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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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#BlackWomenLead VP for 2020

WHO IS YOUR PICK? There is too much at stake for us in 2020 to ignore the political leadership of Black women. Now is the time for a Black woman Vice President. Join @HigherHeights in amplifying that the Democratic nominee for vice-president needs to be a Black woman. There is an impressive list of Black women who could lead Democrats to victory as a vice-presidential running mate. Grab a new phone background and take your pick with our short-list of potential candidates for our next Vice President.
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Reaching Higher Heights

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 of Mayor 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 of State 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,…

The Road to Election Day 2020

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16M

Number of Black women who are eligible to vote

67% are registered.

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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.

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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.