Women Engaged was founded by Malika Redmond and Margaret Kargbo in 2014 at the intersections of reproductive justice and civic engagement to address the issues paramount to Black women, femmes, and girls on a local, state, federal, and international level. Women Engaged is a 501c3, non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Women Engaged has played a critical role in combating wide spread voter suppression in 2018 and later contributing to the historic voter turnout in 2020 and 2021 elections. The organization has gone onward to provide leadership development to over 2,000 Georgians, deepening their knowledge about politics, reproductive justice, and how to continue to be actively engaged in the communities.
“In the past few years, America has assaulted women’s right to choose, and today, Congress has chosen to restrict comprehensive protection for women’s reproductive rights. We are disappointed the Women’s Health Protection Act didn’t pass in the Senate today, leaving many states and by extension, women across the country, vulnerable to abortion bans, especially as Roe v. Wade continues to lie in the balance. These decisions deprive poor women and Black women of access to abortion and critical reproductive medical care. As aggressive abortion measures hang in the balance with a conservative-leaning Supreme Court, the future of women’s bodily autonomy and agency are under unprecedented threat. Women Engaged will continue to fight for women’s rights to safe access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services.” - Malika Redmond, CEO & CoFounder, Women Engaged
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Election officials in Georgia are intentionally making it harder for people living in Black and Latinx communities to vote; don’t let them stop you from voting! Click the button below to visit Georgia's official online voter registration system, then learn more about voting by mail, early voting, or voting on election day. You don't have to miss work or wait in long lines just to cast your ballot, so find a way to vote that works for you.
Georgia law requires Georgia residents to show photo identification when voting in person. This does not have to be a Georgia ID, and the address on your ID does not need to match the address for your voter registration. You can obtain a Georgia ID from the Georgia Department of Driving Services for $32. A voting-only ID card is available for free. If you have questions or need more information, you can contact the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Division.
If you don’t have one of the six forms of photo ID listed above, you can get a free ID card from your county registrar’s office, or the Department of Driver Services Office. Just schedule an appointment using the button above, and bring the following:
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