(Columbia, SC) On Tuesday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer will be at J.W. Martin Gymnasium on the campus of Clinton College 1029 Crawford Rd Rock Hill, SC 29730 for a town hall event co-hosted by the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina and the African American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
This town hall marks the first time that the Democratic Black Caucus of SC and the African American Caucus of the NC Democratic Party have hosted a coordinated event to address their shared mission of addressing the unique concerns of African American Democrats.
Johnnie Cordero, Chairman of the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina said that the coming together of these two caucuses is monumental for two key reasons. “Any cause is going to be more impactful when there are multiple entities working towards the same goal. So, for one, I believe our organizations have reached a significant milestone in joining efforts with the shared message that Presidential candidates must recognize that the power of the black vote will decide this election. Secondly, I think it is telling that a non-traditional candidate was the linchpin.”
As a self-made billionaire who, in 2012, stepped down as head of his investment firm to dedicate all his time to philanthropy, Tom Steyer has been viewed as the epitome of a non-traditional candidate. In 2013, he founded NextGen America, a nonprofit dedicated to combating climate change, promoting social justice, and increasing political participation through voter registration and grassroots organizing. In 2017 he led efforts to impeach President Donald Trump and in July 2018 he officially launched his candidacy for the Democratic Nomination for President.
Now, Steyer has qualified for the fourth Democratic primary debate scheduled for October 15th in Ohio. His town hall event with the Democratic Black Caucus of SC and the African American Caucus of the NC Democratic Party is part of a two day swing through South Carolina.
Linda Wilkins-Daniels, President of the African American Caucus – North Carolina Democratic Party (AAC-NCDP) said that she is delighted to be partnering with their counterpart in South Carolina for this event. “We are so excited to collaborate with the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina to host “Conversations with Tom Steyer” to address issues relevant to the African American community. Every election, politicians court our community and make promises that never materialize. With due diligence, we can solve socio-economic issues that face us by asking tough questions to all political contenders and holding elected officials accountable.”
This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seating will be limited. For questions or media inquiries about the event please contact, Tiffany Jones, Communication Director for South Carolina at (646) 319-6814