As the nation faces a reckoning to address racial justice, it will also face another reckoning force in November at the polls. Women of Color. Amid COVID-19, strict voter ID laws, discriminatory voter purges, limited voting hours and voting locations, language barriers, and other voter suppression tactics continue to undermine the participation of communities of color in the electoral process.
Want to know what it will take to get women of color to the polls in November, safely? Want to know what their priorities are? YWCA has the answers!
On August 6th, the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, join YWCA USA and an expert panel of women of color who will explore the effects of efforts to curtail voting, especially for women and communities of color, and ways to protect their right to vote.
• Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
• Christine Chen, Executive Director, APIAVote
• Alicia Garza, Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Founder of Black Futures Lab and Co-Creator #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network
• Sarah Eagle Heart, Co-Founder/Co-CEO, Return to The Heart Foundation
• María Teresa Kumar, President & CEO, Voto Latino
• Shilpa Phadke, Vice President - Women's Initiative, Center for American Progress
• Mónica Ramírez, Founder & President, Justice for Migrant Women
Together, we can ensure women of color are the electoral powerhouse they are known to be.
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