Ep. 59: Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Co-founders of Higher Heights For America, Are Harnessing Black Women’s Political Power
"Many of us woke up on November 9th depressed. But two things happened on Election Day when I was able to pull myself together. Black women actually voted. 94% of black women voted to move this country forward by voting for Hillary Clinton...and we elected the largest number of women of color in Congress in history. So at a time when progressives lost from the top of the ticket to the bottom of the ticket, women of color broke through."
Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen are the co-founders of Higher Heights For America, building a national infrastructure to harness Black women’s political power and leadership potential. Higher Heights invests in a long-term strategy to analyze, expand and support a Black women’s leadership pipeline at all levels and strengthen their civic participation beyond just Election Day. On this episode, Glynda and Kimberly share good news about black women in politics, discuss exciting candidacies, and talk about their own inspiring career paths.
"If we have all this economic power and electoral power, why is it that we live in a country where men have three times more political power than women and eight times more power than women of color?"
What you'll learn:
Have faith in yourself.
Always say yes to media appearances
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