On April 29, 2019, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg one of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate nominees will be visiting New York and will be hosted by Reverand Al Sharpton to lunch at Harlem’s famed Sylvia’s Restaurant.
It is not unusual for Sharpton to host political leaders at the soul food restaurant Sylvia’s, which is located in Harlem. Earlier in 2019, he brought Senator Kamala Harris, and in 2007, former President Obama.
Buttigieg has seen his numbers rise in the polls, but they remain low within the African American community.
At an event in April, Buttigieg (D-In.) spoke at a National Action Network conference along with other Democratic presidential candidates hopefuls including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D- Ca.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Sharpton and Buttigieg are expected to discuss not only homophobia, as Buttigieg is openly gay, but they will also the policy the mayor implemented for the African American community in Indiana and around the entire country.
Written by Barbara Sobel
NY 1: Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg to Have Lunch with the Rev. Al Sharpton
The Hill: Buttigieg plans meeting with Al Sharpton
WSBT: Pete Buttigieg to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton
Featured and Top Image Courtesy Of YouTube – Creative Commons License