(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Action Fund and the Mothering Justice Action Fund have joined forces to elevate critical issues that affect Michigan women and girls, especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. Together, through direct advocacy, lobbying, community organizing, voter engagement, and mobilization, they will drive progressive change at the local, state, and federal levels, and hold elected officials accountable for removing barriers to equality.
“By uniting the boots-on-the-ground power of the Mothering Justice Action Fund with the fighting-on-the-front lines experience of the NWLC Action Fund, the needs of women and girls in Michigan will be front and center this election,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of the NWLC Action Fund. “Michigan is where we see a convergence of the gender justice issues that are on the line this November 3rd.”
Recently, in a report by the National Women’s Law Center, two-thirds of Michigan women of color reported being affected financially by COVID-19. The pandemic is threatening more than half of our child care centers to close permanently, forcing many women out of the workforce. And 827 thousand Michiganders are in jeopardy of losing access to health care should a Trump-appointed Justice fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
“Our mamavists have been actively engaging Michigan women of color this election to have a plan to vote,” said Eboni Taylor, Michigan Executive Director of the Mothering Justice Action Fund. “Now that voting has begun, we are excited to work with the NWLC Action Fund, to expand our reach and ensure Michigan women are educated about the issues that impact them, their daughters, and their families as they cast their ballot.”
For the 2020 presidential election, the NWLC Action Fund and the Mothering Justice Action Fund are engaging Michigan women voters through direct mail, multi-channel paid and earned media, and online at nwlcactionfund.org/michigan. This week, a comprehensive voter guide will be hitting mailboxes in Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties.