Beyoncé, Solange, Janelle Monáe are amongst some of the Black artists who have urged the senate to end voter suppression in the media industry. Puza Snigdha reports.
Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyoncé and Solange’s mom, has penned an open letter in alliance with ‘The HEROES Act’ which reads to pass a COVID-19 relief bill which will include significant funding for the upcoming November elections.
The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act is described within the letter as “step in the right direction toward a more inclusive democracy.”
The $3trillion safety net would cover health care, housing, justice system reform and equal and safe access to voting.
Boyonce supports the act and also took the Instagram to show the respect to the act.
The letter says: “This is modern-day voter suppression, plain and simple,”
It goes on to add: “Voters [have] risked their health, and that of their communities, simply to make their voices heard. People should be able to exercise their constitutional right to vote and stay healthy, even during a pandemic.”
Other people who have signed the letter include: Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
The families of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Sandra Bland have also shown their support.