Make A Difference In 2014: 11 Ways Black Women Can Fight For Their Rights
The needs and issues concerning African-American women are often overlooked by politicians, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress entitled “The State of African-American Women in the United States.” But black women can fight for their rights and push for their concerns to be heard.
“Black women have become one of the most important voting blocs in the U.S. Having had the greatest turnout number across race, ethnicity and gender in the 2008 presidential election and helping to make history in the 2012 presidential election as black turnout surpassed the rate of white turnout for the first time on record,” Janaye Ingram, National Action Network’s (NAN) national executive director, tells MadameNoire Business. “As we look to the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 presidential elections, black women can again play a critical role in ensuring that our voices are heard and our issues are part of the conversation by using the power of our vote.”
Here are 11 ways black women can positively affect political change.