Diana Ross announces her sister Rita is running for office
With everything happening in America, black women have been stepping up to demand their own seat at the table. Empowered black women have been running for office in different major states, and the latest one to be added to the list is Diana Ross' very own sister Rita Ross.
In Georgia, Stacey Abrams made history as the first Black woman to be elected in a major party gubernatorial primary, and will attempt to become the first African-American woman to become the governor of a state in the history of the United States of America. In Alabama, more Black women are running for office more than ever recorded before, and they are not the only state to do so. Black women have been announcing their candidacy at every level, and this includes Diana Ross' sister Rita.
A long-time public servant, Rita Ross has seved on the Michigan Supreme Court Foster Care Review Board for 16 long years. A self-described community advocate, Rita is running to become the state representative for Michigan's 5th district, serving her hometown, Detroit.
My sister A really dedicated Detroiter pic.twitter.com/S8uXN7xREC— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 25, 2018
On her website, Ross wrote down her platform, wherein she advocates for infrastructure projects in the city, criminal justice reform, expansion of access to early childhood education, and pushing for single-payer health care to ensure every Detroiter has access to quality medical care.
My sister Rita Ross is running for State Representative of the 5th District in Detroit, this is her calling .Please support!— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 23, 2018
While her sister Diana has been helping her campaign, the aspiring politician is up against six other democrats, including the incumbent Fred Durhal III on August 7, 2018.