Christine for District 6 Supervisor

Christine On The Challenges & Opportunties Facing Black Women in Politics

Christine was invited as a panelist to Democracy Rescued - The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Black Women in Politics, a discussion hosted by the Battery in San Francisco for Black Future Month, where she spoke about how and why she entered politics, the challenges of running in politics as a Black woman, and her leadership across the city in the last 15 years. 

Asked about what it is like to run in politics and contribute to the rise of Black women in politics in our country today, Christine considered her own experience in the District 6 race: "They're starting to say 'you're only here because of this appointment', or 'you're only here because this person is positioning you', and so one of the reasons I'm running ... I want to take that agency argument away because I want to earn your vote, because I worked for it, because I know what I'm talking about, and not because someone has positioned me, not because someone is trying to check a box 'great we have this young African American woman over here'."  

Watch the event above or here and read more about the panel, featuring Aimee Allison, President of Democracy In Color; Malia Cohen, District 10 Supervisor in San Francisco; Kimberly Ellis, Executive Director of Emerge California; and moderated by Meena Harris here.