Black Civic Engagement & Policy

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The Black Voter Guide is designed to provide you with the knowledge and tools to step into your collective responsibility and make informed decisions at the ballot box.

Our Black Civic Engagement & Policy program is unique and effective.

Our Black Civic Engagement & Policy (BCEP) program is a Black-led, non-partisan program that is committed to consistently advocating for the dismantling of anti-Black oppression within our institutions – at the legislature, the ballot box, and beyond. Through Black civic engagement, Black Women work toward healing our communities via relational voter engagement work as we have for centuries. Working to enfranchise all voting-age Black people and cultivate robust and sustained Black political participation, this program is a non-partisan, voter engagement/civic justice program that has the following objectives:

  1. Provide ongoing, sacred opportunities for Black Women to speak their needs to elected officials toward passing policies that improve Black Women's lives.
  1. Increase Black voter registration and Black voter participation.
  1. Mobilize Black Women and grassroots Black Women-led groups to fight for reproductive justice.
  1. Increase the political participation and power of young Black people.
  1. Host healing gatherings for Black beloveds addressing the trauma that results from the electoral brutality that Black people have endured for generations in the United States of America.

2020 General Election Cycle

  • We posted GOTV ads across several media outlets that totaled 2,018,125 impressions.
  • We made 47,000 calls and sent 4,710 text messages to Black people in Colorado.
  • We sent 10,839 GOTV postcards to 10,839 Black voters in Colorado who are 18-34 years old.
  • We turned out a record of 74% young Black people who are 18-34 years old in New Era Colorado’s registrant universe.
  • We contacted over 27,000 Black people in Colorado with a total of 13,094 completed conversations to ensure that Black people had accurate voting information and a plan to vote.
  • No on Proposition 115. During the 2020 election cycle, Coloradans voted on Proposition 115, which sought to ban abortions later in pregnancy. We launched a digital No on 115 campaign to target Black people - the campaign was successful with 218,585 impressions. This ballot measure was defeated.