(Wilkinsburg, PA) –Just prior to the April Pennsylvania Presidential Primary, the NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is partnering with Sisters Saving Ourselves NOW (SSON) to host the Pittsburgh #PoweroftheSisterVote Townhall Meeting (POSV) on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 5 pm – 9 pm, Hosanna House — 807 Wallace Avenue. Wilkinsburg, PA 15221.
The Pittsburgh POSV will be led Rev. Dr. Judith C. Moore, Founder and Director, Sisters Saving Ourselves NOW and Convener, Pittsburgh BWR, in partnership with Melanie Campbell, Convener, BWR, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Joy Woodruff, President, African American Women for Political Change.
The town hall will address the importance of getting out the Black vote for the April 26 PA Primary as well as engage in a frank intergenerational discussion on what Black women Pennsylvanians want from 2016 presidential candidates to win their vote.
Pittsburgh POSV Townhall Participants include:
· Teri Bradford, Student, Chatham University
· Rev. Mauren Cross-Bolden, Executive Officer, Pittsburgh NAACP
· Khadia Diggs, Esq., Deputy Director, PA Governor Tom Wolf’s SW Regional Office
· Ronel Guy, Executive Director, North Side Housing Agency
· Nazura Haymon, Founder, Buy Black Initiative
· Jacqueline Hill, Vice President, North Side Civic Development Council
· Rev. Ayonna Johnson, M.Div., St. James AME Church
· Marcia Martin, Vice President, Gateway Health
· Marimba Milliones, President and CEO, Hill District Community Development Corporation
· Honorable Fawn Walker Montgomery, Councilwoman, McKeesport PA City Council
· Rev. Regina Dykes-Ragin, TV Host, Rainbow Inspirational Ministry
· Roxanne Sewell, President, LJS, Talk Magazine
· Candace King Williams, Founder, Beautiful Brown Bold Women
· Stacy Williams, Social Services Supervisor, Kane Regional Center
This is the third in a series of POSV Townhall Meetings the Black Women’s Roundtable is organizing, in partnership with its state-based partners in key states (PA, AL, FL, GA, MD, MI, OH, SC) and DC, focused on elevating issues important to Black women in the 2016 Election and beyond.
The BWR launched its POSV Campaign as a follow-up to the release of its national survey results it conducted in partnership with ESSENCE Magazine in September 2015 and the release of its BWR 2016 Election Voter Guide in December 2015.
(For more information go to www.bwrvoterguide2016.org)