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Higher Heights for America is your go-to resource to provide Black women and their networks with the tools they need to be informed, engaged and to take action leading up to and beyond Election Day 2020.

Given the historically high stakes of the 2020 presidential election and the critical role and impact that Black women voters will have on its outcome, Higher Heights for America has launched Where They Stand: Our Voices, Our Issues. The program is designed to ensure Black women know where each candidate stands on key issues, and to provide candidates with an opportunity to hear directly from our members and network of Black women across America.

We asked candidates to fill out our questionnaire, which focused on core policy concerns and voting issues as identified by our members in a previous survey. Consistent with national polling among Black women, these issues include access to affordable healthcare, economic security, the social safety net, gun violence and criminal justice reform.

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

Portrait of For President of the United States

Joe Biden

For President of the United States

“We should be putting our money and our effort and our time in preparing American workers to compete in the 21st Century…

Portrait of For President of the United States

Pete Buttigieg

For President of the United States

“Like anyone who follows politics, I am sometimes mesmerized by the twisted and relentless drama playing out in Washington. But I also…

Portrait of For President of the United States

Amy Klobuchar

For President of the United States

“What I said was true. Women are held to a higher standard, otherwise we could play a game called name your favorite…

Portrait of For President of the United States

Bernie Sanders

For President of the United States

"We need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the…

Portrait of For President of the United States

Tom Steyer

For President of the United States

“But what I know is this: Not only can we clear up the air and water in the Black and Brown communities…

Portrait of For President of the United States

Elizabeth Warren

For President of the United States

“What I've learned is that real change is very, very hard. But I've also learned that change is possible - if you…

This Week's Lunch and Learn. Where They Stand: Wealth and Pay Gaps

As we move through the primaries, Higher Heights for America is committed to providing Black women with the information they need to make informed decisions at the polls. Our recently launched, “Lunch and Learn” Series Where They Stand: Our Voices, Our Issues was designed to ensure you know where each candidate stands on key issues affecting your life and community, so over the next few weeks, we will highlight their responses to some of the most critical issues covered in our recent candidates questionnaire. 
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