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Alabama Democratic Women work to Build Back Better

 Alabama Democratic Women


Democrats are trying to drum up support in one of the reddest states in the country.

The group Alabama Democratic Women will be attending the national Women Build Back Better event today and Saturday. The event supports President Biden’s recovery platforms and trains women in campaigning and advocacy.

LaTanya Millhouse is the president of Alabama Democratic Women. She wants to expand her organization statewide.  

“I’m on the road to blue. I am hopeful that Alabama can be blue," she said. "We’re gonna try to pave the road blue. I want us to be one of those major vehicles in taking the state blue.”  

The Women Build Back Better event is being held virtually this weekend. All of Alabama Democratic Women’s executive board will be in attendance. Millhouse said it’s important for women to be their own advocates. 

“Our issues sometimes differ a little from men’s, and we need to add that special umph to make sure that we’re getting where we need to be," she said. "Prior to COVID, Black women were dying at an alarming rate due to lack of healthcare. Our state refused Medicare expansion, and so that was detrimental to women in general.”

Libby Foster is a news intern for Alabama Public Radio.
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