Welcome to the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women
Greetings GSC Family,
Election Day is over, and the voters have spoken. I am thrilled that Amendment 4 passed, which restores the right to vote to over 1.4 million people who have paid their debt to society. Congratulations to Stephanie Moon, Jackie Powell, Dotie Joseph and Fentrice Driskell in Tampa on their election wins. These members are a part of a wave of women nationally who were successfully elected this cycle. We send our love and support to those who took the chance, but were not successful. Thank you for taking the risk and putting yourselves out there -- it was not an easy sacrifice.
And now, the work continues — raising awareness on issues affecting women of color and advocating for the voiceless. We will continue to push for more Black women on the bench. In the words of Frederick Douglass, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." We will continue to demand a seat at the table -- not for ourselves, but for our communities, our families, and the next generation.
Melba V. Pearson, Esq.