With Kamala on the presidential ticket, our Support Black Women slate—the six most-competitive federal races featuring Black women—is complete!
Black women are at the core of the Democratic Party, as its most reliable voters and volunteers. It’s way past time a Black woman appeared at the top of our ballots.
But we know that’s not enough. If Kamala becomes vice president, and her Senate seat isn’t filled by another Black woman, there will be no Black women Senators serving in the 117th Congress. Even if a Black woman takes her place, one is shamefully inadequate.
Kamala wouldn’t be where she is if she hadn’t come up through the political pipeline, as San Francisco’s district attorney, then California’s attorney general and junior US senator. Too often, though, that pipeline doesn’t serve women of color. It’s not gone unnoticed that no Black women are running in the most competitive Senate races this year.
Getting more Black women into the House is one way to fill the pipeline, making it more likely that in 2022 and beyond, Black women will be running in the most competitive Senate races.
We have one more piece of news. Remember our ‘Guess the VP’ poll from a while back? Well, a full 40 percent of you guessed correctly that Kamala Harris would be the VP pick. And 75 percent of you guessed either Kamala or Susan Rice.
We’re proud to have such a savvy group of women (and male allies!) dedicated to crowdfunding women candidates.