Organizers focused on working with existing community spaces and organizations to gather petition signatures, as well as to recruit volunteers. Organizers created relationships with community organizations that are crucial to the work. Organizers worked in spaces that already exist, such as community events and high traffic areas.
Organizers created intentional space through listening sessions, designed to be a space for Black women to discuss the impact that the student debt crisis has had on their lives and the lives of others in their communities. Organizers facilitated relational organizing tactics with volunteers and campaign supporters. Organizers gained earned media and press around the work.
Additionally, 1000 Women Strong engaged in a national digital ad campaign where we also collected signatures