On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the NAACP hosted its first tele-town hall of the year. The Women in Power Town Hall, was the Association’s first public forum of the year, it provided a platform for leading women in policy and activism to engage listeners in a critical discussion about the top priorities for 2019. The town hall came just a few days after the most diverse Congress in history was sworn into office. On January 3, 2019 a new Congress, filled with more women of color than ever before took their rightful seat at the tables of justice. –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-lynching 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. Congresswoman Karen Bass, of California’s 37thdistrict and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, of Ohio’s 11th district.
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