She the People’s 20 for 2020 list highlights women of color organizers, elected leaders, and strategists across the country who will play a crucial role leading up to the 2020 election. Many of these women hail from battleground states—Texas, Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, among others—where their work will undoubtedly play a key role in shaping the results of the election and the future of our democracy. All have bold, audacious plans for 2020, including registering hundreds of thousands of new voters, knocking on millions of doors, protecting every vote, flipping state legislatures, and electing more women to public office.
Here, we recognize the very women whose contributions have been historically overlooked. Women of color have long been a driving force for social change. It’s time that we give credit where it is due. Come 2020, this will be the key to creating a world we imagine. When we lift each other up, we can bring light and joy into the necessary work ahead for all of us.