Sun, Feb 13|
Folding Chair Sessions with Jennifer Esteen, Melissa Meyers, and Tracy Scott
Inspire. Lead. Win.
Time & Location
Feb 13, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CST
About the event
On Sunday, February 13th 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 for state legislature seats across the nation. Moderated by EBWPAC Executive Director, Ruby Powell-Dennis, we are pleased to host three phenomenal candidates: Jennifer Esteen (California Assembly, D20), Melissa Myers (Florida House of Representatives, D45), and Tracy Scott (Texas House of Representatives, D92).
Jennifer Esteen is a registered nurse, mother, and community leader serving on the Alameda Health System Board of Trustees. She has spent her career delivering for the most vulnerable, first as a psychiatric nurse in the San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room–where she saw firsthand the vicious cycle that patients experience from diminished funding for mental health care–and now as Vice President of Organizing for SEIU 1021. Jennifer is ready to fight for her community as an assemblymember in Sacramento. She will be a champion for working families – advocating for policies that will keep our communities safe and healthy. Jennifer will fight to ensure corporations and special interests pay their fair share, so our community has access to housing they can afford, healthcare they deserve, and a quality education.
Melissa Myers is consultive expert with twenty years of experience in the human relations (HR) and recruiting industry. Melissa is the President and Founder of Just Write, Inc., a company that provides staffing services to organizations and provides employment opportunities to individuals in the Central Florida area. Melissa has received training through Mark Mill’s Political Leadership Institute and has been politically and civically active for several years. She has worked with the Ocoee Professional Firefighters Union, Local 3623, and the Ocoee Police Department, and helped organize food drives in the area. With her experience in career training, she is passionate about providing development programs to create more opportunities for low-income families and create more affordable year-round youth programs.
Tracy Scott, a long-time Texan, is a mother, business owner and a community leader working to create spaces of opportunity. She is the Founder and President of the Black Women’s PAC in Texas where she helps develop, build, train, fund and grow the political and intellectual infrastructure necessary to empower women of color. Tracy was awarded the Texas Legislative Black Caucus Barbara Jordan Leadership Award and the Houston League of Business and Professional Women Trailblazer Award for her work in this arena. She leads as an executive committee member of the Tarrant County Black Democrats, active member of ReflectUS North Texas Leadership Council and the Tarrant County Women’s Policy Forum. As the community-nominated candidate, Tracy is dedicated to strengthening our public schools, creating a thriving economy, and standing for voter’s rights by intertwining policy and her strong community ties.
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.