USA Today: Shakya Cherry-Donaldson was on a girls trip with 10 other Black women when she learned about the bombshell news. The Supreme Court was preparing to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
“There was a collective mourning,” Cherry-Donaldson said. “We were triggered into this screaming conversation with each other about what is about to happen.”
Cherry-Donaldson, the executive director of the Black women’s advocacy group 1000 Women Strong, is working to educate – and mobilize – voters in several battleground states. Using funding from Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century’s Bridge Together initiative, the group is working in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Nevada to educate Black women about reproductive justice and how to harness their political power during this year’s midterm elections.
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