Black women taking the power back!
For the first time, Black women are taking control of the Democratic Party in three primary states.
With the Democratic presidential primaries kicked off in South Carolina on Feb. 3, the light is starting to shine on President Biden’s campaign and where he stands amongst Black voters. On top of solid endorsements from Congressman Rep. Jim Clyburn and Vice President Kamala Harris, three Black women are stepping into the spotlight in hopes of reflecting the party’s diversity.
Christale Spain – South Carolina
Christale. Spain is the first Black woman to serve as Democratic Party chair and is excited to prove to doubtful voters that Biden is the right man for the job– again. Putting the narrative to bed about Biden losing grip on — especially Black men, Spain said it’s all about the lack of knowledge.
“I see the negative perceptions about him online, but I don’t feel it here in the state, especially when we’re going around talking to Black voters about this administration’s accomplishments,” she told Politico.
“I don’t see a scenario where Black voters won’t vote for Joe Biden.”
“Even before I got involved in the party, Black women have really been showing up for Democratic candidates,” she said. “We show up and volunteer. We show up and vote, really, as a big voting bloc.”
Daniele Monroe-Moreno – Nevada
“I ran so we could bring the family, the Democratic family, back together. Just like any other family, we’re not always going to agree on everything all the time.”
“It’s about unifying this party to get behind the people that we have currently in office to make sure we get them reelected,” she said.
“And it’s also seeking and mentoring and training young Democrats to come and take those seats behind us. I’m the first; I don’t want to be the last.”
Lavora Barnes – Michigan
“I recognize the importance of having conversations year-round so that your first conversation with a voter isn’t asking for a vote,” Barnes told 19th News.
“That was our goal, to build an organization, what we call Project 83” — named after Michigan’s 83 counties — “that lets folks have an ongoing relationship with their party.”
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Source: Black Enterprise