For Immediate Release
October 22, 2020
Contact Information

Sacto press contact:
Kendra Lewis, 916-416-1371 c

OAK press contact:
Kimberly Ellis, 310-975-9677 c

L.A. press contact:
Ged Kenslea, 323-791-5526 c

San Diego press contact:
Taisha Brown, 619-443-8989 c

(BPRW) Black Women Leaders Host Statewide Call to Action in Support of Pro-Black Initiatives: Prop 15, Prop 16 and Prop 21

4 Simultaneous Press Conferences in SACRAMENTO, OAKLAND, LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO ; Thursday, Oct. 22, 12:30 p.m.

(Black PR Wire) SACRAMENTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The California Democratic Party Black Caucus (CDP Black Caucus) is hosting a statewide press conference across four (4) locations simultaneously to call on Black Californians to support pro-Black ballot initiatives on the November ballot, including Prop 15 (split roll tax), Prop 16 (repeal of Prop 209) and Prop 21 (rent control). Press conferences will be held in Sacramento, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd. Speakers will address the direct benefits the initiatives will have on the Black community, as well as call out the recent egregious attempts by bad actors within the African American community to mislead us.

NOTE: COVID-19 protocols enforced, physical distancing and mask required for entry

Black women leaders to call on Black Californians to support pro-Black ballot initiatives on the November ballot; also call out insidious attempts to undermine the initiatives by some bad actors within the African American community.
WHEN: Thurs., OCT. 22, 2020 - 12:30 p.m. ALL locations
WHO: California Democratic Party Black Caucus and Black Leaders
WHERE: SACRAMENTO  Sacto press contact: 
Capitol Building             Kendra Lewis, 916-416-1371 c 
North Side, tent    
1100 L. Street
Sacramento 95814

Sacramento Speakers:

  • Kendra Lewis, CDP Black Caucus Representative/opening speaker
  • Prop 15 speaker: L. Lacy Barnes
  • Prop 16 speaker: Kolieka Seigle

Prop 21 speaker: Stephanie Roberson, Director, Government Relations, California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee


WHERE: OAKLAND         OAK press contact

Oakland City Hall            Kimberly Ellis, 310-975-9677 c 

1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza 

Oakland 94612

Oakland Speakers:

  • Kimberly Ellis, Progressive Activist, CDP Black Caucus Representative
  • Prop 15 speaker: TBD
  • Prop 16 speaker: Barisha Spriggs, CA Democratic State Central Committee Delegate
  • Prop 21 speaker: Jesse Brooks, AHF Mobilizer


WHERE: LOS ANGELES      L.A. press contact

Los Angeles City Hall         Ged Kenslea, 323-791-5526 c

200 N. Spring St.   

Los Angeles 90012

Los Angeles Speakers:

  • CDP Black Caucus Representative (to be confirmed)
  • Prop 15 speaker: TBD
  • Prop 16 speaker: TBD
  • Prop 21 speaker: René Christian Moya, campaign director for Yes on 21

WHERE:  SAN DIEGO                San Diego press contact

San Diego County Building        Taisha Brown, 619-443-8989 c 

1545 N Harbor Drive        

(next to the fountain)

San Diego 92101

San Diego Speakers:

  • Taisha Brown, Chair, California Democratic Party Black Caucus, opening speaker and speaker on Prop 21
  • Prop 15 speaker: to be confirmed
  • Prop 16 speaker: Ellen Nash, President, BAPACS San Diego Chapter


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Source: California Democratic Party Black Caucus