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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:04 AM

'Black Women Are Realizing the Power of Their Vote'

Source: Politico




The massive turnout of African-American women in 2017’s elections was only the start, predicts Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE February 13, 2018

The massive turnout of black women in 2017’s elections was only the start, predicts Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

There’s nothing Republicans can do to win them back, she says, and they’ll keep electing Democrats to push the GOP from power.

Bottoms has a distinctive vantage point. In December, she won her first term, making her both the most prominent black woman to win a major election since Donald Trump was inaugurated and the most prominent black female executive in the South—and one of the few in the entire country.

There will be more, she said—and soon.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/02/13/atlanta-mayor-keisha-lance-bottoms-black-women-vote-political-power-216969?lo=ap_d1

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Reply 'Black Women Are Realizing the Power of Their Vote' (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
Auggie Feb 2018 #1
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #2
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #3
BumRushDaShow Feb 2018 #4
The Mouth Feb 2018 #5
BumRushDaShow Feb 2018 #7
Skittles Feb 2018 #6
Deuce Feb 2018 #8
Skittles Feb 2018 #9
CBHagman Feb 2018 #10

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:34 AM

1. K&R!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

2. "Theres nothing Republicans can do to win them back"

“It’s taken what we are dealing with on a national level, I think, to really get us energized and not taking anything for granted, but I do think we are recognizing and exercising our power in a way that we’ve never done before, and that’s exciting,” Bottoms said. “We are becoming engaged, and we realize the danger of staying home.”


That ship has sailed for a lot of people in many important swing states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

3. K & R...for visibility...nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:22 PM

4. 'Black Women Are Realizing the Power of Their Vote'

"We" (black women) saw that when we helped to elect Barack Obama to the Presidency. Not once but twice.

What "we" (black women) need to do more of is voting in off-year elections and that means EVERY YEAR for EVERY election, even if it is for a local School Board or County judge.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:20 PM

5. Those local elections are vital

FIRST you have to win the statehouse, and the registrar of voters. that's what the Tea Party did; building that infrastructure, capture the state houses, redistrict, get good people in running the voting. Boring, hard work, but in a lot of ways the School Board, the County and the City, those have as much or more impact on our day to day lives.

The fact is that we don't get a super charismatic candidate like Barrack Obama very often, those superstars can win even if the GOP controls the lower levers of government, but much of the time it's the boring elections, the City Council, the mid terms, that really count in the long run.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:43 PM

7. Exactly



When you have the Koch Brothers meddling in benign local elections, then it behooves us to make sure that they have no say in our localities by voting what is in OUR interest, not a billionaire's interest.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:57 PM

6. GOOD

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:17 PM

8. Yes, keep voting for Democrats...

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Response to Deuce (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:38 PM

9. Democrats need to be better at addressing the concerns of these gals

 

oh yes they do

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:24 PM

10. The headlines before the special election in Alabama...

...suggested struggle, but after the votes were in there was acknowledgement of the power of the African-American vote.

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