OP-ED: This Year, We Need Black Women In The Senate

January 20, 2022

Essence: OP-ED: This Year, We Need Black Women In The Senate

By Laphonza Butler

One year ago today, I watched my daughter leap toward the television, her high-pitched voice squealing with excitement as she witnessed former Sen. Kamala Harris take the oath of office and be sworn in as the 49th Vice President of the United States.

My seven-year-old daughter, Nylah Grace, had the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with Vice President Harris when she served as Attorney General and US Senator from California as well as during my time working on her presidential campaign as a senior advisor. In that moment, Nylah was witnessing this kind and capable woman, who she had grown to admire, stand before the nation making history.

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