In 2016, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester became the first woman and first Black person to be elected to Congress from Delaware.
Candidate name: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton State: District of Columbia Bio: Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping that this election season, the residents of Washington, D.C. will give her another 2-year term to improve […]
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is hoping for another win come November.
Yvonne Hinson, a retired educator, first got involved in politics during Barack Obama's first presidential campaign.
Congresswoman Val Demings is hoping to continue representing the people of Florida's 10th district.
Virginia Fuller, a registered nurse and anti-abortion activist, is looking to represent Florida in Congress this November.
Stacey Abrams is looking to make history on election day as the first Black woman ever elected to be governor of a state in U.S. history.
Name: Janice Laws State: Georgia Bio: A proud immigrant who came to the U.S. from Jamaica as a teen, Janice Laws later became a U.S. citizen. Today the single mother […]
Candidate name: Lucy McBath State: Georgia Bio: Lucia “Lucy” McBath was raised in Joliet, Illinois, in a family active in the NAACP and civil rights. After graduating from Virginia State […]
Candidate name: Tabitha Johnson-Green State: Georgia Bio: Tabitha Johnson-Green, who describes herself as a “Christian, wife, mother,” as well as a business owner, has spent two decades as a registered […]
Candidate name: Deidre DeJear State: Iowa Bio: Deidre DeJear received an early education in public service from her grandmother, a county elections commissioner in Mississippi. DeJear, now in her early 30s, […]
Candidate name: Erika Harold State: Illinois Bio: Growing up in Illinois, Erika Harold believed in the power of education to help achieve success. Sometimes bullied for her biracial background (her […]
Stratton is a progressive who is running on a ticket with Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker.
Candidate name: Lauren Underwood State: Illinois Bio: Lauren Underwood is a registered nurse who’s ready to care for constituents as a U.S. Congresswoman. While working at the Department of Health […]
Candidate name: Rep. Robin Kelly State: Illinois Bio: Rep. Robin Kelly was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives before being elected to represent the 2nd Congressional District in […]
Candidate name: Dee Thornton State: Indiana Bio: Dierdre (known as`Dee’) Thornton never realized how playing sports would impact every aspect of her life. She was awarded a scholarship to play […]
Candidate name: Jeannine Lee Lake State: Indiana Bio: Jeannine Lee Lake is accustomed to covering news in her professional role as a journalist; these days, she’s making headlines as a […]
Candidate name: Ayanna Pressley State: Massachusetts Bio: As the only child of an activist mother, Ayanna Pressley witnessed firsthand the power of civic engagement to uplift their Chicago community. Pressley was […]
Candidate name: Liz Matory State: Maryland Bio: Only one Black Republican woman—Rep. Mia Love from Utah—has ever been elected to Congress. But if Liz Matory has her way, she’ll join the […]