ELECTION PROTECTION PROGRAMS THROUGH
THE BLACK WOMEN’S AGENDA, INC. AND COMMON CAUSE PARTNERSHIP
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) has partnered with Common Cause, an organization fighting for an accountable government, equal rights / opportunities / representation and empowering voices in the political process to get out the vote and protect the vote. This partnership will allow individuals and organizations to expand their community outreach by ensuring that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.
The Election Protection Program provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive information and assistance at all stages of voting – from registration, to absentee and early voting, to casting a vote at the polls, to overcoming obstacles to their participation. Volunteers provide voter information, document problems they encounter when voting and work with partners and volunteers on the ground to identify and remove barriers to voting. Election Protection focuses on the voter – not on the political horse race – and provides guidance, information and help to any American, regardless of his or her voting choices.
ELECTION PROTECTION PROGRAMS
- Volunteer Field Program- during Early Voting, and Election Day
Roving Poll Monitor will use a checklist to drive between polling places and check on lines, signage, and poll preparation. Report back to HQ on any problems at the polls that need to be solved. For volunteer field activities – sign up at: https://protectthevote.net//?source=bwa
- Volunteer Text Program
Voter contact by rapidly responding and proactively contact voters who are most likely to face problems at the polls and provide them accurate information, connect them to resources and answer questions. Use text banking and phone banking tools to talk to thousands of voters. For volunteer text program activities – sign up at; https://protectthevote.net/?source=bwa
- Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Assist with answering suite of 4 hotlines for voter questions. Suite of voter assistance hotlines in 8 languages, using your home computer to answer voter calls and troubleshoot issues Example: Where is my polling place? My absentee ballot did not arrive, what do I do? I was told my name was not on the voter registration rolls, etc. For a lawyer, paralegal, law student or other legal professional. Sign up to volunteer for the hotline at https://protectthevote.net/?source=bwa
The holidays are a time of joy and happiness for many but for some it is also a time when we miss our loved ones who are no longer with us. As a country, we are experiencing events that are meant to divide and separate us. The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. and our Collaborating Organizations embody what our country should be – working together.
The diversity of who we are as humans is the tapestry of peace and love highlighted as we gather in our homes and places of worship. Whatever you celebrate, let’s embrace the spirit of the Peace, Love and Tolerance.
In this season of Thanksgiving let us embrace the words of renowned poet Maya Angelou-
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
Thanksgiving is a time when we gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones to celebrate our blessings of the past year. It is our time to put aside our differences, give thanks for our blessings, and express our gratitude.
As we are move into the last weeks of 2023, we have witnessed and experienced some of the most challenging times that many of us have ever seen. Amid these times, we have been brought closer together not because of our similarities but because of our differences.
During our 2019 Symposium, Our WA President Gwainevere Catchings Hess said,
THE BLACK WOMEN’S AGENDA, INC. ENDORSES KETANJI BROWN JACKSON’S NOMINATION TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) today announced its enthusiastic support for President Joseph Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. “While there are many individuals, including numerous Black women, who are exceptionally qualified to assume a seat on the nation’s highest court, Ketanji Brown Jackson comes to this moment with impeccable credentials,” said Gwainevere Catchings Hess, BWA’s National President.