African American Women Crucial to the 2016 Election

Based on exit poll data for the 2012 election, over 70 percent of African American women voted in the election, 65.6 percent of white women, 62.6 percent of white men and 61.4 of African American men voted in the same election. “The reason why Black women made the difference is because we bring our entire household to the polls with us” said Carmen Berkley, director of Civil, Human and Woman’s Rights, AFL-CIO. “An investment in Black women is an investment in a number of different people within a particular household.”

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