Ida’s Legacy Celebrates 5th Anniversary As State’s First Political Action Committee

Ida’s Legacy Celebrates 5th Anniversary As State’s First Political Action Committee
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Ida’s Legacy Celebrates 5th Anniversary As State’s First Political Action Committee (Chicago, IL) -The Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee is celebrating its 5th anniversary as the state’s first Political Action Committee to support African American women candidates and  progressive issues. In 2017, the Black Women’s Economic and Political Power breakfast was the PAC’s inaugural event with economist Julianne Malveaux.

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The Breakfast

This year, the breakfast will take place Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, starting at 8 a.m., Greater Rock M.B. Church, 718 S. Independence Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. The program will highlight some of the accomplishments of Ida’s Legacy at a new location on the city’s West Side.

“We’ve done a lot over the past five years. Given the current political climate, we were way ahead of the curve,” explains Founder Delmarie Cobb, who is a veteran media and political consultant. “Each of our speakers—Julianne Malveaux, Hillary Clinton, LaTosha Brown, Faye Wattleton, Karen Finney and Yvette Simpson—shared with us in their own words the fight for freedom and equity never stops.”

Ida’s Legacy was founded in response to Donald Trump’s presidential win over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“We have seen recently women emerging politically and it’s reflected across the spectrum, however, the work is by far not done. And with any situation in which there has been enormous social progress and change, there will be a reaction. We’re now living at a time when the backlash is entirely predictable,” said Wattleton, the first African American to head Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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The point of Ida’s Legacy is to empower a community to speak truth to power in an effort to develop the next generation of progressive, fearless political leaders. Black women vote at a higher number than any other identifiable group, but are still underrepresented in elected office.

As Julianne Malveaux said five years ago, “It takes a coalition of Black, white, men, women, young and old to bring about the change our country needs.” Ida’s Legacy is working to bring that same coalition together to address the needs of Illinois.

For ticket information about the Black Women’s Economic and Political Power breakfast, please go to www.idaslegacy.com or call 312-948-9951.

Ida’s Legacy Celebrates 5th Anniversary As State’s First Political Action Committee

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