Over Two Dozen Black Women Write Open Letter to Democratic Party Demanding More Support

Historically, the Black community has largely voted Democratic. Because of this, many feel the Democratic Party takes the Black vote for granted, especially the vote of Black women.

Now that Tom Perez is the Democratic National Committee Chairman, more than two dozen Black women came together to write an open letter to the political party demanding more support.

The letter was published by NBC News last Thursday, and one of its key points were, “Black women have consistently shown up for Democrats as a loyal voting bloc, demonstrating time and again that we are crucial to the protection of progressive policies such as economic security, affordable healthcare and criminal justice reform.”

With that being said, the letter goes on to say the Democratic Party has done little to support Black women and has only put a few into leadership roles.

The open letter also reads, “The data reveals that Black women voters are the very foundation to a winning coalition, yet most Black voters feel like the Democrats take them for granted. Since taking office, you have met with and listened to key constituencies. But you have yet to host a Black women leaders convening.”

Just a few of the notable Black women who signed the letter include Star Jones and Tamika Mallory.

It’s worth noting a Black woman, Stacey Abrams, is currently running for governor of Georgia on the Democratic ticket. If elected, she’ll become the first African American woman governor in the nation.