Gerren Keith Gaynor | the grio | September 21st, 2022
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.
This country’s democracy was founded on the fundamental right to vote – to have one’s voice heard. However, as with too many other rights, Black women were not truly given this power until nearly 200 years after our Constitution was adopted.
The nation's only organization dedicated to providing Black women with a political home is gearing up for midterms by re-launching their #BlackWomenVote campaign website to provide resources and mobilize voters across the country
Advocates are calling on Democrats to step up their messaging on voting rights and abortion to Black women specifically, arguing it is critical that the party turn out the key constituency to hold on to majorities in the Senate and House.
On National Voter Registration Day, panelists discussed youth voter turnout and the importance of its impact on the fight for equal rights.
With 22 days before the midterm elections, a new Higher Heights Leadership Fund #BlackWomenVote poll found that Black women are highly motivated to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, with nearly two-thirds (63%) saying they are more motivated now than ever.
A new national poll of Black women voters reveals a demographic that is highly motivated to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, with an overwhelming majority citing “pocketbook” issues, like the cost of housing and groceries as core concerns.