11 presidential candidates face community’s questions at NAACP forum


HOW THE UNIVERSITY IS PREPARING
FOR THAT PROCESS. TISIA: THE SHESLOW AUDITORIUM AT
DRAKE UNIVERSITY LOOKS EMPTY
BUT IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS, THE
ROOM WILL BE PACKED WITH VOTER
>>I THINK WE’RE OVER 500, BUT
THIS PLACE ONLY HOLDS 700 PEOPLE, RIGHT? SO IF YOU ADD THOSE TWO NUMBERS
UP, WE’RE OVER 600. TISIA: A DOZEN PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATES WILL PARTAKE IN AN
OPEN CONVERSATION WITH THE BLACK
COMMUNITY IN DES MOINES. TO NAME A FEW, SENATORS BERNIE
SANDERS, KAMALA HARRIS, COREY
BOOKER, BILLIONAIRE TOM STEYER,
AND MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG WILL
TAKE THE STAGE SATURDAY MORNING,
ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR
AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE CAPITAL
CITY AND NATIONWIDE.>>WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH
PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE
SOLUTIONS. AND WE NEED TO BE TALKING ABOUT
THESE ISSUES TOGETHER RIGHT? THESE ISSUES ARE NOT JUST BLACK
PEOPLE ISSUES, RIGHT? THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT
FACTORS AND SYSTEMS THAT ARE IN
PLACE THAT ALLOW WHAT’S
HAPPENING, SO WE NEED TO BE ABLE
TO COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY
AND HAVE THIS CONVERSATION TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY. TISIA: A RECENT REPORT SHOWS
PROGRESS ON RACIAL EQUITY HAS
SLOWED OR STALLED FOR
AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE MIDWEST
SINCE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. JAYMEE DIXON IS ATTENDING THE
FORU
>>STUDENTS WILL BE HERE. THEY LITERALLY WILL CAMP OUT IN
FRONT OF THE DOORS TO WAIT FOR
THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO
COME.>>WE HAVE A LOT OF ISSUES THAT
ARE VERY CONCERNING, JUST
DOMESTICALLY, REGARDLESS OF WHAT
THE PESIDENT HAS OR HASN’T
DONE. TISIA: WITH SO MANY QUESTIONS
WAITING FOR AN ANSWER, VOTERS
HOPE THIS CONVERSATION WILL HELP
THEM MAKE A FINAL DECISION. TISIA MUZINGA, KCCI 8

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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