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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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Higher Heights Statement on the Senate Vote on Voting Rights

Higher Heights President Glynda C. Carr released the following statement: "Exercising the right to vote should not be controversial or challenging. The right to vote defines us as a nation. While this vote is a setback, it sets the stage for a comeback. We will not stand down on this pivotal fight to ensure that the voices and votes of all Americans are heard at the ballot box. Black women are a pivotal voting bloc, and we continue to call on lawmakers to take action to ensure that civic participation in America continues to move forward, not backward and that the United States has the most inclusive and equitable democracy in the world..."
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Higher Heights for America Announces Its 2021 Chisholm List

On what would have been late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s 97th birthday, Higher Heights announced its 2021 Chisholm List. The organization is honoring twenty-one Black women who have fought to break down barriers and lead this country forward to build a representative democracy, just like Chisholm. The 21 women on the list have fought to break down barriers and lead this country forward to build a representative democracy. This year’s honorees include Vice President Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), Mayor of St. Louis, Tishaura Jones and Mayor-Elect of Durham, Elaine O’Neal, and many other trailblazers! Check out our full list!
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Higher Heights Statement on Voting Rights After Black Women Leader Roundtable Meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris

Higher Heights for America President and CEO Glynda C. Carr issued the following statement on voting rights after a roundtable meeting held by Vice President Kamala Harris with Black women leaders to discuss the issue.
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New Merch Alert: #BWL PRIDE Tee

We have launched our new #BlackWomenLead PRIDE Tee! Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and allies where the diversity of our members and network is viewed as a powerful community strength that must be celebrated. We honor and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ movement and ask that you stand with us to show our PRIDE with our new #BlackWomenLead Tee.
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Join Higher Heights as we Reach Higher.


  • 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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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…

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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…

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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.

24

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.