It’s National Black Voter Day!

By Jenny Horn

Black voters showed up and showed out during the 2020 General Election, and the time is now to get even more eligible voters registered for the 2022 Midterm Elections! Organizers on the ground and in the community have been working to get Black voters to the polls – in addition to getting Congressional representatives in office, voters in certain states can also affect the outcomes of races for governors, mayors, school boards, city council members, district attorneys, and a multitude of other officials and representatives at the state and local level.

National Black Voter Day is a day designated by the Congressional Black Caucus to fight back against the voter suppression that “continues to disproportionately impact communities of color,” a Congressional resolution reads. The resolution continues, explaining:

National Black Voter Day is a grassroots effort to engage Black communities through education, canvassing, organizing, door-to-door leaf footing, power building, social and mainstream media to register, educate, and mobilize people to vote and vote continuously.

Each state makes its own voting and election rules, including when and how to register. Check with your state or local election office to get the most detailed and up-to-date information for where you live, or visit our friends at WhenWeAllVote.org for more information on checking your voter registration status, finding your polling location, updating your voter information, and so much more.

But don’t take our word for it! Check out what former First Lady Michelle Obama and Chris Paul have to say:

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