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Black Gay Progressive Attempts to Topple Longtime Lawmaker in Today’s Delaware Primary

Black Gay Progressive Attempts to Topple Longtime Lawmaker in Today’s Delaware Primary

Voters in Delaware head to the polls today. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) has never lost a race in more than four decades in politics. However, his 38-year-old primary challenger is ready to test the staying power of the long serving lawmaker. Political newcomer and community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris is a Black, gay Air Force veteran, and her previous experience includes loading giant cargo planes, repairing cars, and frying chicken in convenience stores, along with coaching young people to work for social change. Harris says her life story echoes millions of others who feel called to service to improve our communities for the next generation. Carper has a huge fundraising advantage having raised more than $1.3 million as of mid-August, compared to a little more than $120,000 by Harris. "People of the entire United States realize that this campaign has implications that can be resounding for the rest of the nation," Harris said, noting that more than 40 states are represented in the donations and assistance her campaign has received. "It's an effort to move the Democratic party closer to the people." And Harris’ campaign has been buoyed by fellow progressive insurgents such as NYC’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "She had my back and I'm here to have hers," Ocasio-Cortez said, "because that's how the progressive movement really works." More here.

CBC Chair Names New Communications Director 

CBC Chair Names New Communications Director 

Voto Latino Launches Three-Year Voter Registration Drive

Voto Latino Launches Three-Year Voter Registration Drive