Women Address Democratic Committee’s Lack of Diversity in Selecting Candidates

We Are Women Warriors in collaboration with several other women’s groups held a press conference to address the issues of the lack of diversity of the Erie County Democratic Committee in choosing candidates for countywide and higher political offices.

Even when women and minorities vote for party endorsed candidates, chosen by the committee, they are rarely selected or groomed for these more powerful and lucrative political positions when they decide to run for some of these offices.

The press event was held Tuesday, May 25, outside of the Erie County Democratic Committee headquarters, 671 Seneca St., to relay the message that women and minorities, who are the most loyal and supportive voters to the Democratic Party, want to be an integral part of the internal patronage and opportunities to advance, politically, within the Party they help build.

-Betty Jean Grant, Founder, We ARe Women Warriors