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For Immediate Release

July 11, 2020

Madam for America Endorses Yolanda Young for Missouri House of Representatives - District 22

Today, Madam for America, the Midwest’s leading organization for Black women in politics, endorsed Yolanda Young for Missouri House of Representatives in District 22. Dorothy L. McClendon, Esq., president of Madam for America, released the following statement:

“Yolanda Young is seeking re-election for Missouri House of Representatives after winning a special election in November, 2019. She is a a public servant who is passionate about serving the community. As a grassroots organizer, she understands that servants must listen to the community they serve in order to be an effective advocate."

“Yolanda is a bridge-builder who will continue to work in the best interest of our community and the State of Missouri. She is a strong supporter of giving returning citizens a second chance, affordable healthcare, small businesses, criminal justice reform and fully-funding public education. Madam for America is proud to support her campaign to bring consistent leadership to Jefferson City, Missouri.”

Yolanda is an entrepreneur

Madam for America, is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to recruiting and training leaders, supporting strong campaigns, and mentoring Black women for public office throughout the Midwest. Since our founding on July 25, 2019, Madam for America has helped women win competitive campaigns – in state and local races – and researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. In less than a year in existence, we have helped elect two women to office. In 2020 during COVID-19, we helped one woman make history as the first Black person elected to the Lee’s Summit School Board and we helped one woman to get elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2019, a special election. Since our launch, more women have reached out to Madam for America about running for office laying the groundwork for candidates for local, state and federal offices.