once put it, between community and chaos.
August 28 marks the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the mass rally that brought us Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech set the stage for the Voting Rights Act and other civil rights victories in Congress