Throughout Black History Month, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is celebrating progressive Black Women leaders — past and present — who played a crucial role in advancing voting rights for Black Women with our #IAMAVOTER campaign. From Shirley Chisholm to Stacey Abrams. the #IAMAVOTER campaign will uplift stories from the unsung heroes who laid the foundation for voting rights in the past and the women striving to protect and advance those rights in the present.
The #IAMAVOTER campaign seeks to educate, motivate, and mobilize Black Women to exercise our voting power in local, state, and federal elections. We must be voters every day to protect our civil and human rights. We must hold our elected leaders responsible and remind them that our concerns have gone unheard for far too long.
Black Women showed up at the polls during the 2018 midterm elections in record numbers and made an impact that changed the course of politics. We must continue to make the same impact in our communities every single day between election days.
Week 1 Spotlights