Snoop Dogg gets a star and new Members of Congress name Chiefs of Staff.
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November 20, 2018
Mazie Hirono Sues President, Will Hurd Survives, and Nike Names New Board Member
ASYLUM IS LEGAL… A federal judge impeded Donald Trump’s attempts to block a group of Central Americans from crossing the border and ordered the government to resume accepting asylum claims, regardless of where or how applicants enter the U.S. TROOPS TRUMPEDThe nearly 6,000 troops who were rushed to the southwest border amid Trump’s pre-election warnings about a refugee caravan, will start withdrawing this week -- just as some of the migrants are beginning to arrive. LOCK HER UP? Don’t expect to hear MAGA crowds chanting that at First Daughter Ivanka Trump -- a watchdog group found that she used a personal email account last year to discuss or relay official White House business. WHITE HOUSE PRESS RULES… The Trump White House said that it is dropping its effort to suspend CNN’s Jim Acosta's press pass, but it has unilaterally set rules -- which include not asking follow-up questions unless permitted -- which they said if not followed, "may result in suspension or revocation" of a journalist's credentials. WHITE HOUSE PRESS RULEDThe White House Correspondents' Association announced Monday that they would forego a comedian and have, instead, invited biographer Ron Chernow -- whose 2004 biography of Alexander Hamilton was later adapted into the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical -- to headline the organization's 2019 dinner. 2020 VISIONBillionaire and climate activist Tom Steyer, who is a staunch advocate of impeaching the president, is essentially kicking off a 2020 campaign today. He’s buying six-figures worth of web ads across social media platforms, along with a full-page ad in USA Today, outlining a political platform and announcing five town halls across the country -- the first of which will be held in the crucial early primary state of South Carolina. CLEAR PATH Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) now has a clear path to becoming the House Majority Whip, the chamber’s third-ranking leadership position, as Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) withdrew her bid on Monday. The path, however, for Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) still has some roadblocks. More on that below. PEAS AND CARROTSThose are the names of the two turkeys nominated for a pardon today by Trump, though only one will get the pardon. No word yet on if either turkey met with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. DO IT FOR THE GRAM… No duck face selfies here. NY Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez plans to use Instagram to communicate with constituents and supporters. She’s even adding captions to her live Instagram videos so they are accessible to the deaf or hard of hearing. FA SHIZZLERapper Snoop Dogg finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT… Time to catch The Beat! We’re off for the Thanksgiving holiday, so not back until Monday. But we’re leaving you with all of this…
  • First Muslim woman in Congress aims to change House rules banning head attire.
  • New Members name Chiefs of Staff.
  • H&M names Head of Inclusion & Diversity.
  • Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) intros anti-corruption bill.
  • Hollywood studio announces Indigenous Youth Fellowship.
  • Two Hispanic lawmakers say no to Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
  • Be sure to tune in today at 1:20P EST to Keepin’ It Real with RevAl Sharpton on SiriusXM Ch. 126 to catch The Beat DC’s Tiffany D. Cross. And she'll be on MSNBC’s AM Joy with Joy-Ann Reid on Saturday and Sunday at 10A.
UnidosUS’ Janet Murguía and artist Amara La Negra at the 2018 American Latino Media Arts Awards in LA earlier this month.
 SNL’s Kenan Thompson (dressed as Steve Harvey) with NBC's Al Roker in NYC last week.
Mazie Hirono Sues Donald Trump Over DOJ Appointment
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) 
and two colleagues of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia which claims that Donald Trump violated the Constitution by appointing Matt Whitaker as Acting AG though he has never been confirmed by the Senate. Hirono’s complaint seeks to block Whitaker from serving in the role. She released a statement in which she argued that the Appointments Clause bars Whitaker from serving in that role because, in her view, it states that “principal officers who report directly to the President must be subject to a hearing and confirmed by the Senate.” She was joined by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in filing the complaint. More here.

Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders Target Walmart with Bill to Raise Wages and Outlaw Stock Buybacks
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA)
and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced The Stop WALMART Act to reduce the gap between CEO and worker pay, and force Walmart and other corporations to reward workers before shareholders. Walmart made more than $13 billion in profits last year, while its median worker made $19,177. And the retail giant plans to buy back $20 billion of its own stock over a two-year period, which will further enrich its executives and shareholders. This newly introduced legislation would prohibit large employers (with 500 or more employees) from buying back stock unless they pay all employees at least $15 an hour, including part-time employees, independent contractors, and franchise employees; allow employees to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave to be used to care for themselves or a family member; ensure that CEO compensation, or the highest paid employee, is not more than 150 times the median pay of all employees, and more. Companies that don’t comply would be subject to civil fines in the amount of each illegal stock buyback, and executive officers will be barred from serving in those roles. “Walmart has refused to pay its workers a living wage, resulting in costs for taxpayers of $6.2 billion for basic necessities for survival, food stamps and housing assistance,” Khanna said. “If Walmart can find $20 billion for stock buybacks to further enrich the Waltons, it can find the money to raise the pay of its workers to a living wage.  It’s time to put workers over wealthy corporation – across our nation, one company at a time.” More here.

Gwen Moore Intros Bill to Decrease Violence Nationwide
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI)
on Friday introduced the National De-Escalation of Violence and Community Safety Training Act to create grants to increase access to de-escalation training that could help reduce and prevent violence. The bill would establish a program to allow eligible entities -- such as churches, schools, community colleges, or state and local governments -- to provide de-escalation training to targeted groups, including at-risk youth. Moore says the training would be culturally competent, emphasize verbal and physical tactics to minimize the need for the use of force, and utilize techniques that can be used by a wide range of audiences, including those with disabilities and behavioral health problems. “This kind of widespread and accessible de-escalation training could change the game when it comes to troublesome power dynamics in our society,” said Moore. “The concept of de-escalation needs to apply to more than just police training. We’ve got to give our kids and our community members the tools necessary to maintain a safe and civil society. This bill is a great first step.” More here.

CNN's Jim Acosta on Monday reporting from the White House lawn after having his press credentials restored.
Hoboken NJ Mayor Ravi Bhalla with his wife Bindya Bhalla and kids feeding the homeless in NJ over the weekend.
Pramila Jayapal Intros Anti-Corruption Bill 
Only 18% of Americans say they trust their government to do the right thing, according to the Pew Research Center. Hence, Dems are aiming to change those statistics and make ethics reforms and fighting corruption a top priority in the 116th Congress. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) on Friday introduced the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, a wide-ranging bill that focuses on eradicating corruption in government by removing money and lobbying from politics in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The bill would mandate a lifetime ban on lobbying for Presidents, VPs, members of Congress, Federal Judges, and Cabinet Secretaries; require eight years of tax returns from Presidential and VP candidates, as well as during each year in elected office; ban members of Congress, Cabinet Secretaries, Federal Judges, White House staff, senior congressional staff, and other officials from owning individual stocks while in office, among other restrictions. The measure would also create a new, independent Office of Public Integrity, which would enforce the nation’s ethics laws and investigate any potential violations. “There is a desperate need for a comprehensive plan to change how our democracy works. ... Americans are tired of the rich and powerful running government,” said Jayapal. “That’s what the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act does. I’m proud and excited to be introducing this bill into the House.” This is the companion legislation to the bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the upper chamber earlier this year. More here.

Bobby Scott Intros Bill to Protect Students from Seclusion, Restraint Practices
Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA)
last Wednesday introduced legislation to protect students from the dangers of seclusion and restraint at school. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would make it illegal for any school receiving taxpayer dollars to seclude children. The measure would also limit the use of physical restraint to instances when it is necessary for the safety of students and teachers, establish minimum safety standards in schools, require states to monitor the law’s implementation, and increase transparency and oversight to prevent future abuse of students. Scott says the legislation can provide states and teachers the support they need to improve their schools’ culture by using only evidence-based interventions. “Unfortunately, despite evidence that seclusion and restraint practices make schools less safe, thousands of students are still subjected to these disproven methods of discipline,” said Scott. “While it is encouraging that some states have begun to prohibit or limit the use of seclusion and restraint, it is important that Congress pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would establish a nationwide minimum safety standard.” He was joined in the introduction of the bicameral bill by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), and Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT). More here.

Ilhan Omar Aims to Change House Rules Banning Head Attire
MN Democratic Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar said she is ready to challenge a 181-year-old ban on wearing headwear on the floor of the House of Representatives. Dems last week announced their intention to change a House rule that prohibits members from wearing hats on the chamber floor. The rule could technically bar the khimar -- an item of religious attire that covers the head that Omar herself wears. The Somali native, who will represent Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, posted a screenshot of a news article related to the ban on Instagram late Sunday. “No one puts a scarf on my head but me,” Omar wrote. “It’s my choice ― one protected by the First Amendment.” She and Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib, who will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District, are the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress. More here.

Linda Sánchez and Filemón Vela Say #NeverNancy
Sixteen House Democrats on Monday released a letter in which they vowed to oppose Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) bid for Speaker if her nomination gets sent to the House floor. The members -- which include Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) and Congressman Filemón Vela (D-TX) -- wrote that: “Democrats ran and won on a message of change. Our majority came on the backs of candidates who said that they would support new leadership because voters in hard-won districts, and across the country, want to see real change in Washington. We promised to change the status quo and we intend to deliver on that promise.” They place Pelosi’s bid to reclaim the gavel in jeopardy -- Democrats currently have a 232-200 majority, with three races uncalled. Sixteen Dems opposing her is enough to put her speakership in doubt, as it leaves her with 216 votes max when she needs 218. However, the letter includes the signatures of Ben McAdams  -- who has fallen behind Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) in their pending race -- and NY Dem Anthony Brindisi -- whose race is also pending. And Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), who had initially signed and is weighing a challenge to Pelosi, did not sign the letter. More here.
Director Ava DuVernay presenting actress Cicely Tyson an honorary Oscar -- the first Black woman to receive the honor -- on Sunday at the 10th Annual Governors Awards in CA.
MSNBC's Mariana Atencio heading out of town with Michelle Obama's new book, Becoming.
Nike Names John Rogers to Board of Directors 
Nike on Monday announced the appointment of John W. Rogers, Jr. to its Board of Directors. The 60-year-old Chicago native is the Founder, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC -- the country’s largest minority-run mutual fund firm. The 1980 Princeton graduate founded Ariel Investments in 1983 to focus on undervalued small and medium-sized companies, after working as a stockbroker at William Blair & Co., LLC. Beyond Ariel, Rogers serves as a board member of Exelon Corp., McDonald’s Corp., and The New York Times Co. Additionally, he is a Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Following the election of President Barack Obama, Rogers served as Co-Chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2009, and more recently, he joined the Barack Obama Foundation’s Board of Directors. From 2009 to 2015, he served as Chair of the University of Chicago Laboratory School and has served as a Trustee of the University of Chicago since 2000. He has been a regular contributor to Forbes magazine for most of the last decade. His father was a Tuskegee Airman Pilot, and his mother was the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Chicago Law School. More here.

H&M Names New Head of Inclusion and Diversity
H&M, one of the world’s biggest retailers, has named Ezinne Kwubiri as Head of Inclusion and Diversity for its North American stores. The 2004 Howard University graduate and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. joins H&M from Viacom, where she worked for 11 years, most recently serving as Director of Change Management, Global Business Services. She joins the company after it faced strong criticism for an image appearing in its online store that showed a Black child model wearing a hooded sweatshirt that said “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The company’s response was, "Our position is simple — we have got this wrong and we are deeply sorry. This incident is accidental in nature, but this doesn't mean we don't take it extremely seriously or understand the upset and discomfort it has caused." Seeking to prevent any similar mistakes from happening again, the company is now rolling out a series of new initiatives designed to increase diversity of representation at all levels of the business, and ensure that the shared experiences, cultures and expertise of its workforce adequately inform its commercial and strategic activities. “We are seeking to do three things, to educate and raise awareness, to become better advocates for the communities we are a part of, and finally to challenge the status quo and accepted mindset about how we achieve things,” Kwubiri said. The company launched a new program called Champions of Change, which is essentially an employee resource group. “To challenge the mindsets of our management teams, and all of our employees, we have also developed an internal advisory council, which will drive our strategy for inclusivity and diversity throughout our work and our workplaces,” she continued. The company reported revenues of over $25 billion in 2017. More here.

Endeavor’s Bozoma Saint John before taking the stage at the Girlboss Rally in NYC over the weekend.
The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng speaking at the Produced By conference in NYC last weekend.
Will Hurd Survives Close Race Against Gina Ortiz Jones
The race for Texas’ 23rd Congressional District is finally over after Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded to incumbent Republican Congressman Will Hurd. The final tally had Hurd up by fewer than 1,200 votes, about 0.5% of all those cast. Ortiz Jones appeared to be readying for a recount, but after canvassing the district in recent days, she acknowledged that: “we came up short this time.” Ortiz Jones wished “Will Hurd the courage to fight for TX-23 in the way in which our district deserves,” in a statement Monday. Hurd, the only Black male in the House GOP and a former undercover agent for the CIA, also released a statement in which he thanked his opponent and her supporters for engaging in the democratic process. “To thrive, our democracy needs a vigorous competition of ideas, and whether you voted for me or not, I will need your help,” Hurd said. “To the residents of TX-23, thank you for giving me something that hasn’t happened in over a decade, the privilege of representing you for a third term. I will continue fighting for you every day in Congress.” More here.
Black and Blue: African American Voters Help Swell Blue Wave
Who should Dems thank for swelling the blue wave during the 2018 midterm elections? Black women. Victories were driven largely by Back voters -- particularly Black women -- who honed in on Trump’s hostility toward people of color and immigrants. A report by the NAACP, the Advancement Project, and the African American Research Collaborative found that nearly 8 in 10 African Americans said Donald Trump made them "angry," while 85% of Black women and 81% of Black men said Trump made them feel "disrespected." Across competitive elections, 90% of Black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to 53% of voters overall. Black women were more likely than Black men to vote Democrat, by a 94% to 84% difference, according to the poll. And nearly twice as many African Americans voted November 6th than in the 2014 midterm cycle, a turnout on par with the 2016 presidential election. The study showed that 72% felt Democrats were doing a good job reaching out to African Americans -- up from 56% in the July poll, and demonstrably better than the 12% who feel that way now about the GOP. More here.
Incoming Texas Congresswoman Names CoS
Eduardo Lerma
has been named Chief of Staff for Congresswoman-elect Verónica Escobar (D-TX). The El Paso native most recently served as Director of Outreach at the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, where he helped in the development of the Senate Democratic agenda. He also served as a liaison on behalf of the Senate Democratic Caucus on issues relevant to the Latino and Asian American communities. Prior to that, the Santa Clara University graduate spent nine years in the House of Representatives, including time as Deputy Chief of Staff and Homeland Security Legislative Assistant to former California Congresswoman Loretta Sánchez, as well as with the House Small Business Committee. Escobar, a former teacher and County Judge, is one of the two first Latina women to represent Texas in Congress. More about Lerma here.

New Virginia Member Names Chief of Staff
Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) has named Roscoe Jones, Jr. as her Chief of Staff. He currently serves as Legislative Director for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The 2003 UVA Law School grad, who graduated from Stanford in 2000, previously worked for Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) as Senior Counsel, where his portfolio included judiciary and homeland security issues such as civil rights, nominations, and criminal justice reform. He also worked as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Justice Department, Assistant U.S. Attorney in Seattle, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington Law School and the University of Washington School of Law and Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Spanberger, a former CIA officer, flipped Virginia’s 7th District and is one of the members who has vowed to vote against Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Speaker. More about Jones here.

MoveOn’s Karine Jean-Pierre meeting NM Democratic Congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland on Sunday in the green room at CNN in DC.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) last Wednesday wearing blue to support people living with diabetes in honor of World Diabetes Day.
Judge Rules Byron Allen’s $10 Billion Racial Discrimination Suit Against Charter and Comcast Can Proceed
A federal appellate court ruled that Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios could proceed with his racial discrimination lawsuits against Comcast and Charter Communications. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, CA overturned a lower court’s decision to dismiss Allen’s claim against Comcast. The same three-judge panel also affirmed a lower court’s decision to deny Charter’s motion to dismiss Allen’s suit. The ruling states that Allen has made a plausible case for racial discrimination being a factor in the separate decisions by Comcast and Charter not to carry any of Entertainment Studios’ suite of cable channels. Allen filed suit against Comcast in 2015 and against Charter in early 2016 for alleged discrimination in contracting in violation of section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act. Allen, who bought the Weather Channel in March, accused Charter executives, in court, of refusing to license channels, rejecting offers much lower than what it pays white-owned programmers, and hurling racist insults at Allen and other Black Americans in numerous encounters. According to court documents obtained by The Washington Post, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge called Allen “boy” at an industry conference and advised him to change his behavior. In another alleged example, Charter’s senior executive in charge of programming, Allan Singer, approached a group of Black protesters outside Charter’s offices to tell them to “get off of welfare." Charter responded to the court’s ruling saying, “This lawsuit is a desperate tactic that this programmer has used before with other distributors. We are disappointed with today’s decision and will vigorously defend against these claims.” Allen said, “The lack of true economic inclusion for African-Americans will end with me, and these rulings show that I am unwavering in my commitment to achieving this long overdue goal.” More here.

ABC Names New Anchor and Correspondent
Janai Norman
has been named co-anchor of ABC World News Now and America This Morning. She previously served as Correspondent for ABC News in DC, where she covered the Trump administration and other political breaking news stories for ABC affiliates, as well as programs including Good Morning America and World News Tonight. Prior to that, Norman worked as a General Assignment Reporter and Fill-In Anchor at local stations in Tulsa and Orlando, where she covered a wide range of stories as including the Moore tornado and the Pulse nightclub shooting. The 2011 University of Missouri at Columbia graduate began her career as a Reporter and Fill-in Anchor at ABC17 News in Missouri. In her new role, she will be based in NYC. S
he replaces Diane Macedo, who is departing from ABC’s overnight news program and will become an ABC News Correspondent, also based in New York. Before joining ABC, Macedo served as a Weekend Reporter for WCBS-TV in NYC. The trilingual reporter -- who is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish -- also worked at Fox News as a News Editor where she hosted and edited several programs including Strategy Room, Food 101, and Idol Chatter. The Boston College graduate began her career as a Guest Booker at Fox News. More here.
Baobab Studios Names #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship
Baobab Studios, a virtual reality animation company, unveiled its #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship the same day it launched its VR short film, Crow: The Legend  -- the mythical Native American origin story of the crow. It features a star-studded cast led by John Legend, Constance Wu, Diego Luna, and Oprah. Baobab aims to continue its investment in Native American storytelling with the #GenIndigenous Youth Fellowship a yearlong program launched in partnership with NAP, Native American organization Vision Maker Media and Longhouse Media. The yearlong program has named Raven Two Feathers as its first fellow. Two Feathers hails from the Cherokee, Comanche, Seneca, and Cayuga tribes and identifies as Two Spirit, which is the third gender in Native culture, using the pronoun "they." The recent Santa Fe University of Art & Design alum, who graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in film production, will spend a year in fellowship, culminating in a monthlong residency at Baobab. More here.

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta and photographer Marie Estrada filming a segment in Dominican Republic earlier this month.
Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL), Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and an attendee celebrating the LGBT+ Center Orlando’s 40th anniversary earlier this month.
The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund Names New Executive Director
Andrea Hong Marra 
has been appointed Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. The transgender Korean American woman, who has spent the past 15 years working with LGBTQ and social justice organizations worldwide, was most recently the Communications Manager at the Arcus Foundation. Prior to Arcus, she oversaw public relations at GLSEN, a national organization focused on LGBTQ issues in K-12 education; was Co-Director at Nodutdol for Korean Community Development; and served as a Senior Media Strategist at GLAAD. The Pace University graduate currently serves on the Freedom for All Americans and the Just Detention International Board of Directors. “It’s a tremendous honor to join TLDEF, especially at a time when so much is at stake for transgender and gender nonconforming people,” said Hong Marra. “We live in a reality where our community faces increasing hostility and our very lives are being defined out of existence. On day one, I will take the helm at TLDEF fully resolved to ensure our community can live safely, freely, and with access to opportunity ... It’s particularly rewarding for me to share the news of my appointment during Transgender Awareness Week.” More here.

NEA Foundation Names New President and CEO
The NEA Foundation on Thursday announced that Sara Sneed will become its next President and CEO. She was most recently the Director of Education Investments with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, one of the nation’s largest community foundations. Prior to that, Sneed served as Senior Program Manager with the Foundation for the Mid-South; as Director of Maternal and Child Health with the Medical Foundation; as Special Projects Manager with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services; as Human Services Advisor to the Office of former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy; as Director of the Southern New England Network for Black Families and Children; and as the Area Manager of Inner City Help for Children. The Mount Holyoke College graduate, who holds a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, begins her role on March 1st. More here.
State Department Names Al Jazeera Producer as Franklin Fellow
The Bureau of Public Affairs at the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department has appointed Mahmoud El-Hamalawy as a Franklin Fellow. The Franklin Fellows program brings outside experts to the Department of State and USAID and allows them to work on issues such as trade and financial policy, entrepreneurship, counterterrorism, regional issues, human rights, and transnational diseases. El-Hamalawy will work to develop a mainstream and social media strategy for the Center, and advise on content and engagement efforts. The bilingual journalist, who is fluent in English and Arabic, brings almost 20 years of experience to the agency. He was most recently a Senior News Producer at Al Jazeera’s DC bureau, where he was a principal point of contact at government briefings, congressional hearings, and media events pertaining to U.S. domestic and foreign policy and its worldwide implications. El-Hamalawy additionally served as a News Producer and as an Assistant Producer at the outlet, leading high-profile team coverage of news, elections, cultural stories, and programs. The 2001 George Mason University graduate began his career as a Translator and Interpreter for Legal Language Services, where he interpreted news, articles, and broadcasts for use in major U.S. outlets including The New York Times and NBC Washington. More here.
Saturday, November 24th, 8P: “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by Michele Norris, in support of Obama’s highly anticipated memoir, Becoming. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA. Click here for more information.
Sunday, November 25th, 8P: “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by Elizabeth Alexander, in support of Obama's highly anticipated memoir, Becoming. Capital One Arena, 601 F Street N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Wednesday, November 28th, 6P: The CHCI Alumni Association hosts the 2018 Chiefs of Staff Reception, recognizing two congressional Chiefs of Staff for their leadership and commitment to diversity and inclusion on Capitol Hill. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, 1128 16th Street, N.W., DC. Click here for more information
Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30P: Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino hosts the American Latino Influencer Awards, in recognition of Latino leaders and trailblazers in public service, arts and culture, business, and in the government. The InterContinental Wharf, 801 Wharf Street, S.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 28th: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute convenes a tech summit. Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 28th - Saturday, December 1st: National Black Caucus of State Legislators host their 42nd Annual Legislative Conference, “Rejecting Walls That Divide and Building Bridges That Bring Us Together.” New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY. Click here for more information.
Friday, December 1st: LULAC's Latinx Tech Summit, in partnership with Capital Factory and Prospanica Texas, bringing together Latino tech leaders, designers, innovators, corporate and government leaders, and scholars. 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, December 4th, 5:30P: A conversation and book signing with AURN White House Correspondent April D. Ryan moderated by CNN's Don Lemon. 1 Time Warner Center, NYC. Stay tuned for more information.
Thursday, December 6th - Sunday, December 9th: National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators host their 16th National Summit. Kona Kai Resort, 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019APAICS 25th Anniversary Awards Gala Dinner to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The evening honors Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, both current and pioneers, and recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations that continue to politically empower the AAPI community. 1000 H Street, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
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