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Report - By the Numbers: Black Women in the 117th Congress

A record number of Black women will serve in the 117th Congress (2021-2023) as a result of the 2020 election, in which Black women made history as nominees and winners. Black women were elected to Congress for the first time from two states in election 2020, and one of three freshman Black women members of the 117th Congress was elected in a majority-white district. Despite an increase in Republican Black women candidates and nominees, Black women’s congressional representation remains entirely Democratic. More specifically, in a year where Republican women made up the majority of women newcomers to Congress, no Republican women winners were Black.

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