‘We voted for you, now we want to see results’

11/17/2017, 8:48 p.m.

I would like to know when the Virginia Democratic Party will officially thank African-American women for the party’s win in the Nov. 7 election.

According to the Washington Post’s exit poll data, an overwhelming majority — 91 percent — of African-American women came out and voted for Democratic candidates, resulting in victory. 

African-American women did this even with the appearance of taking our vote for granted during the long campaign season this year. If it were not for us, Election Day would have turned out very differently. 

Because of our overwhelming support, we plan to hold all elected officials accountable during their tenure in office. We want to see effective and equally funded schools, affordable health care, equal pay for women, an end to an unjust justice system, an economy that values all workers, an end to homelessness and more resources for the elderly, mentally ill and the poor.

These issues were debated, we voted for you, now we want to see results. Never forget, we chose you!