She the People: “Women of Color Helped Dems Take Back the House”by Contributing Writer(s) November 7, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — In response to a record number of women being elected to Congress on Tuesday night, Aimee Allison, founder of She The People and president of Democracy in Color released the following statement:
“Women of color have shown the country that we are the saving graces of our democracy. We took back the House thanks to an unprecedented number of female candidates who ran for the first time. Victories by Deb Haaland, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Lauren Underwood, Sharice Davis, Jahana Hayes, Ayanna Pressley, Veronica Escobar, Sylvia Garcia, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ushered a new era in politics, one that is just coming into view. To the thousands of organizers and leaders on the ground, and to the millions of women that proved our progressive and democratic might at the polls — we see you and thank you.
“The work that women of color have done over the last year to register voters and organize communities in states in every region created a path to victory for these inspiring candidates. The political vision of women of color candidates across the country gave voters a compelling reason to go to the polls. We proved, once and for all, that women of color can build winning multiracial coalitions that stand for justice in America. Because of the collective work, of women of color, the country can collectively celebrate historic wins in Congress, governorships, and statewide races. The country should continue to follow women of color right into 2020.”
She the People elevates the political voice and leadership of women of color as part of a new progressive political and cultural era.
She the People is the leading race, gender, and politics network and initiative that advances our democracy by calling women of color fully into their fierce and loving leadership and collective power. She the People elevates and amplifies the voices and power of women of color in our role in forging an inclusive, multiracial coalition that will transform U.S. democracy. Founded and led by Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color, She the People is telling a new national story that rightly narrates women of color as the drivers of a new progressive political and cultural era.
She the People kicked off a national conversation with its inaugural She the People Summit on September 20, 2018 in San Francisco. The historic summit featured the nation’s most exciting progressive women of color leaders on the ballot, championing movements, and driving winning political strategy.