To effectively engage communities of color ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, it’s time more groups include the expertise of Black women organizers in their strategies year-round. Yet the financial investments, resources, and above all, trust in Black women organizers’ work is nowhere to be seen as this year’s election cycle gears up.
More than 200 civil rights groups urge the Senate to pass voting rights legislation before they leave for recess—and before it’s too late to ensure safe, fair 2022 midterm elections.
Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe sat down with EMILY’s List president Laphonza Butler to discuss her experience as the first Black woman and first mother to run EMILY’s List and the importance of women’s political leadership.
Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe spoke with Stefanie Brown James, founder of the Collective PAC, about why 2018 was a turning point for Black women running for office, how teaching civics in school would help bolster voter turnout and what the PAC is doing to help get the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate or as a governor.