The organization, called “More Than One Vote”, will cooperate with other voting organizations and work to help African Americans register to vote and vote in November.
“Because of everything that is going on, people are finally starting to listen to us – we feel like we are finally entering the door of the house,” James told The Times in a phone interview. “How long is it for us? We don’t know. But we feel we have some ears and some attention, and this is the time for us to make a difference in the end.”
“We want you to go out and vote, but we will also provide you with an educational program,” he added. “We’ll give you a background on how to vote and what they’re trying to do, on the other side, to prevent you from voting.”
The newspaper reported that athletes Tri Young and Skyler Deggins Smith and Galen Rose joined the organization.
Kyle Lerman, CEO of the nonprofit When We All Sounds, shared James’s Twitter announcement.
Fair Fight, an organization launched by Georgia Democrat Stacy Abrams and defending fair elections, also tweeted the James Declaration.
Hundreds of people queued for hours, often past scheduled poll closing times, and multiple locations encountered difficulties with inactive machines and fewer temporary ballot papers.
“There are always some hoaxes being played,” Bobby Views, a long-term democratic activist from Americus, Georgia, told CNN. “This time, they had a whole bunch of hoaxes.”