ATLANTA — Several leading Democrat presidential candidates will be in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday to appear at a black millennials conference. The event is being hosted by the Black Church PAC and the Young Leaders Conference on August 16 and 17 candidates’ forum. The candidate interviews, which organizers say will occur before an audience of 5,000 black millennials, will gauge the candidates’ plans for engaging and communicating with black churchgoers and discuss issues such as gun violence, mass incarceration, immigration and other key issues.
At least five 2020 presidential candidates, including U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and Corey Booker (D-NJ), former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro and South Bend, and Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg will appear. They will join Rev. Leah Daughtry and Pastor Michael McBride, co-founders of The Black Church PAC.