Join us for a briefing with Cliff Albright, Co-Founder and Executive Director at Black Voters Matter Fund, one of our 2020-II Portfolio organizations. BVM received national attention in 2017 when they helped mobilize Black voters during the U.S. Senate race between Doug Jones and Roy Moore. In 2018, Albright and the BVM team travelled throughout seven southern states in “The Blackest Bus in America” energizing voters and exposing voter suppression. We will discuss their voter registration effort March on Ballot Boxes (M.O.B.B), the power of relational organizing, and ways to fight back against the voter suppression they have seen already in primary elections across the U.S.
Cliff Albright is a cofounder of Black Voters Matter Fund (and BVM Capacity Building Institute) which builds community and organizational capacity related to Black voting power. He has contributed articles to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian and several other outlets. He also hosts a weekly radio show in Atlanta and has served as an instructor of African-American Studies at several universities. Albright previously lived in historic Selma, Alabama, where he focused on bringing financial resources to Alabama’s blackbelt region. Albright attended Cornell University, where he obtained his B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.P.S. in Africana Studies. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama.