In April we debuted a partnership with Elect Black Women, a new PAC that’s helping Black women candidates in local races break through the resource gap and build a broad base of political support.
If you’ve not given yet—or you want to give again—now is a critical time. Within the next four weeks, races will conclude for four EBW candidates:
- LaTonya Tate — Birmingham, AL City Council — General Election Aug. 24
LaTonya is CEO of the Alabama Justice Initiative, which focuses on ending mass incarceration, and she’s a 2020 graduate of Emerge Alabama. She’s facing three other candidates for the 9th district, including the incumbent.
- Veronica T. DeLandro — New Britain, CT Mayor — Primary Election Sept. 14
Veronica is a local business owner, community leader and the current Clerk of Committees, the first woman and first African American to be appointed to this position. The primary winner will take on four-term Republican incumbent Erin Stewart.
- Julia Mejia — Boston, MA City Council — Primary Election Sept. 14
Julia is the incumbent in this primary, running for her second term as one of Boston’s four at-large city councilors. She won her seat in 2019 by one vote, and is the first Latina (she is Afro-Latina) and first immigrant to serve on the council.
- Dr. Tenisha Mack — Garfield Heights, OH Mayor — Primary Election Sept. 14
Tenisha is an adjunct criminal justice professor at Bryant & Stratton College. She’s facing the incumbent mayor, who is in his first term.