This virtual relay race is encouraging Black Americans to vote in the presidential election
A women's group is hosting a virtual relay race to highlight the civil rights movement and help increase Black voter turnout for the 2020 presidential election.
en thousand people -- of all genders, sexualities and races -- are participating in the Womxn Run the Vote virtual relay race that began Monday and runs through Sunday. The event was organized by Run 4 All Women, a New York-based group that empowers women through fitness to be the change they want to see in the world.
"Everyone was invited to participate, but this event is focused on women, specifically women of color," Alison Désir, who founded the group, told CNN. "Women have the power to transform communities. You often hear when a Black woman votes, the whole community votes, just because of how women tend to be transformational leaders who bring people with them."