No mention was made of the “Black Lives Matter” movement in what is known to the Americans as “voting procedures”, which are nothing but new bills, which the American voter also votes during the voting in the presidential elections. These draft laws can be brought forward in several ways (an individual initiative that obtains sufficient signatures, a referendum, or a legislative referendum) and they sometimes lead to constitutional changes.
So far, according to various US media sources, there are 120 bills that Americans will vote on November 3, 2020, but those projects do not mention the “life of blackness is important” movement if it is allowed to be translated, which expanded after the murder of George Floyd. However, since police violence, racial discrimination, racism, and Christopher Columbus are all issues that have occupied the American public for some time, there are several new bills related to these two points in several states.
Some African Americans argue that the mere fact that these bills reach “electoral lists” means that there is progress in the area of racial and gender justice, and they say that the “Black Lives Matter” move played a positive role by pushing it forward, but they admit, at the same time as well. The movement demanding the rights of minorities and Afro-Americans has also activated opponents of change.
Some of the legal procedures to be voted on
In California, for example, voters will determine the future of the “Affirmative Action” (affirmative action) legislation that was launched by former US President John F. Kennedy in 1961, which forces local authorities to take “positive steps” to ensure that no racial or gender discrimination occurs, In employment operations in government sectors, or financially subsidized by the government.
Elsewhere in the United States, there are electoral procedures that Americans will vote on, such as the new slogan that will replace the (former) Mississippi Confederate state slogan, which in 2001 nearly 65 percent of voters voted for not to change it. Although the new slogan written in the middle, “We trust in God,” may not satisfy the voters of African descent, and although the authorities may be forced at a later time to reintroduce another example of it, the ballot boxes, that is, the democratic means, will still decide this issue.
In Rhode Island (geographically smaller and more populous) another bill proposes changing the state’s official name (Rhode Island and Providence Plantations), removing the last three words (including the conjunction) associated with British colonialism and the stage of slavery.
In Nebraska (central), voters will vote on amendments that would repeal constitutional texts dating back to the nineteenth century that would allow the imposition of “slavery” as punishment for perpetrators of crimes and misdemeanors. Although the judiciary in the state has not resorted to this law for a long time, its existence in the texts remains a subject of constant controversy, especially during a period that witnessed, to some extent, a “black uprising” inside the United States