“Why We Vote” was an educational take action event for the whole family led by the Jack and Jill of America Inc. San Diego chapter.
Jack and Jill is an organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation’s leaders. Which is why we are on a mission to teach our youth and young adults that their voices matter and that voting is the single most powerful way to peacefully protest that Black Lives Matter.
Election Day 2020 is quickly approaching and 100,000,000 voters sat out of the 2016 election, many of which were young adults.
100,000,000 votes is a lot of votes to leave on the table.
So we at Jack and Jill of America and specifically the San Diego chapter has joined forces with Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” campaign to help increase voter registration, participation and the promotion of a culture that voting is important in all elections…big or small.
All hands are needed on deck!
Jack and Jill San Diego had a non-partisan event called “Why We Vote” where we reviewed the history of voting for African Americans. After which we delved into some of the many small ways people can help make a BIG impact at the polls. Our goal this year, with all that’s been happening in our country, is to use voting to align our communities with leaders committed to challenging the present culture of racism and social inequality.
After the event we wanted to do more. Joined by other Jack and Jill chapter leaders throughout California and other community influencers from around San Diego county we coined the hashtag #2020for2020. Which asked us all to commit to contacting 20 people (family, friends, neighbors) over the next 20 days to participate, register for the 2020 election. So now we want to spread the word and get others excited and ready to commit to #2020for2020! That’s just 1 person day!! Give your friend this link https://volunteer.whenweallvote.org/page/JackJillSanDiego and ask them to register to vote today!
If you missed the event please catch the YouTube recording for more resources and details on how Jack and Jill San Diego chapter is rallying to change the 2020 election and future elections.
So please register to vote today! YOUR VOTE is YOUR VOICE! We are working with When We All Vote to make sure every eligible person is registered to vote. Join us to shift the culture around voting! Jack and Jill San Diego is doing its part!!!! Thank you! Joanee’ L. Johnson, Chapter President Jack and Jill San Diego