By Frederick H. Lowe
The Congressional Black Caucus will convene a 2020 Black Leadership Summit in Washington to discuss a number of crucial issues that have grown more urgent over the years.
The meeting, defined as “An Emergency Convening” will be held February 4 in the United States Capitol. The conference begins at 8a.m and ends at 2:30 p.m.
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York and Congresswoman Barbara Lee of California will deliver the opening remarks.
Lee is Steering and Policy vice chairwoman and Jefferies is chair of the Democratic Caucus. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named Jefferies one of the seven individuals
managing the impeachment of President Donald Trump, scheduled to begin Tuesday.
“This year is a critical time for the nation and a year of existential threats to the Black Community—from the potential continuation of destructive policies from the Trump Administration to a census typically designed to undercount people, to voter suppression in national, state and local elections,” the CBC said in a statement.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, a member of the board of the NAACP, will deliver the keynote address on the need for a moral revival.
His address will be followed by a panel discussion concerning access to healthcare, criminal justice, education, the environment and the social safety net. A second panel discussion will be held concerning the census, voter registration, supporting social justice organizing and organizing for political and economical advancement of our community.
The panels will be followed by audience participation, emergency response to the issues and a 2 p.m. news conference.
To attend this invitation-only event click on the link below. https://theblackcaucus.typeform.com/to/d0RRUF
The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1971.