NAACP Youth and College Division National Director Honored at Black Girls Vote Ballby NAACP November 21, 2018
BALTIMORE, MD – National Director of the NAACP Youth and College Division, Tiffany Dena Loftin was awarded the Rising Star Award on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the 2nd Annual Black Girls Vote Ball.
The Black Girls Vote Ball celebrates the accomplishments of black women in politics and activism who are making a difference not only in their community but around the world. The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon a person for their clear demonstration and dedication to changing the world we live in for the better.
Black Girls Vote, Inc. was launched on what would have been Shirley Chilsolm’s 91st birthday, November 30, 2015 in Baltimore, MD. Through nontraditional engagement efforts that focus on meeting people where they are, Black Girls Vote has registered more than 16,000 voters. Black Girls Vote is also supporting the next generation of leaders and engaged voters through their High School and Collegiate Ambassador Program where BGV Ambassadors activate their student body while bringing BGV’s mission, vision and values on their campus.
This midterm election cycle, under the leadership of Tiffany Dena Loftin the NAACP Youth and College Division completed ahighly successful Vote 2018 campaign in just a few short weeks. They were able to mobilize 5,800 students, recruit and maintain 2,607 new activists, host 232 “vote specific” events, organize at 174 schools across this nation and engage 33 of the 50 states, proving that young people are rising to the occasion and answering the call.
“I dedicate this award to everyone 35 and under who constantly prove this country wrong. I dedicate this award to those who can’t vote. I dedicate this award to every black woman who says I told you so;” stated Loftin while accepting her award “Every year we have an opportunity to not only change government to not only advance legislation but to redefine democracy. I know we’re winning because it’s getting harder, but I am encouraged and inspired and I’m committed to our communities.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.