Facts & Untapped Power
Women are the majority in NYC city, and also represent the largest number of people both working in, and sending children to school.
Emotionally, financially and physically impacted by what our lived experiences are like here in NYC, women must respond by demanding wise women leaders in a representative government, (ie: WE THE PEOPLE!) — along with good governing policies and humane laws that reflect a profound respect for social justice and civil/human rights for everyone.
Home is where the heart is. . .
The Mothers' Agenda NY talks a lot about where we have the most power to initiate change, and we believe that begins at home. But far too often, our homes aren't safe from the inside. (If domestic violence is an issue, please reach out for support and access services to leave. If you can't find resources, email us and we'll do our best to connect you.)
Teaching our children that all human beings are deserving of respect and dignity, begins with women setting that example everyday— at home. And please don't let anyone tell you differently: MOTHERS CAN RAISE BOYS UP TO BE DECENT, CARING MEN!
Organizing for change isn't easy!
And not everyone is an outspoken activist. But we if want a better life for ourselves and our families, safe neighborhoods and decent housing, educational and work opportunities— plus laws that protect the innocent, we have to make our voices and concerns heard. Together. Right now.
The MANY hopes that standing together will benefit our lives and our children's futures. When our children see their mothers and teachers engaged together in activism in their schools, and when we take interest in their friends and activities, they understand the path we are carving for them to follow.
Lastly, we have an obligation to ourselves— to our kids and to our ancestors to use our individual and combined power in the voting booth when it comes to the next election cycle.*
"When women are in charge, everyone wins."
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"The top issues for Black women revolve around money and basic needs," — Melanie L. Campbell, national convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable.
“Black women voters are significant since they (WE) have turned out at the highest rates of any race/gender subgroup in the past two presidential elections. More than 70 percent of Black women voted in 2012, out-voting white women (65.6 percent), white men (62.6 percent), and Black men (61.4 percent). Based on the available exit poll data from the Democratic primaries in 2016, Black women continue to make up a larger proportion of the Democratic electorate than Black men.”
- "Black Women Voters: By the Numbers," a Huffington Blog posting written by Glenda Carr & Kelly Ditmar, PhD, March 2016
"Women outnumber men as registered voters."
According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University:
"Women don't take anything for granted, including the right to vote. Although we've had that right for less than a century, we exercise it in much greater numbers and greater percentages than men. While the difference in voter turnout rates between the sexes is greatest for Blacks, women have voted at higher rates than men among Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites in the last five presidential elections. In non-presidential election years, women continue to turn out in greater proportions than men."