SOUTH REGION – On 20 JUL BLM affiliate groups nationwide hosted a “Strike! for Black Lives”. Regional protests occurred in Houston, TX, Port La Vaca, TX, Dallas, TX, New Orleans, LA (virtual), Hattiesburg, MS, Wichita, KS, St. Louis, MO.
Recommendation: Continue to monitor social and local media for future reports of coordinated protests.
Analyst Comment: The organization is sponsored by the SEIU, the Fight for $15 and a Union (FF15&U). Could provide insight into the direction of national, regional efforts closer to the election by also examining Federal Election Commission PAC/campaign expenditure data alongside The Action Network.