The history of the United States is a story about the disenfranchisement of millions based on their Blackness. More than a hundred years of violent voter suppression, poll taxes, literacy tests, and gerrymandering have created a climate that is nothing shy of hostile towards Black men that choose to stand up and be a part of the electoral process. Even if that is being just a casual voter.
So if the opposition knows how to suppress the participation of Black men, then our only response must be to support a campaign that reverses these ideas. The issue of low Black male voter participation can be addressed by dedicating oneself to reversing these neo-colonial ideas.
So we have.
The work of Black Male Voter Project is to increase the number of Black men that are super voters. As the only national organization that solely focuses on the voting habits of Black men, we launched this organization because we saw the shortcomings in current techniques as methods of reaching Black men who were not super voters. Traditional campaigning is insufficient to expand the universe of sporadic or low information Black men that participate in the electoral process.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Black Male Voter Project was founded by W. Mondale Robinson, who currently serves as our principal. Born one of thirteen children—in an environment riddled with all the norms of poverty for a Southern Black family. That vantage point gave him a front-row seat to all that plagues the oppressed and underserved in our nation, and it would eventually be at the root of all of his work. He began seeking answers to accepted social constructs at an early age and quickly saw the need to challenge those flawed ideas taking the path of solution architect.
With appearances on television news programs such as Democracy Now, Al-Jazeera, NPR, ABC, MSNBC, Australian Public Broadcasting and others and his political and cultural columns on The Village Celebration, he has become a leading voice in what moves Black men.
W. Mondale has worked on more than 160 campaigns (local, statewide, federal, and international). He also led #ALLACTION, an online organizing group specializing in tech-community organizing, training for successful civil disobedience actions, and strategic advocacy planning.
Learn more. Visit: https://blackmalevoterproject.org/mission-and-vision/