CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

As a diverse 501(c)(3) organization, United Women of Color create and foster opportunities of advancement and empowerment. We build and shape the development of our communities by cultivating civic engagement, grassroots outreach to improve the lives of women, girls and families. Vote Gone Viral actively engages in providing voter services, voter education, and leadership training to increase civic engagement and voter turnout.

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Our civic duty doesn't end at the ballot box. Since 2018, UWOC has actively engaged in providing voter services, voter education, and leadership training to increase civic engagement, voter turnout, and community participation in shaping public policy and quality of life issues.

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Our candidate forums are collaborative, in partnership with other organizations with an interest in civic engagement.  Including questions from area residents these forums allows the community an opportunity to engage political candidates in discussion about issues important to voters before an upcoming election.

CANDIDATE FORUMS

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Community Discussion Series

An important aspect of civic engagement and social justice is being informed and up to date on the issues in our local community. UWOC hosts up to four events per year where guests are invited in to discuss topics that affect the day to day life of minority populations. We utilize a focus group, current events, and feedback from the community to develop discussion formats, and to select topics of discussion relevant to our target population such as: Health disparities in African American and Latina communities, economic and educational opportunities for financial uplifting and reducing the wealth gap, importance of voting and civic engagement, the nature of societal relationships between law enforcement and minorities and fostering cultural awareness and acceptance to dismantle white supremacy.