donnaedwards.jpgI met Donna Edwards not too long ago at a DNC Women’s History Month reception. She was just the way I thought she’d be: humble, smart, and beautiful.

I was so proud when she defeated Al Wynn in this year’s primary for congress. Maryland’s 4th District has been in need of some new blood for quite some time now, and I think Donna Edwards is just what they need.

And did I mention she will be the first Black woman to represent Maryland in Congress?

I am so inspired by her community activism—a quality more politicians should have. She has truly stood up for women–she was the first executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and is now the executive director of the Arca Foundation, an organization focusing on increasing social justice and equity through policy.

From her victory rally:

Hats off to you, Ms. Edwards.