The Local Take talks #BlackWomenVote with Higher Heights
This week on The Local Take I speak with Glynda Carr, founder of Higher Heights. Higher Heights is an organization that wants to amplify the voices of Black women in politics. From running for office to advocacy, this organization wants to galvanize and harness the power of Black women in government.
In the 2016 presidential election Black women voted at a higher percentage than any other demographic group. Ms. Carr explains that they want us to not just vote, but to set an agenda. Higher Heights wants us to run for office, meet with legislators, advocate for our communities on a local and national basis.
Higher Heights has hosted salons, brunches and forums throughout the United States leading up to the midterm elections. This has included events in Atlanta and other metropolitan areas. While the group's focus is not partisan they do support a more progressive platform.
Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen started the organization after realizes that there wasn't a group that specifically supported Black women. They have reach out to young women for leadership programs. Everywhere you look from the board room to state capitols Black women are leading the fight for our communities.