NCBW Gets Set to Kick-Off its Annual Legislative Day
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NCBW Gets Set to Kick-Off its Annual Legislative Day!
Powerful Black Women LEAD: Legislate, Educate, Advocate, and Deliver!
ATLANTA, GA, April 21, 2021 – The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated (NCBW) will hold its Annual Legislative Day, virtually, on Thursday, April 29, from 10:00am – 5:00pm ET. This year’s theme is “Powerful Black Women LEAD: Legislate, Educate, Advocate, and Deliver”.
NCBW’s Legislative Day will recognize the outstanding work and contributions of two legislators on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Honorable James Clyburn (D-SC), House Minority Leader, will receive the NCBW People’s Choice Lifetime Achievement Award. The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA) will receive the NCBW Pioneer for Progress Award.
NAACP Image recipient and Grammy and American Music Award nominee, After 7, will open the session by singing the National Anthem. The featured keynote speaker will be The Honorable Raphael Warnock (D-GA), U.S. Senator.
Other participants will include leaders in Congress. The discussions will focus on a number of topics including voter suppression, Student Loan Forgiveness/HBCUs, delivering equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines and understanding Sickle Cell Disease, a common inherited blood disorder that afflicts the black community.
“This is a critical time for women in our country and I believe we are primed to make sure our voices are heard in addressing the pressing issues in the African American communities, like voter suppression, systematic racism, economic inequality, and health disparities. We have to put a spotlight on our initiatives and make sure they are pushed to the frontlines,” said Virginia W. Harris, President National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated is a 38-year-old advocacy organization whose vision is that black women and girls will live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist. Thus, we advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. As a voice for millions of black women and girls in the United States, the Coalition believes in inclusion, respect, racial and social justice, integrity, accountability and collaboration. For more information visit the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. at www.ncbw.org
We operate as a not-for-profit organization exclusively for charitable, educational, and social purposes and are organized for tax exempt status under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954.