Women’s March Power To The Polls: Voter Mobilization For The Formerly Incarcerated
New Bethel Baptist Church
1739 9th Street Northwest
About The Event:
This year at the Congressional Black Caucus’, Annual Legislative Conference we are utilizing this time to put an end to voter suppression of the formerly incarcerated.
Women’s March looks forward to your attendance where we will take our Power to the Polls initiative to a new plateau with Women’s March Co-Founder Tamika Mallory, Artist and Activist Mysonne, in addition to Author and formerly incarcerated advocate, Jamila Davis as well as other leaders and influencers. During this convening, we will bring attention to formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, who remain a marginalized community, often unaware of the power they wield in the election process. We will discuss collaborative ways to engage this important community and to also emphasize our ‘I can’t vote, but you can vote for me,’ initiative.
The incarceration rate of individuals of color have far surpassed other racial demographics, which has a direct impact on civic engagement. According to Pew Research Center, at the end of 2016, Federal and State prisons in the United States held about 486,900 inmates who were black and there were 1,608 black prisoners for every 100,000 black adults – more than five times the imprisonment rate for whites. With these statistics alone, it is important to note the effect these rates have on voting amongst individuals of color.
Women’s March Co-President Tamika D. Mallory has worked in this movement for over two decades, and continuously fights for individuals of color. Women’s March seeks to utilize our platform through our yearlong voter mobilization initiative to uplift and support our brothers and sisters who were formerly incarcerated.
In lieu of impending time, we kindly ask that you RSVP at your most immediate opportunity.
Again, we look forward to your valued participation at this upcoming event. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to Nantasha Williams, Women’s March Organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Congressional Black Caucus