As we continue to celebrate women’s history month, we are taking a moment to celebrate the women who made history when they were elected to Congress last November. Many of these women are representing groups that deserve a seat at the table but didn’t have one before, and they bring valuable perspective to Washington.
March has always been a month we celebrate women in history — but this year in particular, we get to celebrate women making history. At CCAH, we are always focused on what’s going on in politics: even less politically motivated clients need to be up to date on recent legislation that can impact their missions and their donors. That focus meant we had front row seats to history being made.
I had the pleasure of attending the Changing the Face of Philanthropy Summit in Washington, DC. This conference prides itself on offering meaningful conversations with experts from the nonprofit, private, and civic sectors to encourage philanthropy in the Black community. One of this year’s speakers was the Honorable Randall L. Woodfin, Esq., the Mayor of the City of Birmingham.
I can’t wait! After a year of living in a surreal political environment where facts are disregarded, news is unworthy, and public service is disparaged, I am packing my bags for Little Rock for the 25th Anniversary of the election of Bill Clinton & Al Gore.
When I left for North Carolina last week to canvass for Hillary Clinton, I knew exactly why I was going. As a former field organizer, I know the impact door-to-door canvassing can have on an election. In 2008, when President Obama won North Carolina, the margin of victory was 14,177 votes. That was the closest margin in any state in the country. I went to North Carolina because I knew the doors I knocked on would make a difference in one of the tightest races in the country.