WASHINGTON, DC, September 24, 2020 - Today, AllLivesMatter.vote launched as a national initiative to encourage Americans to sign a pledge denouncing political violence and supporting the small businesses destroyed by months of looting and rioting.
The movement is led by sisters Dee Dee Bass Wilbon and Deana Bass Williams. The Bass Sisters, who never supported the actual organization, Black Lives Matter, because of its Marxist roots, now believe that even the phrase "black lives matter" has become divisive as it has been co-opted by liberals with dubious motives.
“Over the last week, we have heard even more calls to ‘burn America down’ because of issues like the Supreme Court. Our hearts grieve for the family of Breonna Taylor as they face the decision to not charge the officers in her death,” said Bass Wilbon. “However, there is never a time for political violence. Now is the time to return to the wise counsel of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and take a pledge of non-violence.”
Celebrities have raised millions of dollars to help get rioters out of jail and the media continues to label violent protests peaceful. All the while small business owners are left to pick up the wreckage. AllLivesMatter.Vote focuses on those small businesses and communities by providing grants to help them restore, replace and rebuild.
“My family understands the long hours and sacrifice it takes to start and maintain a successful small business,” said Bass Williams. “We are heartbroken as we look at not only the destruction of livelihoods but also the loss of life caused by the violence. America is better. We have to stop the violence period.”
Anyone can nominate a business by submitting a one to two-minute video explaining why the business should receive the grant.
AllLivesMatter.Vote encourages America to return to its better angels by denouncing political violence and supporting the small businesses devastated by a season of rioting and looting.