Unity’20 Black Voting and Power Building National Campaign 

THE PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Louisiana Unity Coalition is an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is a 501©3, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. The National Coalition has a national membership of organizations representing a diverse constituency base including civil rights, labor, and business organizations; fraternities and sororities; women, youth, educators, faith leaders, public policy makers, researchers, and others.  

 

The National Coalition was founded on May 6, 1976. For nearly 40 years, The National Coalition has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state, and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of underserved and other marginalized communities through civic engagement including: 

  • Non-Partisan Voter Empowerment Organizing and Training 

  • Young Adult Civic Leadership Development 

  • Promoting Women’s Health, Wellness and Girls Issues 

  • Grassroots organizing and issue education 

  • Disaster recovery and rebuilding Initiatives for Katrina-Rita survivors in the Gulf Coast and other communities across the country 

 

As an affiliate, we serve as the lead entity for its Unity 2020 Black Voting & Power Building National Campaign initiative which engages state-based organizations to lead, organize and implement non-partisan efforts centered around the November 3rd Elections in Louisiana.  These activities include Voter Registration, Voter Assistance & Voter Protection Field & Online Outreach; Poll Monitor Recruitment Drive; Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Campaign; Presidential Debate Watch Parties, Spill the Tea & Field Outreach events among other activities. 

 

The National Coalition strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development, and voting.  

THE HARD TRUTH

Black Women in the United States, 2020

Black Women in the United States, 2020, is the seventh annual report by the
Black Women’s Roundtable which specifically examines the overall conditions
and policy concerns of Black women throughout the nation. This year’s report
comes at a particularly precarious moment in our history. We find ourselves
immersed in a time of extreme political divisiveness, growing economic peril, and
potentially facing a world-wide health crisis. Simultaneously, we are in the
midst of an especially consequential Presidential election. One with both farreaching national political implications, but also, as it is occurring in congruence
with the 2020 Decennial Census, state-level down-ballot impacts will color
electoral district composition for the next decade, thus significantly impacting
Black political representation and power for the next ten years. With all of
these dire consequences hanging in the balance, this year’s report is especially
vital as it uncovers and centers the concerns, condition, and political power of
Black women at this watershed moment. The following is a selection of this
year’s key findings: