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February 25, 2021
TODAY: Higher Heights President Glynda Carr, Congressional Candidate Karen Carter Peterson, and EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock Host Call to Highlight LA-02 Race, Importance of Electing Black Women
WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, February 25th, Higher Heights President Glynda Carr, LA-02 Congressional Candidate Karen Carter Peterson, and EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock will hold a press call to mark Black History Month and discuss the importance of electing Black women and the LA-02 special election.
WHAT: Press Call
WHO: Higher Heights President Glynda Carr, Congressional Candidate Karen Carter Peterson, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock
WHEN: TODAY, February 25th, 1 ET/12 CT
Please register for the event here.
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