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Folding Chair Sessions with Hon. Malia Cohen, Sen. Natalie Murdock, and Rep. Renitta Shannon

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Folding Chair Sessions with Hon. Malia Cohen, Sen. Natalie Murdock, and Rep. Renitta Shannon
Folding Chair Sessions with Hon. Malia Cohen, Sen. Natalie Murdock, and Rep. Renitta Shannon

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Apr 24, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

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About the event

Want to support Black women running for office?

On Sunday, April 24th at 3:30 PM PST/5:30 PM CST/6:30 PM EST, pull up a chair with Elect Black Women PAC for a special edition of the Folding Chair Sessions, a EBW series where we highlight women who are changing the political landscape by bringing a folding chair to the table.

In this edition, we are highlighting endorsed candidates who are campaigning across the country. Moderated by EBWPAC Executive Director, Ruby Powell-Dennis, we are pleased to host three phenomenal candidates: the Honorable Malia Cohen (Democratic candidate for California Controller), Senator Natalie Murdock (incumbent candidate for North Carolina Senate, District 20), and Representative Renitta Shannon (candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia).

Malia M. Cohen serves as a Chair of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE), California’s elected tax commission. She was elected to the BOE in November 2018 and is the first African American woman to serve on the Board. Prior to being elected to the BOE, Board Chair Cohen served as President of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco. Throughout her life, Board Chair Cohen has fought for diversity and inclusion. She has championed policies and programs that protect public health, foster economic development, promote new affordable housing, and that create good jobs through protecting and expanding our manufacturing base. Malia is on the ballot June 7, 2022, in the nonpartisan primary for California Controller.

As a native North Carolinian, UNC alum, and the first Black woman under 40 to be elected to the North Carolina state Senate, Senator Natalie Murdock has spent a lifetime learning about the strengths and challenges of North Carolina. With over a decade of work experience in transportation, economic development, and government affairs, Natalie entered the public realm as a locally elected official and has sponsored legislation to support small business, encourage entrepreneurship, implement evidence-based solutions to combat climate change, and reform the criminal justice system. Now, she is running for re-election in November 2022 to continue pursuing a progressive agenda that will transform the lives of hardworking North Carolinians.

Representative Renitta Shannon is a well-known progressive advocate who uses her platform to fight stigmas and create legislation for marginalized communities. In 2016, Renitta was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives (D84) with a bold, progressive platform after defeating a four-term Democratic incumbent. The equal and fair treatment of communities of color is central to Renitta’s legislative work. This includes tackling the systemic racial and economic biases built into Georgia’s criminal justice system, combatting voting restrictions, and advocating for better working conditions. Renitta is on the ballot in the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia on May 24, 2022.

We at EBWPAC look forward to hearing from these impressive women and encourage you to attend the event, follow their social media, and donate to their campaigns.

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