Amanda Edwards is on a mission to become the next Democratic U.S. Senator from Texas, replacing Republican incumbent Sen. John Cornyn. But she’s also vying to become the state’s first Black woman to hold the post.
“I recognize that there are women, there are girls, there are a multiplicity of folks who are looking at me as I am attempting to crack this glass ceiling,” Edwards says during an interview with theGrio. “I know that that means for them, they are investing their energy,” Edwards continues. “They are investing their dreams, and so [it’s] not something that I overlook. It helps me to stay motivated and to understand that what’s at stake extends far greater and far beyond just me and me becoming the next senator.” The Houston native revealed why now is the perfect time to run.
“I’m running to be the next U.S. senator because I believe that the time has come and gone for people just to be about politics and making promises on those campaign trails and under-delivering,” says Edwards.
“I think it’s time that we have servant leaders in office who are focused on people, but most importantly, delivering the results for people that they deserve. I bring agility to the table, an ability to connect with people to the table, and then most importantly, a commitment and laser focus on delivering for people to the table. I think right now there has been this concept that you have to check certain boxes or send in a certain order in order to be someone who could be effective while in office and I think that quite frankly, is just wrong.” #foodforthought #rbg #problack #panafrican #blackexcellence #blackisbeautiful #blackwomenrock #blackmenrock #blackboyjoy #blackgirlsrock - 35 seconds ago