Racial Justice 2020: Voting & Building Power for a Just Future at USC Upstate
During the last decade voting rights were gutted and police killings of Black people sparked the Black Lives Matter movement and the beginning of important criminal justice reforms. It also brought the election of the first Black president followed by a Donald Trump presidency that is openly advancing a white nationalist vision of America that targets people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, and LGBTQ people with policies that violate our rights, reinforce white supremacy and rollback efforts to advance racial justice. The next president must be willing to articulate a clear vision for racial justice that counters the conservative’s white identity agenda that is harming Black and Brown communities and that threatens to define the new decade. The Center for Urban and Racial Equity’s 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard encapsulates key components of this vision for equity and justice and tracks and scores the major candidates’ policy positions on voting rights, health care, education, reparations, environmental justice, criminal justice, immigration and other issues to help voters make an informed decision ahead of this year’s pivotal election. Join the Center for Urban and Racial Equity’s Dr. Judy Lubin and USC Upstate NAACP for a dialogue on these issues, voter mobilization, CURE’s Presidential Scorecard and how we can build a just future together.
The scorecard is designed to elevate racial equity in the candidate selection process, push candidates to prioritize issues important to Black and brown communities, and help voters who care about racial justice make an informed decision in 2020. For more information about CURE’s 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard, visit racialjustice2020.org.
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