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BLACK GIRLS VOTE REGISTERS OVER 600 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEADING UP TO MIDTERM ELECTIONS

BALTIMORE, MD (April 12, 2022) — Black Girls Vote is known for groundbreaking solutions in getting out the vote. Through the Party at the Mailbox Initiative (which provided homes in five cities with fun and informative voter registration kits), partnership with Tumblr for an Early Voting Day takeover, or partnership with the Presidents’ Roundtable to support over 600 high school STEM students in Baltimore, BGV consistently develops new opportunities to reach broad audiences and serve our community.

In the past month alone, Black Girls Vote (BGV) has registered over 800 new voters, 610 of which have come from Baltimore City Public High School’s students through the High School Voter Registration Challenge. Ahead of this year’s midterm elections, BGV has created a transformative way to register voters and engage the youth in the electoral process. While BGV’s target demographic is primarily young Black women, the organization encourages individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds to use their voice through voting, outreach, and advocacy.

In Maryland, residents can register to vote at 16 years old. With the High School Voter Registration challenge, BGV created yet another innovative way to get out the vote. By visiting nine Baltimore City high schools (Academy for College and Career Exploration, Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Western High School, Edmondson Westside High School, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore School for the Arts, Patterson High School) and tabling at each of these schools, we spoke to newly eligible voters about why voting matters, the upcoming elections, and the issues that are important to them. We further incentivized voter registration with giveaways provided by Starbucks and a pizza party sponsored by our partners at Pizza to the Polls.

The school that registered the most voters was Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School with 100 newly registered voters. This effort will be celebrated with a Pizza to the Polls sponsored pizza party for the school on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

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About Black Girls Vote
Black Girls Vote (BGV) is a national, nonpartisan organization with an objective of engaging, educating, and empowering Black women, particularly those 18-25 years old, to activate their voice by utilizing their vote. It is our mission to inspire Black women to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and the collective community. Follow us @BlackGirlsVote.