While they’ve been described as the party’s backbone, Black women themselves haven’t always reached some of those elected heights themselves. ATLANTA — We’re still watching and waiting for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to announce his running mate. We know it will be a woman, and a large number of those reportedly under consideration are women of color.
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms are among the names mentioned frequently during Biden’s VP selection process.
Taking a look at one Georgia county shows how Black women are getting to work and making a name for themselves in American politics. Black woman have proven to be a strong part of the Democratic Party, considered by many to be among the most reliable and loyal voters.
They were credited with reviving Biden’s presidential campaign in South Carolin a and sending Alabama Senator Doug Jones to Washington in 2017, the first time a Democrat had done that in 25 years.
While they’ve been described as the party’s backbone, Black women themselves haven’t always reached some of those elected heights themselves.
While there have been several dozen Black women congressmen, there have only been two Black women senators elected […]
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