Baltimorean Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson launched Black Girls Vote on November 30, 2015, the birthday of Shirley Chisholm – the first Black woman elected to the United States Congress. And like Shirley Chisholm, she sought to bring change through advocacy, outreach, and building strength in numbers.

That is the core of Black Girls Vote, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that inspires Black Girls to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and the community.

BGV, founded in Baltimore, believes “our vote is our voice”.

BGV is bringing their “parties at the polls” boxes to Georgia now! These are boxes with local treats, vote-related activities for children and “Vote” T-shirts. They’ve partnered with Civic Georgia a local grassroots organization that already has 20 other grassroots organizations fired up about the boxes!  They’re targeting the 23,000 young people that turned 18 between the November election and the run-offs.  To support this Baltimore organization in Atlanta, go to: