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Vivica A. Fox to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention Watch Party...

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Vivica A. Fox will join chair of the Darby County PA Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr., to host the's 2016 Democratic National Convention Watch Party. Themed “Celebrating the Black Vote,” the soiree will be held in the ballroom of the Sheet Metal Workers Union hall on Penns Landing in Philadelphia. The event will bring a diverse group of political thought leaders, organized labor, and community organizers together, from across the nation for networking and motivation.

"I am excited to join with the Laborers' District Council of Philadelphia to celebrate the Black vote," says Fox. "Black voters turned out in record numbers in 2008 and again in 2012 resulting in the election of the first Black president. President Barack Obama has done an excellent job but we must make sure to vote in all elections to continue to keep our issues at the forefront," adds the star of blockbuster films like "Kill Bill," "Set It Off," and "Kingdom Come."

Over the years Fox has spoken about the importance of voting and warned of voter suppression tactics at events across the country. She also headlined a statewide get-out-the-vote tour focused on Black women, hosted by the Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Ryan N. Boyer, business manager for Laborers' District Council of Philadelphia & Vicinity, the Presenting Sponsor of the watch party said, "It's an honor to celebrate those who fought for our

right to vote, the hard-working individuals getting people to the polls, and most importantly, voters." Boyer continues, "Recognizing our past contributions is a great way to get fired up to go out and mobilize voters. This election will determine America's direction on critical issues like livable wages, access to affordable healthcare, and safeguarding the power of labor unions to protect workers. Working together we can make history again."

"Since inception has strategically integrated online and offline advocacy. During the party we will interact with our social media networks throughout the night via our tweet wall and a live broadcast on FaceBook and Periscope," said Edrea Davis, founder of

Along with his role as chair of the Darby Township Democratic Party, Richard Womack Jr. is Darby Township Police Commissioner and also has a long history working in the organized labor movement. He currently serves as national vice president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. Produced by, the oldest Black-oriented website focused on digital advocacy, the 2016 DNC Watch Party planning committee includes Rita Jackson Samuels, Women Flying High; Craig Ford, NUHHCE/AFSCME-AFL-CIO; Felicia Davis, Building Green Initiative; Pat Pullar, Why Not A Woman?; Viviene Dixon-Shim, AFSCME Local 1363; Henry Lancaster, Lancaster Craig; Janice Coakley, Democratic Women Club of Miami Gardens; Illai Kenney, HBCU Green Fund; and Salandra Benton, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, among others.

The event is slated to be one of the most memorable and well attended side events of the Convention. A portion of the proceeds will support 2016 civic engagement activities. Sponsorships and tables are available. For more information visit, email, @dogonvillage on Twitter or Instagram, or call 770.961.6200.

(Photo Credit/Content: Courtesy of Jazzmyne Public Relations/Dogon Village)

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