JLUSA leader Keturah Herron calls on Democrats to prioritize the Black community ahead of 2024

November 16, 2022

“Leading up to the [2022 midterm] election, Black voters and organizations identified topics such as inflation and the economy, job security and housing, and white supremacy and white nationalism as some of their top concerns.

Keturah Herron, a former American Civil Liberties Union policy strategist and newly elected representative to the Kentucky House of Representatives, pointed out these topics, along with racial justice concerns and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, pushed Black voters to the polls and encouraged them to mobilize their family and friends in what they saw as a life-or-death election.

“But Herron saw this happen because she was on the ground in these communities — something not all candidates or elected officials take the time to do, she said.

“‘I think we have to do a better job of being in the community, educating the community and listening to the concerns of the community,’ said Herron. ‘I believe that what is important is really that bottom-up approach: listening for what the community wants and needs.’”

Read the full story at The Hill.


(Photo from @KeturahHerron on Twitter)

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