After months of campaigning, phone banking, and pleading with our families to vote with a conscience, it feels like Trump’s loss is a win, it feels like now is time to celebrate. I know that voters in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are chanting in the streets right now, but as Black organizers we haven’t let out a breath yet. There is no sigh of relief when we still have work to do.
Biden is not the savior of progressivism whose election will dismantle the harms of patriarchy, white supremacy, capitalism and an unfair political system.
In years past, elections were marked with mass canvassing and rallies, but that simply can’t be the case this year. For those looking to get involved in campaign volunteering during the most crucial days, here are some resources to get you started.
I hope that it is clear after today that there is no accountability nor justice for Black women in a system that simply compounds and commodifies our suffering. We cannot legitimize the current policing system by expecting it to detoxify and dismantle itself. What we can do is take it to the streets, take it to the polls, and take down the white supremacy that thrives within policing and prisons alike.