35 Black Women Are Running for Office in Alabama in 2018

Call it the Doug Jones effect — or call it something else — but these women are taking the reins.

(photo-Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., is pictured during a hearing in Washington, DC.
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it was Democrat Doug Jones’ surprising victory over Republican Roy Moore in the United States Senate runoff election. Maybe it was the success of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements at lifting up women’s voices around the world. Maybe it was a combination of both.

But a wave of political change is coming to the United States — and it’s being led by black women.