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Dec 6, 2021

A Conversation with Shakya Cherry-Donaldson of 1000 Women Strong on Engaging Voters

In this audio interview of the Being American Podcast, Gov. Patrick sits down with Shakya Cherry-Donaldson, the executive director of 1000 Women Strong, a group that provides resources, recruits, trains, mobilizes, and organizes around issues that impact Black Women and their extended communities.

A Conversation with Shakya Cherry-Donaldson of 1000 Women Strong on Engaging Voters

Nov 7, 2021

Thank You President Biden For The Student Loan Debt Moratorium But It’s Not Enough

The announcement made by the US Department of Education on the federal student loan debt moratorium extension was welcome news. However, it is not enough! Before the pandemic, more than 43 million Americans owed nearly $1.7 trillion dollars in student loan debt.

Thank You President Biden For The Student Loan Debt Moratorium But It’s Not Enough

Nov 1, 2021

Deval Patrick Is Building Sustained Engagement Beyond Election Day By Funding Grassroots Groups In Key States

Building on his own experience as a candidate, Patrick says that supporting the grassroots is necessary for sustained engagement beyond election day.

Deval Patrick Is Building Sustained Engagement Beyond Election Day By Funding Grassroots Groups In Key States

Oct 20, 2021

Cancelling Student Loan Debt is a Racial Justice Issue

When Keisha Jeffcoat took out student loans at University of South Carolina, she understood the repayment terms and believed a career in corporate America would mean a higher salary. What she didn’t plan for, however, was the unfair structure of corporate jobs that paid her below her worth and needing loans to financially support herself and relatives, leaving little income to make loan payments.

Cancelling Student Loan Debt is a Racial Justice Issue

Oct 20, 2021

1K Women Strong Begins Mobilizing for Midterm Elections in Key States

1K Women Strong recently received a grant from Bridge Together, a fund supported by American Bridge 21st Century to continue year round organizing and civic engagement aimed at Black women in pre-identified key political states going to the 2021 midterm and 2022 elections.

1K Women Strong Begins Mobilizing for Midterm Elections in Key States

Oct 18, 2021

1000 WOMEN STRONG RECEIVES FUNDING TO BUILD YEAR ROUND ORGANIZING IN KEY STATES BEFORE ELECTIONS FROM AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY

1K Women Strong recently received a grant from the prominent political group American Bridge 21st Century to continue year round organizing and civic engagement aimed at Black women in pre-identified key political states going to the 2021 midterm and 2022 elections.

1000 WOMEN STRONG RECEIVES FUNDING TO BUILD YEAR ROUND ORGANIZING IN KEY STATES BEFORE ELECTIONS FROM AMERICAN BRIDGE 21ST CENTURY

Jul 27, 2021

Historically Black colleges making moves to forgive student debt

ABC News’ MaryAlice Parks reports on the growing number of historically Black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, paying off student loans as Congress considers broader debt forgiveness.

Historically Black colleges making moves to forgive student debt

Jul 24, 2021

Campaign aims to liberate Black women from student-debt burden

A national petition urges cancellation of $50,000 for each borrower.

Campaign aims to liberate Black women from student-debt burden

Jul 21, 2021

12K BLACK WOMEN SUPPORT THE CANCELLATION OF $50K IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT

“Cancel Student Debt: Build Black Women’s Futures” is the campaign theme for 1K Women Strong’s digital campaIgn to urge Black women to stand up and tell the Biden Administration to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt for every borrower.

12K BLACK WOMEN SUPPORT THE CANCELLATION OF $50K IN STUDENT LOAN DEBT

Jul 7, 2021

I Thought I'd Need A Ph.D. To Compete With White Men In Corporate America. Now, I'm Drowning In Student Debt.

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I Thought I'd Need A Ph.D. To Compete With White Men In Corporate America. Now, I'm Drowning In Student Debt.

Jun 18, 2021

BLACK WOMEN CALL FOR $50K IN STUDENT DEBT CANCELLATION

1000 Women Strong recently joined forces with the American Civil Liberties Union (ALCU) to support the cancellation of student debt, especially for Black women in a new campaign, titled “Cancel Student Debt: Build Black Women’s Futures in five (Georgia, California, Michigan, Ohio and North Carolina) central states. During this campaign, the organization will urge the Biden administration to cancel up to $50,000 of student loan debt to help alleviate student loan debt especially for black women.

BLACK WOMEN CALL FOR $50K IN STUDENT DEBT CANCELLATION

Jan 14, 2021

Sign-on Letter: Over 325 Orgs Call on President-Elect Biden to Cancel Federal Student Debt on Day One using Executive Action

329 organizations signed a letter to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris, calling on them to use executive authority to cancel federal student debt on day one of their administration. This letter is a re-release of a November letter, and has been updated with more than 85 additional signers.

Sign-on Letter: Over 325 Orgs Call on President-Elect Biden to Cancel Federal Student Debt on Day One using Executive Action

Jan 10, 2021

‘That white boy didn’t lose’: Ossoff’s revenge with a little help from Warnock

OPINION: After losing his 2017 bid for the U.S. House, it appeared Jon Ossoff was facing yet another loss on Jan. 5 -- thankfully for him, things turned around

‘That white boy didn’t lose’: Ossoff’s revenge with a little help from Warnock

1000 Women Strong Fights for Voting Rights with the Gold Trouble movement in 2021 in honor of the one year anniversary of the passing of the late Rep. John Lewis.

1000 Women Strong helped honor Juneteenth Day 2021 by participating in the Brooklyn, NY block party.