The young people involved in the “Black Lives Matter” could ultimately influence 2016 presidential politics. Growing after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the movement could be instrumental in selecting the next president. Florida, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Wisconsin are key states in the 2016 election, and the issues of police violence has galvanized young people to organize.
Police violence have became issues in key states that are important in selecting the president. African Americans composed 20 percent of population in Missouri, and will be very motivated to vote in 2016 national elections. The highly restrictive voter suppression law in North Carolina, also, has been a flash point encouraging young people to get involved in electoral politics. In Ohio, the Tamir Rice case, and the Tony Robinson shooting caused African students to march by the thousands to protest shooting of unarmed black men by police.