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Higher Heights Mourns the Loss of New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver

Higher Heights mourns the loss of New Jersey Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, the first Black woman to serve in the role. Oliver became Lieutenant Governor in 2018, she was the fourth Black woman to become a Lt. Governor in the United States and the first of which to be a Democrat.
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Check Out the 2023 #BlackWomenLead Summer Reading List

We are honored and excited to feature dynamic Black women authors who, in the spirit of Shirley Chisholm, are truth-tellers and have crafted stories that illuminate larger truths and themes affecting us all while unapologetically embracing their heritage, language, and unique voices.
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Who We Are

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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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.