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She the People Heads to Virginia

She the People Heads to Virginia

After pulling off a successful presidential forum in Texas last week, She the People is taking its act on the road. The group, which is a national network connecting women of color to transform democracy, is heading to Virginia to host a town hall. The battleground state will be a crucial stop on the 2020 campaign trail. But given Virginia’s own embattled political leaders -- med school photos of Governor Ralph Northam in blackface surfaced late last year, and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is being accused of sexually assaulting two women -- candidates will have a precarious terrain to navigate in terms of local political validators. Organizers said that the town hall would focus statewide attention on issues central to the lives and communities of women of color: racial, economic, gender, and social justice issues. Speakers include former NV Assemblywoman Lucy Flores; VA state Rep. Tram Nguyen, who is the Co-Executive Director of New Virginia Majority, a multi-racial, multi-issue organization; student-activist Naomi Wadler, and others. The event will take place on Saturday, May 18th, at the HBCU Virginia Union University. More here.

First Woman of Color to Lead Boston’s City Council Could be the City’s Next Mayor

First Woman of Color to Lead Boston’s City Council Could be the City’s Next Mayor

Ted Lieu, Jenniffer González-Colón, and Stacey Plaskett Team Up to Create Renewable Energy Grants for Territories

Ted Lieu, Jenniffer González-Colón, and Stacey Plaskett Team Up to Create Renewable Energy Grants for Territories