Now that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been elected President and Vice President respectively, the US Senate seat currently held by Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will soon become vacant. Currently, Kamala Harris is the only African American Woman in the entire United States Senate and when her seat becomes vacant, there will be NO African American Women in the US Senate.
Governor Gavin Newsom has the authority to select the replacement for Kamala Harris. We urge Governor Newsom to do the right thing and replace the only African American Woman in the United States Senate with another capable, qualified African American Woman.
Please join the movement to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to replace Kamala Harris with either Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus or Congresswoman Barbara Lee, both of whom are coalition builders with significant National and Foreign Policy experience.
In the 2020 Presidential election, African American Women proved once again that they are the backbone of the Democratic Party and its most loyal voting constituency. Not replacing Kamala Harris, the only African American Woman in the United States Senate, with another African American Woman would be irresponsible and a slight to African American Women everywhere.
African American Women deserve to be represented in the United States Senate and the quickest, most effective way to make that happen is for Governor Gavin Newsom to appoint an African American Woman to replace Senator Kamala Harris.
Support the movement to "Keep the Senate Seat" by signing the Petition today!
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SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TO "KEEP THE SENATE SEAT"
Sign the Petition Today!
CONTACT GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM
Let the Governor know how important this issue is to our community!
"Representatives Karen Bass and Barbara Lee are willing to work tirelessly on behalf of all Californians. Their judgment and experience will be valuable in the Senate."
CA State Assembly, 79th District
Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D.
Chair, CA Legislative Black Caucus