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August 28, 2018
Black, Latino, and AAPI Lawmaker PACs Unite, Harvard Announces Political Fellows, and Facebook Names a CMO
MÉNAGE À TRADEThe U.S. and Mexico agreed on Monday to revise key parts of NAFTA, leaving Canada’s role in the three-country pact uncertain. The announcement came during a clumsy call with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto. Donald Trump threatened to impose vehicle tariffs on Canada if it didn’t “negotiate fairly.” TO BE CLEAR... The president does not actually have authority from Congress to split NAFTA into two separate bilateral deals. Hence, lawmakers reacted with confusion and concern. BALLOT BOXING... Voters head to the polls today in FL, where Democrat Andrew Gillum is enjoying a late surge in the gubernatorial primary; in OK, where the Cherokee Nation colors the ballot; and in AZ, where former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trailing in the polls but still having an impact. More on the races below. LOST WITH A MAPA federal court has declared North Carolina’s congressional district map to be unfairly gerrymandered in favor of Republicans. The decision will likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. SAY IT TO MY FACE… The White House welcomed President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya on Monday, where the two leaders talked trade, security -- and Trump’s accomplishments. No word on if 45 issued an apology for his private “shithole countries” comments. I’M OUTSeth Frotman, the federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lending practices, has stepped down. In a scathing resignation letter to CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, the Bureau's Acting Director, Frotman said current leadership "has turned its back on young people and their financial futures." BIGLY SMALLS… After mounting pressure, Donald Trump finally offered brief plaudits for the late Senator John McCain. TIGERS AND CHEETAHS… Reporters asked Tiger Woods about his relationship with Donald Trump and the state of race relations under this administration. Woods offered 71 words of vanilla OJ-esque avoidance. IN OTHER SPORTS NEWSSerena Williams won her first-round match on Monday against Magda Linette of Poland. And in Beat DC news, we’re kicking off your Tuesday with this...
  • Congressman Vicente González (D-TX) wants Ivanka to visit the border.
  • Was a Bloomberg Reporter sidelined for his coverage of Wells Fargo? Get the story below.
  • Navajo Nation Regional Director begins a new role at Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Telemundo names SVP of Digital News. Meet her below.
  • We preview today’s primaries. Check it out below! And WaPo's Jonathan Capehart dives deep in Florida. Read it in blogs.
  • Tune in to The Beat DC’s Tiffany D. Cross as she co-hosts Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton today at 1:20P on SiriusXM Ch. 126.
MN congressional candidate Ilhan Omar (D) and her family joining fellow Minnesotans to celebrate Eid Al Adha at U.S. Bank Stadium last week.
Brooklyn City Council member and NY Lt. Governor candidate Jumaane Williams (D) and NY congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) before a rally in Hempstead, NY over the weekend.
Tri-Caucus Senators Push Commerce Nominee on 2020 Census
Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ)
, Bob Menéndez, (D-NJ), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) want to know what role Commerce Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary nominee Karen Dunn Kelley played in the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. At stake in 2020 is fair political representation and the distribution of more than $800 billion a year in federal funds that state and local leaders use. Overriding the Census Bureau’s nonpartisan experts, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is believed to have directed the bureau to include a question on citizenship status in the Census form, without any time to test its wording or potential impact on people’s willingness to complete the questionnaire. But Ross told Congress it was the Department of Justice that wanted the question. That’s where the Senators come in. They are requesting more information on the discrepancy as newly released documents show the proposal actually originated at the Department of Commerce with Ross. “These discrepancies are deeply troubling, and additional information will be helpful towards understanding your role in the decision to add the citizenship question...” the Senators wrote. The letter follows Booker and Schatz’s call last month for Ross to come before Congress to clarify his comments on the proposal of a citizenship question for the 2020 Census. Kelley’s nomination is currently pending on the Senate floor. See the letter here.

Vicente González Wants Ivanka in the Valley
Congressman Vicente González (D-TX)
thinks Ivanka Trump should pay a visit to the border. He sent a follow-up letter last week to the First Daughter and Advisor to the President, renewing her invitation to visit the U.S.-Mexico Border and meet the children and families impacted by the administration’s zero-tolerance policy. This letter also invites her to work with him on bipartisan solutions on immigration, especially what he calls “the years of failed American foreign policy.” González said: “I think she should be more engaged and she should be talking to top cabinet officials to have a softer human heart.” At a recent public interview, Ivanka was asked about the policy with the interviewer noting that some White House officials saw that as a "low point" in the Trump administration. "That was a low point for me as well," she said. "I feel very strongly about that. And I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children." By the federal government’s own count, there are still roughly 700 children who were separated from their parents at the border and have not been reunified with those parents by the Trump administration. More here.

Cruzin’ on the Politics of NFL Players Protests
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
is using the politics of NFL players’ as a boost for his campaign now that he’s in a statistical tie with his challenger Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). Cruz released a new digital ad Monday which incorporates a viral clip of O’Rourke explaining his thoughts on NFL players protesting the killings of unarmed Black men by police officers. “Non-violently, peacefully, while the eyes of this country are watching these games, they take a knee to bring our attention and our focus to this problem to ensure that we fix it,” O’Rourke said in part. “I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, anytime, anywhere, or any place.” Cruz’s ad notes that “liberal Hollywood was thrilled,” featuring tweets from Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and singer Khalid (who lived in El Paso, where O’Rourke is from). The rest of the ad incorporates a speech from a Vietnam combat veteran who lost his legs from walking on a landmine during combat. “I’m not able to stand but I sure expect you to stand for me when that national anthem is being played,” the vet says. “In November, where will you stand?” the ad concludes. The ad comes on the heels of CBS News receiving backlash over a misleading tweet that read, “Beto O'Rourke says there's 'nothing more American' than NFL players protesting the national anthem," sounding like a Cruz ad itself. It’s worth noting that CBS News’ Political Director is longtime Republican operative Caitlin Conant. O'Rourke appears to be the clear choice of younger Texans, leading Cruz in the polls by nearly 20 percentage points (45 to 28%). Cruz, on the other hand, leads among voters ages 55 to 74 by 14 points (45 to 37%). See O’Rourke’s NFL comments here.

WNYC’s Tanzina Vega and NYT's Michael Barbaro in Austin, TX for the Public Radio Program Directors conference last week.
 Chef and author of Fresh Off The Boat Eddie Huang in Saratoga, CA with a friend for a wedding over the weekend.
Tri-Caucus PACs Jointly Endorse Seven Candidates
The Congressional Asian and Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) collectively form more than half of the Democratic Caucus in the House -- and they’re joining forces to grow even more. The CAPAC ASPIRE PAC, CHC BOLD PAC, and CBC PAC today announced that they are coming together to offer a joint endorsement of seven candidates for the November midterms. The endorsed candidates -- who regular Beat DC readers have all previously been introduced to -- are philanthropist Gil Cisneros in California’s 39th Congressional District; Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law School grad, and both former lawyer and rapper Antonio Delgado in New York’s 19th Congressional District; former Congressman Steven Horsford in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District; Air Force and Iraq War veteran Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District; Hamilton, OH County Court Clerk Aftab Pureval in Ohio’s First Congressional District; community leader and attorney Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District; and Obama admin alum and registered nurse Lauren Underwood in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. “Diversity is our party’s strength, and our organizations are stronger when we collaborate,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Chair of ASPIRE PAC. Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Chair of CHC BOLD PAC, continued: “The American people have made it perfectly clear that they are sick of the divisive rhetoric and destructive policies. They want real leaders and real solutions, and that's exactly why BOLD PAC is proud to stand with ASPIRE and CBC PAC to endorse these highly qualified candidates for Congress.” Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Chairman of the CBC PAC, added that, “We have long supported a diverse range of candidates who champion our shared interests. ... we are proud to lend our support to these candidates, who have [sic] exemplify great leadership for all Americans.” More here.
Battle in the Battleground: Florida Voters Head to the Polls
It’s a battle in the battleground state of Florida. FAMU grad and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has attracted a lot of excitement on the left and some operatives in the state think he could surge late. In Florida’s First Congressional District, Republican Cris Dosev and Democrat Jennifer Zimmerman are on the ballot. In the Third Congressional District, Democrats Dushyant Gosai and Yvonne Hayes Hinson are on the ballot. Joceline Berrios is running as an Independent in the 4th Congressional District. In the 5th Congressional District, Democrat Alvin Brown, the former and first Black Mayor of Jacksonville, is hoping to unseat fellow Dem, Congressman Al Lawson. Virginia Fuller is trying to do the same on the Republican side. Vennia Francois is running as a Republican in Florida’s 7th District, while Chardo Richardson will be on today’s ballot as a Democrat, both hoping to unset incumbent Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D). Democratic State Committeeman Sanjay Patel wants to represent Florida’s 8th Congressional District. Wade Darius is on the ballot in the 10th. Democrat Raymond Peña Jr. is a Congressional hopeful in the 16th. Republican Julio González is a hopeful in the 17th. Pam Keith, a Lawyer who was a U.S. Navy lieutenant commander in the judge advocate general's corps, is aiming to represent the state’s 18th District in Congress. In the 20th District, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is running as a Democrat. In the 22nd, these Republicans are on the ballot: Eddison Walters, Nicolas Kimaz, and Javier Manjarres. In the 23rd, these are the GOP hopefuls: Carla Spalding and Carlos Reyes. Democrat Ricardo De La Fuente is running in the 24th Congressional District. Republican Souraya Faas is running in the 26th. Hoping to replace retiring Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are Democrats former University of Miami President Donna Shalala and Michael Hepburn. On the GOP side: Bruno Barreiro, María Peiro, Bettina Rodríguez-Aguilera, Gina Sosa-Suarez, Angie Chirino, María Elvira Salázar, Michael Ohevzion, and Elizabeth Adadi. More on the primary here.

Arizona Primary
Arizona voters decide today which candidates advance in more than 100 primary races at all levels of government. From a highly watched battle for the vacant Senate seat to a contentious fight for Governor, candidates are finally ready to square off. Here are the candidates we’re watching. Former Arizona Department of Education official and professor David García has maintained a steady lead in the polls. The Arizona State University graduate, who also earned his Master's and doctorate from the University of Chicago, is a progressive who has become a nationally-recognized expert in education research and policy. Attorney Deedra Abboud is running for Senate against fellow Dem and frontrunner Kyrsten Sinema. In the state’s Second Congressional District, Democrats will choose a candidate from a crowded field of seven. Among them? Former Barack Obama appointee Mary Matiella, who served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army from 2010 until 2014, and lawyer and investor Yahya Yuksel. On the Republican side, Lea Márquez Peterson, who leads the local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is running to replace Congresswoman Martha McSally (R). She will face former Douglas City Councilor and Naval Officer Danny Morales. In the Third Congressional District, Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D) is running unopposed. But in the GOP primary, Army veteran and former Veterans Affairs employee Sergio Arellano and Edna San Miguel will appear on the ballot. Jaime Vasquez is running as an independent. In the 5th Congressional District, José Torres is running against Joan Green, both hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Andy Biggs. In the 6th Congressional District, Garrick McFadden and Anita Malik are on the ballot. In the 7th Congressional District, Democrat Catherine H. Miranda is on the ballot. And Hiral Tipirneni is running unopposed in the 8th Congressional District. Be sure to read The Beat DC tomorrow for a recap of winners. More on the primary here.

Oklahoma Polling
In Oklahoma, Tulsa businessman and Republican Kevin Stitt is entering the final stretch after a hotly contested battle crisscrossing the state. The Cherokee Nation citizen is the son of a pastor and homemaker. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and is pro-life and supports the death penalty. In the state’s First Congressional District, Cherokee Nation citizen Amanda Douglas is on the ballot. In the Second Congressional District, Cherokee Nation citizen Jason Nichols is on the ballot. More here.

Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving and his sister Asia Irving being welcomed into their late mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe on Thursday.
Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and University of Miami student Randy Fitz on campus for the first day of class last week.
NPR Launches New Politics Show
NPR will launch The Politics Show from NPR, a special nine-part weekly radio show leading up to the 2018 midterm elections. Each hour will provide insights from NPR journalists as they travel across the country, talking with voters and officials to help listeners understand what's happening on the road to the midterms. Joining the show as host is Asma Khalid, who currently serves as a Correspondent for NPR Politics. She previously served as the Lead Reporter and Editor for Boston's NPR station WBUR, where she reported on business and technology and the Future of Work, as well as the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. The 2006 Indiana University at Bloomington graduate, who also has a Master’s from the University of Cambridge, has also served as a freelance radio reporter and Producer for NPR’s Morning Edition, an NPR Reporting Fellow, and a Reporter for WAMU in DC. Joining Khalid as hosts are NPR Congressional Correspondents Scott Detrow and Tamara Keith. The new show airs September 14th. More here.
New Faces at The Atlantic
Mary Suh
has been named Senior Editor to the AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic‘s events division. The Bryn Mawr College graduate is a long-time New York Times Editor, and served in that position for several sections including Politics, the Week in Review, Styles, and Op-Ed. Most recently, she served in that capacity for the NYT’s Culture department where she edited critics, helped to rebuild its television coverage and led her department’s coverage of representation issues. She will work with Executive Producer Rob Hendin on The Atlantic’s live events, as well as lead booking for programs including Race & Justice and the multi-day The Atlantic Festival. Dr. John McWhorter has also joined The Atlantic as a Contributing Editor. McWhorter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He previously was Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. The Rutgers University graduate earned his Master’s from New York University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is the author of The Creole Debate and three other books. The Philly raised academic has been published in the NYT, WSJ, WaPo, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Time, and The New Yorker. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, Today, Good Morning America, NewsHour, and others. More here.

Telemundo Names SVP of Digital News
Romina Rosado 
has been named Telemundo’s SVP of Digital News, a newly created role. In her new role, Rosado will lead the development and execution of all digital programs across Noticias Telemundo and Digital News. She was most recently SVP of Global Content at the E! Network. Prior to that, Rosado was an Executive Producer at US Weekly, an Associate Director at Bulletin International, served as Global Head of Marketing and Media at NewsMarket, and a consultant to the European Central Bank ahead of the introduction of the Euro. She holds a Master of Artys in communications from the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid. Rosado will be based in Miami and began in her new role on Monday. More here.

WaPo’s The Lily Adds Nneka McGuire
Nneka McGuire 
is joining The Lily as a Multiplatform Editor, where she will help with the daily production and editing duties of The Lily, manage its social channels, and work on Lily Lines. Nneka was most recently at the Chicago Tribune, where she ran the real estate and homes section, and covered issues such as gentrification, neighborhood development, and housing discrimination. Previously, the Columbia University graduate was a Senior Editor at StayWell, a health engagement company. She previously interned at the Chicago Tribune, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, and National Public Radio, and her writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune and CS Magazine. She began her new role on Monday. More here.
Was a Bloomberg Reporter Sidelined for His Coverage of Wells Fargo?
Shahien Nasiripour, 
a Bloomberg News reporter who covered Wells Fargo, was reassigned earlier this year after the bank's CEO, Timothy Sloan, complained. The events reportedly snowballed after a story by Nasiripour in March called Wells Fargo the "preferred financier for the U.S. gun industry" and detailed the bank's relationship with the NRA. After the article was published, Sloan sent bank employees a memo explaining Wells Fargo's relationship with gun manufacturers. After WSJ published the memo in its own article, Nasiripour asked Wells Fargo for a copy of the memo. A PR employee declined the request, and that led to a contentious phone conversation. The bank then contacted Caroline Gage, Global Executive Editor for Finance at Bloomberg News, and she asked Nasiripour to apologize. He did. Later that month, Bloomberg News Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait also spoke to Nasiripour, when he told the reporter that Sloan had called to complain, and that as a result, he would be moving Nasiripour off the banking beat. CNN reported that the incident rocked part of Bloomberg News’ banking team and was a contributing factor in the departures of some of the unit's veteran reporters. Three senior banking reporters for Bloomberg's have left since, including Hugh Son, Dakin Campbell, and Laura Keller. More here.

The Hill’s Scott Wong last Friday enjoying the last days of summer with his daughter on Tally Lake in Montana.
MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid with young fans at the Black Girls Rock event in New Jersey over the weekend.
Facebook Names a New CMO
Facebook has hired Antonio Lucio as their new Chief Marketing Officer, as the tech giant continues to navigate controversies around the global brand. He will be charged with overseeing Facebook’s marketing strategy at a time when the company is struggling with abuse of its platform and questions about privacy and security. Lucio will work across the company’s family of apps, including Instagram and WhatsApp, which both lack a named CMO. He’ll be in charge of Facebook product marketing and with so many features packed into the app and fighting for attention, Lucio will have to decide what to highlight and how. He is currently the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at HP, where he has been since 2014. Before that, the Louisiana State University graduate served as Visa’s first global CMO, overseeing high-profile sponsorships of the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and the NFL. He also previously served as Chief Innovation Officer at PepsiCo. The trilingual marketing exec -- fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish -- began his career at Procter & Gamble in Puerto Rico. Lucio is known for championing diversity on Madison Avenue. In 2016, he mandated that HP’s advertising and public relations agencies add more women and minorities, following a string of accusations of sexist and racist behavior by agency executives. “Purpose and impact have been at the center of every career decision that I have ever made,” Lucio said in a statement. “Facebook is one of the world’s most impactful brands, at a pivotal moment in its history. I am honored to join the team and support its evolution.”
He begins in his new role on September 4th. The hire comes as Facebook's corporate communications lead, Rachel Whetstone, leaves for a top PR role at Netflix. More here.
Navajo Nation Regional Director Begins Role at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Earlier this year Navajo Nation’s Regional Director for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Sharon Pinto was reassigned to the Bureau of Indian Education as the Deputy Director. Despite Navajo officials advocating for her to remain in the job, the change became official this month. The Navajo Nation had issued its official position, citing the failure of the Department of the Interior to uphold the requirements and principal of government-to-government consultation and what they called the department’s arbitrary and unilateral decision to reassign Pinto, a member of the Navajo Nation, in total disregard for the input, consultation, or concerns of the Navajo Nation. Pinto, a graduate of Northern Arizona University, thanked tribal officials, her staff, and family for their support during a ceremony Thursday in Window Rock, AZ. More here.

Harvard Institute of Politics Announces 2018 Fall Fellows
The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School on Monday announced the Resident and Visiting Fellows Fall 2018 class. Fellows lead a not-for-credit study group, participate in Institute activities, and engage in informal interchange with students and faculty. Among the 2018 Resident Fellows is Brittany Packnett, a national leader at the intersection of culture and social change. The Washington University in St. Louis and American University alumna is VP of National Community Alliances & Engagement for Teach For America and co-founder of Campaign Zero. She is a former member of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and contributes commentary on politics, culture, race, and gender to Pod Save The People, Mic News, and more. The other Resident Fellows are Amy Dacey, who served as CEO of the DNC under President Obama; John Noonan, Senior Defense Advisor to Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR); former Nevada Congressman Joseph J. Heck; and Margaret Talev, Senior White House Correspondent for Bloomberg News and a CNN political analyst. Two of three of the 2018 Fall Visiting Fellows are former Mayors of color: Antonio Villaraigosa and Michael Nutter. Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles. The UCLA graduate began his public service career after being elected President of the American Federation of Government Employees. Over the next fifteen years, he continued to work as a union organizer for the SEIU and the United Teachers Los Angeles, and then served as President of the Southern California chapter of the ACLU. In 1994, Villaraigosa was elected to the California State Assembly and three years later, was elected Assembly Speaker. Villaraigosa was a candidate for Governor of California in 2018. Nutter served as the 98th Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania Wharton graduate is a past President of the United States Conference of Mayors as well as the Pennsylvania Municipal League. In January 2018, he was appointed to the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. He also serves on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Advisory Council. While at the Institute, Nutter will remain a Professor at Columbia University. Nutter and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu -- the third 2018 Fall Visiting Fellow -- recently launched Cities United, an initiative dedicated to creating partnerships between cities, nonprofits, and others to combat violence and crime among African American men and boys. Meet all of the Fellows here.

The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God, journalist Roland Martin, and DJ Envy in NYC after an interview over the weekend.  
ABC 7 NY’s CeFaan Kim, MSNBC’s Richard Lui, and ESPN’s Cary Chow before brunch in NYC on Sunday.
Bureau of Indian Education’s New Five-Year Plan to Improve Native Schools
The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) -- which is responsible for educating more than 41,000 children -- on Thursday released its plan to improve its ability to increase its services to Native students. Although only 8% of Native students actually attend schools managed by the BIE, they often post the lowest achievement outcomes of all students in their respective states. One issue is that only about half the Bureau’s funding goes toward instruction -- the rest goes to trying to maintain dilapidated buildings and other costs, such as buses, needed to educate children in remote settings. And many schools on reservations, because they are on federal land, do not receive support from property taxes, but must rely largely on federal impact aid. The Bureau says its “Strategic Direction” plan aims to ensure that all students graduate high school ready to succeed in college or the workplace, and that all students "benefit from an education system that is effective, efficient, transparent, and accountable," among other things. The BIE says it will be able to do this -- within the next five years -- by organizing management activities, setting priorities, and ensuring efficient and effective utilization of staff and resources. “This is a Strategic Direction plan that takes into account the expertise of parents, teachers, students, administrators, tribal leadership and Indian education advocates,” said Indian Affairs Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney. Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, added that, “There is nothing more important to the future of tribal nations than providing our youth a quality education ... Ensuring that quality starts with having a vision and a plan. We are encouraged that the Bureau of Indian Education has taken this step to improve performance at schools that serve our students.” Last year, the GAO deemed the BIE a "high-risk" agency because of safety and health issues in schools, problems with spending oversight, and more. See the full plan and more here.

Wednesday, September 5th - Saturday, September 8th: The Hispanic National Bar Association’s 43rd Annual Convention, “The Breakthrough Convention!” CNN’s Jim Acosta will keynote the Gala. 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 7th, 11A: Dialogue on Diversity's 2018 Entrepreneurship/IT Conference, "STEAM -- Power for the XXI Century." 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. 45 Independence Ave., S.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 7th, 6:30P: The AT&T Performing Arts Center and Interabang Books host Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to celebrate the release of her two new children's books, TURNING PAGES: My Life Story and THE BELOVED WORLD OF Sonia Sotomayor. Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St, Dallas, TX. Click here for more information
Tuesday, September 11th - Wednesday, September 12th: CHCI's Annual Leadership Conference. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 12th - Thursday, September 13th: National Congress of American Indians’ Tribal Unity Impact Days. 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building, DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 12th - Saturday, September 16th: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Click here for more information
Thursday, September 13th, 6P: “An Evening Reception in Washington D.C. with Stacey Abrams.” Event chaired by Toni Cook Bush & Dwight BushSharon Malone & Eric Holder, and Leslie & Spencer Overton, among others. DC. Address provided upon RSVP. Click here for more information
Thursday, September 13th: CHCI's 41st Annual Anniversary Awards Gala. Honoring Univisión’s Jorge Ramos, education activist Anna Michele Bobadilla, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for Comcast Corporation Juan Otero, and Chief of Staff to Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA) Bertha Alisia Guerrero. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 14th: The Black Women's Agenda, Inc.’s 41st Annual Symposium Workshop & Awards Luncheon. Honorees include GA gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, NJ Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver, and AT&T Assistant VP of Public Affairs Tonya L. Lombard, among others. Marriott Marquis. 901 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Friday, September 14th - Saturday, September 15th: 2018 Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit, a two-day conference that will provide a space for the discussion of policy issues and the articulation of community response from the perspective of Puerto Ricans in the National Capital region and other stakeholders. UDC School of Law. 4340 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Wednesday, September 19th: "The Political LEAP: The Role of Women in 2018" a women empowerment luncheon focused on the role of women in politics, featuring Symone Sanders and Alencia Johnson. The Hamilton, 600 14th Street, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 20th, 7P: PEN America hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist José Antonio Vargas in conversation with Latino USA’s María Hinojosa for the launch of Vargas’ new book, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. The Great Hall, The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NYC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, September 20th: The She the People Summit, a national gathering of women of color transforming U.S. politics. Guest speakers include Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), civil rights icon Dolores Huerta, Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour, and Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza, among others. The Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, San Francisco, CA. Click here for more information
Tuesday, September 25th - Wednesday, September 26th: National Action Network’s Annual Legislative and Policy Conference. Capitol Hill, DC. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, September 25th - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
Friday, September 28th, 6P: MALDEF's 50th Anniversary San Antonio Gala featuring special guests, Antonia Hernández and Vilma Martínez, past MALDEF Presidents and General Counsels, and honoring former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, among others. The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W Market Street, San Antonio, TX. Click here for more information.
Thursday, October 4th: Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC hosts their 22nd annual American Courage Awards reception. Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 21st - Friday, October 26th: National Congress of American Indians’ 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace, “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St., Denver, CO. Click here for more information.
Sunday, October 28th - Tuesday, October 30thThe Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies' CityLab 2018, convene a summit to address the most urgent urban issues of our time. Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI. Click here for more information
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