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Whats At Stake

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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.”

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.

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…


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.

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…


What’s At Stake

As the voting bloc grows, so does their ability to swing votes in their favor

Asian mother and daughter holding a VOTE sticker.
Asian mother and daughter holding a VOTE sticker.

Data shows that in 2018, turnout among women of color increased 37% from the 2014 midterms. That ushered in such diverse lawmakers as Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first woman of Palestinian descent in Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who is Muslim, and Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, the first Native American women in Congress. The numbers of African American, Latino, and Asian American women have also increased on Capitol Hill.

In the upcoming election cycle, besides the commander in chief, women of color votes could flip the Senate, yield another sweep of House Congressional races, as well as…

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