Higher Heights for America enthusiastically endorses Donna Edwards to represent the state of Maryland in the US Senate. A victory in the April 26th Democratic primary is the first step in electing for the first time since the departure of Carol Moseley Braun in 1998, a Black woman to the US Senate.
As a four term member of Congress who won her election by defeating a fifteen-year incumbent, Donna embodies the “unbought and unbossed” leadership that Higher Heights seeks in its candidates. Her record of championing issues critical to Black women, their families and communities is unparalleled in this race.
Before entering elected office, Donna Edwards co-founded the National Network to End Domestic Violence and pushed for the successful passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. Once in Congress, Donna’s first act was to add Maryland to the Afterschool Suppers Program, ensuring thousands of low-income students had access to nutritious suppers. She has stood up to the National Rifle Association to pass the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban. She has been a staunch advocate for equal pay for equal work, women’s reproductive rights and preserving the social safety net.
Donna’s commitment to expanding the leadership pipeline for Black women was evident when she served on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Recruitment Committee for the 2012 cycle where we saw a remarkable number of Black women run for Congress that year.
“Donna Edwards will be an outstanding member of the US Senate. She is on the right side of the issues that are critical to the people of the state of Maryland and Black women across the country. Her unique voice as a Black woman, single mother, lawyer and aerospace systems analyst will certainly enrich the discourse in our nation’s highest chamber”, said Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-Founder of Higher Heights.
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