Tamara Harris

New Jersey District 11






Tamara Harris, a social worker by training, is an accomplished business woman, advocate and philanthropist.  Her business career taught her the value of fostering innovation and creativity to solve problems both in business and in life. 

Because of her personal experience caring for an ailing parent who was underinsured, Tamara is committed to fighting to protect the Affordable Care Act so that health care expenses do not cripple generations to come.  Tamara is also committed to strengthening public schools by empowering the Department of Education to monitor school performance to effectively address the academic achievement gaps that continue to persist in communities of color. She seeks to prioritize availability and access to affordable housing that is rooted in consumer protection and education when Americans are considering or currently buying a home.

Tamara ​stands ​for ​accountable ​and ​accessible ​representation that ​meets the ​changing ​needs ​of ​the ​​district’s ​growing population, ​while ​advocating ​for ​policies ​that ​will ​make ​New ​Jersey more ​affordable ​for ​students, ​working ​and ​middle ​class ​families, and ​seniors.

Despite recent gains, Black women are still underrepresented in the United States Congress.  The 115th Congress boasts the largest number of Black women serving simultaneously at 19 but they are only 3.6% of elected members despite being 7% of the population.  

Higher Heights for America PAC is investing in a 2020 strategy to elect more Black women to Congress.  We know that by increasing the perspectives and life experiences at the decision-making tables in the halls of Congress better legislation will be proposed and passed that will allow Black women, their families and communities thrive as well as stop roll backs of the last 50 years of progress.

Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Tamara's campaign with their time, talent and resources.  We know there is strength in our numbers and when mobilized, Black women can and do make the difference in elections.

 

“Tamara Harris' experience as a business leader, social worker and activist has uniquely prepared her to step forward to serve her community in Congress.  Electing Tamra to represent New Jersey's 11th Congressional District will broaden the perspectives voiced at our nation’s highest decision-making table,” said Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-Founder, Higher Heights for America.

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