On Thursday, Biden for President Wisconsin hosted a “Sister to Sister” voter registration organizing event with Donna Brazile, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson. They were also joined by Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, and Tiffany Henry, President of Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals.
At the event, Wisconsin leaders fired up Black women leaders across the Badger State who are mobilizing voters to register to vote and request their absentee ballots ahead of November.
“This election is about our future, and I am proud to be a supporter of the Biden Harris ticket…Wisconsin has led in so many categories, in terms of women’s rights, in terms of fighting for equality…We know that you will help us carry this victory forward in 2020. It will take all of us being educated about the right to vote. Voter education is going to be key…We can’t leave not one voter behind,” said Donna Brazile.
“One of the things that we have to remember is our resilience as Black women, and our traditional role in holding everything together, and realizing this is just one of those moments where it’s our job to hold things together and to recognize our power…We have that power and we need to remind ourselves of it…We need to remind people that democracy works. There’s no one who can mobilize and move things better than Black women can do that,” said Congresswoman Gwen Moore.
“All across this nation, Black women are facing multiple crises at once–a coronavirus pandemic that is causing egregious harm and loss of life and hope and of opportunity in our Black communities. And, we’re also facing a crisis of institutional and structural racism that Black people have been fighting in this country for 400 years…We know that Black women often bear the brunt of this pain as we carry the weight of our families and communities with us. But, we also know however, that Black women are most likely to mobilize and lead us out and vote this country forward,” said Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson.