The Black Business Association (BBA), the oldest active ethnic business support organization in California, headquartered in Los Angeles, will hold a 2020 Salute to Black Women Virtual Empowerment Summit Fundraiser. The event till take place online on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. 

The Summit is focused on the significance and impact of Women’s Vote especially African-American women. The women’s vote is reportedly critical for our nation’s National Election in November and throughout the world.  

“National Women’s Equality Day” is observed to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the US on the basis of sex.  

Pat Harvey, an award-winning anchor of CBS2 News broadcasts, will moderate the Summit Panel with special appearances by Reps. Maxine Waters (CA-43), Karen Bass (CA-37), Barbara Lee (CA-13);  State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-30);  Gwen Moore, (Ret.) California State Assembly; Alice A. Huffman, president, NAACP, California & Hawaii;  Yvonne Burke, (Ret.) Los Angeles County supervisor; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. 

The BBA’s Virtual Summit Panel will discuss the significance and importance of Black Women’s Voting Power and address the current political climate. 

The event will also honor outstanding contributions to the voting rights. Honorees include: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Assembly member Autumn Burke (D-62); Lena Kennedy, political activist; Qiana Charles, principal manager of local public affairs with SoCal Edison; Minnie Hadley-Hempstead, president, Los Angeles NAACP; Tiffany Okeani, student activist at UC Berkeley; and representatives of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women. 

Register at www.bbala.org. For more information, contact the BBA office at (323) 291-9334 or email: bbamail2009@gmail.com.