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Clinton Gains Support From 170 African American Women Leaders

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

    The Clinton campaign announced Wednesday that more than 170 prominent African American women leaders have endorsed the former secretary of state, NBC News reported.

    The list includes actress Uzo Aduba, North Carolina Congresswoman Alma Adams, and BET CEO Debra Lee.

    The women, who will serve as surrogates for Clinton, will rally other African American voters South Carolina and in March primary states.

    They will host neighborhood meetings, debate watch parties and will also walk door-to-door to businesses carrying Clinton’s message about closing the gap for women, paid family leave, raising the minimum wage and protecting women’s reproductive rights.