In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Applauds the Reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
In response to the re-introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in…
Black women are powerful. We have always been politically engaged. Despite concerted efforts time and time again to silence our voices and votes, Black women have always led movements for change and mobilized to protect our human rights. The tragic loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fearless protector of our constitutional and human rights, including voting rights, reminds us that our resistance and political engagement are essential now, more than ever. We call upon Black women everywhere to take action during I AM A VOTER Reproductive Justice Week of Action (Sept. 28-Oct. 2), and to show up and show out at the polls this November!
I AM A VOTER RJ Week of Action aims to bring united visibility to Black women’s powerful voting presence and the national I AM A VOTER campaign. We will energize, mobilize, and move our bases around the intersections of voting rights and Reproductive Justice, which includes bringing attention to state voting laws, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, opportunities for early voting, and more!
Remember, when we harness our voting and political power against all the odds, we can change the face of political representation. We can shape a plan that reflects the issues and priorities that impact our bodies, families, communities, and lives.