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About this Episode

Black women voters were the decisive force in the 2020 elections. Our latest episode examines the issues that matter most to Black women and the ways activists put our voices front and center.

Black women, the decisive force in the last three presidential election cycles, have determined contests around the country. Our latest podcast explores what matters to Black women and our community.

In this Episode

Judith Browne Dianis

“Black women have always been ready, able, and prepared to serve in leadership roles. We’ve just had so many barriers to being placed on the ballot as potential leaders.”

Nicole Austin-Hillery

“Black women turned out in record numbers in 2020, so they started to pass laws that put more restrictions on how and where we show up to vote. We have to be very vigilant.”

Rev. Naomi Washington-Leaphart

Adjunct Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University and Founder of Salt | Yeast | Light

“We need to be paying attention to what’s going on in Texas related to the criminalization of trans parents. A lot of Black women’s issues are decided at the state level.”

Dr. Elsie L. Scott

“Democrats are going to have to not take black women for granted anymore because if Black women don’t feel like they are getting any results, you’re going to have a problem.”

Cassandra Overton Welchlin

“We were very intentional about making sure that our work is rooted at the intersections of race, gender and economic justice…who’s really being impacted is black women and brown women.”

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