‘If democracy collapses, so do we’
of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is returned. annual legislative session (ALC) Last week in Washington D.C. first time Since the COVID-19 pandemic, face-to-face ALC has led nonprofits to conduct virtual meetings in the past two years.
“Advancing Our Purpose.” Featuring President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harrisa panel to promote sound equity; black homeownershipand mental health; the annual Phoenix Awards Dinner co-hosted by Megan Goode and Omari Hardwick and performed by Gladys Knight.
The CBCF calls its annual legislative session “the premier policy meeting on issues affecting African Americans and the global black community.”
This year’s ALC program includes: 14th Annual Black Women Roundtable Policy Forum: “Using the power of black women’s leadership in the fight for our rights, liberty, security, justice and democracy.”
Hosted by Black Women’s Roundtable and moderated by April Ryan, the session focused on how Black women are driving Black political power and discussed this year’s BWR/ESSENCE findings. sister power vote votemeasuring black women’s perspectives on the policies that affect us.
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“When democracy collapses, so do we, the people,” said BWR President and CEO Melanie Campbell, opening a panel featuring more than 20 black women shaping U.S. policy. “We helped build this country, we helped shape this country. We’re moving towards what looks like state rights as opposed to the ability to really protect our rights and liberties…but we’re going to shake it up, we know this election is , is something that, historically, we have to be well prepared for.”
At the ALC National Town Hall, the ALC held its 50th Anniversary Celebration in Gary, Indiana. National Black Political Convention In a conversation about the Black Agenda.
The CBCF said, “Fifty years ago, 10,000 black changemakers attended the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. and changed their economic status. [Gary] The convention focused on how to elect more black politicians, increase representation, and create a unified black agenda. ”
The 2022 Town Hall was intended to continue that tradition and explore “black political progress, lessons learned, and a journey into strategic partnerships to advance black liberation.”panelist include Legendary actress Jennifer Lewis, Rep. Terry Sewell, and Rashad Robinson, president of Color of Change.
As report Lewis opened up about her growing activism, according to Maryland-based Afro News. Because I don’t want it,” she said. “I want these kids to pursue happiness. Too much depression, mania and violence.”
Robinson too Discussed Structural issues in the country: “We have to face them. [America’s] A refusal to acknowledge what has been done and what our country continues to do. America has become huge in so many ways. “
Photo credit: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF)
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