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Harris, Black women leaders urge young people, women to register and vote ahead of midterm elections

Gerren Keith Gaynor | the grio | September 21st, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris commemorated National Voter Registration Day — Sept. 20, 2022 — on two HBCU campuses in South Carolina on Tuesday, urging Black college students to register and vote in November’s midterm election.

As the nation’s first Black female vice president sought to energize young Black voters on Democratic issues that intersect race and gender — from voting rights to abortion — Black women leaders of advocacy organizations also marked National Voter Registration Day with campaigns geared toward mobilizing female voters (namely Black women voters) and young voters to exercise their civic duty ahead of the midterm elections on Nov. 8.

Higher Heights for America, which seeks to grow the political power of Black women, activated its years-long #BlackWomenVote campaign geared toward encouraging Black women to register to vote, to check their registration status if they believe they’re already registered and to encourage their family and friends to do the same.

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