POLITICAL POWER: BLACK WOMEN RESHAPING THE NATIONAL AGENDA (Black Enterprise)

Mar 20, 2023
In the News

Progressive Democrat Summer Lee is the first Black woman elected to Congress in Pennsylvania after defeating Republican Mike Doyle in last November’s midterm elections. Throughout her time in office, Lee has been a voice for working families, and a champion for sustainable jobs, environmental justice, police accountability, reproductive rights, immigration rights, and gender and racial equity. She tirelessly advocates for workers’ rights, unions, the right to organize, and the fight for a liveable wage. Lee has also brought millions back to her community for infrastructure upgrades and community revitalization.

“THIS WAS A MOVEMENT THAT WAS ABOUT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN WE PRIORITIZE THE MOST MARGINALIZED AND REALLY FIGHT FOR WHAT A REAL WORKING-CLASS MOVEMENT CAN LOOK LIKE IN THIS COUNTRY,” LEE SAID AT HER ELECTION NIGHT PARTY IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, ACCORDING TO THE HILL.

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