BALTIMORE (WJZ) – In a democracy, your vote is your voice, your way to bring about change. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization “Vote Black Girls” is working to empower black women to use the political process to improve the quality of life for families and communities.
“Black women are a pillar of our democracy, we are active participants in the electoral process,” said Natasha Murphy, Chief of Staff for Elections for Black Girls, “but we did not receive this policy in exchange for our voting rights.”
With more than 250 members, they are working to educate and register voters. Their goal this year is to register 2,500 voters. They focused on spreading their message through Black women, whom they recognized as mainstays in their communities.
Tenne Thrower is the Black Girls Vote Special Project Manager. They “understand the power of Black women, the power of our voices, the power of our thoughts, our views, and can understand how to be able to advocate for others,” she said.
The growing institution has several chapters on the university campus. Yolanda Waters is the President of the Morgan State Chapter. She said she often uses the student debt crisis to explain the importance of voting to other students.
“That’s what really gets them engaged,” Waters said, “like okay, maybe I’ll start voting, maybe I’ll register to vote.”
As the states continue to pass more restrictive voting lawsThe work they are doing is becoming more important than ever.
“While it’s incredibly frustrating and frustrating, it’s motivating to ensure that organizations like Black Girls Vote are present in the community, doing everything we can to make sure they are safe,” Murphy said. ensure that citizen participation and citizenship are protected.
Black Girls Vote is headquartered in Baltimore, but they are expanding to different universities and cities. They are always looking for new members and say that men can lift and support them too.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/21/black-girls-vote-pushes-voter-registration-as-states-pass-more-restrictive-voting-laws/ Black girls vote boost voter registration as states pass more restrictive voting laws – CBS Baltimore