FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2018
Contact: Kyonzte Toombs, Esq.
– MEDIA ADVISORY –
Black Women to Sound Off on Roe v. Wade, Issues with Phil Bredesen
The Equity Alliance Fund to gather 30 voters for Black Women’s Roundtable Sept. 19
WHO: Governor Phil Bredesen
Kyonzte Toombs, The Equity Alliance Fund Board President
Charlane Oliver, The Equity Alliance Board President
30 black women voters
WHAT: Black Women’s Policy Roundtable. In an effort to leverage our collective voice for the November midterm election in Tennessee, The Equity Alliance Fund – the 501(c)4 advocacy affiliate of The Equity Alliance – and its Black Women for Tennessee coalition is hosting a Black Women’s Policy Roundtable with Governor Phil Bredesen, candidate for U.S. Senate. The roundtable will gather 30 college-educated, black women registered voters to sound off on issues of concern to them and how they want to see their issues championed by Gov. Bredesen, if elected.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Urban League of Middle Tennessee, 50 Vantage Way, Suite 201, Nashville, TN 37228
WHY: As one of the largest and most loyal voting blocs, black women in Tennessee refuse to have their vote and their voice taken for granted. The central issue will be women’s health and reproductive rights and the vulnerability of Roe v. Wade if Judge Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Viewpoints shared will be related The Equity Alliance’s Fund Four-Point Policy Agenda: Economic Equality, Education, Criminal Justice Reform, and Voting Rights/Protecting the Ballot. This is the second of two events scheduled with the Bredesen campaign. The first took place on Saturday, July 14 at City Winery, where Gov. Bredesen addressed an audience of more than 400 black women and community leaders at the inaugural Black Women’s Empowerment Brunch hosted by The Equity Alliance.
About Black Women for Tennessee
Black Women for Tennessee is a statewide nonpartisan coalition consisting of 25 black-women-led and women-led organizations and more than 600 individual black women committed join forces to register voters, inform voters, and get voters to the polls for the November 2018 midterm election. Learn more at theequityalliance.org/blackwomenfortn.
About The Equity Alliance Fund
The Equity Alliance Fund is the 501(c)4 affiliate issues advocacy organization for The Equity Alliance, a Nashville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to equip citizens with tools and strategies to engage in the civic process and empower them to take action on issues affecting their daily lives. Our work focuses on Voter Registration, Voter Education, Voter Restoration, Election Protection, Civic Leadership, and Voting Rights Policy. Learn more at theequityalliance.org.
This is a closed, private event. Invitation only.