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  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE ABHORRENT BEHAVIOR DISPLAYED AT SESAME PLACE
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2022 | Preview rr

    “Sesame Street is one of the nation's highest-rated TV shows that, at one time, more than 95 percent of all American Preschoolers watched. So, naturally, Sesame Place should be where all children can go to have fun and celebrate. Sadly, that has not been the case. Over the past week, we’ve seen multiple glaring examples of racism coming from the park, including the viral video in which two beautiful little Black girls were blatantly rejected by a character they idolized while white children were... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Condemns Roe Reversal
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    “The hands of time have once again been turned back. The extreme right-wing Supreme Court majority’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the law of the land for 49 years that gave a woman the right to choose, will have far-reaching and painful consequences. Moreover, in the midst of a Black maternal mortality crisis, restricting access to abortion care will disproportionately endanger the lives of Black Americans,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty. “Let me be very clear: gov... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Historic Bipartisan Gun Control Framework
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “This bipartisan legislation is the culmination of strategic efforts and leadership from the Congressional Black Caucus and underscores the historic nature of our efforts to stem the tide of gun violence in our communities. There are many CBC Member-led provisions included and we accept this bipartisan, common-sense legislation to better protect America's children and families, keep our schools safe and reduce the threat of violence across our country. Included in this legislation: $250 million ... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CALLS FOR JANUARY 6th HEARINGS TO BE RECORDED AS THE THOMPSON HEARINGS
    Posted in In the News on June 9, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    “I am calling for the January 6th hearings to be recorded in history as the Thompson Hearings. These hearings are the most consequential congressional hearings since Watergate, and the nation will have a front-row seat to the revelations that led to the January 6th attack on our democracy, the Constitution, and the American people. The world deserves to know the extent of the violence that took place that day, and I look forward to the Committee sharing their findings in these hearings and expla... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF GEORGE FLOYD AND APPLAUDS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON POLICING
    Posted in In the News on May 26, 2022 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement: “Two years ago, we watched in horror for 9 minutes and 29 seconds as George Floyd’s life was taken, and his last words, “I can’t breathe,” resonated as a national call to action. People of all races took to the streets to demand accountability and reform and the Congressional Black Caucus led the way forward. Congressmember Karen Bass introduc... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT CRISIS
    Posted in In the News on May 20, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #CBC50

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the call for student loan debt cancellation: "The $1.7 trillion student loan debt crisis is a racial and economic justice issue disproportionately impacting Black communities across the nation. We are calling on the Biden Administration to implement broad-based student loan debt cancellation by executive action. We are committed to working w... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Leaked Draft of SCOTUS Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade
    Posted in In the News on May 3, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage , #CBC50

    CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON LEAKED DRAFT OF SCOTUS DECISION TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty and members of the Congressional Black Caucus issued the following statement on the draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that eliminates the constitutional right to abortion established nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade: “If, in fact, this opinion is issued, it will fundament... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS APPLAUDS CONFIRMATION OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2022 | Preview rr
    Tags: #OurPowerOurMessage

    “Today is a moment of historic consequence. The Senate just voted — 53 to 47 — to confirm the first Black woman to serve on the highest court in the land, Supreme Court Justice Ketanaji Brown Jackson,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty. “Her judicial temperament and keen legal skills will make her a Justice, of which all America proud. As she makes history today, she stands on the shoulders of the Black female trailblazers who came before her. And today, we sent a message t... Read more

  • CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CALLS ON THE SENATE TO RECONVENE AND PASS VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION
    Posted in In the News on December 21, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil and Voting Rights, #OurPowerOurMessage

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2021 CONTACT: Remmington F. Belford Remmington.Belford@Mail.House.gov CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CALLS ON THE SENATE TO RECONVENE AND PASS VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are standing for the American people and will continue to demand justice for voting rights. Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty said “in the words of Dr. ... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 50 years of Servitude and Outlines Future Progressive Works
    Posted in In the News on July 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressional Black Caucus Celebrates 50 years of Servitude and Outlines Future Progressive Works Published July 8, 2021 The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered to publicly fortify their legislative priorities as the House enters a district work period. Image of Chair Joyce Beatty (courtesy of the CBC) Wednesday, June 30, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) gathered to publicly fortify their legislative priorities as the House enters into a district work period. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce ... Read more

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