The NAACP on Tuesday hosted its first tele-town hall of 2019, and it was all about the power of women — particularly Black women.
“As we celebrate Founder’s Day and also the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the things critically important with leadership is that Black women are making it clear that all issues are Black women issues,” said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “So when we lead and hold these offices, we are not only addressing things like pay disparities, but a need to have a minimum wage so that the minimum wage equals the minimum standard of living.”
Harris was joined on the call by CBC Chair Karen Bass (D-California) and fellow Democratic Reps. Marcia Fudge (Ohio), and newcomers Lucy McBath (Ga.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).
The “Women in Power Town Hall” series aims to provide a platform for leading women in policy and activism to engage listeners in a critical discussion about the top priorities for the next 12 months.