Democratic Presidential Candidates Visit Iowa to Discuss Minority Issues
This past weekend, the Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum, the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos, proved to be another groundbreaking event before the Iowa Caucuses. Despite poor weather and airport closures, seven Democratic candidates visited North High School to discuss issues affecting minorities across the country.
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WHAT: The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum, the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have an opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.
All Eight Democratic Presidential Candidates To Participate
HDNet’s Dan Rather to Host Evening
NPR’s Michele Norris and PBS’s Ray Suarez To Moderate Forum
DALLAS (November 15, 2007) – HDNet, the nation’s leading high-definition television network, announced today that it will present a live, national broadcast of the sixth Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum. The Forum is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.
Des Moines, Iowa, June 4, 2007: Co-Chairs Mary Campos and Wayne Ford are pleased to announce that the Sixth Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum for Democratic Presidential candidates will be held at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 1, 2007, beginning at 6:00 p.m. “We are happy to report that Senator Biden, Senator Dodd, Senator Edwards, Senator Gravel, Senator Obama, and Governor Richardson have given us their written commitment to participate,” they said. “We’re continuing to communicate with the other candidates, who have expressed their interest in participating in the forum; and we look forward to that continuing dialogue.”
LESTER HOLT, MSNBC ANCHOR: And good evening, everyone. Welcome to this two-hour presidential candidates debate organized by the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum.
This is the fifth debate organized by the forum since it was founded in 1984, and we’re honored to bring it to you again in the 2004 election campaign.
Gore and Bradley meet to discuss issues of race
SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, MODERATOR: And we welcome you to North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, as we celebrate the birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We also look ahead to the Iowa caucus just one week from today.
This evening we are joined by two men who are seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party for president of the United States. They are Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley.
Gentlemen, we welcome you both.