Black Girls Vote (BGV) is a grassroots, nonpartisan organization created to represent the national and international concerns of women of color.
We seek to uplift and empower communities of color by educating and inspiring Women of Color to understand the public policy decisions affecting their families and communities.
We are dedicated to using our collective voice to transform areas where bias has the most profound impact on the lives of women of color.
BGV continues to cultivate a community of well-informed citizens in underserved communities to support policies that align with BGV’s strategic aims to:
– Advance Education
– Advance Economic Development
– Advance Quality Health care and improve outcomes
BGV Collegiate Chapters identify and address the needs in their local communities through volunteer efforts, voter engagement activities, and community-based initiatives that support the core values of Black Girls Vote.
Now that you know who we are and our focus, we would like to introduce some of the committee members volunteering their time behind the scenes to support the creation and ongoing facilitation needs of each collegiate chapter. The impact we make will not be possible without these hardworking ladies.
BA in Political Science & Philosophy, 2017
To be eligible to become a member of an active collegiate chapter, you must have or fulfill the following:
– Be a student at a University in good academic standing (2.5 GPA and above).
– Possess a willingness to demonstrate time and dedication to expanding the mission of Black Girls Vote on their University’s campus.
– Must pay dues in accordance with your chapter’s requirements.
To learn more about the general membership terms and conditions, please visit HERE. To pay for your national membership dues, visit HERE.
All revenues received and expenses incurred shall be in alignment with BGV, Inc. approved use and purpose in the furthering of its goals and mission. To learn more, please visit HERE.
If you are a member of an on-campus chapter, you are required to pay the national collegiate ambassador membership dues to be considered active/in good standing. To learn more, click the image and for frequently asked questions, visit HERE.
“Black Girls Vote means a lot to me personally because it was the first organization I joined on campus. BGV comforted me with the fact that they are truly committed to providing a difference. The environment is unmatched. Furthermore, BGV is important because it instills the community with the confidence to exercise their right to vote!”
Savanna Mack, Junior studying Bioengineering at North Carolina A&T
“Joining Black Girls Vote, I have experienced a tremendous amount of growth, passion for serving my community, and friendship. I am glad to be a part of an organization that has a passion for empowering women, and to have leadership who embodies the future.”
Makaela Dennis, Freshman studying Political Science at North Carolina A&T
“BGV has been an organization that gives young black women like myself the ability to educate peers on the importance of not only voting but how their voice can be heard. Since my freshman year, I have been a part of BGV; it’s an innovative organization that showcases the need for minorities to vote. Being surrounded by such black excellence I am able to grow as a person throughout my college journey.”
Heaven Wiley, Junior studying Human Nutrition at North Carolina A&T
“I joined BGV as a freshman at Morgan and since joining I have been flooded with opportunities, love, sisterhood, and an outlet to express my interest in politics and my desire to give back to the community. I hope to continue giving back to the organization and join as a member after graduating college in order to keep fulfilling the mission statement and to continue to uphold the 3 E’s.”
Michelle Spann, Sophomore studying Political Science at Morgan State University
“Black Girls Vote has been a way for me to politically identify with others, and given me a chance to share my knowledge. I’m so happy I joined and I love the work I do with my BGV sisters at Morgan and for the Baltimore community.”
Iyanna Taylor, Senior studying Elementary Education at Morgan State University
Dope Black Girls Brunch – August 2023
BGV Collegiate All-Hands Meeting – September 2023
BGV Collegiate All-Hands Meeting – November 2023
BGV Annual Ball – November 17, 2023