She the People is hosting the first-ever Presidential candidate forum focused on women of color. Women of color are critical organizers and the core constituency that delivered big wins in the midterms. This forum will focus the nation on the issues important to women of color—issues of racial, economic, gender, and social justice.
Honorary Host Committee
Texas Host Committee (in formation)
Yvonne Gutierrez, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Dyana Limon-Mercado, Deputy Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Colleen Loper, Interim Executive Director, Texas Future Project
Mary Moreno, Communications Director, Texas Organizing Project
Rufi Natarajan, Chair, AAPI Committee for the Harris County Democratic Party
Michelle Tremillo, Executive Director & Co-founder, Texas Organizing Project
Crystal Zermeno, Director of Electoral Strategy, Texas Organizing Project
Presidential Candidate Forum FAQ
Why is She the People hosting the first-ever Presidential candidate forum focused on women of color?
She the People is creating a historic opportunity to focus the nation and presidential campaigns on the importance of women of color in determining the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election. As the recent midterm elections demonstrated, women of color are the core constituency that ushered in the “blue wave” for the Democrats. Women of color will be the key to victory for all who seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and define the nation’s agenda.
When and where does the forum take place?
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 1 - 4 PM CT
Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas
Who should I contact for media inquiries?
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Who will be in the audience?
The auditorium will host over 1,000 women of color, including elected officials and candidates, movement leaders, political strategists, and voters from Texas and other swing states. Audience members will submit questions for consideration. The She the People audience will have strong representation from women of color of all ages, sexual orientations, religions, and ethnicities.
What format is the forum?
We will invite declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. The candidates will appear on stage one-by-one during the forum. Each candidate will give opening and closing statements. The She the People Presidential Forum will give each candidate an opportunity to make their case directly to women of color across the nation. The forum will focus on issues central to the lives and communities of women of color—racial, economic, gender, and social justice issues.
Who is hosting the forum?
She the People is a national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy. We are elevating and amplifying the voice and power of women of color as leaders, political strategists, organizers, and voters. She the People supports women of color to build and lead an inclusive, multiracial coalition that will win in 2020. The event will be hosted by Aimee Allison, founder of She the People, and a national expert on women of color and politics. Her writings have appeared in The New York Times, Essence, The SF Chronicle, and Teen Vogue.
The She the People Presidential Forum Host Committee includes Texas Future Project and Texas Organizing Project. Our Community Partners include 60+ national and regional organizations who are led by or support the leadership of women and girls of color. Learn more about She the People at shethepeople.org.
How can I watch the forum?
Who should I contact about Community Partnership or further questions?
Please direct all questions to Sarah Quan at email@example.com.