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Announcing the Black Voters Committee

January 23, 2024

Read a letter from the co-Chairs on the goals of the Committee


We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Forward Party’s Black Voters Committee! This crucial initiative reflects our commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable future, one where Black voices are amplified and empowered within our party and across the national political landscape.

The Black Voters Committee is dedicated to:

  • Increasing Black representation within the Forward Party: We aim to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for Black members, ensuring their perspectives and experiences are fully integrated into our party platform and policies.
  • Recruiting candidates: The Black Voters Committee will ensure that Forward runs candidates who can address the needs of Black voters and communities.
  • Championing policies that empower Black communities: We will advocate for policies that address systemic inequities in areas such as healthcare, education, economic opportunity, and criminal justice.
  • Mobilizing Black voters nationwide: We will work to register and engage Black voters across the country, advocating for those policies that directly address the needs and aspirations of Black communities.
  • Building bridges with Black communities: The Black Voters Committee will actively engage with Black organizations, leaders, and influencers to develop strong partnerships and collaborate on solutions to vital issues.

The Black Voters Committee launch represents a vital next step in our movement to create a truly inclusive and forward-thinking party. We invite all Forward Party members, regardless of background or identity, to join us in this crucial endeavor.

Here are ways you can get involved:

  • Join the Black Voters Committee: Sign up through our website and become an active member of the committee. 
  • Share the news: Spread the word about the Black Voters Committee on your social media and within your communities.
  • Host events: Organize local gatherings or discussions to connect with and elevate the voices of Black voters around the Forward Party movement.

The future belongs to those who dare to dream bigger and build a better tomorrow. With the launch of the Black Voters Committee, we’re taking a step towards a more inclusive and equitable nation, where every voice is heard and every community thrives. 

Let’s move forward together.

In solidarity,

MJ Hall and Larry Weathers, co-Chairs