News Press Release

NAACP Kicks Off 2019 with Women in Power Town Hall

January 11, 2019

Panel to feature Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswomen Karen Bass, Marcia Fudge and Lucy Mcbath

BALTIMORE (January 11, 2019)–NAACP will host its first tele town hall of the year, the Women in Power Town Hall, on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 8pm EST. The telephone program, NAACP’s first public forum of the year, will provide a platform for leading women in policy and activism to engage listeners in a critical discussion about the top priorities for the next 12 months.

Following the swearing in of the most diverse Congress in history–one filled with more women of color than ever before–this event will feature Congressional Black Caucus members, elected officials, NAACP leaders, along with business and civic leaders in a candid conversation about the 2019 agenda, issues impacting communities of color, and how women can continue to be leading advocates.

Special guests for the town hall include Senator Kamala Harris, who was the driving force behind the historic anti-lynhcing bill which passed in the Senate at the end of 2018, and Representative Lucy Mcbath of Georgia’s 6th district who won on a campaign of reform after her son Jordan Davis was killed by a white man for playing his music too loud.

Invited Special Guest(s):

Senator Kamala Harris, CA

Congresswoman Karen Bass, CA

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, OH

Congresswoman Lucy McBath, GA

NAACP Panelists:

Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP

Lottie Joiner, The Crisis Magazine

Tiffany Dena Loftin, National Director, Youth & College

Moderator: Errin Whack, Associated Press

“Our country spoke up last year, and what we said collectively is that we want women at the forefront of our nation for at least the next two years,” said Tiffany Dena Loftin, NAACP National Director Youth and College Division. “NAACP is poised to hit the ground running this year, and we’re proud to have some of the most powerful women in America lead our first town hall this year.”

The NAACP tele town hall series draws up to 3,000 participants and take the form of a radio Q&A program. Interested participants and media can RSVP for the event here.