Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum. And this Iowan wants the next president to know that some federal spending is actually good. Melody Acklin is Mental Health Clinical Director with Des Moines’ Urban Dreams, and she’s speaking out as part of our #DearNextPresident project. Watch the video above to see her full message to the next president.
And then join us live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET as Fusion hosts the 2016 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum from Drake University in Des Moines. The forum will focus on where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to America’s growing multicultural population. Tune in to Fusion’s cable network, or watch the livestream on Fusion.net, Facebook, and YouTube. And download the Fusion app and join the conversation during the forum. Available on iOS and Android.
You can add your voice to our #DearNextPresident project, too. Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president … ” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.