After learning that there was no place to find all the black women running for office. Author Luvvie Ajay acted and created a database that has all the black women running for office in 2018.
She joined forces with three other amazing women – Sili Recio, Lucrecer Braxton, and Candace Jones to scour the internet (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) to find the names of every black female candidate. After creating spreadsheets and documenting all the findings in a google doc. They realized that there were over 100 black women running for office. How amazing is that?
Jeff Reifman than offered to code a database that could be easily updated. This Virtual “phone book” as Luvvie refers to it can be located at https://blackwomeninpolitics.com. It also provides information on the candidate’s platforms. In addition, you can search by the name or state of a candidate. As of right now the website has 392 black women running for office. If you happen to notice that someone is missing from the political mix, there is also a form that allows you to add someone to the list.