Aprill O. Turner
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Live- streamed Town Hall Meeting Expects to Draw Hundreds of Black
Women Voters leading into the Republican and Democratic Conventions_
CLEVELAND (July 18, 2016)–Higher Heights, is the only national
organization exclusively dedicated to harnessing, organizing and
mobilizing Black women’s political power to ensure they have the tools
to effectively engage, advocate and lead. The organization will host a
live-streamed Town Hall Meeting in Cleveland on Monday to kick off the
Republican and Democratic Conventions with a focus on the concerns of
Black women voters.
“BLACKWOMENVOTE: OUR VOICES, VOTES AND LEADERSHIP MATTER”, will be a
conversation to elevate Black women voter’s voices in the election cycle
and the issues they care about leading into the two conventions as a
critical voting bloc.
The event expects to draw hundreds of Black women to the main campus
auditorium of Cleveland State University. The forum will be done in a
town hall format and will include a diverse cross section of Black women
that can discuss this issue from a variety of perspectives– politics,
media, business, community. Panelists for the session include:
L. Toni Lewis, SEIU, Glynda C. Carr, Higher Heights, Petee Talley,
AFL-CIO, and Erika Washington, Make it Work among others.
According to Higher Heights founder Glynda Carr, this conversation take
place at a critically important time.
“Black women showed up in record numbers during the 2008 and 2012
cycles, and our voices and voters are just as essential to the election
process in 2016 as well said Carr. “When a Black woman get fired up, she
does not go to the polls alone, she takes her family, her friends, and
her community with her. At the town hall we will discuss how the 2016
election cycle provides an opportunity to harness and build Black
women’s political power by turning out the vote and leveraging that
voting strength into power.”
Your coverage is welcome.
EVENT: #BlackWomenVote: Our Voices, Votes and Leadership Matter Town
DATE/ TIME: Monday, July 18, 7:00 PM CST
LOCATION: Cleveland State University, Main Class Auditorium, 1899 East
22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44115
LIVE STREAM: Facebook Live on Higher Heights Facebook
ABOUT HIGHER HEIGHTS
Higher Heights is the only national organization exclusively dedicated
to harnessing, organizing and mobilizing Black women’s political power
making sure they have the tools to effectively engage, advocate and
lead. Higher Heights for America, a national 501(c)(4) organization,
and its sister organization Higher Heights Leadership Fund, a 501(c)(3),
is building the political power and leadership of Black women from the
voting booth to elected office.