1. Sistas Supporting Sistas In The 2018 Midterms:
California Senator Kamala Harris said it best: “We shouldn’t just be thanking women of color for electing progressive leaders. In 2018, we SHOULD BE electing women of color AS THOSE LEADERS.” From Lucy McBath to Stacey Abrams to Maxine Waters, here are 25 progressive Black women running for office this November.
2. Lucy McBath, Georgia:
One of the “Mothers of the Movement” and mother of slain teen Jordan Davis, Lucy is the Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. She has been backed by Former President Barack Obama and EMILY’s List. If elected, this two-time breast cancer survivor promises to protect women’s rights and access to health care, fight for LGBTQ rights and work to pass gun reform legislation.
3. Stacey Abrams, Georgia:
It’s no secret that if the Spelman College alum is elected as Georgia’s governor in the 2018 midterms, she will be the first-ever Black woman governor in the history of this country. Abrams is running on a platform of ending voter suppression in her state, ensuring affordable housing in Georgia, fighting for equal rights and fighting age discrimination in her state to name a few.
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