NCBW Remembers The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
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National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.
Remembers The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings
ATLANTA, GA, October 19, 2019 – The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) Remembers
The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings.
Congressman Cummings represented Maryland’s 7th District as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 3 years. Prior to joining Congress, he served in the Maryland House of Delegates for 16 years and became the first African American in Maryland to be named Speaker Pro Tem.
Congressman Cummings maintained a standard of diligence and excellence in his office by introducing appropriate measures that sought to eliminate waste of resources, fraudulent activities and abuse of power. He also participated in the movement of ensuring gun-control measures be taken in owning or using a gun.
The NCBW has advocated for more than 35 years to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment for black women and girls. The lack of effective and efficient gun control in our country impedes this advocacy process not only for black women and girls but for everyone.
The 2019 USAFacts Annual Report, a non-partisan comprehensive source on government data, tells us that in 2017 firearms were involved in 39,773 deaths in our country with homicide being 36.6 % of those deaths. It also tells us that gun manufacturing has increased substantially (from 3,040,934 in 1986 to 8,327,792 in 2017).
Representative Cummings delivered a message while speaking at The National Press Club on Mass Shootings in August 2019. He shared that “Guns know No bounds and that the American People want action.” As a result, he co-sponsored the Bipartisan Background Checks Act which requires background checks for firearm transfers between private parties.”
As we remember The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings, let us be reminded that “You must have confidence in your competence.” – Elijah E. Cummings
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.
For more information visit the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. at www.ncbw.org or contact Alfreda Stukes at 404-390-3982