Black Lives Matter

BlackOut Poetry: When You Get, Give

VOTE: Vote to show you’re angry. Vote to show you care. Vote to show that your voice matters. In my district NY_16, I’m very excited about Jaamal Bowman who is running against Eliot Engel. And I’m a huge fan of Jaime Harrison. He’s our best chance to defeat Lindsey Graham in SC.

PROTEST: There’s so many ways for us to assemble and let our voice be heard.

signing a petition

looking for information in newspapers, magazines, essays, and reference materials and judging its accuracy

voting in local, state, and national elections

participating in a political discussion

serving the country through military or other service

disobeying laws and taking the consequences to demonstrate that a law or policy is unjust

wearing a button, putting a sticker on your car, or a sign on your lawn
writing letters to elected representatives

contributing money to a party or candidate

attending meetings to gain information, discuss issues, or lend support

campaigning for a candidate

lobbying for laws that are of special interest

demonstrating through marches, boycotts, sit-ins, or other forms of protest

serving as a juror

running for office

holding public office

EDUCATE: I’m listening and following and reading and watching, Roxane Gay, Campaign Zero, Eleven Films, Jeffrey Wright, Black Lives Matter, Color Of Change, MoveOn, Audre Lorde Project, Justice Smith, Shanae Williams, Sarah Lewis, Ava DuVernay, Clint Smith, Charly Palmer, Gwenn Carr, Kia Damon, Tarana Burke, Radha Blank, The Peoples Laundry, Stacey Abrams, The Marshall Project, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Ayanna Pressley, Jordon Peele, Ava DuVernay, Delphine Diallo, Ross Gay, Clint Smith, Charly Palmer, James McBride, Jamie Floyd, Alison Stewart, Gwenn Carr, Carrie Mae Weems, Yamiche Alcindor, Kai Wright, Crown Princess Mary Hype Girl.

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