My mother used to tell me, ‘Kamala, you may be the first to do many things. Make sure you are not the last.’” – U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
Black women across America are making political history in 2018.
As Election Day approaches Tuesday, there are perhaps more Black women running for elected offices than any time in U.S. history. Nearly 500 African-American women are vying for political positions, according to www.blackwomeninpolitics.com, which compiled a comprehensive list of Black women competing for federal, state and local offices across the nation.
From Stacey Abrams, who is running for Governor of Georgia, to Mina Davis, who is seeking a seat in the Nebraska state legislature, to, Coral Evans, who is trying to become Mayor of Flagstaff, Arizona, to Monica Montgomery, who is hoping for a seat on the San Diego, California City Council, Black women are changing the nation’s political paradigm.
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