Who We Are
We are the mothers, the daughters, the sisters, the wives, the teachers, and the providers who believe that our nation needs leaders who will fight to bring stability back to our families, opportunity back to the masses, and hold greedy corporations responsible for their destructive practices.
We believe that without schools that produce productive, educated citizens, our nation will not maintain its leadership position in the world.
We believe that it is imperative that we have a healthy nation, one where all of its people can look forward to access to the greatest health care system in the world, and where fear of how you will pay for your medication should not have to compete with how you’ll feed your family.
The good news about our voting bloc:
-1,874,000 Black women hold college degrees
-669,000 Black women hold graduate degrees
-Black women voted at higher percentages than any other group in 2008
-Sales for businesses owned by Black women total 37 Million dollars annually
The bad news about our voting bloc:
-24.6 of Black women have no health insurance
-The rate of HIV among Black women is 19 times that of her white counterparts
-A Black woman is 8 times more likely to be imprisoned than white counterparts
-The median net worth of Black Women between the ages of 36 and 49 is 5 dollars
Black women for Obama is determined to identify and support those candidates and legislation that is sensitive to the problems plaguing our communities, and seeks to support the ideals of a democratically run civil society where life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is encouraged for all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and, age.
We are BlackWomenforObama.org – Let’s Do It Again!