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Introduction: Building a Movement (03:32)


Prospective politicians address constituents. Women of color play an important role in American society. America's demographics are changing. (Credits)

Rashida Tlaib (04:51)

Tlaib is running for Congress. She reflects on being open about her ethnicity and being American. Tlaib addresses supporters at a political fundraiser.

Stacey Abrams (04:49)

Abrams wins the primaries and becomes the first black woman to win a major-party nomination for governor in the U.S. She discusses black women confronting leadership and her interest in policy. In 1993, Abrams speaks at the March on Washington.

New Georgia Project (05:16)

The organization has helped over 300,000 Georgians register to vote. Georgia will be the first state in the Deep South with a white minority. Nse Ufot recalls meeting Abrams; she meets with members of GLOW. Women engage in door-to-door politics.

Lucy McBath (03:35)

McBath becomes an advocate for gun violence after the murder of her son; she is running for Congress. She discusses her family history with the NAACP and building a movement.

Maria Elena Durazo (05:47)

Durazo campaigns for the California State Senate; she speaks out against President Donald Trump. Durazo discusses the importance of organizing, her family history, and social involvement.

Bushra Amiwala (07:08)

Amiwala, 19-years-old, is running for Cook County Commissioner #91. She discusses makeup, debating in high school, and running for office. Amiwala addresses supporters about the fear of Islamic terrorist attacks.

Veronica Escobar (03:09)

President Trump wants the National Guard along the U.S./Mexico border. Border Agents demonstrate readiness near El Paso, TX. Escobar is running for Congress. She discusses the border wall and her career.

Candidates and Gun Violence (04:19)

Abrams shares her family history with constituents and discusses Medicaid expansion. A young boy advocates stopping gun violence. McBath visits her son's grave and reflects on Mother's Day.

Tlaib Campaign (07:43)

Tlaib and her staff make contribution calls; her campaign manager discusses gerrymandering, Volunteers canvass the district. Church Coordinator Jean West supports Tlaib; Tlaib practices speaking to a congregation.

Amiwala Campaign (03:41)

Amiwala speaks with supporters and identifies five areas she would address as commissioner. A flyer from Niles Township Democrats demonstrates party politics. Amiwala and her supporters gather at Village Hall.

Face-to-Face Campaigning (03:50)

Political candidates and their supporters canvass neighborhoods. A woman in Los Angeles states that most of the people in her neighborhood are not citizens. Abrams discusses being the first black female to win a gubernatorial nomination.

Increasing Voter Turnout (04:45)

In 2014, Secretary of State Brian Kemp launches an investigation into the New Georgia Project. Mijente volunteers encourage Latino community members to vote. Asians for Abrams volunteers discuss building community relationships and undocumented immigrants.

Border Myths and DACA (05:54)

Escobar contacts the "New York Times" to refute claims about border security and refugees. Kamala Harris denounces detention centers and family separation. Durazo reflects on immigrants. Escobar addresses a crowd at the El Paso border; they greet loved ones on the other side.

Campaign Finance Struggles (05:00)

Tlaib reflects on increasing intensity and absentee voting; she learns about safety issues at Highland Park. Tlaib and her family celebrate EID.

Primary Election Day: County Commissioner (06:59)

Amiwala reflects on running for office, lessons from her parents, and featuring in print media. She greets voters outside the polls and is hopeful for a win. Larry Suffredin wins the primary.

Civic Engagement (03:13)

National organizers discuss the importance of black women in democracy and expectations. Abrams responds to headlines about her debt; financial capacity does not determine personal value.

McBath Campaign (05:18)

Negative Twitter posts about McBath appear. Volunteers canvas neighborhoods; they meet women who will not talk politics because of their husbands' presence.

Durazo Campaign (02:23)

Durazo reflects on the amount of work in a campaign and Veronica Casarez's skill set. Leaders should always provide opportunities. Casarez discusses her interest in politics.

Muslim-American Voters (05:40)

Tlaib talks to her children about compassion and a wealthy Congress. Rachid Elabed reflects on voter turnout. Campaign volunteers canvas neighborhoods and make telephone calls.

Voter Suppression? (04:42)

Randolph County officials consider closing 80% of its polling locations. Members of the New Georgia Project collect signatures and garner media attention to stop the closures. In Detroit, Tlaib addresses supporters and reflects on her campaign.

Primary Election Day: Congress (09:06)

Tlaib takes her son with her to vote; voter turnout begins slowly. Her team counts down to the closing of the polls and monitors the vote count throughout the night. Tlaib wins the race.

Credits: Building a Movement (01:14)

Credits: Building a Movement

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During the 2018 midterms, women of color run for political office in record numbers. Candidates and organizers mobilize to expand the electorate, inspire voters to turn out and make history in the process.

Length: 113 minutes

Item#: BVL215267

Copyright date: ©2020

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