Actions speak louder than words. One person taking positive action creates a ripple effect of positivity that can move mountains.
Each month in GirlTrek we have a different focus. This month is Activism August… Co founders Morgan & Vanessa say it best:
“50,000 Black women will walk to the polls together on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th. It’s called The Black Girl Justice League!
1. I’m in! How do I join?
Start training! Get your weight up! Before Election Day, walk 50 miles, register 50 new voters or host a pop up table the weekend August 18th – that’s the day women got the right to vote in 1920! Some women – in true superhero style – will do all three! #BlackGirlJusticeLeague?
2. How will you know I’m training?
Use GirlTrek.org to log your walks and register voters; Keep us updated on social media using #BlackGirlJusticeLeague!
3. How do I host a walk on Election Day?
It’s easy! Post your own event here. The name of your walk should be: “[Insert Name of Polling Location] Justice Crusade,” for example Drew Middle School Justice Crusade. To find your voting location, click here.
4. Can anyone host a walk?
Yes, anyone who is organizing for the #BlackGirlJusticeLeague – that includes YOU as soon as you start training!
5. How do I find a walk near me?
Click here and type in your zip code. If you don’t see a walk to your polling place, start training and create one!
6. How can I help?
Get involved. 1) Promise to train. 2) Register new voters at GirlTrek.org. 3) Host a walk with your neighbors to your local polling place.
7. What else can I do?
Forward this email to 3 people you know. Help us spread the word.
8. What is the Black Girl Justice League?
A campaign started by two friends – Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison – to increase voter turnout on Election Day. This campaign is “powered by GirlTrek,” a national nonprofit that they started to promote walking and self-care. There are already 68,0000 Black women who walk with GirlTrek everyday.
9. Who are we voting for?
You choose. This is not a partisan campaign. We are not lobbying for a party. Volunteers should not wear candidate buttons or stickers on their GirlTrek gear.
10. Who do I contact for help?
Tech problems? Media requests? General questions or ideas? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your question to the right person on our team.”
So…get off the computer and start training.