Congress is now closer than it has ever been to representing the racial and gender demographics of America. However, the facts below demonstrate that there is still progress to be made.
- There are currently no Black American U.S. senators.
- In the history of the U.S. Senate there have only been six Black American members, including Carol Moseley Braun the only Black female Senator in U.S. history.
- Of the 435 members of the House of Representatives, there are 44 Black American members.
This inspiring video, created by Line Break Media, shares the message that with election season over we must continue to dream big, work hard, build coalitions, and keep moving.
The re-election of President Obama is a major victory, but Election Day did not go without problems at the polls. Our friends at Video the Vote put together this must see infographic synthesizing voting problem reports from major states to their live call center. The fight for voter protection continues.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is largely responsible for the unprecedented attacks on voting rights we've seen in this election cycle. Find out which ALEC legislators are running for reelection in your state — plus who's trying to move into higher office.