New Poll: Black Women Voters in 2024

With just 8 months until the November 2024 elections, our new Higher Heights poll shows that Black women have top concerns about a broad range of issues, but the top issues for Black women voters are inflation, the cost of living and affordable housing. Higher Heights released the poll findings in conjunction with HIT Strategies at a media briefing on the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
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Latest Report: Black Women in American Politics 2023

Higher Heights and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, released Black Women in American Politics 2023. For nearly a decade we have teamed up to report on the status of Black women in American politics. This report provides a foundation for this work, offering an overview of Black women’s political representation today and over the past decade, as well as indicators of how Black women fared in the most recent election.
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Who We Are

Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a 501(c)(3), is building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity. Higher Heights Leadership Fund is investing in a long-term strategy to expand and support Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and strengthen their civic participation beyond just Election Day.
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The Impact of Black Women


Number of Black women who are eligible to vote

67% are registered.


Number of Black women serving in Congress

This is the most ever. But we still account for just 4.1% of all House members while being 6.8% of the population.


Percent of assets donated by Black households to charity

Compared to the 2% donated by their White counterparts. Imagine if we committed a small percentage of this to political giving.