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Twitter fam: Please share with me your fave black woman candidates. I’m going to try to give to all of them. I hope you do too.

When we see Jones beat Moore because *97% of black women* brave all-day lines to vote for him, we’re looking at the future of the Democratic Party.
Okay let’s get this GOING! Connie Johnson, DONATED. Join me, folks!

Stacey Abrams, DONATED.

#GiveBackGiveBlack is her site!
<let’s try that again with the address and cc# less visible>
Letitia James, DONATED.

Elizabeth Lockman, DONATED.

Darlene McDonald, DONATED.
Cora Faith Walker, DONATED.
State Senator LaTonya Johnson, DONATED.

Rep. Terri Sewell, DONATED.
Letitia Plummer, DONATED.
Adrienne Bell, DONATED.
Brandy Brooks, DONATED.
Lauren Underwood, DONATED.
State Rep Ilhan Omar, DONATED.
Gotta take a break but will come back to this thread and keep going as long as I can
Couple more, then to bed and I’ll check in in the morning!

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, DONATED.…
Sharon Fairley, DONATED.

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When we say “women,” please clarify that this means *straight cis white women*.

Gay/trans women / women of color have smelled the GOP mess for decades and they’ve voted in suit. If it’s somehow new to straight cis white women, that’s part of the problem.…
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