Media Advisory

Young People of Color Ready to Vote, Motivated by Racial Justice

Civil Rights and Racial Equity Groups Unveil New Research on Youth of Color Perspectives Going into Midterm Election

October 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a coalition of national racial justice and civil rights organizations, will release two national polls, one on the perspectives of young voters of color and one of the first polls with statistically significant polling on the perspectives of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI), Native Hawaiian and Native American voters. The research has shaped the organizations’ “#WeVoteWeCount and #TogetherWeVote campaigns. Explaining the findings and how the new data has impacted outreach and advocacy are leaders from Advancement Project’s national office, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Demos, Faith in Action, NAACP, National Congress of American Indians, National Urban League, Race Forward, and UnidosUS.

The research findings clearly indicate that the top issue for young Black, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Native American voters is racism and racial justice. Racism, used as a tool to divide and harm all of us, and recognizing cross-racial solidarity, were key issues for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander and Native American voters. This groundbreaking research is shaping the outreach efforts of national racial justice organizations and local grassroots groups as they continue their civic participation campaigns urging young voters to vote and support the positive change they want to see in their communities.

WHO:     The Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation:Advancement Project’s national office; Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF); Demos; Faith in Action; NAACP; National Congress of American Indians, National Urban League; Race Forward; UnidosUS
WHAT:Press Briefing: Racial Justice Organizations Reveal Results on Why Young Voters of Color are Motivated to Vote in Mid-term Election
WHEN: Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET
WHERE:National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
Livestreamed via Facebook Live
RSVP:https://advproject.link/2qeqrW4


For more information, visit https://advancementproject.org or https://www.wkkf.org. Attend the briefing by registering here or contacting Zerline Hughes Spruill at zhughes@advancementproject.org, 202-487-0967.

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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative is comprised of nine leading national racial equity organizations working together to promote racial equity, advance racial healing and ensure that all children, families and communities have opportunities to reach their full potential. The organizations include Advancement Project’s national office, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), Demos, Faith in Action, NAACP, National Congress of American Indians, National Urban League, Race Forward and UnidosUS.