Despite the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession it triggered, and national and state efforts to restrict reproductive rights, Black women voters in Michigan remain optimistic about the impact of their vote and the future that lies ahead.

To better understand the disparities—especially across race and gender—the National Women’s Law Center and Mothering Justice commissioned this survey to understand how Black women are faring and what issues are critical to their well-being. This report presents findings from a survey conducted to understand sentiments and perceptions of Black woman voters in Michigan, as compared to white women and men voter counterparts, including an understanding of how Black women voters (1) perceive the impact of their vote, (2) are focused on key issues, and (3) perceive current government officials guiding policy in their state.