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Higher Heights Announces the 2022 Chisholm List

Higher Heights for America is proud to present our Shirley Chisholm 2022 Sisters to Watch List, to celebrate and recognize the over 65 Black women who took hold of the reigns when it comes to politics and were rightfully referred to as the architects of democracy in 2022. These over 65 women not only have inspired Black women’s future politicians, but they also serve as the embodiment of decades of work that is now coming to fruition – they are truly blazing the trails.
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Higher Heights For America Reflects On Speaker Pelosi’s Historic Tenure

Earlier today, Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to become Speaker of the House, announced that she would not seek a leadership position in January. Pelosi, whose 35-year career in Congress has included two historic stints as Speaker and a number of critical legislative milestones, will continue to serve in the House. Higher Heights President & CEO, Glynda Carr, released the following statement reflecting on the importance of Speaker Pelosi’s decades of leadership.
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Higher Heights Celebrates Investiture Of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

On Fri. Sept. 30th, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was formally invested as the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice in the institution’s 232 years of existence that includes 115 prior justices. Justice Jackson has shattered both the gender and race glass ceilings that have hindered this country’s judicial system for centuries. Glynda Carr, President & CEO of Higher Heights for America issued this tatement celebrating Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s investiture.
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We want to hear about your experiences, concerns, and dreams for the future. The information gathered from the Black Census will be used to identify priority issues for our communities, inform public policy, and shape an agenda created for us, by us.
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As the nation’s only organization dedicated to providing Black women a political home, Higher Heights recognizes Black Women’s Equal Pay Day and demands pay equity for all women of color. Sign our pledge today to show your support and pledge to be a part of the movement to close the pay gap for Black Women.
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Check Out Our 2022 Chisholm #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading List!

In time for summer reading, Higher Heights is proud to present our Chisholm #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading list. Whether your tastes are fiction, politics, or memoirs, this year’s list is sure to provide you with a plethora of options. As you sit back and enjoy your summer, make sure you find time to relax with a good book from our list.
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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 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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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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Number of Black women who are eligible to vote

67% are registered.


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.


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.