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ADVISORY: CAP, Chen, Campbell, and Kumar on Political Leadership Among Women of Color

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Contact: Laura Pereyra
Phone: 202.741.6258

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, November 1, 2012 please join the Center for American Progress’s FIRE Initiative and Progress 2050 at our second installment of the Women of Color Policy Series for a discussion on the politicization, power, and pipeline to leadership of women of color. Women of color are largely underrepresented in elected positions across the board, comprising just 4.5 percent of the total 535 members of Congress, with similar representation in state legislatures, and even less across statewide offices.

Women of color are have long been the social and economic engines of their communities, but despite their stewardship in the workforce, business, and in education, their voices are underrepresented in the current political debates the economy—even though these issues have a direct impact on their families and communities. Which begs the questions: What is the political power of women of color? And how can progressives help to cultivate their power?


Welcoming remarks:

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy and Racial Justice

Featured panelists:

  • Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  • Christine Chen, Executive Director, APIA Vote
  • Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO, Voto Latino

Moderated by:

Aisha Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice, Center for American Progress


November 1, 2012,
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005


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