There are currently no Black women serving in the US Senate; Cheri Beasley is poised to change that in November
BROOKLYN (May 18, 2022) – In response to last night’s primary elections in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Glynda Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights for America PAC, released the following statement celebrating the historic victories of the following candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and Mayor:
“I’m so thrilled to congratulate Summer, Cheri, Valerie, and Vi on their primary victories in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. They are the voices who can advance progress on the critical issues – most especially voting rights, reproductive rights, and economic inequality – that voters are demanding. Black women are breaking glass ceilings across America, up and down the ballot, and it is so exciting to see that trend continue in key electoral states.
“Every time we elect a Black woman to office, we are making pivotal strides toward ensuring that we are truly living up to the ideals upon which the foundation of our government was established. Now more than ever, we need Black women serving at all levels of government.”