#POWEROFTHESISTERVOTE Black Women’s Vote Key to Presidential Race, other important State and Local Elections in 2016
Watch Live stream of the townhall rally at 6:30 pm tonight:
The Black Women’s Roundtable and ESSENCE Magazine are partnering to host a non-partisan, Power of the Sister Vote (POSV) Townhall Meeting in historic Charleston, SC, on Friday February 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the ILA Community Building located at 1140 Morrison Drive, Charleston, S.C. . The event will precede the South Carolina primaries scheduled for Saturday, February 20 (Republican) and Saturday, February 27, 2016 (Democratic).
South Carolina is the “first-in-the-south” presidential primary for the 2016 Election Cycle that has a significant Black voting age population (27% ). SC is traditionally the first presidential primary that the national media focuses on the Black vote and is a prime opportunity to elevate Black women’s issues in and what Black women want from the next president of the United States.
Actress Erika Alexander “Living Single,”star of the upcoming the Amazon “Bosch” will be on the panel. Moderators will include ESSENCE Magazine Contributors April D. Ryan, White House Correspondent and author of the Presidency in Black and White and CNN political analyst Tara Setmayer.
Additional co-hosts and participants include:
·Melanie Campbell, national convener, Black Women’s Roundtable and president & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
·Clayola Brown, president, A. Philip Randolph Institute (Charleston native)
·Dr. Betty Deas Clark, new pastor of Mother AME Church, Charleston
·Wakinya Clayton, executive director, NOBEL Women (Black women state legislators)
·Holli Holliday, Esq., Unity ’16 National Campaign Manager, NCBCP
·Dr. Margueritte Hudson, College of Charleston
·Trudy Lucas, manager, religious and external relations, National Action Network (lives in Charleston)
·Deona Smith, founder & executive director, Sister Summit (lives in Charleston)
·Royne Oscasco, senior political major, Claflin University
·Jessica Sharp, Young Professional Board Member, National Urban League
ABOUT BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE:
The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls empowerment arm of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). The BWR promotes health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, quality public education and global empowerment. BWR established its Intergenerational Policy Network in 2008, which is comprised of a diverse group of Black women civic leaders representing international, national, regional, and state-based organizations and institutions. Together, the BWR membership represents the issues and concerns of millions of Black people who live across the United States and around the world. For more information visit www.ncbcp.org
ABOUT ESSENCE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
ESSENCE Communications Inc. (ECI) is the number one mediacompany dedicated to African-American women, with a multi-platform presence in publishing, live events and online. Thecompany’s flagship publication, ESSENCE magazine, is thepreeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women,generating brand extensions such as the ESSENCE Festival,ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood and Black Women inMusic, Window on Our Women and Smart Beauty consumerinsights series, the ESSENCE Book Club, ESSENCE.com, andventures in digital media (mobile, television and VOD). For 45 years, ESSENCE, which has a brand reach of 14.2 million, has beenthe leading source of cutting-edge information and specific solutionsrelating to every area of African-American women’s lives.Additional information about ECI and ESSENCE is available atwww.essence.com.