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Readout of Congressional Black Caucus-House Haiti Caucus Roundtable [Photos]

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Washington, May 9, 2024 | comments


On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Steven Horsford (NV-04) and House Haiti Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (MA-07)Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), and Yvette Clarke (NY-09) convened a roundtable discussion in partnership with the Haitian Bridge Alliance to discuss the urgent need for federal action to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Haiti. The convening allowed members to discuss with various stakeholders additional actions that Congress can take to assist in bringing the crisis in Haiti to an end. It comes as the humanitarian, political, economic, and security crisis in Haiti has become increasingly dire. 

According to reports, more than 2,500 people have been injured or killed in Haiti between January and March, and another 15,000 have been displaced in the midst of violence and unrest on the island. 

The roundtable discussion followed a press conference held at the Capitol led by the House Haiti Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus, where members again renewed calls for House Republicans to release an additional $40 million dollars in security funding to stabilize Haiti and chart a path towards free and fair elections.  

Roundtable participants included: 

  • Representative Steven Horsford (NV-04), Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus
  • Representative Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20), Co-Chair, House Haiti Caucus
  • Representative Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Co-Chair, House Haiti Caucus
  • Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Co-Chair, House Haiti Caucus
  • Representative Maxine Waters (CA-43)
  • Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-24)
  • Representative Maxwell Frost (FL-10)
  • Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)
  • Representative Barbara Lee (CA-12)
  • Representative Jonathan Jackson (IL-01)
  • Representative Hank Johnson (GA-04)
  • Haitian Bridge Alliance
  • UndocuBlack Network
  • Haiti Renewal Alliance
  • Florida Immigrant Coalition
  • Office of the Haitian Diaspora
  • National Haitian American Elected Officials Network
  • Global Justice Clinic, NYU School of Law
  • Adomi Advisory Group PLL
  • Society In Action, Inc.
  • Thelusca Global Consulting Group
  • Haitian American Foundation for Democracy
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • MTA Visions Global CSR & Govt Relations
  • Bridgevision 
  • National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals
  • FEWGI Foundation for the Emancipation of Women and Girls
  • Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
  • Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • The Haitian Times
  • Quixote Center
  • Immigrant Family Services Institute, Inc.
  • New York City Public Schools
  • Barbershop Speaks
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Avanse Ansanm
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Haitian Christian Leadership Coalition
  • The City of Coral Springs
  • HaitiBrigade
  • Haitian American Lawyers Association of DC Maryland and Virginia
  • Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  • Caribbean Heritages Collective
  • Tabernacle of Glory
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