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FUSION PARTNERS WITH THE IOWA BROWN AND BLACK PRESIDENTIAL FORUM TO HOST AND BROADCAST DEMOCRATIC FORUM

On January 11, Democratic Candidates Will Head To Des Moines To Discuss Issues Affecting a Multicultural Nation

November 19, 2015 — FUSION today announced it will broadcast the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum for Democratic candidates on January 11, 2016. The event, organized by FUSION and the non-partisan minority issues organization co-chaired by Latino Leader Mary Campos and former Iowa State Representative Wayne Ford, will focus on where the candidates stand on issues that matter to America’s growing multicultural population. This marks the first Presidential forum FUSION will host since its launch in October 2013.

The Forum will be broadcast on FUSION from Des Moines, Iowa. The moderators, which will include a FUSION reporter and panel members, will be announced at a later date. Candidates who have already accepted the invitation to join the Forum include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley. An invitation is out to Senator Bernie Sanders.

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.

“I am thrilled to see FUSION hosting its first presidential forum in partnership with a non-partisan organization started by two visionary leaders like Mary Campos and Wayne Ford,” said FUSION CEO Isaac Lee. “FUSION’s goal over the next year is to cover the issues that affect and matter to the diverse generation inheriting the future of this country. This forum will provide a great vehicle to have meaningful conversations with several Presidential candidates that will get to the heart of those issues.”

“With issues of race dominating headlines today and as our country heads towards a time when today’s minorities will collectively become the majority, there is no better place than the Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum for the candidates to speak directly on these topics,” said Brown & Black Co-Chairs Mary Campos and Wayne Ford. “We’re happy to partner with FUSION to discuss the issues, challenges, and solutions as we Americans look toward the future.”

ABOUT FUSION

FUSION is a multi-platform media company that serves ​​​a​ young, diverse, and inclusive ​​millennial generation across its television and digital platforms​. FUSION delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent​.​ FUSION’s cable network was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013; FUSION launched a new website in February 2015. FUSION has agreements with several major distributors to carry the cable network including DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber as well as OTT providers including Apple TV, Roku, and Sling TV. @ThisIsFusion | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Google+ | Tumblr

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.

For More Information: www.brownandblackforum.org

For More Information on Urban Dreams: www.urbandreams.org

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