As the activist protests following the Stockley decision in St. Louis, Missouri continue, it is clear that the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) and its leadership are growing more sophisticated.
Recent actions reveal strategically guided, tactical action. As each new day of active protests dawns, it is clear that lessons learned from the last have been embraced, incorporated, strategies adjusted and new, improved tactics deployed. Each new action is more impactful and disciplined than the last.
This bodes well for the future and sustainability of the movement. It also strikes me that the BLM and associated groups are amassing authentic substantive and growing influence. They are gaining allies from across the demographic spectrum.
With this in mind, let us consider how BLM could emerge as a powerful force at the ballot box. Much is on the line in the 2018 elections. Can BLM move the vote?
Can the movement take aim, organize with the 2018 mid-term elections in its sites?Should they? It can. It should.
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Vote.