Tag: Black Women Voters

Will Black Women Voters Just Fall in Formation?

Andrea King Collier, NBC News – July 26, 2016

This wouldn’t be the first time that candidates at the local, state and national levels slid into office because voters picked the person they saw as the lesser of two evils. After the heated campaigns up to now, and the Republican Convention, it seems that Clinton may be viewed as the best choice for black women voters, whether she has earned it or not. And that may be just enough to get her to the White House.

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‘Mothers of the Movement’ Channel Black Lives Lost into Support for Clinton

Lauren Gambino, Guardian – July 26, 2016

The mothers of the movement, a “club of heartbroken mothers”, have emerged as powerful advocates for Clinton on the campaign trail, telling their children’s stories in churches and town halls across the country. On Tuesday night, nine of them stood again together before thousands of Democrats, each woman wearing a big, red flower pinned to her chest.

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Black Women are Most Worried About the Outcome of the 2016 Election, Poll Finds

Vanessa Williams and Scott Clement, Washington Post – July 19, 2016

Nearly 3 in 4 African American women are “strongly” afraid of what will happen if their candidate loses the presidential election, a recent Gallup poll has found. And polling shows that their candidate is not Donald Trump.

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Hillary Clinton’s Complex Embodiment Of Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy

Liz Adetiba, Huffington Post – July 1, 2016

Though Clinton and Chisholm have their fair share of differences on policy issues, people who knew Chisholm and studied her legacy suggest that the two shared common ground where it mattered the most. “In 1972, Congresswoman Chisholm showed that a woman — and not just any woman, but a woman of color — could be a serious contender for the presidency. There’s no doubt in my mind that [she] would be inspired by Secretary Clinton’s continuation of that legacy,” said Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), one of Chisholm’s mentees.

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Women Vote at Higher Rates than Men. That Might Help Clinton in November.

Barbara Norrander, Washington Post – June 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton owes her historic victory in the race for the Democratic nomination in no small part to substantial support among women. In every primary, the former secretary of state won more votes from women than from men, with the gender gap — her support among women compared with her support among men — averaging 11 points.

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What Do Black Women Really Think About Hillary Clinton’s Nomination?

Britni Danielle, Ebony – June 9, 2016

Make no mistake about it; Hillary Clinton once again etched her name in the history books Tuesday night. After a hard-fought primary race with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton clenched the Democratic presidential nomination with decisive wins in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and the largest prize of the night, California.

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Black Women Rally Behind Hillary Clinton

Laura Meckler, Wall Street Journal – April 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton never goes very far without black women sharing the stage, introducing her around or casting ballots for her in outsize numbers—and they are a prime reason she stands on the cusp of claiming the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Hillary Clinton Says Harriet Tubman Is a Symbol for America

Sam Frizell, TIME – April 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton called the White House’s decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill a “great historical announcement” and repeated a theme from her 2008 Democratic convention speech when she said Americans should follow Tubman’s example of persevering in difficult times.

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Mothers of Black Victims Emerge as a Force for Hillary Clinton

Amy Chozick, New York Times – April 13, 2016

The Clinton campaign named this sisterhood forged in the shared loss of a child the “Mothers of the Movement,” and they have become an unlikely linchpin of Mrs. Clinton’s success in the Democratic primary. At campaign stops, Mrs. Clinton introduces them as “a group of mothers who belong to a club no one ever wants to join.” The mothers will arrive in New York this week to help Mrs. Clinton compete for the April 19 primary.

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Black Women Who Boosted Obama are Sticking with Clinton

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press – March 26, 2016

During a primary season in which she has faced surprisingly strong competition and been bombarded with criticism of her trustworthiness, Clinton has maintained a strong bond with one significant bloc of Democratic Party voters. Black women, part of President Barack Obama’s winning coalition in 2008 and 2012, have locked arms behind Clinton, hailing her as a Democratic standard-bearer, survivor and friend.

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