The Filibuster has to go.
In 2021, there were more local and state laws enacted to restrict the voting rights of Black citizens than there were laws to protect Black health, Black bodies, and the Black vote.
2022 must be the year we protect our power―something the Senate can do immediately, by passing national standards for voting: the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
The filibuster does not protect democracy. It protects the status quo. It was created to prolong state-sponsored violence against Black communities, and it continues to empower that very same violence.
The Senate must act to protect the right upon which all other rights are founded. State after state is using simple partisan majorities to erode our fundamental rights. We can’t allow a relic of the Jim Crow era to allow that to go unchallenged.
Stream "Speak Up" by Eric Bellinger
We teamed up with GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Eric Bellinger to release an original record as part of Hip Hop Caucus’ Respect My Vote! 2022 midterm campaign. The song is part of a larger trend of “movement music” — anthems designed to give a raw and uncompromising voice to social justice movements.
All Politics Is Local - Virtual Summit
Those who wish to silence our voices are fighting hard to make sure we know next to nothing about the midterm election cycle. Over the last 17 years, Hip Hop Caucus has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people of color to the voting booth.
Free the Vote for Returning Citizens
The biggest voting myth out there is that if you have a felony on your record you have lost your right to vote forever.
This simply isn’t true.
Although each state has slightly different laws, in most cases if you have a felony record, you can vote. We’ve created a simple tool to help determine your eligibility to vote.
We will vote, we will organize, we will create the world in which we want to live.
Voting is one of the most critical ways to exercise our power. When we align voting with speaking out, marching, advocating for policy, and coming together in community, we can affect change in the laws and systems that govern our society.
Do not let anything come between you and the ballot box this November. We’re here to help you each step of the way.
Respect My Vote! for policies that build our communities up, that protect our lives and our health, that save our planet, and that are fair, equal, and just.