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A value-based vote for a presidential candidate Black women should consider

Black women in this country are 3 to 5 times more likely to die due to childbirth or postpartum-related complications than any other group of people in the United States. I want a candidate who will not just advocate for Black maternal health but who will work to eradicate the disparities that are killing our mothers and placing fear in the minds of our sisters.

I want a candidate who can authentically acknowledge that their lived experiences may be different from that of their constituents and to make the effort to listen more than they speak. I want a candidate who will acknowledge the public health crisis of Black infant and maternal mortality, reparations, mass incarceration, immigration and other issues that center around Black, Brown and Indigenous people even when they’re not being asked about race.

I’m looking for someone who can not only acknowledge their missteps but also follow them with a change in behavior and a renewed plan of action. I’m looking for a candidate that shakes up the status quo. I’m looking for a candidate who is willing to be radical in their vision for our nation’s future, someone who I can trust with the manifestation of that which my ancestors fought, died and dreamed for.

This is why on Super Tuesday, March 3, 2020, I’m choosing to vote for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and I hope you will, too.

—brittany lynch wright, artist and entrepreneur

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