Updated: Nov 26, 2020
Baton Rouge, LA — The YWCA Greater Baton Rouge is taking a bold stand to celebrate the power of women voters in this election. During two days of early voting and on Election Day, the YWCA board and team will host voter engagement booths and provide celebratory pearls and pictures. The booths will be featured near three early voting locations, Baker DMV, the State Archives Building, and downtown near City Hall. On Election Day, the team will only be located near Baker DMV and City Hall.
Co-sponsored by The Power Coalition, the YWCA launched a community outreach strategy to encourage voters to return to the polls. With the support of organizations such as Junior League of Baton Rouge, La Capitale (LA) Chapter of the Links, Inc., Jack and Jill Louisiana, Alpha Kappa Alpha, The Maxine Firm, The Power Pump Girls, Pumps to the Polls, Sistars of Empowerment, Mission Possible Foundation, and Metro Health the women were able to reach organizational and neighborhood leaders. On the heels of our country’s recent 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage, the YWCA is seeking more partners to engage groups in raising the voice of women voters. “The national political discourse may highlight the division in our country, but we believe that women have a strong, united voice that calls for policy changes that address women’s issues, regardless of race or political affiliation,” said YWCA CEO, Dianna Payton.
Voters are asked to show off their favorite pair of pearls at celebratory tables near the following locations:
City of Baker Express DMV 2250 Main St. in Baton Rouge
City Hall 222 St. Louis S. in Baton Rouge
State Archives Building 3851 Essen Ln in Baton Rouge
Staff will be available to give out pearls and help participants take pictures on
Tues. Nov. 24th 11:30a-1p and 4p-6p
Sat. Nov. 28th 8a-6p
Or Sat. Dec. 5th 8a – 6p
YWCA Greater Baton Rouge continues to be committed to racial justice and creating real change for women, girls, and people of color in this community. For more information about the YWCA and its mission, visit www.YWCA-BR.org.