Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Attending Forum Focused on Minorities

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- All three Democratic presidential candidates join forces Monday night to discuss issues surrounding Des Moines' minority community.

The historic Brown and Black Forum will tackle criminal justice reform, economic inequality, and immigration reform.

Party leaders met with minority members Sunday to prepare questions. They say they're thankful the Democratic Party is willing to talk about these types of issues and they hope the forum brings change to their communities.

“I hope that’s what comes out of our discussions tomorrow and not only that, I hope the candidates feel and see where we are coming from...they don`t live in Iowa,” says small business owner Deidra DeJear.

The forum gets underway at 7:00 p.m. at Drake’s Sheslow Auditorium.