Our Voices Matter, Turning Political Action into Political Leadership

Tisha_James.jpgBy Hon. Letitia James
Public Advocate for the City of New York

Last month, I joined Higher Heights in an important discussion about how under-represented voices-- and specifically the voices of Black women-- can be amplified through grassroots movements, political action, and civic engagement in a substantive and empowering way.

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Rock #BlackWomenLead Wherever You Go!

Tote Bag

Just in time for the holidays, Higher Heights’ limited edition #BlackWomenLead long sleeve tee and tote bag are available for a limited time. Help us end the year strong and support our efforts to elevate Black women’s voices in the political process from the voting booth to elected representation.

Visit the #BlackWomenLead store to get yours today
http://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/store

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November 2015 #SundayBrunch Menu

#BlackWomenVote: 365 Days to Turn Up and Turn Out
By Glynda C. Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen
Co-Founders, Higher Heights

The Road to 2016: What Black Women Want
Presidential Survey

Sista to Watch: State Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-CA)

Sunday Brunch with Higher Heights is bringing the power of talking and brunching into the 21st century. This monthly social-media-driven series takes place from 1:30—3:30 p.m., every second Sunday and encourages Black women to become part of national conversations on trending political and current events affecting our communities.

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#BlackWomenVote: 365 Days to Turn Up and Turn Out

By Glynda C. Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen
Co-Founders, Higher Heights
November 8, 2015

black_women_and_voting.jpgWith exactly 365 days until the 2016 election, Black women will once again take to the polls to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice and all eyes will be on this crucial voting bloc.

In the past two presidential cycles, Black women went to the polls in record number and voted at a higher rate than all other race and gender groups. Not only did Black women turn out at the highest numbers in 2008 and 2012, 96% of them voted for President Barack Obama.

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The Road to 2016: What Black Women Want

As we move towards the 2016 Presidential Election, all eyes are on the Black woman. What does she think? What issues will impact her the most? How will she vote?

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