Donations update: Support Black Voters Matter as it works to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities

Note from the CREDO Mobile team: This April, Black Voters Matter is among three amazing groups that will receive a share of our monthly grant. Funding from the CREDO Mobile community will support Black Voters Matter as it campaigns to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities and turn out voters, because effective voting enables a community to determine its own destiny.

Read this important blog post about Black Voters Matter’s critical work, then visit and cast your vote to help send funding to Black Voters Matter to assist its efforts—and the efforts of our other outstanding April grantees.

You know the drill. Every election cycle, we hear about the importance of voting, the power of the vote, blah blah blah. But if you’re a Black voter, that power often feels like a myth. Voter suppression tactics like restrictive ID laws, gerrymandered districts and a decrease in polling locations disproportionately target Black communities. The result? Lower voter turnout, diluted representation and a system that seems rigged against the interests of Black people.

But here’s the thing. We have the power to make the change that we want to see in our communities and that is why the work of Black Voters Matter is so important. The goal of Black Voters Matter is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. We believe that effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. We agree with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

BVM’s mission is a comprehensive approach to social justice, with a focus that extends far beyond voting rights and voter engagement. We recognize the interconnected nature of social justice issues and we’re at the forefront of campaigns for environmental justice, youth engagement, reparations, Medicaid expansion and more. Our work ranges widely, from raising awareness about the environmental injustices in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley to engaging college and high school students through our Take the Field campaign to advocating for affordable healthcare, but all of it is focused on creating a powerful coalition that reflects the diverse needs of Black communities across the country and all of it drives real change.

As we continue to grow and expand our impact, our work is becoming increasingly influential in shifting the narrative around Black voter participation by centering the voices and needs of Black voters. As we look to the future, the work of Black Voters Matter serves as a powerful reminder that grassroots organizing is the backbone of any successful social movement. And it’s time we fight back, by continuing to empower communities at the grassroots level and increasing voter turnout and civic participation.

To lean more about Black Voters Matter, watch this video overview at YouTube or visit