Former Presidential Candidate Mike Bloomberg may have dropped out of the Presidential race, but he is still focused on defeating President Donald Trump.
The billionaire just donated $2 million to increase African-American voter turnout in eight key states.
In a statement Bloomberg stated,
“Voter suppression efforts across the country have been a barely disguised effort to keep Black Americans and other Democratic-leaning voters from the polls. I’ve always believed we need to make it easier for all citizens to register and vote, not harder.”
The donation will go to a group by the name of Collective Future. The former mayor signed off on the donation last week, before making his exit during Super Tuesday.
Collective Future is a part of The Collective PAC and the goal is to register 500,000 voters in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, according to CBS News.
It’s no secret that voter suppression has been an issue for decades. This past Sunday was the 55th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.” While televised, Congressman John Lewis was beaten, when marching across the bridge in Selma, AL.
The event that is ultimately responsible for the Voting Rights Acts of 1965.
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