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DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION IN DEMOCRATIC IOWA BROWN AND BLACK PRESIDENTIAL FORUM 2016 EVENT IN DES MOINES, IA

Presidential Hopeful Will Attend the Forum for Second Time to Discuss Minority Issues Affecting The Nation

September 24, 2015 – Des Moines, IA – Today, the Brown and Black Presidential Forum Co-Founders and Co-Chairs announced the official commitment of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to participate in the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum at the Democratic event on January 11, 2016. This will mark the second time that Hillary Clinton has participated in the Forum. Her original appearance was in 2007. She is the first Democratic candidate to officially confirm participation in the 2016 Democratic Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum.

Billed as the oldest Forum addressing minority issues, The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum is an element of Urban Dreams’ non-partisan Project V.O.T.E. (Voting Opportunities Through Education). It is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos. The non-partisan event began in 1984 and has figured prominently in the Iowa caucuses. It is recognized as the oldest continuous minority forum for presidential candidates in America and one of the longest-running presidential forums in the nation.

Earlier this year, Co-founders, Former Iowa State Rep. Wayne Ford and Mary Campos, were joined by Honorary Co-Chairs, the Hon. Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa,. the Hon. David Loebsack, US. Congressman, Dr. Andy McGuire – Iowa Democratic Chair, and Jeff Kaufmann – Iowa Republican Chair, in announcing the details for the monumental events leading into the 2016 US Presidential election, as follows:

2015 – 2016 Brown and Black Presidential Forum Events:

Republican Forum:
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 7:00pm CST
Location: Drake University in Sheslow Auditorium

Democratic Forum
Date: January 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm CST
Location: Drake University in Sheslow Auditorium

About The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum

The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum is an element of Urban Dreams’ non-partisan Project V.O.T.E. (Voting Opportunities Through Education). It is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of Latinos and African-Americans. This non-partisan event has figured prominently in the Iowa caucuses. It is recognized as the oldest continuous minority forum for presidential candidates in America and one of the longest-running presidential forums in the nation. Founded in 1984, this groundbreaking event has brought many Presidential candidates, including President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, John Edwards, John Kerry, Al Gore, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, and John Glenn, to Iowa.

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