Black Women And Girls As An Electorate

Black women are the fastest growing electorate demographic, even though they are often disproportionately affected by voter suppression tactics that limit access to the ballot. When early voting is cut short, or long lines persist at the ballot box, Black women frequently have to make a choice between risking losing their low-wage job, and exercising their constitutional right to vote. Testimony at the hearing will advance policy proposals on how Black women can overcome these and other obstacles to the ballot box.