Joint Center President Joins Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Virtual Town Hall on Combating COVID-19

On April 30, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s virtual town hall on combating COVID-19.

During the online conversation, Spencer spoke about the importance of having mail-in voting and safe in-person voting.

Other guests panelists included Congressman Ro Hanna (D-CA), Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, (D-TX), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), National Medical Association President-Elect Dr. Leon McDougle, Brookings Institute Fellow Dr. Rayshawn Ray, Make It Plain Host & Veteran Journalist Mark Thompson, Mayor Sylvester Turner (D-Houston, Texas), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and more.

The event was also covered in Black Enterprise.

Watch the conversation below.

About Joint Center

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.