September 25, 2016
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Women's Group To Monitor Black Voter Turnout

 WASHINGTON -- The following is being released by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation:

  The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable will monitor Black voter turnout, voting patterns and track problems at the polls in over 12 states including: AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MS, OH, PA, TX, NY and D.C. The BWR Power of the Sister Vote Command Center will report, from Black women leaders' perspectives, what's going on with the Black Vote on Election Day, especially the Black female vote. The Command Center will get first hand field reports from national and state-based Black women leaders who are leading non-partisan GOTV efforts, voter protection and monitoring the polls in communities of color. Activities in the field will be reported in real time via social media, blogs and other multimedia.

 

Scheduled participants for conference calls include:

Melanie L. Campbell, NCBCP;

Sharhonda DawsonChicago Black Youth Vote!;

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, National African American Clergy Network;

Susan L. Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement

Josina MoritaChicago United Congress of Religious Community and Religious Organizations;

Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law;

Bishop Vashti McKenzieA.M.E. Church;

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress and Activist;

Roslyn Brock, NAACP;

Helen Butler, The Georgia Peoples' Agenda;

Clayola Brown, A. Philip Randolph Institute;

Salandra HannahFlorida Coalition on Black Civic Participation;

Dr Elsie Scott, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation;

Petee TalleyOhio Coalition on Black Civic Participation;

Makani Themba-Nixon, The Praxis Project;

Lori PetersonIndiana Central District Organizing Project;

Dr. Barbara Shaw and Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women;

Sheila TysonAlabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation;

Felicia DavisGeorgia Black Women's Roundtable;

Illai Kenney, D. C. Black Youth Vote Howard University;

Jessica BrownFlorida Black Youth Vote!;

Letetia Daniels-JacksonAlabama Black Women's Roundtable and others.

The NCBCP  is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of over 80 member organizations and affiliates in 12 states dedicated to enhancing the full participation of the Black community in all levels of civil society.  Over its 34-year history, NCBCP has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of African Americans and other marginalized communities.


STORY TAGS: BLACK , AFRICAN AMERICAN , MINORITY , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , NAACP , URBAN LEAGUE , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY, WOMEN , MINORITY , DISCRIMINATION , DIVERSITY , FEMALE , UNDERREPRESENTED , EQUALITY , GENDER BIAS , EQUALITY



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