Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to elect black women, influence elections, and advance progressive policies. Higher Heights for America, a 501(c)(4), and its sister organization Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a national 501(c)(3)organization are building the political power and leadership of black women from the voting booth to elected office and creating the environment for black women to run, win and lead.
There are black women running for political office all over the United States, and we need to know who they are. It is abundantly clear that we need to start following the lead of black women, because we show up and do what is important, even when we are being disenfranchised and sabotaged from doing the work. 2018 is especially important because midterm elections are coming up.
Our programs provide an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities. We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership.