Ariana Grande sent food trucks to voters waiting in line at the polls in Kentucky on June 23.
Kentucky’s primary was held on June 23 and activists were outraged over the limited polling places, especially in Black neighborhoods. The state closed numerous polling places because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The singer sent drinks from local spot Blackbeard Espresso and tacos from LATino Food Truck. Grande tweeted support and retweeted a tweet from Black Voters Matter. Her tweet read, “sent some food and coffee trucks for everyone waiting in line ! please pull up, enjoy and use your voice today we need u @kyexpocenter.” See her tweet, below:
sent some food and coffee trucks for everyone waiting in line ! please pull up, enjoy and use your voice today we need u 🖤 @kyexpocenter https://t.co/5S0HNraXSb
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 23, 2020
Thrilled with the support, LATino Food Truck wrote on Instagram that “when @arianagrande calls you in the 4th quarter, you get up early and get the job done.” “So proud to know you @arianagrande and your heart. Everyone in Kentucky don’t give up and Vote! It’s your right! Bravo Ari!” the restaurant staffers added on their Instagram Story. Grande replied, “love and thank u so much @louisvilletacos !!!! wish i could be there with u all today !”
Grande has been sharing support for the Black Lives Matter movement and encouraging people to vote.
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Read all our coverage on the protests against racism in One Green Planet:
- #BlackLivesMatter: 10 Inspiring Black Voices Diversifying the Environmental Movement
- #BlackLivesMatter: Victory! NY Repeals 50-A Requiring Full Disclosure of Police Misconduct
- #BlackLivesMatter: Louisville Bans “No-Knock” Raids After Breonna Taylor Was Killed
- #BlackLivesMatter: Killing Black Americans is a Public Health and Human Rights Crisis
- Petition: Justice for Breonna Taylor, Black Woman Killed by Police in her Own Home
Here’s what you can do:
Many organizations like Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, and the NAACP are working to empower black Americans and achieve justice for those impacted by racist systems.
Also, remember to register to vote if you haven’t already. This is one of the simplest ways to make your voice heard as a citizen.Here are some resources for you:
Places to donate:
- Donate to Black Lives Matter here.
- Get involved with your local BLM chapter: The full list is here or start your own.
- Many protestors are getting arrested and being held. Donate to bail funds in your city, here or here.
- HBCUBuzz has a listing of lawyers and legal resources for protestors, organized by state.
- Resources and donations by the National Police Accountability Project.
- Learn about Campaign Zero, which works to end police violence in America.
- The New York Times has put together an anti-racist reading list.
- National Black Bailout Fund, which works towards ending systems of mass incarceration and freeing imprisoned black mothers.
- Visit Louisville Community Bail Fund to contribute towards bail for protesters in Louisville.
Petitions to Sign:
- Justice for George Floyd
- Petition to end medical racism
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
- Justice for Tony McDade, Black trans man killed by police
- Sign the “Justice for George Floyd” petition on Change.org
- Color of Change launched a petition asking that all the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice.
For a more extensive resource list, please see the collection put together by Black Lives Matter.
Through this grief and anger, we must unite and work together to create the change we want to see. Let’s make sure no black child has to ever say these heartbreaking words ever again.
If you’re attending a protest, please be safe and careful and maintain social distancing, if possible.