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California gubernatorial forum addresses the state of African-American women in California

February 13 Forum is first to focus on African American women’s top policy issues

SACRAMENTO, CA – Our Time to Engage, Inform and Vote: 2018 Gubernatorial Issues Forum in partnership with KCRA 3 convenes voters across California to discuss issues that impact African American women with candidates John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Antonio Villaraigosa.

The free forum takes place at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento on February 13 from 5:30-7:00pm. Event registration, key details along with honorary host and steering committee are online at

According to The Status of Black Women in American Politics produced by Higher Heights and Rutgers, the impact of African American women’s participation in recent national and state elections has been the most reliable and influential. This program explores issues that will shape the 2018 gubernatorial race, utilizing data from The California Women’s Well-Being Index published by the California Budget and Policy Center. The candidates will address policies that disproportionately impact African American women such as economic security, jobs, housing, health, political empowerment, criminal and social justice.

Major forum sponsors include Gray, Greer, Shelby & Vaughn (GGSV), KCRA 3 and Black Women Organized for Political Action Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (BWOPA/TILE).

GGSV is a minority and woman owned public affairs firm. As experts in corporate supplier diversity, government relations, and strategic partnerships, they specialize in 21st century solutions that empower businesses.

BWOPA/TILE is a California 501(c)(3) organization that offers a myriad of programs to develop, train, and mentor Black women in public leadership.

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