“Sisters on The Frontline:” California Black Women Host Meet-Up at California Democratic Party Convention in Los Angeles
Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber speaks at the "Sisters on the Frontline Reception" on Friday, May 26. Dr. Weber is standing with Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Oakland), Assemblymember Tina MicKinnor (D- Los Angeles), Solano County Supervisor Wanda Williams and State Controller Malia Cohen.
The event was hosted by State Controller Malia Cohen and BWOPA/TILE, and sponsored by T-Mobile. The event was hosted on the eve of the California Democratic Convention, although it was not a part of the convention.
The social gathering was held at Fixin’s Soul Kitchen in Los Angeles, brought together Black women who are shifting the balance of power across the state such as U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-12); Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber; California State Assemblymembers Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) and Tina McKinnor (D-Hawthorne); and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass. Allies who attended to show their support included Attorney General, Rob Bonta and Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena).
During the event, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke about her candidacy for U.S. Senate and Weber shared some details about the proceedings of the state’s Reparations task force. Weber said she expects the Legislature will approve the task force’s recommendations.