Elizabeth Warren landed another major endorsement on Thursday. This time from a group of Black women activists who believe the presidential candidate is a leader on structural changes, according to CNN.
The announcement from Black Womxn For comes on the heels of Ayanna Pressley’s announcement that she would be supporting her home state senator in 2020. Former ESSENCE Woke 100 recipients Leslie Mac and Carmen Berkley are among the cohort of more than a hundred Black leaders, activists, artists, writers and political strategists, who based on the website, are “in the fight for Black liberation.”
“We know that big things happen when Black women come together and take our own space in the political process,” Berkley says during the minute-long endorsement video. Angela Peoples, whose sign at the inaugural Women’s March in Washington, D.C. sparked headlines for pointing out the fact that an overwhelming number of white women voted for Donald Trump, added that Warren earned support for “taking on predatory policies that harm our communities.”
The group says they are a “collective voice” who hopes to inspire others, especially Black women and gender-nonconforming individuals, to back the former Harvard professor in her race for the White House.
“She is a partner with a deep understanding of how racism and gender discrimination don’t just compound income inequality but are actually central to maintaining the status quo,” a statement for the endorsement reads. “She is a woman who is willing to learn, open to new ideas, and ready to be held accountable by us and our communities.”
In response to the endorsement, Warren tweeted, “Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy and I don’t take this endorsement lightly. I’m committed to fighting alongside you for the big, structural change our country needs.”