Creative Poetry Is Needed to Promote Voting
— DC Poet Writes & Donates Poem
This short, inspirational poem motivates everyone to participate in the Midterm Elections. The poem was written and performed by poet CeLilliane Green,
Black Women for Positive Change believes it is important to use different tools to promote Non-Partisan Voting in the 2022 Midterm Elections. One of the creative tools is a poem titled “Voting Matters,” written by CeLillianne Green, a resident of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Green is an internationally known poet, as well as a lawyer, teacher, mediator, playwright, and speaker. Her most significant work is the epic poem, “That Word”, published in 2010, and selected in 2015 by the D.C. Black Theatre Festival for a Staged Reading.
“We must reach out to our GenZ and Millennials voters and poetry is a great way to do it. U.S. Citizens over 18 years of age, of all political persuasions, must register to vote and vote in the important 2022 Midterm Elections,” says Dr. Stephanie Myers and Honorable Daun S. Hester, National Co-Chairs of Black Women for Positive Change. “We appreciate CeLillianne Green writing this poem “Voting Matters,” because voting does matter. Many of our ancestors sacrificed their lives so we could vote.” Poet CeLillianne Green is available to recite her poem live on radio, television and podcast programs. Contact her at www.CelillianneGreen.com
Preserving and Strengthening the Middle/Working Class
“Changing the Culture of Violence in America”
Midterm Votes Matter
BLACK WOMEN FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
Black Women for Positive Change is a national policy-focused network of predominately African American women and “Good Brothers” from States including: California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Virginia. In 2013, the network has two primary goals: (1) To positively contribute to ideas and methods that can strengthen and expand the American Middle/Working class, with an emphasis on the African American community; and (2) To Change the Culture of Violence in America.
Objectives of the network are to:
- Advocate on behalf of positive change in national, state and local initiatives regarding gun violence, non-violence and community-based advocacy for conflict resolution—particularly for youth.
- Increase the quality of dissemination of information about significant government policies and programs through partnerships, media and social networking tools
- Increase utilization of the professional and practical experience of members to improve the quality of public discourse regarding policies and programs.
- Evaluate existing government programs and identify recommendations that may improve the quality and effectiveness of federal, state and local tax-supported government programs.
- Inspire and motivate others to join us in our effort to be a catalyst for positive change that results in social justice and economic parity in America, with a focus on the African American community.
The Black Women for Positive Change volunteer network is supported by individual contributions of member time and resources. The network is managed by Co-Chairs Delegate Daun S. Hester, Virginia State Representative, School Principal and former Vice Mayor and City Councilwoman, City of Norfolk, Virginia and, Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, Vice President, R.J. Myers Publishing and Consulting Co., and former Presidential Appointee. State and regional networks are managed by members of the network who reside in member states.