2018 Women of Color Candidate Forum

28685630_10157277697812222_1377917554114972266_nMarch 20, election day in Illinois, is quickly approaching! According to the Center for American Women and Politics, of the 106 women serving in Congress, 38, or 35.8%, are women of color; 450 or 24.1% of the 1,871 women state legislators serving nationwide are women of color.

Tonight, E3 Radio, an online radio network for the LGBTQ community & allies, featured five women of color running for elected office in the state of Illinois:

Gaylon Alcaraz, Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 4th District

Maria Hadden, Candidate for 49th Ward Alderman

Sameena Mustafa, Candidate for U.S. Congress

Delia Ramirez, Candidate for State Representative, 4th District

Charise Williams, Candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District


WATCH THE FORUM BELOW:

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Need a bit more information about each candidate? Download Ballot Ready, a free, nonpartisan, digital platform that provides accurate details about candidates. Also check out Countable, to stay up to date on your current lawmakers and active legislation.


Higher Heights for America PAC will host a national call with Northern Illinois candidate for Congress, Lauren Underwood on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1pm CST. Register for the call here.

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