OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE POWER IN OUR
COMMUNITIES. EFFECTIVE VOTING ALLOWS
A COMMUNITY TO DETERMINE ITS OWN DESTINY.
Increasing voter registration and turnout is an important aspect of building power, but this is just the beginning of our work.
We advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act. We also advocate for policies that intersect with race, gender, economic and other aspects of equity.
We help development infrastructure where little/none exists. This includes staff training, candidate development and network development.
Although not a major aspect of our operations, BVMF will on occasion fund activities related to specific elections.