The Ballot and the Bullet Electoral Campaign School

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations convenes for its fourth Electoral Campaign School June 13-14, via Zoom Webinar.

The Electoral Campaign School is a means by which the Coalition opens up a new front in the struggle for black self-determination within the U.S. and elsewhere.

It will challenge the monopoly of the electoral arena by a select sector of our community that has special ties to capitalist white power.

We will teach ordinary African people – workers, activists, women and youth – how to run for office.

The Black is Back Electoral School will also address the age-old question of whether or not there are any legitimate gains to be won by Africans participating in elections in a capitalist system.

Our Coalition has concluded that elections are not the only method of struggle and we have responded to the 1963 declaration by Malcolm X of “the ballot or the bullet,” with the timely refrain that it will be the ballot and the bullet.