The Chisholm Project

A repository of women's grassroots social activism in Brooklyn since 1945

Historic Election Year for Chisholm’s Progressive Politics

Shirley Chisholm’s progressive politics were vindicated Tuesday November 6th. Barack Obama reelected; more progressives elected to Congress; the House Democratic Caucus is no longer majority white male;  28% are women of color, including the first Hindu woman; there are 20 female US Senators (we need another 33 to reach equity); two women vets in Congress; one out lesbian in the Senate; marriage equality passed in four states.

But our work continues.

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