Dear White Evangelical Women: Don't Drop the Ball This November

Once again, the Democratic Party has presented us with a less than thrilling option: Joe Biden. Somehow, I’m finding it easier to defend "Sleazy Joe" in 2020 than it was to defend "Crooked Hillary" in 2016. I blame the patriarchy. Cut to GIFs of Biden sniffing young girls’ hair during photo ops, immediately followed by the infamous scene of Hillary addressing the Defense Department on the subject of her emails. 


In moments when I’m feeling doubtful about my duty at the polls this voting season, I remember this from 2016: Black women showed out for Hillary - a less than reputable white woman with a racist past - for the sake of women everywhere, while white women dropped the ball. And when I type “dropped the ball,” I mean, according to the Pew Research Center, white, suburban, evangelical Christian women overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The very women who profess, before their Maker, to love God and Country before all else, put their own interests in power first; before socio-economic equality, justice and peace. 


A Calling to America's White Evangelical Christian Women


It’s time to right this wrong. I, a self-professed Christian white woman from the suburbs, am calling on all my fellows: let’s do right by our Black sisters this time. Let’s vote like our healthcare, access to quality education and housing depend on it. 


"I, a self-professed Christian white woman from the suburbs, am calling on all my fellows: let’s do right by our Black sisters this time. Let’s vote like our healthcare, access to quality education and housing depend on it."

About the Writer: Gina Clawson

Gina Clawson, a guest blogger for The Equality Coalition from Webster, NY, is a reluctant Christian, fierce self-healer, and avid reader. She recommends reading The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness by Michelle Alexander.