Women of Color Surge in Election Races
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FEATURING AIMEE ALLISON – An unprecedented number of women are running for elected office this year, in local, state, and federal races. Women of color in particular have made striking gains, many of them running on proudly progressive platforms such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan running for Congress and Stacey Abrams in Georgia running for Governor. Many of these women would break records for representation in their various offices. In the era of Donald Trump this trend offers a glimmer of hope.
Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, host of the “Democracy in Color” podcast. She launched “Get in Formation”, a national call for Black women to support Stacey Abrams for governor of Georgia and is the author of Army of None (Seven Stories Press, 2007). Her forthcoming book is called She the People: The New Politics of Women of Color. In September she will lead the inaugural ‘She the People Summit’ – a national gathering of women of color transforming U.S. politics.