What’s at Stake

This important voting bloc is ready to drive seismic change

Black woman wearing a face mask that says “Show up for Black women.”
Black woman wearing a face mask that says “Show up for Black women.”
Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis/Getty Images

ZORA has delved into what’s at stake in this election cycle with an important series about women of color and the vote. We sought the insight of political activists, advocacy groups, lawmakers, and community stakeholders. Read on for insight into a voting bloc that may impact not just the next election, but America’s future course. Keep an eye on What’s at Stake all week long.

Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson saw her hometown, Baltimore, erupt in unrest following the police-involved death of Freddie Gray back in 2015. …


What’s at Stake

Indigenous women and their communities want their say in the 2020 election

Indigenous woman wearing face mask at a protest in July.
Indigenous woman wearing face mask at a protest in July.
Indigenous protesters and supporters gather at the Black Hills, now the site of Mount Rushmore, on July 3, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. Photo: Micah Garen/Getty Images

ZORA has delved into what’s at stake in this election cycle with an important series about women of color and the vote. We sought the insight of political activists, advocacy groups, lawmakers, and community stakeholders. Read on for insight into a voting bloc that may impact not just the next election, but America’s future course. Keep an eye on What’s at Stake all week long.

When Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids made history in 2018 as the first Native American women ever elected to Congress, it symbolized the collective journey of Indigenous people who’ve lived on these lands for millennia. Rep. Haaland represents New Mexico and is an enrolled citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin, represents Kansas. …


What’s at Stake

With 29 million eligible voters, their influence is undeniable

Latina woman voting at a poll in California. The booth has an American flag on it.
Latina woman voting at a poll in California. The booth has an American flag on it.
A Sun Valley resident votes at the polling station located at Our Lady of The Holy Church on election day at the Sun Valley’s Latino district, Los Angeles County. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

ZORA has delved into what’s at stake in this election cycle with an important series about women of color and the vote. We sought the insight of political activists, advocacy groups, lawmakers, and community stakeholders. Read on for insight into a voting bloc that may impact not just the next election, but America’s future course. Keep an eye on What’s at Stake all week long.

Lizette Escobedo’s parents, Efrain and Rosa, were strangers when they arrived in the United States from Mexico decades ago. They were young, undocumented, and unsure. Yet with Efrain’s night shift at a warehouse, Rosa’s Avon and Mary Kay sales, plus the money from clothing she peddled at a swap meet on weekends, the couple built a life in California for themselves and their five children. …

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