View as Webpage ................. October Virtual Power Breakfast ....,....,,,,,,,.....Oct. 9, 2020

Recognizing the criticalness of the upcoming November 3rd Presidential Election, its far-reaching impact on black people, and the importance of our community demonstrating its political strength, for the October 2020 Virtual Power Breakfast, COAL turns its focus on Voter Mobilization.
COAL is honored to host Mark Wallace, 10x10ToWin, Clara Hubbard, SeniorTalk w/Clara Hubbard, Minister Lanyaird Smith, Apostolic Church of God, and Syron Smith, National Block Club University, to provide their perspective on the importance of the vote and more importantly their plans to mobilize the vote across our community and how individuals and organizations can assist in ensuring a strong turnout.
Zoom Instructions

Meeting Name: COAL Virtual Power Breakfast
Saturday, October 10th, 9:00 AM CST

Join/Reception: 9:00am
Program: 9:30am
Closing Remarks: 10:50am
End: 11:00am
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Zoom Facilitator: Randolph Carnegie

Meeting ID: 876 9034 9124
Passcode: 326311
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COAL Board of Directors

"The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."
Let's Get to Work
Black Turnout in the 2020 Election
SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Most of the uncertainty surrounding the potential impact of the Black vote on the presidential election this year is focused on turnout. Although President Donald Trump's campaign has made efforts to reach out to Black voters, the historical record and current data show it is unlikely that the percentage of the Black vote going to Trump will vary much from the low percentages Republican presidential candidates have received in previous election cycles. ARTICLE
NAACP Launches Drive to Boost Black Voter Turnout in Six Key States
By Reuters
August 12, 2020 01:19 AM
WASHINGTON - The NAACP, the largest U.S. civil rights organization, is launching a drive ahead of November's presidential election to boost Black voter turnout in six key states, it said on Tuesday. 

The initiative aims to enlist the services of about 200,000 "high-propensity" Black voters, or people who turned out to vote in a high number of recent local, state and presidential elections. ARTICLE
A radical way to mobilize black voters in 2020: Work on issues, not voting
The Black Voters Matter Fund travels the country listening to black Americans and giving them tools to force change.
Oct. 20, 2019, 4:23 AM CDT
By Janell Ross
FLINT, Mich. — LaTosha Brown stepped off what she calls the “Blackest Bus in America,” to the sound of James Brown’s “I’m Black and I’m Proud.”

The longtime political organizer was in Flint to mobilize black voters — one stop on an 11-state tour. Brown and her organization, the Black Voters Matter Fund, which she co-founded with political strategist Cliff Albright in November 2016, are doing this work in an unusual way. In the first 20 minutes or so in Flint, before a group of about 20 people, the words “vote,” “voting” and “election” never left Brown’s mouth. Not once.

Instead, she asked community organization leaders who had turned out to Flint’s Neighborhood Engagement Hub about the details of life in Flint, the challenges faced and the solutions imagined and tried. ARTICLE
Two Cook County judges in ‘judge jail’ want 6 more years on the bench
By John Seasly | September 4, 2020

Judge Mauricio Araujo and Judge Jackie Portman-Brown have been removed from their courtrooms...
What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.