She the People’s Aimee Allison, Actress Alysia Reiner on Feminist Activism Ahead of 2020 Election | Video

“Every time we see women leading in our stories, it lets the next generation know it can lead too,” “Orange Is the New Black” star Reiner says

Aimee Allison, the founder and president of the political advocacy group She the People, had a “bitter pill” to share with the audience at the “Women Who Lead” breakout session at WrapWomen’s Power Women Summit on Friday.

“We have to recognize how powerful women of color are in our electorate, and we have to belay this phrase which is called the ‘women’s movement.’ The women’s movement does not exist,” Allison told moderator Dee Dee Myers. “Race is the biggest determinant in how people vote.”

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J. Clara Chan

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