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:
And you can browse candidates by state … Montana and North Dakota have work to do:
Please check it out and donate to at least one black woman running for office!
You can read more about it in media coverage of the site:
- This Necessary Database Could Help More Black Women Get Elected In 2018 (HuffPo)
- Political #Blackgirlmagic: Database Tracks Black Female Candidates In 2018 Races (Black Enterprise)
- There’s Now a Database of Black Women Running for Office in 2018 (Quartz)
- There’s Now a Database of Black Women Running for Office in 2018 (The Cut)
- Black Women In Politics Database Helps You Find Black Women Running For Office In Your District (Bustle)