Our Victories

Expanding Black women's elected leadership from
city halls to the halls of Congress since 2014.

As of June 5, 2018

United States Senate


Kamala Harris
(CA)

   

 

United States House of Representatives


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Alma Adams
(NC-12)


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Lisa Blunt Rochester
(DE-AL)


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Val Demings
(FL-10)

 


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Brenda Lawrence
(MI-14)


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Bonnie Watson Coleman
(NJ-12)



 

Statewide Executives


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Sheila Oliver
Lt. Governor (NJ)

   

Mayors of the Top 100 Cities by Population


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LaToya Cantrell
(New Orleans, LA)


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Keisha Lance Bottoms
(Atlanta, GA)


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Vi Lyles
(Charlotte, NC)


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London Breed
(San Francisco, CA)

   

 

 

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Today would have marked the 91st birthday of an American trailblazer. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) approached public service with unmatched zeal and urgency. She became the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1968, and the first Black person and first woman to win delegate votes at a major party presidential convention in 1972.

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