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Our Vote Matters: Addressing the Issues Important to Black Women in Michigan


Black women are an incredibly powerful, steadfast and consequential voting bloc, having proven in past elections that they are the margin of victory. And yet, there is very little research and polling centering Black women. On behalf of Mothering Justice (MJ) and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Vision Strategy and Insights surveyed 525 Michigan Black women who are likely and eligible voters in the November 2020 election. The purpose of this survey was to understand the lived experiences and priorities of this important, but under-researched demographic. Our results show that Black women have a lot to say about how ignored and devalued they feel by presidential candidates, in policymaking, in the health care system, and in workplaces and schools. And they have even more to say about what a policy agenda to help their families and millions of others would look like. Following Super Tuesday, it is critical that political candidates and party leadership pay attention to Black women – especially in the battleground state of Michigan.

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