Past Event


Key Priorities for Women of Color in 2016


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

In the wake of the California primary, the 2016 election will look ahead to November and the key voting demographics that will play a major role in its outcome. This spring, the Center for American Progress and Latino Decisions conducted polling of black women and Latinas, aiming to gain a better understanding of key issues that members of these communities face each day and will press candidates for solutions to, including expanding beyond traditional civil rights and immigration policies. Challenges around economic security and equality are major priorities for black women and Latinas, as they are for many voters across the country.

Please join the Center for American Progress as we address the finding of this polling, and the role these issues will play in how black and Latina voters make their decisions in November.

Introductory remarks:

Angela Maria Kelley, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured panelists:

Teresa Younger, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

Silvia Manzano, Principal, Latino Decisions

María Teresa Kumar ,President and CEO, VotoLatino

Moderator:
Melissa Harris-Perry, Director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and Editor-at-Large ELLE.com