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Black Women Are Center Stage in 2020

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This week, Cori Bush defeated longtime Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay, in the primary for Missouri’s first Congressional District. A safe Democratic seat, Bush is all but guaranteed to win in November when she will become the first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri. 

Bush is one of more 100 Black women running for Congress this cycle, a record breaking number, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women and Politics

Women of color have also become the focal point of discussions around who Joe Biden will choose as a running mate. With this attention and scrutiny has come criticism and attacks, many from within the Democratic Party itself, which fall along familiar lines of racism and sexism. 


Kimberly Peeler-Allen, visiting practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University

Aimee Allison, is founder and president of She the People

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