ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Women's Roundtable will host the Power of the Sister Vote Non-Partisan Dialogue Series addressing "What the 2012 Election Means for Black Women" this Wednesday and Thursday during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Black Women's Roundtable is an intergenerational women's network of the NCBCP, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement in Black and underserved communities. For more information visit www.ncbcp.org or email to [email protected].
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers Committee for Civil Under Law, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Center for Community & Economic Justice and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Roundtable Lead Discussants:
- Barbara Arnwine, Esq, executive director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
- Salandra Benton, convener, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation and state field director, Florida AFL-CIO
- Jessica Brown, national coordinator, Black Youth Vote!, NCBCP
- Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and convener, Black Women's Roundtable
- Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, president & CEO, Center for Community & Economic Justice
What: Power of the Sister Vote Dialogue Series on "What the 2012 Election Means for Black Women"
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Time: 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. ET
Center for Community & Economic Justice, Inc.
2730 Central Ave. St. Petersburg FL 33478
Media should RSVP with day they will attend and media outlet to Edrea Davis [email protected] or text info to 818.613.9521.
Since 1976 the NCBCP has served as an effective convener and facilitator at the local, state and national levels of efforts to address the disenfranchisement of underserved and other marginalized communities through civic engagement. Current programs of the National Coalition include Black Youth Vote!, Black Women's Roundtable and the Unity 2012 Voter Empowerment Campaign. With the 2012 theme "Stand Your Ground" the Unity 2012 campaign works nationally to ensure that black voters register to vote, verify their voting status, and are allowed to cast a vote that counts on election day. For more visit www.ncbcp.org.
Contact: Edrea Davis [email protected]/770.961.6200
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