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Higher Heights Leadership Fund seeks to elevate Black women’s voices to shape and advance progressive policies and to provide opportunities for these women  to build their leadership skills, through training programs, civic engagement, and networking opportunities.

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commented 2018-02-14 10:54:43 -0500 · Flag
Oops, forgot to mention my new organization: Half the Congress…Should Be Women. Check out www.HalftheCongress.org
commented 2018-02-14 10:52:44 -0500 · Flag
Hi there! I am working to find funding for training programs such as yours and would love to get together with someone from your organization if she is in Washington, DC. I am visiting from Colorado to elevate the issue of the disgraceful gender imbalance in our Congress, currently just 20% women. We make up over half the population, and to me we are not receiving equal protection under the law because of this.

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Status of Black Women In American Politics



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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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