June 20, 2016


Tanzie Youngblood, a retired schoolteacher and widow, was motivated, like many women running today, by the present day political climate and Hillary Clinton’s defeat. Youngblood said, “With what’s going on now, I have to get involved. People say things need to be done. I’m actually doing something.” After she got off the sidelines and announced her congressional bid for New Jersey’s 2nd District, she gained some serious recognition both from her constituents and the media, being featured as one of the “Avengers” on the Time Magazine’s January 2018 cover story. And in a recent Newsweek article, Youngblood explained one of her biggest challenges was getting her own party’s support, “I’ve been very loyal to this party, but I don’t feel the loyalty back. They don’t see the value in a candidate like me,”


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