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Black Voters Matter Fund to hold watch party for first presidential debate

The "Blackest Bus in America" will also make a stop in the Northeast Ohio on Tuesday

CLEVELAND — The Black Voters Matter Fund (BVMF) will be hosting a watch party on Tuesday night for the first presidential debate in Cleveland. 

Due to social-distancing regulations, the event will be drive-in style, with live entertainment on-site, and the group will screen the debate for the audience. 

The BVMF will also be showing a short film on the voter suppression and the importance of getting out the vote in this election. 

The group's famous “Blackest Bus in America” will make an appearance at the event to cancass and discuss the issues afftecting voters in their communities. 

"Today’s event is part of BVMF’s WE GOT THE POWER outreach initiative to educate, engage, and mobilize Black voters ahead of the November election," BVMF said in a press release, "As part of its outreach, radio ads and digital PSAs will air in at least 12 states and a voter outreach “caravan” will canvass major metropolitan areas across the South and Midwest through Election Day."

The event will kick off on Tuesday night from 5:30 p.m. at Mount Zion Community Development Corporation (4265 Northfield Road) in Highland Hills. 

For more information, please visit https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/.