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Updated October 7, 2020

Cast Your Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election

Register to Vote & Double Check Your Registration Status
The deadline for voter registration in New York is this Friday, October 9, 2020. Register to vote by mail, online, or in-person to be able to participate in this November’s election. Already registered? New Yorkers can double check registration status and make sure the information on your voter record is correct by visiting

Request an Absentee or Mail-In Ballot
You can apply online, by email, fax, mail, or phone until October 27, 2020. More information about applying for a Mail-In Ballot can be found at

Voting Resources
If you’ve requested and received a Mail-In Ballot, make sure that you complete it according to the instructions; sign, date, and seal the envelope with your ballot inside; and return with a postmark before election day. Listen to NPR’s Life Kit Podcast for a full 15-minute episode on “How to Vote by Mail: A Guide.”

Explore The New York Times’ interactive guide on “How To Vote” including information about mail-in, early, and in-person voting. Access the guide.

Want to find out who is on your ballot this November? Find out who is running for local and state positions in your district and learn about their platforms at

Upcoming Events
NYU Skirball’s Voter Education Week Documentary Series
October 5–8, 2020
Free; Registration required.
Register Now

Brennan Center for Justice’s Voting and Representation Symposium
October 1 & 8, 2020
Free; registration required.
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Complete the Census
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Direct Action

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Educational Resources
Books & Articles
Films & Video

Take Action

The voter registration deadline for New York State’s primary elections has now passed; however, you can still register to vote for the November 2020 elections, including the upcoming presidential election. More information about voter registration across the United States is available at

Support the Congressional Black Caucus, helping to elect 19 black candidates to the House and Senate in November 2020.

Complete the Census
Complete the 2020 Census and encourage your community to do so as well.

Support Local Organizations/Funds
Casita Maria
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Communities United for Police Reform
Equality for Flatbush
Liberty Fund NYC
Safety Beyond Policing
SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice—NYC Chapter
The Bronx Freedom Fund
The Bronx Defenders
Make the Road New York
John V. Lindsey Wildcat Academy Charter School
The African American Policy Forum at Columbia University
Community Connections for Youth
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES)
Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice
Vera Institute of Justice
Urban Justice Center
The Fortune Society
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Support National Organizations/Funds
Equal Justice Initiative
Color of Change
Southern Poverty Law Center
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
The Race Forward
The Legal Aid Society
George Floyd Memorial Fund
I Run With Maud
Fight for Breonna Taylor
Art for Justice Fund
Campaign Zero
Northstar Health Collective
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Atlanta Solidarity Fund
National Bail Fund Network
Prosecutor Impact
RAPP Campaign: Release Aging People in Prison
Dream Defenders
Common Justice
Center for Policing Equity
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice
Drug Policy Alliance
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Use of Force Project
Grassroots Law Project
Black Youth Project
National Police Accountability Project (project of the National Lawyers Guild)
The Marshall Project

Direct Action
Movement for Blacks Lives: Week of Action

Support Black-Led Institutions & Artists

Billie Holiday Theater
The Fire This Time Festival
Black Revolutionary Theatre Workshop
Black Spectrum Theatre
Classical Theatre of Harlem
Harlem 9
Harlem Repertory Theatre
Impact Repertory Theatre
Liberation Theatre Company
The Movement Theatre
National Black Theatre
Negro Ensemble Company
New Federal Theatre
New Heritage Theatre Group
New Professional Theatre
Rooted Theater Company
Shades of Truth Theatre
Broadway Advocacy Coalition

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York Live Arts
Urban Bush Women

Visual Art
The Africa Center
The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Weeksville Heritage Center
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
The Vision & Justice Project
The Black School

The Apollo Theater
Castle of Our Skins
Harlem Chamber Players
Music by Black Composers
The Sphinx Organization

Cave Canem Foundation
Voices Unbroken

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

NYC Black-Owned Business
Black-Owned Etsy Shops
Black-Owned Brooklyn: A Curated Guide to Black Brooklyn’s People, Places and Products
Official Black Wall Street

Educational Resources

Books & Articles
The 1619 Project | The New York Times Magazine
“Talking About Race” | The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Caught by Marie Gottschalk
Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Free Black Women’s Library
• “How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change” by President Barack Obama
“Building Trust After Inclusivity Failed: Lessons for the Theater” by Helen Shaw | Vulture
“Reflecting on Violence Against African Americans” | The Rockefeller Foundation
“8 Black Artists on Life in America Right Now” | Vogue
“Not a Moment but a Movement: Toward an Anti-Racist American Theatre” | American Theatre Magazine
“BIPOC Demands for White American Theatre” | We See You White American TheatreRacecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields
Contemporary Artists Reflect On Life in America | VOGUE
Anti-Racist Resources: For Families, Educators, and Students | WNET

1619 | The New York Times
Code Switch | NPR
Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Still Processing

Films & Video
13th (Ava Du Vernay) | Netflix
Black Power Mixtape: 1967–1975 | Available to Rent
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) | Available to Rent
I am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin Documentary) | Available to Rent on Kanopy
If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) | Hulu
Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) | Available to Rent
Selma (Ava DuVernay) | Available to Rent
Strong Island | Netflix
Notes from the Field | HBO
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution | Available to Rent
The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) | Hulu with Cinemax
When They See Us (Ava Du Vernay) | Netflix
Know Your Rights as a Protestor | ACLU
TED: Talks to help you understand racism in America
“Respectability Politics’ Won’t Protect Black Americans From Racism” featuring Bryan Stevenson | Now This
Eulogy for George Floyd by Reverend Al Sharpton | CSPAN
“8:46” by Dave Chapelle | YouTube
“Omar Victor Diop’s Photographs Celebrate the History of Black Resistance through Vivid Symbolism” | Artsy