Mission & History

MalikaandMargaret.jpgMission 
The mission of Women Engaged is to support the power-building of Black women and young adults creating a world where compassionate, fact-based, equity-centered approaches are used to develop and implement public policy and actualize social transformation.

History
Women Engaged is the inspirational project of feminist researcher and human rights leader Malika Redmond and public relations expert and art activist Margaret Kargbo. WE launched in the fall of 2014 with the highly successful WE Vote. WE Rise! integrated voter engagement program. WE Vote. WE Rise! trains women and young people of color on voter engagement by providing them with opportunities to learn how to run effective 5o1C3 'Get Out to Vote' campaigns and participate in the political process.  

Prior to Ms. Kargbo's untimely passing on May 20, 2015,(http://rollingout.com/2015/05/21/beloved-atlanta-pr-consultant-margaret-kargbo-dies-in-crash/), Malika and Margaret brought a combined 20 years of professional experience using innovative communications and community organizing strategies to address current social justice issues to the formation of Women Engaged. In fact it was due to Margaret's communications and marketing savvy that brought forth the name "Women Engaged" for their new organization. Immediately following the launch of WE, Margaret planned its inaugural 2015 event partnering with the US Department of Arts and Culture and National Domestic Workers Alliance--Atlanta Chapter. This community story circle inspired by President Obama's State of the Union address, brought together a diverse representation of the greater Atlanta, GA, community to discuss the key issues impacting their communities. The conversations were recorded and shared with the US Department of Arts and Culture.

Today, cofounder and executive director, Malika Redmond, along with talented staff and volunteers continue the work with the passion and celebratory spirit of Women Engaged's cofounder and Public Affairs Director, Margaret Kargbo.

 

 

*Cofounders Malika Redmond (left) and Margaret Kargbo shown in the above picture.

  


LATEST EVENTS

Early Voting Period

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM through October 31, 2020

Early Voting Period

Early Voting Locations

  • If you are able, prioritize going to larger facilities with capacity, to ensure those who have issues with transportation can use smaller locations closer to their homes.

You Ask, WE Answers (YAWA)

Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Facebook Live

You Ask, WE Answers (YAWA)

Election Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 at 07:00 AM

Election Day

Voter Kit

  • Bring mask, chair, snacks, water,ID. 
  • If you requested an absentee ballot, you have to surrender it at the polling location. 
  • If you have not received your ballot, please let them know so you can vote, or ask for a provisional ballot. 
  • Check your polling location as it may have changed due to COVID19

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LATEST NEWS

Now Hiring

Women Engaged is seeking a talented leader to serve as Deputy Director and WE Vote. WE Rise! is seeking professional and outgoing individuals to conduct non-partisan voter engagement with a combination of phone and digital canvassing. READ MORE »

Voter Registration Deadline, Oct. 5th

The Voter Registration Deadline is rapidly approaching, Oct. 5th. Check your status today!  bit.ly/WEVote   READ MORE »

Seven Million Strong Initiative

Founding Executive Director Malika Redmond along with the entire WE team are very proud to be a part of the #7MillionStrong initiative of the Roddenberry Foundation.  Learn how our WE Vote. WE Rise! program continues to build young Black voter participation this year.  https://bit.ly/2WKDUFW READ MORE »
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