By Diane Masters

Last night, Elizabeth took the stage at Roxbury Community College to attend a forum hosted by the New England Area Conference of the NAACP. Also hosting the event was the Black Ministerial Alliance, Community Change, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, Madison Park Development Corp., Mass. Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, Mass Vote, and Oiste. 

Answering questions from Professor James Jennings of Tufts University and members of the audience, Elizabeth addressed issues from guns to education, and from poverty to foreign policy.

Elizabeth talked about the number of times she has been to Roxbury and other neighborhoods nearby.  “And here’s the thing, I will be coming here the day after Election Day and I will continue to want to hear from you. I want to go to Washington to say, I’m speaking for the all the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

In closing, NAACP New England Chapter President Juan Cofield thanked Elizabeth on behalf of all the sponsors and the audience “for considering this community worth her time.”

Scott Brown declined an invitation to speak at the forum.