Raising Up The Vote Movement
We at the WBDC dedicate our Raising Up the Vote campaign and Make Your Mark podcast series in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg— a woman whose legacy for justice, equity, and women’s rights lives on.
As citizens of the United States, we all have an awesome responsibility to make our collective voices heard through the democratic process of voting. In this 100th year of the passing of the 19th Amendment, we give pause to the hard-earned rights of women. We know that it has been an ongoing journey since 1920—particularly for women of color. It is a duty not to be taken lightly.
Fair and equitable public policy is critical for economic self-sufficiency. By encouraging women to be involved in the public policy arena, we can accelerate women’s opportunities together.
Join us in raising up the vote by attending events, listening to our podcast series, and contributing to our social media conversations.
The Intersection of
Gender & Racial Equality
August 26th Virtual Event
A three-part event in partnership with Target
Part one features an in-depth moderated conversation with Senator Tammy Duckworth. Next, a WBDC panel of experts will discuss the history and current landscape of voting rights, representation of women in leadership roles, and the importance of women’s economic self-sufficiency. In part three, a panel will do a deep dive on the history of rights for women of color and how white women and male allies can show up to support equality for all women.
The Power of Allyship
October 21st Virtual Event
Presented in partnership with Target
Gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it’s a human issue. Here, a virtual panel will discuss how to advocate and ally with women to create a more equal and just workplace, country, and planet.
Weekly Podcast Series
Launching September 21st
A podcast series where notable and powerful women share their stories and reflect upon the history of women breaking the glass ceiling, fighting for their voice and continuing to challenge the status quo.
The WBDC has compiled a number of articles discussing civil engagement as a means of women empowerment from professionals and experts around the country. We are always updating our resources, so make sure to check back and learn more.
Whether you’re voting by mail or in person, Vote411 can help you register, check your voter registration status and find information about who and what will be on your ballot. Site compiled and created by the League of Women Voters.
Raising Up the Vote and the Make Your Mark Podcast were made possible by a generous group of sponsors.
Learn more about their organizations below.