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Black & Brown Women’s Voting Initiative


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Are you planning to vote in 2020?

Here is what you need to do right away

1.Check Board of Elections to make sure you are not inactive or have been removed

Board of Elections

2. You will need a DMV License or a DMV ID Card to Register

Register to vote

3. Request your Absentee Ballot by calling: 336-641-6876 or 336-641-3836, faxing: 336-641-7676, email:, or download the Absentee Request Form below.

Absentee Ballot Request Form

Important information: 

  • You only need one witness signature instead of two on the Absentee Ballot Return
  • No notary is required
  • No ID is need to vote in the 2020 election

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Important Dates to Remember

  • Voter registration deadline is 5:00pm October 9
  • After Oct. 9, you must register & vote at an Early Voting site
  • One Stop Early Voting begins October 15 and Ends October 31
  • Deadline to return Absentee Ballot Request Form 5:00pm October 27
  • Deadline to return Voted Absentee Ballot 5:00pm November 3
  • General Election day is November 3rd

For questions, the latest voting news, help completing forms or problems voting:  1-888-OUR VOTE   or  1-888-687-8683

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Upcoming Events:

Black and Brown Women’s Initiative Group Meeting via Zoom: Sept 24, 2020, 07:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting by holding down the CTRL button while clicking onto the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

 See you on Thursday, at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

 If you have questions, contact the Beloved Community Center at or 336-230-0001

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“Nobody Is Free Until Everyone Is Free” – Fannie Lou Hamer

“We Can’t Let People Drive Wedges Between Us” – Dolores Huerta

Black & Brown Women’s 2020 Voting Initiative

Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Committees


Convener:  Lolita Watkins                        336-540-9627       

Purpose Statement: To provide anchor stations or destinations among our faith-based and community network in order to provide voting information, resources, and support for our voter advocates.


Convener:  Andréa Metcalfe                      336-230-0001       

Purpose Statement:  To provide information to network partners using all social media platforms, including the creation of websites, etc. for churches, houses of worships and community partners to distribute or disseminate voting information. The tasks of this committee include also the sharing of information designed to invite or attract young adults to our efforts to increase their voter engagement in the upcoming elections, contacting local media outlets – radio and print media – in promoting our efforts, and sharing check-in zoom meetings dates and invitations with others to continue growing our network of community voter advocates.


Convener:  Sylvia Clapp-White     512-630-7905       

Purpose Statement:  To maintain and update a database of the individuals and community groups joining this GOTV network to share contact information, resources and support. This collection of data will be shared amongst our GOTV network.


Convener:  Joyce Johnson                         336-601-7041       

Purpose Statement: To brainstorm and initiate the plan for programs, events, activities designed to appeal to disenfranchised voters to participate or vote in the impending elections.


Convener:  Dr. Vanessa Haygood

Purpose Statement:  To contact and engage senior living facilities in Greensboro/Guilford County, especially those serving African American and Brown residents, to provide assistance in offering absentee voter registration to residents. This committee will also facilitate follow-up to support the returning of absentee ballot. Further, this committee will assume the role of checking with the Guilford County Board of Elections to learn and share updates about the work of the local MAT Team or Multi-Partisan Assistance Team, charged with engaging residents in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or adult care home settings for participation in the election process.


Convener: Majik Pennix               336-965-5260       

Purpose Statement:  To encourage local African American and Latinx business owners and operators to support our GOTV initiative.  The committee will enroll the support of these business enterprises and provide voting information for them to share with their customers and client base in their places of business and/or via their social media platforms.


Convener: Elder Evelyn Teasley                                   

Purpose Statement: To facilitate safe, efficient, no-cost, non-partisan transportation services for voters during early voting days and on general election day. Responsibilities will include identifying and screening potential transportation providers, determining potential riders, polling sites, matching providers with riders, and disseminating information to the community.

Sign up for a committee below:

Please type your committee of interest in the box labeled “Message”