With Kamala leaving the Senate to assume the Vice Presidency, there won’t be a single Black woman in the chamber. In fact, there will only be three women of color. That’s just unacceptable!

Sign our pledge urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill Kamala Harris’s Senate seat with a woman of color.

We’re combining our signatures with others from groups in California and around the country to make the biggest impact. The letter we’ll submit with your signature is below. If you have a personal comment you’d like to leave, please type it in the box.

Dear Gov. Newsom,

I’m writing to urge you to pick a woman of color to fill Sen. Kamala Harris’s Senate seat once she assumes the Vice Presidency.

This appointment is an opportunity to maintain the gains in representation women of color overall have made in Congress—NOT send our country backward.

And not choosing a woman of color would be a big step backward. With Kamala out of the Senate, there won’t be a single Black woman in the chamber. And there will only be three other women of color: Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono and Catherine Cortez Masto. As it is, Democratic women of color have already lost ground in Congress after this election due to a one-seat net loss in the House, and we can’t afford to lose more.

Thank you.