I was pessimistic on the night of Alabama’s special election. I watched the incoming results and began to see that Doug Jones was the likely winner. Frankly, I was shocked. I just didn’t think that Alabama would elect a Democratic senator.

Jones won with the turnout and support of 98% of black women voters and 93% of black men. Their efforts inspired me.

When I saw Luvvie and her colleagues building a list of black women candidates running in 2018, I emailed her to offer to build a data driven website that would assist their efforts.

Last month, we launched the site together at BlackWomeninPolitics.com. You can browse and search more than 500 active candidates. For example, there are quick links to find federal candidates or red state candidates to support:

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Browse Black Women database by category

And you can browse candidates by state  … Montana and North Dakota have work to do:

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Find black women running for office by state

Please check it out and donate to at least one black woman running for office!

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Posted by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.