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The Torchbearers of Democracy

Black Women Building the Future We Deserve

Black women. Mothers. Grandmothers. Aunts. Sisters. Daughters. Friends. Leaders. Trailblazers. Torchbearers. World-changers. 

From the abolitionist movement to the fight for women’s suffrage to the civil rights movement, Black women have played a vital role in expanding our democracy. 

Today, Black women continue to be at the forefront of the fight. They are working to build a more just and inclusive democracy that reflects the diversity of our nation, and ensures that everyone can participate.  

Thank you for joining us in celebrating the women who are setting the foundation for a world where liberty and justice are available for ALL. 

Meet Our Panel

Our Moderator

Errin Haines

Founding Mother & Editor at Large, The 19th

The Panel

Brianna Brown

Co-Executive Director, Texas Organizing Project

Ashley Etienne

CBS Political Contributor & Former Senior Adviser to Vice President Kamala Harris

Rep. Michele Rayner Goolsby

Representative, Florida House of Representatives

Angela Hanks

Chief of Programs, Demos

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