Avis Jones DeWeever

senior researcher and policy advisor at Black Women’s Roundtable

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U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

Kamala Harris brings the energy that Joe Biden needs on the ticket, says Avis Jones DeWeever

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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Long lines stretched outside polling places in parts of Georgia during Tuesday’s primary election.

Georgia’s voting problems during primary could repeat in November

Long lines stretched outside polling places in parts of Georgia during Tuesday’s primary election.

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Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

Who do black women voters support in the 2020 election?

Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

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