Black Women Voters Becoming Force At The Polls

In downtown Durham, a group of African-American women spent a recent Friday night at a Sister to Sister salon conversation, talking politics, polling and power. Attorney Mavis Gragg helped organize the event and said it was long overdue.

“To talk about what’s going on with black women, what’s going on with the elections, what can we do, how we can continue to uplift our candidates and change what’s going on in our country,” said Gragg.

From the door-to-door canvassing to the “get out the vote” phone calls, women have been described as the backbone of campaign politics. And African-American women are among those mobilizing across the country.

There have been more than 30 Sister to Sister salons across North Carolina in the past month….

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