Virtual Rally Tonight with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Common, Atlanta Mayor Kiesha Lance Bottoms and more to Encourage People to Vote

Tonight, October 29th, the Multi-generational Black Women for Change (Bipartisan Organization) will host a 30-minute virtual “rally” at 6 PM CT for Black Millennials, offering inspiring words and resources to encourage people to go to the polls on Nov. 3rd. Speakers will include celebrities, thought leaders, and politicians such as City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Atlanta Mayor Kiesha Lance Bottoms, Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly; Rapper, Actor, Writer, and Chicago native Common; Host of ABC7 Chicago’s Windy City LIVE’s Val Warner, Gospel music singer, Songwriter, and Preacher Tye Tribbett; Singer, Actor, and Comedian Reed Shannon; 3D Chicago Artist and Entrepreneur Tyler Clark, Entrepreneur Timme Cager as well as
Kirsten Corley Bennett; wife of Chicago native, rapper, and national activist, Chance the Rapper to name a few.

African Americans shouldn’t feel hopeless, because Black votes DO matter — now more than ever. It is OUR fight to
win. The goal of the Black Women for Change rally is to increase the Black voter turnout rate on election day. Through this event rally, mass awareness will be generated and a call to action to vote will be promoted. This virtual rally will be streamed on Black Women for Change’s social channels including Twitter: @BLKWomen4Change and YouTube: @BlackWomenForChange on Oct.29th at 6PMcst. The goal is to allow influential & authentic voices within the Black community help promote awareness and change as respected leaders of the community.

In the 2016 election, Black voter numbers fell, even as a record number of Americans cast ballots. The black voter
turnout rate declined for the first time in 20 years in a presidential election, falling to 59.6% in 2016 after reaching a
record-high 66.6% in 2012. The 7-percentage-point decline from the previous presidential election is the largest on
record for Black Americans. For the Millennial and Gen Z population, the turnout rate increased across racial and
ethnic groups, with the exception of Black Millennials, 50.6% of whom turned out in 2016, compared with 55.0% in
2012. (Source: Penn Research)

For more information about the event or on the Multi-generational Black Women for Change (Bipartisan Organization), please email Mrs. La’Vonne Maston-Fisher at lfisher@danielleashley.com or Mrs. Tracey Alston at
TAlston@DanielleAshley.com or call Tracey directly on her cell phone at (773) 405-1250.

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