Claiming Seats at the Table: Black Women’s Electoral Strength in an Era of Fractured Politics Magazine Cover

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Claiming Seats at the Table: Black Women’s Electoral Strength in an Era of Fractured Politics

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Black women vote at the highest rates of any gender or racial subgroup; however, they are woefully underrepresented in elected office. While Black women make up 7.3 percent of the country’s population, they account for less than 4 percent of Congress and state legislators.

This is why it’s critical that we spend resources on this type of analysis to continue investing in Black women leaders. We’ve laid out our path forward:

  • Encourage more Black women running for elected office
  • A multi-year investment in a comprehensive recruitment and  training strategy
  • Drive the narrative around Black women’s viability as candidates and pathway to victory
  • Build an active network of Black women of supporters and advisors is critical to black women candidates’ success