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How Black Voters Organized And Overdelivered A Win For Joe Biden

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing this election’s historic Black voter turnout with activists in Georgia and Wisconsin.

According to early exit polls, Black voters overwhelmingly backed Joe Biden by a margin of 87 percent to Donald Trump’s 12 percent. Overall, 91 percent of Black women voted for Biden. How will activists work with and push the Biden/Harris administration on issues like racial and economic justice and criminal reform?

Guests:

Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund

Tamieka Atkins, executive director of ProGeorgia, a non-partisan voter engagement advocacy organization

Melody McCurtis, organizer, activist and Deputy Director of Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, a community-led grassroots organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Web Resources: 

Help Georgia Senate Fight 

The Guardian, Cliff Albright: Black voters drove Joe Biden's victory — and have offered this country a reboot

The Washington Post, Taylor Crumpton: Black women saved the Democrats. Don’t make us do it again. 

The New York Times, John Eligon and Audra D. S. Burch: Black Voters Helped Deliver Biden a Presidential Victory. Now What? 

Mother Jones, Ari Berman: If Biden Wins Wisconsin, These New Black Community Groups Will Be a Major Reason Why 

CNBC, Courtney Connley: How Stacey Abrams, LaTosha Brown and other Black women changed the course of the 2020 election  

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