BROOKLYN — Today, Glynda C. Carr, the President and CEO of Higher Heights for America — issued the following statement after Jennifer Caroll Foy did not advance in Virginia’s Gubernatorial election.
“Despite the outcome, we congratulate our endorsed candidate Jennifer Carroll Foy on a trailblazing campaign to represent the people of Virginia. Jennifer set a precedent for the power of Black women candidates across our nation.
We are at a pivotal moment in democracy in which we have zero Black women Governors, zero Black women in the U.S. Senate, zero Black women as President and zero Black women on the U.S. Supreme Court and we need more Jennifer Carroll Foy’s with the vision and tenacity to attempt to eliminate some of those zeros.
We know that Jennifer would have had a deep commitment to this role. She demonstrated a desire to end the status quo that has left painful inequities for too many families and working people in Virginia. Jennifer is a prime example of what Black women’s leadership can accomplish. We look forward to supporting Jennifer in her continued public service and what the future will bring for her leadership”
Higher Heights for America is the only national organization exclusively dedicated to building the political power of black women and electing more progressive Black women at the federal and statewide levels and as mayors in the 100 most populous U.S. cities. Read more about Higher Heights’ official endorsed candidates here.