Last week, the 114th Congress was sworn in. While the headline regarding the change in leadership was that both the House and Senate are now controlled by Republicans, less noted but we think critically important to our future is that 104 women took theoath of office, with the largest number of Black women ever serving in the House arriving on the Hill.
Like many, you may be wondering what does the new Congress means for, you, your community and family and the country. Join us for a State of the Union Watch Party in Harlem for an intimate evening of cocktails and conversation on January 20, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm at the home of Beatrice Sibblies. (Address will be provided upon RSVP)
We know that Black women are concerned with issues from equal pay and health care to voting rights and education. With just two years left in office, join us as we watch President Obama discuss his accomplishments and layout his 2015-2016 priorities and plan.
I think we all can agree that the toxic political environment in Washington cannot continue and it will likely take greater participation of women in leadership to herald that change. This is a critical time in our country and every day citizens are waking up and making their voices heard: from protesting in the streets, elevating every day voices on twitter, demanding change in the private board rooms to running for office.
Shirley Chisholm once said “I am and always will be a catalyst for change."This indeed is a moment in time for change and each and every one of us has a role to play. Higher Heights stands ready to harness Black women’s political power, and we need your input and support.
Join us on January 20th for a thought-provoking conversation and call to action on the State of our Union as we look within our community for leadership to hold Washington accountable. RSVP today!