Meet the inspiring Black women who stepped up to lead, empowering their communities and driving change.
Sisters Lead Sisters Vote (SLSV) interactive map showcases the incredible impact of Black women candidates in the 2022 elections! It tracks 832 Black women candidates running up and down the ballot from the state legislature and up. It spans coast to coast, illustrating the wide-ranging reach of Black women candidates, their political progress, and their political power. Email SLSV for more information and how to partner with them.
Mapping the Black Women driving change
This map was created by Democracy Labs using ArcGIS Online with data collected by Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote. It consists of five layers including the percentage of Black population, state house, state senate, Congressional and Senate races. You can turn data layers ON or OFF depending on what you'd like to see.
Holli L. Holliday is the president of Sisters Lead, Sisters Vote (SLSV), a 501(c)4 organization, founded by Black women to elevate the political voice and leadership of Black women. It is preparing for the 2022 & 2024 Federal Elections to continue its work against racism and oppression by advancing Black women’s leadership.
Our strength is in our vote and our relationships with the Black community. Our strategy is to amplify Black women’s voices; advance Black women’s political leadership; and expand Black women’s opportunities. Holli is also the principal and chief strategist for Holliday Advisors, LLC., where she advises progressive organizations, political campaigns and democratic committees on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.
As the daughter and granddaughter of former Elected Officials, Holli has always been engaged in politics, even before she could vote. In the last 20+ years, she has served in every possible role, from volunteer to campaign manager to consultant. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Holli is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law. - National Women Of Color
Holli Holliday, lawyer and President of Sisters Lead Sisters Vote explains the obstacles that are part of the system that keep first time candidates from succeeding. While candidates supported by the established parties are told about access to voter lists and committee support, newcomers are often not aware of the resources that are available for fundraising and organizing.
- Paths to leadership development
- Overcoming the unknowns for women thinking about running for office
- Why leaders need to show up and not just rely on grassroots supporters
- Identifying and amplifying community problems using visualization tools and maps
- Examples of Black women leaders
- The power of collective thought to bring about change
TakeAway: Organize. Run for office. Vote. Remember: If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.
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