Lauren Underwood

Illinois District 14

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.

Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse with the unique perspective as a practitioner and former administrator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration.  In addition to her commitment to ensure that all Americans have access to high quality affordable health care, Lauren is committed to increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, fully funding public schools to eliminate the school to prison pipeline and limiting the excessive militarization of community police forces.  

Higher Heights for America PAC strongly encourages its members to support Lauren’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.

“Lauren Underwood has taken Shirley Chisholm’s statement ‘if there isn’t a seat at the table for you, bring a folding chair’, to heart.  Adding her voice to the halls of Congress will ensure that a Black woman with a medical background will be able to speak truth to power to fight for women's health and other issues that  are on the table,” stated Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-Founder, Higher Heights.


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