BLACK TO THE FUTURE ACTION FUND ENDORSES
THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR
THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS
Black to the Future Action Fund is ecstatic to announce our endorsement of Representative Park Cannon for Georgia’s 58th district! Representative Cannon is running for re-election after having won in 2016, when she became the first openly queer-identified elected official in any state house at the age of 24.
Representative Cannon is a progressive leader that believes in her state and the promise of this country. She is a fighter for our communities and committed to securing the things that we need and deserve.
“I deeply believe in a representative democracy. Which is why I am an activist-elected official — not a politician.”
– Representative Park Cannon
Dr. Shirley Weber
Dr. Shirley Weber became the first Black Secretary of State in California history when she was selected by Governor Gavin Newsom, and confirmed by the state legislature, to fill the position in 2021. A California resident since the age of three, her family’s experience before moving to the state has been a driving force in Dr. Weber’s activism and legislative career.
As the daughter of sharecroppers from Jim Crow Arkansas, Dr. Weber saw her parents realize their right to vote for the first time when they were in their 30s, and only after moving their family west. Their experiences motivated her to fight for preserving and expanding voting rights for all Americans. Through her work as an educator and legislator, Dr. Weber has been a tireless advocate for and a true champion of our communities. We are proud to endorse her for Secretary of State of California.
“I believe it is my responsibility to strengthen voter education efforts, increase transparency at every level of the electoral system, and continue to expand access to the ballot for all Californians. The workings of our elections and state government should be transparent, visible, and accessible to all.”
– Dr. Shirley Weber
Congresswoman Nikema Williams is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives fighting for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District, and we here at Black to the Future Action Fund are proud to endorse her campaign!
Rep. Williams’ vision for our families is clear: economic dignity and equal opportunities to prosper. As a mother and one of the few Black women in Congress, she has a unique understanding of what is at stake for Black Futures in America. She promises to fight for safety and quality public education for all children in her district and to ensure equal access to quality healthcare for Georgia families.
“My political philosophy is to center the most marginalized in all I do. I always ask the question about equity and make sure that those around me have to consider it. Living out loud and on purpose, fighting for the promise of America.”
-Congresswoman Nikema Williams
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