At a time when Black women are running for an increased number of political offices across the nation, they are also running voting campaigns using their collective power. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) announced a Unity ’18 Black Voting & Power Building “Time4APowerShift” National Campaign Friday (May 11) in Atlanta. The non-partisan national campaign is a way to “leverage the power and impact of the Black vote,” according to a press release. Organizers are focused on getting the word out in key swing states in the South, as well as mobilizing Black women, young voters and citizens returning to the polls across the country. This year’s campaign is the start of a multi-phase one that will also be in place for the 2019 election cycle, 2020 presidential election and decennial census, as well as the 2021 redistricting fair representation process. The project’s ultimate goal? Organizers want to implement and build a “long-term Black political and economic power building strategy.” “We believe 2018 is the year of the woman that is centered in women of color So, we have focused a key part of our Unity ’18 Campaign on lifting up the intergenerational leadership… Read full this story
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