Black Women Running: EMILY's List Says These Candidates Deserve Your Vote

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  • Brenda Lawrence, Alma Adams, Erika Geiss
  • Alma Adams
  • Brenda Lawrence
  • Muriel Bowser
  • Carol Ammons
  • Geraldine Thompson
  • Rhonda Fields
  • Naquetta Ricks
  • Erika Geiss

Making Dough Rise

Since 1985, EMILY's List has had one goal: raising money to help in electing women "who can make significant contributions to education, health care, voting rights, and economic equality." In addition, the organization also allocates considerable resources to training and cultivating women leaders. In addition to supporting the obvious choices among African-American female candidates, from California Attorney General Kamala Harris to Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner, EMILY's List has lent its invaluable helping hand to lesser-known rising stars like those you'll meet here. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

(Photos from left: Courtesy of Brenda Lawrence, Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic, Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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