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Higher Heights at Essence 2022!

Pack your bags... we are going to Essence Fest! After a two-year hiatus, we are headed to the Big Easy for one of the biggest celebrations of Black music and culture! Join us for a weekend of music, food, libations and conversation about the political issues that Black women care about most and how we can take action!
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Higher Heights Condemns SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Glynda C. Carr, President & CEO of Higher Heights for America – the only organization dedicated to providing Black women with a political home, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case that has guaranteed reproductive rights for a half-century.
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Higher Heights Celebrates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court Confirmation in Grand Style

Higher Heights for America gathered in Washington, D.C. to watch history unfold on Capitol Hill as we celebrated the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on the day of the historic vote by the U.S. Senate. Check out our coverage on NBC4 Washington.
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New Poll: 86% of Black Women Voters Support Prioritizing Nominating the First Black Woman to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire when the current term ends this summer, names for his replacement have already begun circulating. Biden vowed to put a Black woman on the Supreme Court on the campaign trail, which would be a historic first. In conjunction with Change Research, Higher Heights conducted a poll of 500 Black women voters. When asked about the future of the Supreme Court, 86% of Black women voters say they support prioritizing nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court when the next seat becomes available.
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  • Zero Black women in the Senate.
  • Zero Black women on the Supreme Court.
  • Zero Black women Governors.
  • Zero Black women... Presidents.

52 years after Shirley Chisholm’s historic election as the first Black woman in Congress, Black women remain the backbone of our democracy and are more than qualified to lead it. #ReachHigher with Higher Heights for America to support Black women leaders. We need them now more than ever.

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Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office. Together we are lifting our voices, votes and leadership to push for a democracy that looks like us and represents us.
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Our Chisholm Legacy List

Portrait of New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James

New York State Attorney General

Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York. She is the first woman of color to…

Portrait ofMayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles

Mayor of Charlotte, NC

Vi Lyles is serving as the 59th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, since 2017. She is the first African-American female mayor of…

Portrait ofState Delegate, Virginia

Charniele Herring

State Delegate, Virginia

The National Organization for Women called Charniele Herring “heroic” for her work rallying fellow legislators to stand against limits on abortion access,…

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16M

Number of Black women who are eligible to vote

67% are registered.

26

Number of Black women serving in the U.S. House of Representatives

This is the most ever. But we still account for just 4.1% of all House members while being 6.8% of the population.

8%

Percent of assets donated by Black households to charity

Compared to the 2% donated by their White counterparts. Imagine if we committed a small percentage of this to political giving.