In 2017 and 2018 a record number of African-American women ran for office and won their elections in Tennessee. During Black History Month, WTF shared the impressive stories of 24 trailblazing elected officials who broke barriers. This list is not exhaustive as many more black women serve in office than we could feature in one month.
If you haven’t been following along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, please click on our social media links and search the hashtag #WTFCelebratesBlackHistoryMonth. You can go back and read through their inspiring profiles and #BlackGirlMagic facts.
From their stories we see different pathways to office and a diversity of backgrounds, ages and life experiences, but what is most important is that these women are reshaping what it means to be an elected official. They are leading in their own authentic ways and using their voices to change their communities for the better. Many of these electeds are the first or the only African-American woman to serve on their respective governing body and WTF is committed to ensuring they are not the last.
Let’s keep the #BlackGirlMagic going!
WTF has endorsed Juanita Charles in the Special Election for Senate District 22, in Houston, Montgomery, and Stewart counties. Juanita is unopposed in the March 7th Democratic Primary. General Election Day is Tuesday, April 23rd, so WTF is asking our members to step up right now and join us in supporting her.
In 2018, Tennessee elected three black women in the same year to the State Senate for the first time in our state’s history. Let’s make history one more time and send Juanita Charles to join them in the Senate!
In honor of the 24 women leaders we featured during Black History Month, can you make a $24 contribution to Juanita’s campaign for State Senate?
Give Online: http://bit.ly/WTFforJuanita
(100% of your contribution that you give online, goes directly to Juanita’s campaign.)
Thank you for stepping up to help us #ElectWTFWomen!