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Sunday Brunch with Higher Heights is bringing the power of talking and brunching into the twenty-first century. A joint program on Higher Heights Leadership Fund and Higher Heights for America, this monthly social-media-driven series seeks to encourage Black women to become part of national conversations on trending political and current events affecting their communities. 

Our effort to engage and mobilize Black women– one of the largest groups of users of social media –through this monthly Sunday Brunch series provides opportunities for them to learn, comment, and take action on important legislative, policy, and leadership issues of the day across multiple social media platforms.

These virtual brunches take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST every first Sunday of the month. These events offer up a compelling menu of opinion pieces, blogs, Twitter town hall chats, and live webcast interviews with well-known and emerging politicians, journalists, activists, and political analysts.  


Research on Black women’s political and civic leadership is a key first step to developing a long term-strategy to expand Black women’s civic participation and leadership.  Higher Heights’ research is the foundation to build a national strategy, create a national network of individuals and funders to support this work and develop an effective program with tangible outcomes and defined timeline.


#BlackWomenVote, a nonpartisan voter-activism campaign powered by Higher Heights is the leading, independent and trusted voice for Black women leading up to and beyond Election Day 2016.

#BlackWomenVote provides the latest election news, commentary and tools for Black women to prepare to vote, and get out the vote within their social networks. We are reaching Black women all across the country to activate their networks and giving them the tools to raise their voice, cast their vote and flex our collective voting power.

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commented 2018-11-19 11:49:39 -0500 · Flag
Hi, I am seeking to organize women in the State of Louisiana as we prepare to elect the first Black Woman as the Secretary of State for Louisiana. Please can you tell me how we can organize with you to own our #BlackWomenVote for this powerful runoff election?
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Hi there, could there be a CONTACT button so folks can communicate with you. Also, I just donated and wanted to make it MONTHLY but there wasn’t an option for me to do that. Thank you for all you do. Johanna Schulman Cambridge MA
commented 2017-03-17 23:52:52 -0400 · Flag

From the land of swaying palm trees, azure blue waters and hula girls. As a candidate for Hawaii State Legislative House District 30 I was elated that Higher Height focuses on getting African-American women elected to public office. So often we have been the driving force of getting everyone else elected to public office except ourselves. Prayerfully we won’t settle just for being “First Lady” but “we can” also strive to be “Madame President”.

I was surprised to find out that your report identified Hawaii’s Helen Hale. I’m currently a guest in a “leadership” class at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with Dr. Soetoro-Ng which compliments the idea of civic participation and active leadership which extends itself even to conflict resolution and peacekeeping.


PM Azinga, Future Public Servant

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Status of Black Women In American Politics



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Get involved. Check out one of our many programs that we operate in conjunction with Higher Heights for America such as our Sunday Brunch Series. 

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Urgency and Optimism: Chisholm's Legacy and the Status of Black Women in American Politics Today
By Glynda C. Carr & Kelly Dittmar, Ph.D.

Today would have marked the 91st birthday of an American trailblazer. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) approached public service with unmatched zeal and urgency. She became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968, and the first Black person and first woman to win delegate votes at a major party presidential convention in 1972.


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