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Aprill Turner

NEW YORK — Today, Glynda C. Carr, the President and CEO of Higher Heights for America PAC — the only political action committee exclusively dedicated to electing more progressive Black women at all levels — issued the following statement after Deborah Peoples advanced to the runoff election in the race to become the mayor of Fort Worth, Texas.

“We are pleased to see Deborah Peoples advance to the runoff election in the race for mayor of Fort Worth, Texas. Peoples has a deep commitment to the city’s most marginalized communities, and, if elected, would ensure that each and every voice is heard clearly in Fort Worth. We are eager to see her extensive background in social justice, business and civic engagement brought to Fort Worth’s city hall.

“If elected, Deborah Peoples will be a critical advocate for racial equality for the people of Fort Worth. Born and raised in the city, she has shown a deep commitment to social justice, beginning with her participation in the Civil Rights Movement at a young age. As she did in her role as Chair of the Tarrant County Democratic Party, she will help the city to continue expanding voter registration and civic participation. With her trailblazing business background, Deborah Peoples will look to support the city’s residents by bringing new opportunities and good-paying jobs to the area, stimulating the local economy as it looks to re-emerge from more than a year of the COVID-19  pandemic.

“As she advances to the runoff election, Deborah Peoples is one step closer to joining the growing, historic wave of Black women becoming mayors of our nation’s top 100 largest cities. We are deeply committed to supporting Peoples in her continued race, and know that she will impact critical policy if elected to office.”