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We work to build the power of the Black women most directly impacted by the intersections of violently racialized and gendered capitalism to advance a radical vision for liberation, through leadership development and political engagement.

How We Build Power

We run grassroots policy and electoral campaigns, engaging Black voters and building Black women’s leadership to advance a legislative agenda and candidates that explicitly support Black women’s liberation.

Voter Mobilization

We engage meaningfully with communities throughout the year to mobilize voter turnout.

Candidate Endorsement

We support candidates who reflect our communities and share our values.

Political Education

We host year round political education events on issues impacting voters' daily lives.

Policy Advocacy

We mobilize grassroots support for policies that promote equity and justice.

 

Key Victories

About Our Work

 We invest in long term relationships with communities across Illinois and Wisconsin to mobilize a powerful electorate behind progressive candidates who share our values of racial justice and Black liberation.

2018 ELECTION REPORT

In 2018, CRGE engaged over 150,000 voters across Illinois through field work, phone calls, and digital outreach.

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Strength in Numbers

CRGE runs the largest Black civic engagement program in the region, reaching more than one million voters across Illinois and Wisconsin in an election cycle. Our outcomes in 2020 are outlined below.

1.9M

voters reached via field and digital outreach

88K

individual conversations with voters

652K

voters reached through targeted video ads

525K

text messages sent to local voters