VOTING is a formal expression of opinion/choice, either positive or negative made by an individual or body of individuals about elected officials, proposals, laws, and practices that impact the daily lives of Americans.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 55% of eligible black women voted in November 2018. That was six percentage points above the national turnout. Furthermore, the Census Current Population Survey of Voting and Registration indicates that more than 70% of eligible black women voted in the 2012 Presidential election.
Going back to the celebrated ex-slave turned abolitionist and political activist, Harriet Tubman, black women have been at the center of social change and political activism. We are informed and engaged, and want to have the issues that impact our children, families, and communities recognized and addressed.