St. Petersburg, FL – Women Talk Black proudly announces its official partnership with When We All Vote, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization launched by Michelle Obama, in 2018. Both organizations are focused on changing the culture around voting and increasing participation in every election.
“The margin of victory in the last four major statewide Florida elections, for the winner, has been one percent,” said Stephanie Owens, founder of Women Talk Black. “Today, the combination of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the movement for racial justice have increased interest in voting,” our work is to turn that interest into a registered and active voter.
The partnership is working to ensure that Floridians are ready to vote in 2020 by encouraging people to have a plan to vote. The recommended plan is:
- Check registration status at whenweallvote.org/check-registration and register, if needed, at registertovoteflorida.gov/home.
- Request a Vote By Mail Ballot at myfloridaelections.com/contact-your-SOE.
- Create a “vote squad” to make sure at least five friends or family are also registered and vote.
Voter empowerment is at the core of Women Talk Black’s mission. Launched earlier this year, in collaboration with the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, the organization delivers resources and programming to support Black women’s efforts to provide voter education and increase civic engagement.
“Today, we’re partnering on National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. It’s crucial that we help inspire more Floridians to help support the important work needed to support a smooth election, “said Terri Lipsey Scott, Executive Director Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. To learn more and get involved in this vital work, visit PowertothePolls.org.
“Every vote counts and every voice matters,” added Owens. “At Women Talk Black, we want all of our Floridians’ voices to be heard.”
About Women Talk Black: Women Talk Black enriches Black women’s civic participation by elevating their voices and views on critical issues that matter most through facts, tools, and actions to help Black women enhance, release, and target their power to drive change. Learn more at WomenTalkBlack.org and follow on social media @womentalkblack.
About When We All Vote: When We All Vote is a national, non-partisan, nonprofit launched by Co-Chair Michelle Obama in 2018 on a mission to change the culture around voting by bringing together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. They are also on a mission to close the race and age voting gap and empower all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies. Learn more at whenweallvote.org.
Stephanie A. Owens
Founder, Women Talk Black