The pressure is on for presidential candidates to rally up enough votes in order to win the upcoming election, but for Nykidra “Nyki” Robinson, the bigger win is in simply getting Baltimore women registered to vote.
‘Black Girls Vote’ is the 33-year-old’s way of preparing the women (and men) of the Baltimore community by having them register to vote at one of her many ‘pop-up’ events and further educating them on why it’s important for their voices to be heard.
“It’s a new year. It’s time for new things. We can’t sit back and make excuses,” Robinson said. “Our vote is our voice.”
She’s already gathered a host of volunteers and supporters ranging from college professors to local activists all in hopes to inspire the younger generation to become more politically active.
And with the ongoing violence in Baltimore, she knows her mission isn’t over until every young person in the community is registered and ready to make an educated decision come time to cast their ballot.