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Voting Rules Everything Around Me (VREAM)

Black Women for Wellness' Sisters in Control Civic Engagement and Voter Education program increases the electoral and political power of Black women through voter education, registration and outreach during and between elections.

Black Women for Wellness Adinkra symbol

Voting Rules Everything Around Me (VREAM)

Black Women for Wellness' Sisters in Control Civic Engagement and Voter Education program increases the electoral and political power of Black women through voter education, registration and outreach during and between elections.

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Control program launched the Voting Rules Everything Around Me (VREAM) campaign in 2012 to build the electoral power of black women. BWW is not only making sure Black women get to the polls, but that we are hold elected officials accountable to our communities.

 

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Control program launched the Voting Rules Everything Around Me (VREAM) campaign in 2012 to build the electoral power of black women. BWW is not only making sure Black women get to the polls, but that we are hold elected officials accountable to our communities.

 

Young African American women smiling enthusiastically

“It’s not about supplication, it’s about power. It’s not about asking, it’s about demanding. It’s not about convincing those who are currently in power, it’s about changing the very face of power itself. ”

Campaign Highlights

  • Co-sponsored accountability conversations with newly elected city council members.
  • Co-hosted reproductive justice briefings.
  • Canvassed more than 10,000 homes in Los Angeles area.
  • Conducted more than 40 phone banks.
  • Hosted 10 community forums.
  • Recruited more than 75 volunteers.
  • Hosted educational days to meet elected officials in Washington D.C.
  • Hosted volunteer trainings.
  • Hosted reproductive justice trainings.

In the 2016 Presidential election, over 70% of registered black women voted. This was more than any other ethnic group or gender in the U.S. However, when it comes to getting the bang for our voting buck Black women are losing out. A University of California poll stated that black women, regardless of socioeconomic status, are the most likely to be overlooked in policy decisions.

Locally, Black Women for Wellness conducted a survey of black women residents in Los Angeles County. Our research found that access to health care, sexually transmitted infections and media depictions of Black women and girls were some of the biggest issues of concern.

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