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.
We engage meaningfully with communities throughout the year to mobilize voter turnout.
We support candidates who reflect our communities and share our values.
We host year round political education events on issues impacting voters' daily lives.
We mobilize grassroots support for policies that promote equity and justice.
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.
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.
voters reached via field and digital outreach
individual conversations with voters
voters reached through targeted video ads
text messages sent to local voters