Aisha Moodie-Mills has been named the first Black and first female president of the Victory Fund and Institute, an organization devoted to increasing LGBT presence within the political realm.
In a statement, Kim Hoover, the board chair for the organization, praised Moodie-Mills work.
“To us, Aisha represents the future of the LGBT movement,” Hoover said in the statement. “We are at a pivotal moment, and in order to continue our momentum, we need the insight and energy that Aisha brings to the job.”
As part of her duties at the organization, Moodie-Mills will focus on communities, especially those in the south, who lack LGBT representation.
“We have to go places and actually make sure that our constituents know that we care about the populations that’s there and that the people we are supporting to run reflect the demographics of the people there,” she told BuzzFeed.
“What matters in Kansas City is who’s sitting on your city council that’s going to constantly be beating back religious attacks on freedom, in support of LGBT people,” she stated. “That’s what matters to your day-to-day quality of life. We need to stock more people like that.”
Moodie-Mills was congratulated by her wife on Twitter yesterday:
— DanielleMoodie-Mills (@DeeTwoCents) March 26, 2015