Women roared in the primary elections this year, pulling out victories all across the country and shattering records along the way in what activists say is a reaction to President Trump.Stacey Abrams in Georgia could become America’s first black woman governor; Paulette Jordan in Idaho could become the nation’s first Native American governor; and Vermont Democrat The slate of nominees is black, white, Latina, Asian and American Indian. They range from 20-somethings to senior citizens. .
There are Black women running for political office all over the United States, and we need to know who they are. It is abundantly clear that we need to start following the lead of Black women, because we show up and do what is important, even when we are being disenfranchised and sabotaged from doing the work. 2018 is especially important because midterm elections are coming up. We need all the information we can get.
When we went looking for a database of Black women running for office and couldn’t find a comprehensive one, us four Black women decided to create one. For the first round of this list, we had 100+ Black women candidates. We called for people to submit others who they know and that list is now at over 375.
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