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What an extraordinary moment in history?!
17 Black women were sworn in as new judges in Texas County on Tuesday. Back in November the newly-elected officials made headline when they won their race for various courts in Harris County.
This group of women “is believed to be the largest group of black female judges elected at the same time.”
Harris County Democrats tweeted:
“It’s a brand new day in Harris County! Swearing in of the Newly Elected County Officials and Judges. Today we usher in a new era of representative government and progressive leadership in Harris County. #ItAllStartsHere”
It’s a brand new day in Harris County! Swearing in of the Newly Elected County Officials and Judges.
— Harris Democrats (@harrisdemocrats) January 1, 2019
According to USAToday, the judges were part of a local Democratic campaign running with the slogan “Black Girl Magic Texas” that included 19 women.
One of the women elected in November, Judge Angela Graves-Harrington told the Associated Press that she hopes this moment will be something Harris County is proud of.
“We felt showcasing the number of African-American women on the bench would galvanize out base and also galvanize those who don’t typically vote in the midterm elections and get them excited about coming out. We also wanted to have something out there that we could be proud of, that our community could be proud of and that Harris County b proud of.”
Congrats to #Houston19!!