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  • Kate Craig

2021 Will Be Known As the Year of the Black Woman

2021 will be the year Black women are elected to office in record numbers and Elect Black Women PAC will be there to support these candidates as they celebrate their victories on election day.

Elect Black Women PAC set a goal to endorse 100 Black women candidates between now and the 2022 Midterms. EBWPac is excited to announce the first two endorsements we are making in support of increasing the number of Black women running for and elected to public office.

Why do endorsements matter? Black women are routinely overlooked and left out when it comes to campaign resources.

Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod is running for re-election in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kerri-Ann Nesbeth is running for City Commission in Miramar, Florida. These two amazing women are positive beacons for change in their communities.

Early voting has already begun in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod is turning out the vote to continue her work in Chattanooga. Councilwoman Coonrod spearheaded local recidivism programs and identified ways to reform the criminal justice system, working with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. She also passed a resolution to ask the Tennessee General Assembly to pass legislation that would lower and cap interest rates from payday lenders.

“I made it a priority to work with the Chamber to recruit businesses and for them to really understand the layout of Chattanooga—the issues and the obstacles we have here in Chattanooga with people obtaining jobs so people that have been incarcerated, those background issues, and how they can still be put in the pipeline to obtain employment.” – Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, WRCB Interview.

Donate to support Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod.

Kerri-Ann Nesbeth is vying for a seat on the Miramar City Commission. She worked for the Clinton Foundation, leading efforts on public-private partnerships. Her talents have increased diversity and teacher retention in schools, and she’s improved municipal water and wastewater infrastructure when she worked for North Springs Improvement District.

“The challenges that Miramar will face will only become greater. We need effective change, proven leadership, and accountability in order to face these obstacles. It’s not about right or left. It’s about bringing people together.” – Kerri-Ann Nesbeth, campaign video.

Donate to support Kerri-Ann Nesbeth!

Both of these Black women are amazing leaders and Elect Black Women PAC is proud to endorse both of them.

Stay tuned throughout the year as Elect Black Women PAC continues to endorse Black women candidates throughout the year and together, we can change the face of our government.

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