There’s a lot of #BlackGirlMagic running for political office all over the United States in 2018! Midterm elections are coming up and everyone knows Black women get things done, so luckily for us, there’s a new database with all of the active candidates.
Writer and author Luvvie Ajayi led the effort to put the database together because sis said she couldn’t find a comprehensive list. “I went looking for a database of Black women who are running for office in 2018, because I wanted to know what sistas are trying to run things, so we can push them forward and upward… We can’t have a seat at the table if we aren’t even walking through the door,” she wrote. “I didn’t find one, so I asked on Twitter. And then on Facebook. People were dropping all types of links to candidates and I wanted it to live somewhere so others can know about these women.”
The database currently has 392 black women running for office and you can search by both state and candidate name. Ajayi has made it clear that the list isn’t an endorsement for any particular candidate or party. “It was basically a phone book. It was up to everyone who saw to click through to candidate websites to find out their stances,” she explained.
You can visit and browse the database at BlackWomeninPolitics.com!
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