By social media editor Melony Roy
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group that calls itself the largest online civil rights organization will host a series of town hall meetings on Thursday nights, beginning tonight, on Twitter.READ MORE: Dozens Of Mom-And-Pop Shops In Manayunk Prepare For Small Business Saturday
“Part of our campaign is talking to black women about if other people speak for them at the election, what happens on the issues they care about?” says Color of Change executive director Rashad Robinson, “so, empowering people to speak in their own voice.”
During each commercial break, ColorOfChange.org will pose a question surrounding one of several key issues such as income inequality, health care, or voter suppression.READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
“Scandal has been such an empowering and incredibly popular show with black folks in general and black women in particular,” says Robinson, “and we wanted to enter the conversation around politics, culture, and family on a night when people are going to be watching TV.”
You can follow the campaign on Twitter using the hashtag #IfTheySpeakForMe.
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