DENVER (AP) — The newly formed Colorado Black Caucus is hosting its first event.

Organizers say more than 200 people are expected to attend a reception Thursday evening at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Members of the caucus include Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, state Rep. Angela Williams and city council and school board members from around the state.

Williams, the chair of the group, says the goal is to work together on issues that affect communities of color. She says the caucus will strive to increase African-American participation and influence in politics.

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