Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) 2021 Report
By: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D., Chair & 7th National President and Janice Mathis, Esq., Executive Director National Council of Negro Women (page 91)
Black women have been in the vanguard of defending democracy over the past several years. We voted, registered voters, organized Souls to the Polls, wrote checks, sent texts and tweets, trained poll workers, knocked on doors, gave interviews and urged the nomination of a woman of color to be Vice President – all in order to repel a specific threat to the basic tenets upon which our government is built. We succeeded – the Constitution held, the insurrection was repelled, the Union survives. But Black women want, need and deserve more than mere survival.
Protect Democracy Now!
The new Administration has already kept two important promises: to get shots into arms and checks into pocketbooks. Families that were on the brink of foreclosure or eviction have a little more breathing room. A mother of two small children can redeem the family car from a title pawn loan. Families who haven’t gathered for a year can do so in small groups now that they are fully vaccinated. Clearly, there was a plan in place from the very beginning to address these critical issues.