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For Immediate Release: April 19, 2019

Contact: Linda Paris, media@sistersleadsistersvote.org, 202-365-3343

Sisters Lead Sisters Vote Support First Presidential Forum by and for Women of Color
SLSV Calls on Black Women to Urge Candidates to Speak to Issues Important to Our Community
Washington, D.C. – Today, Sisters Lead Sisters Vote, a 501(c)4 organization dedicated to elevating the
political voice Black women, issued the following statement regarding She The People Presidential
Forum 2019:

The 46th President of the United States will have to answer to Black women. That’s why we are teaming
up with 38 other partner organizations to support the She The People Presidential Forum to be held
April 24, 2019 at 1 pm CT on the campus of Texas Southern University. This is the first Presidential
forum by and for women of color and an opportunity for Black women and other women of color to
hear from candidates on our issues.

Eight candidates, including Senators Corey Booker and Kamala Harris, responded to the call, and will be
present to address more than 1,000 women of color. Black women will be in the room, online and
paying close attention. We listening to hear ideas that will improve our lives. We are listening to hear
how candidates will address healthcare access, economic disparity and criminal justice reform. We are
listening to hear if candidates that will commit to a diverse Cabinet and senior staffing at the White
House, including key leadership opportunities for Black women. Ultimately, we are listening for
candidates who will represent our interests, our issues and our communities.

On April 24th, Black Women will be listening. Follow us on twitter @SistersLead to be part of the
conversation. #SistersLead #SheThePeople2020

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Background:
On Wednesday, April 24, She, The People, in partnership with more than 38 other partner organizations,
will hold a presidential forum at Texas Southern University in Houston, a public Historically Black
Universities and Colleges. The event scheduled from 1pm to 4pm Central Time is for and by women of
color. Eight presidential candidates will answer questions before an audience of 1,000 representatives
from the partner organizations.

Sisters Lead Sisters Vote is a 501(c) 4 organization, led by an intergenerational group of Black women to
be a political voice for the interests of Black women and their families. For more information on visit our
website, www.sistersleadsistersvote.org