On the weekend of March 2-5, Hip Hop Caucus participated in the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, AL. The event commemorated the 58th anniversaries of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This year’s theme was “Return To The Bridge: Fight For The Vote,” featuring over 30 events across four days.
The Caucus was represented by Respect My Vote! Campaigns Director, Reggie Weaver and Cultural Events and Field Coordinator, TC Muhammad.
The weekend included a first-ever Intergenerational Hip Hop Political Summit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, and uplifting its role in social movements since its inception. At this event, Respect My Vote! Campaigns Director, Reggie Weaver gave words of greeting from the Caucus, and shared why it is important to continue to fight in light of attempts to repeal voting rights.
Weaver also participated in a panel discussion, hosted by the Transformative Justice Coalition, on strategies to mobilize Gen-Z to vote.
The weekend culminated in a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. President Joe Biden was the featured speaker, reminding attendees of the importance of restoring the Voting Rights Act.