June 26, 2018:
Talking to ELLE.com, McBath explained why she decided to run for public office and why she refuses to let fear hold her back.
I grew up in Illinois in an environment where my parents were very politically active in the civil rights movement. My father acted as the Illinois Branch president of the NAACP and so we spent a lot of time in the marches and the rallies working on behalf of people of color. Those were my earliest experiences. I remember being put in the stroller, my mom and my dad were pushing us around and hearing “We Shall Overcome”; that was a song I probably knew from an infant.