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National Council of Negro Women: Hopes To Educate Through Voter Webinar

Wants everyone to know what's at stake

Maria Boynton
August 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm

The midterm elections are less than 3 months away, and "there's plenty at stake", says Belinda Pedroso, with the National Council of Negro Women. Because of the high stakes, Pedroso says NCNW is holding a Voter Education Webinar to educate about voter rights, and so much more.  The Webinar begins at 7:00 tonight.  Those wishing to register, can do so by clicking the link to the organization's Website

Pedroso, who is a member of the NCNW National Program Committee says the Webinar discussion topics will include: What's at Stake?, Voting 101, The Voting Rights Act, and the Purpose and Power of State and Local Boards of Elections. The sessions will be facilitated by Ingrid Saunders Jones, NCNW's National Chair and President; U.S. Representative Marcia Fudge; and NCNW Executive Director Janice Mathis.  Coalition for the People's Agenda Executive Director Helen Butler, and Attorney Celeste McCaw, will also lead panel discussions.

Stacey Abrams could become the first African American female governor of any state, if she is elected in Georgia. The NCNW, according to Pedroso, "loves" Abrams. Not only is she a black woman making history in Georgia, a former state in the land of Restruction, but Pedroso says the former Georgia House Minority Leader "has received the highest  endorsement for any political candidate." Former President Barack Obama, the nation's first African American President, announced last week that he is supporting Abrams for Governor of Georgia.

Calling the upcoming elections  "a critical point in our American democracy", Pedroso says tonight's event is just one in a series of educational informational Webinars that they are presenting. "The vote that's coming up in November" adds Pedroso, "will probably change the landscape of American politics."