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November 13, 2018
Kamala Harris Assembles 2020 Team, Alex Acosta on DOJ Shortlist, and Keith Ellison Resigns
WILDFIREThe wildfires raging across California have killed 42 people. Outside Los Angeles, a mass evacuation from a fire in the Malibu area has been hampered by congestion on the Pacific Coast Highway, leaving at least two dead. That blaze is expected to worsen in the coming days. FRESHMAN ORIENTATION… With just 24 days until a partial government shutdown, newly elected faces are descending on the nation’s capital today for the start of their congressional orientation. Their welcome to the Beltway will include lunches, tours, briefings, and catching The Beat. See you on Capitol Hill, neophytes. MISS OCASIO CORTEZ GOES TO WASHINGTON… But not yet. NY Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can't afford to rent an apartment in DC until she gets her first paycheck. During the transition, her salary won’t kick in for three months. We feel you! AZ SENATE SEAT… Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema has officially won the Arizona Senate race, flipping a seat that has long been a Republican bastion. She will not only be the state's first female Senator but will also be the first openly bisexual Senator in U.S. history. 2020 VISION… The latest name rumored to be mulling a presidential run? Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA). He visited Iowa after the midterms with a trip to meet the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party Chairs in Dubuque. HOMELAND INSECURITYThe president has told advisors he has decided to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and her departure from the administration is likely to occur in the coming weeks, if not sooner. NORTH KOREA… Donald Trump has said that the North Korean nuclear threat is over. But a new study identifies 16 previously secret missile bases that could bolster launches of conventional and nuclear warheads. MISSION COMPLETEThat’s what an operative said over the phone after the killing last month of dissident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. TWO HQ… Amazon is finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations: the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and Arlington, VA. WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED OVER THE LONG WEEKEND… MISSISSIPPI G-DAMN… Mississippi’s Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith complimented a supporter by saying, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." She’s in a runoff with Democrat Mike Espy, who is Black. DOWNTON ABBY... After insulting CNN’s Jim Acosta, PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor, and AURN’s April Ryan, the president also insulted CNN’s Abby Phillip on Friday. HITTERS IN PARIS… At a ceremony in Paris for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, President Emmanuel Macron of France rebuked Donald Trump’s stance as a nationalist. LONG MAY HE RAINTrump canceled his planned visit to an American cemetery in Paris due to rain. MARVEL AT A LIFE WELL-LIVED… Legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died over the weekend at the age of 95. Time for us to meet the new Captain Americas. The Beat DC is off to the Hill and kicking off your Tuesday with this…
  • Congressional candidate announces a presidential bid. Meet him below.
  • Court rules against DACA repeal.
  • Congressmen Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) run for Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chairs.
  • Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) bows out of leadership race.
  • Asian Americans voted overwhelmingly Democrat.
  • Most VC firms don’t have a single Black investor. Not for long, though.
  • Michelle Obama reveals a lot in Becoming. Read to the bottom to see what we've learned so far.
Latino Victory Co-Founder Eva Longoria with actress Lisa Vidal at the Eva Longoria Foundation’s annual dinner last week.
Prince Charles with artist Kehinde Wiley in Lagos, Nigeria on the Prince’s tour of West Africa last week.
Yvette Clarke and Barbara Lee Lead Efforts to Honor Shirley Chisholm
Fifty years to the day after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, November 5th, Congresswomen Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a bill that would posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to the historymaker. The bill’s introduction comes days after a historic number of women were elected to Congress, including Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT) -- the first Black women to represent parts of New England in Congress. Chisholm, a native of New York, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the first Black woman to seek a major party’s nomination for president. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will introduce a companion bill in the Senate this week. “Shirley Chisholm, a proud Brooklynite, created a path for me and the 40 other Black women members of Congress who have served after her,” said Clarke. “Her definitive contributions were numerous, including creating nutrition assistance programs, expanding health care services for parents and children, increasing the minimum wage, supporting veterans, and providing opportunities for women in college, graduate school, and collegiate and professional sports with the enactment of Title IX.” Lee called Chisholm her lifelong friend and mentor. “I was incredibly lucky to meet her as a college student and work on her historic presidential campaign. Working for her showed me the power of women ‘unbought and unbossed’ women, especially women of color, to change our country.” More here

Nancy Pelosi Calls for Rooney Rule for 116th Congress Senior Staff
The incoming House Democratic Caucus is more than 60% women, people of color, and LGBTQ. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who’s aiming to resume her role as Speaker of the House, wants to make sure that Congress’ senior staff mirrors that diversity. In a letter to members of the 116th Congress, Pelosi called for the Democratic Caucus to formally adopt the Rooney Rule -- a requirement that ethnic-minority candidates get interviewed -- as a guide for hiring senior positions in each office. People of color make up 38% of the U.S. population, but currently only make up 13.7% of all top House staff. Pelosi wrote that she is supportive of the proposal from Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, to establish a permanent House Diversity Initiative as part of the Rules package on opening day. “We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength and a reflection of the American people that it is our great honor to serve,” wrote Pelosi. “I strongly encourage Members and Committees to take this opportunity to hire diverse staff whose advice and expertise will enrich our service to our country … Embracing the value of diversity within our offices, especially in senior positions, will strengthen our ability to represent our constituents and craft solutions that benefit all Americans.” She also encouraged House Dems to reach out to their colleagues on the Tri-Caucus, who she wrote, “are a vital resource.” More here.

Linda Sánchez Drops Leadership Bid
House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) on Wednesday sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues to announce that she had ended her campaign to be Chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus for the 116th Congress. Her announcement came just before the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut announced that a grand jury returned two indictments against five people -- including Sánchez’s husband, Jim Sullivan  -- for misuse of taxpayer funds. “Earlier today I learned that my husband is facing charges in Connecticut. After careful consideration of the time and energy being in leadership demands, I have decided that my focus now needs to be on my son, my family, and my constituents in California,” she said in a statement. That leaves two Congressional Black Caucus members, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), left running for the position. More here

Ted Lieu and Adriano Espaillat Run for Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chairs
The current Co-Chairs of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee are all running other leadership positions, and now, at least two Congressmen of color are vying for a spot on the three-person team: Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY). If they are elected, they will help lead the committee that oversees the Caucus’ messaging efforts. The Democratic Caucus in 2016 voted to change the DPCC leadership from one appointed slot to three elected leaders. Also running are Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Congressmen John Garamendi (D-CA) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA). There is also a leadership position for junior member -- created by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in 2016 for lawmakers with five terms or less to have a seat at the leadership table. Currently, California Congressman Tony Cárdenas holds that role, though it is not clear if he is running again or if anyone will challenge him. More here.
Ben Ray Luján Makes It Official and Jumps Into Leadership Race
Fresh off his victorious term as Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) officially announced his bid for Assistant Democratic Leader. His candidacy makes it a two-way race for the incoming majority’s leadership slot; he will face Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) in the Caucus’ first contested election for the number four slot. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) dropped her bid for the position after Luján announced, saying she “believe[s] Chairman Luján deserves a higher-level seat at the leadership table.” She, instead, is running to replace him as head of the DCCC. In a letter to his Democratic colleagues, Luján said: “To succeed, we must welcome ideas from all corners of our Caucus. To protect our majority and hold the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans accountable, we must bring our vision directly to the American people, listen to their concerns, and show them how we are working for them.” Luján’s bid makes it three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus running for a leadership position; Congressmen Pete Aguilar (D-CA) is running for Democratic Caucus Vice Chair and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) is running to Co-Chair the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. More here.

LendUp’s Jotaka Eaddy, Google’s Albert Sanders, and Airbnb’s Janaye Ingram at AfroTech in San Francisco over the weekend.
NM Democratic Congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland on Sunday readying for an interview on MSNBC.
Alex Acosta on Shortlist for Attorney General
Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has surfaced on the shortlist to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Any new AG will be faced with managing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign. Politico reports that Acosta told associates he is unlikely to accept the job if it is offered before Mueller issues his report, but would accept an offer with no conditions. That no conditions part may be a deal-breaker for Trump. However, Acosta would be more easily confirmed since he has already gone through a Senate confirmation process for his current cabinet post. The son of Cuban refugees, who went on to graduate from Harvard law school and clerked for the Supreme Court, has some Republicans in Senate leadership rooting for him to take the position. And sources tell Bloomberg that Trump also has developed a strong relationship with Acosta -- but that could change should Acosta get confirmed as AG and, like Sessions, let the collusion investigation proceed without interference. Other strong contenders have also emerged including former NJ Governor Chris Christie, Florida AG Pam Bondi, and former U.S. Attorney General William Barr. More here.

Court Rules Against Trump’s DACA Repeal
In another setback to the administration’s anti-immigrant policies, a U.S. appeals court in California on Thursday ruled that Donald Trump’s attempt to rescind the DACA program was likely "arbitrary, capricious, or otherwise not in accordance with law." The decision means that the Trump administration must continue the program created by former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country as children. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the administration’s claim that the decision to end DACA was not reviewable by the courts. The DOJ had asked the Supreme Court last week to skip the 9th Circuit and hear the case this term, though the administration’s prior attempt to do so had been denied. Now that the lower court has ruled, SCOTUS could grant the administration’s request to hear the case this term -- meaning that their ruling would come before the end of June. The 5-4 conservative majority could spell the end of the program if SCOTUS agrees with DOJ that it is within the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to end the policy. DACA offers protections to roughly 700,000 young adults, mostly Hispanics. More here.
Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA) on Sunday celebrating Veterans Day in his Riverside, CA district.
NBC’s Morgan Radford covering the midterm races from Atlanta last week.
Kamala Harris Rumored to Announce 2020 Campaign Early Next Year
The latest Beltway scuttlebutt is that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) will kick off her 2020 presidential bid early next year, following the release of her book which is due out in January. The NYT reports that the Harris camp has already started reaching out to potential campaign staff members who could manage fundraising operations and a strategy for amassing convention delegates over a long primary. Harris has also been courting Democrats in the states that begin the nominating process, such as former Governor of Iowa and previous Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as well as former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges. Her sister, Maya Harris, is also working behind the scenes. The former top advisor to Hillary Clinton has already been quietly gauging the intentions of some influential Democrats in order to have an early roster of supporters ready, according to the NYT. Harris made history as the first African American woman and the first Indian American woman to represent California in the Senate. Given the role women of color played in helping to elect a record number of diverse members of Congress and deliver control of the House back to Democrats, Harris may get a healthy amount of enthusiasm in the months ahead. More here.

Former Congressional Candidate Announces Presidential Run
Military vet Richard Ojeda filed papers to run for president on Sunday evening after losing his bid to represent West Virginia in Congress. The 48-year-old Democrat was defeated by Republican Carol Miller 56% to 44% in the southern West Virginia District. The retired Army paratrooper, who previously worked as a high school teacher, made the official announcement on Monday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in DC. Ojeda supported Donald Trump for president in 2016 because he said he initially believed Trump would do something for West Virginians. By 2018, he expressed regret for voting for Trump, saying that "he hasn't done shit" and he is "taking care of the daggone people he's supposed to be getting rid of.” Ojeda, who is of Mexican descent, was elected to the West Virginia Senate in 2016. The 24-year veteran, known for his tattoos and populist message, sponsored successful legislation to make medical marijuana legal and has stressed health care and economic issues in a district reeling from lost coal jobs. In an email to supporters on Sunday, he said he learned from his congressional run that he wanted to take his campaign to a bigger stage. “Families in Logan, West Virginia, were going through the same struggles as families in the Bronx, San Francisco and Houston,” he wrote. “This was not a West Virginia problem. This is an American problem and it has to change.” More here.

CNN’s Abby Phillip with her dog, Booker, over the weekend.
NM Democratic Governor-elect Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) in Albuquerque earlier this month announcing a new grant to support caregivers.
GA and FL Gubernatorial Races: Where Do Things Stand? 
Stacey Abrams
scored a small victory in the ongoing Georgia gubernatorial race. A federal judge on Monday ordered election officials to review thousands of provisional ballots that haven’t been counted. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg’s order calls for a hotline for voters to check if their provisional ballots were counted, a review of voter registrations, and updated reports from the state government about why many voters were required to use provisional ballots. Abrams trails Republican Brian Kemp and would need to gain more than 20,000 additional votes to force a runoff election. Meanwhile, Florida is once again the center of national political attention as the winner of the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial race is still up in the air as well as the highly contested Senate race. Andrew Gillum trails Republican Ron DeSantis by 33,684 votes. A machine recount of votes is underway. “The final count is not done. Let’s be clear about that,” said Gillum at the Sunday services at the Bethel AME Church in Tallahassee. On Monday, Donald Trump argued that the Florida election should be called in favor of DeSantis even though doing so would buck the state’s recount procedures. Gillum responded tweeting, “You sound nervous.” The machine recount needs to narrow DeSantis' lead by about 15,000 votes to force a mandated hand recount of over and undervote ballots. If one occurs, results would be due in Tallahassee by Saturday. The state is also recounting ballots in the Senate race between Governor Rick Scott (R) and Senator Bill Nelson (D), who are separated by an even tighter margin. More here.
Asian Americans Voted Overwhelmingly Democrat in Midterm Elections
Asian American and Pacific Islanders showed support for the Democrats in the midterm elections, according to an AAPI Civic Engagement Fund voting eve poll. According to the poll, AAPIs voted for Democrats over Republicans by a margin of 70% to 25%. Among those voters, 63% of AAPIs disapproved of Donald Trump. The top issue for AAPIs was health care at 33%, economy and job creation 25%, and immigration 19%. “In 2018, Republicans and Democrats reached out to AAPI communities in higher numbers than ever before,” said Geraldine Alcid, Executive Director of Filipino Advocates for Justice. But still, when looking at leadership and policies, the demo chose the latter. Fund Director EunSook Lee said people polled were dissatisfied with the president. “The poll finds AAPI voters are alarmed with the direction the country is headed in and expressing their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump,” he said. “They are showing their power at the polls and through other forms of participation, which has contributed to the Democratic takeover of the House.” More here.

Keith Ellison Resigns from DNC
After winning his election to be Minnesota's next Attorney General, Keith Ellison is saying farewell to Congress and his role as Deputy Chair of the DNC. Ellison told Minnesota Public Radio that he notified DNC Chairman Tom Pérez that he "will be retiring from that role to devote all my time to the people of the state of Minnesota." Pérez beat Ellison in a February 2017 vote to be the party's national leader and immediately created the new deputy position for Ellison. Ellison said previously that he was considering stepping down while campaigning for AG. Pérez emailed a statement to DNC members praising the outgoing Congressman as a "full-time champion" for Democratic Party issues. "His tireless service as deputy chair enabled us to make substantial progress in rebuilding our party and rebuilding trust with our grassroots," Pérez added. Ellison is the first Muslim to serve in Congress. More here.

Bloomberg TV’s Ramy Inocencio and Amal Clooney after her speech in support of American Society of International Law in NYC last month.
Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) in his district celebrating his re-election after last week’s midterm elections.
Most VC Firms Don’t Have a Single Black Investor
According to data, 81% of Venture Capital firms don’t have a single Black investor. Roughly 50% of Black investors in the industry are at the associate level, or the lowest level at a firm; and only 2% of VC partners are Black. The lack of representation, especially in decision-making positions, has made it difficult for Black aspiring investors to enter the industry, as well as for Black investors to stay in VC -- and, presumably, for start-ups catering to Black communities to get funding. A new organization is aiming to change the dynamics. BLCK VC, founded by Storm Ventures associate Frederik Groce and NEA associate Sydney Sykes, is hoping to connect, engage and advance Black venture capitalists. Their mission is to turn 200 Black investors into 400 Black investors by 2024. BLCK VC has been at work since the beginning of 2018, building and expanding a network of Black investors in the San Francisco area, Los Angeles and New York, according to TechCrunch. They seek to provide a community for Black investors, a space for honest conversations and questions, and a resource for VC firms looking to make more diverse hires. More about them here.

New President and CEO for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Nicole Taylor
has been named as the next President and CEO for the Silicon Valley Community Foundation -- a Mountain View-based donor-advised community foundation that serves the Silicon Valley and the surrounding community. Taylor most recently served as VP of the Arizona State University Foundation. She previously served as Deputy VP and Dean of Students at Arizona State University. The Stanford University double graduate also previously served as the Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs and Dean of Community Engagement and Diversity at Stanford University. She has served as President and CEO of Thrive Foundation for Youth in Silicon Valley, spent more than 15 years with the East Bay Community Foundation, eventually serving as its President and CEO, and began her career as an educator in Oakland. Taylor serves on the board of Common Sense Media and the T. Gary and Kathleen Rogers Family Foundation. “I am thrilled to be coming to SVCF and back to Silicon Valley. My roots are in the Bay Area nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, and I have lived in this region most of my adult life," said Taylor. "Silicon Valley is a region of contrasts, one in which deep social challenges are often masked by the high-profile innovation culture. There is important work to be done in partnership with our donors, our community organizations and our civic and business leaders, and I am excited about the issues and challenges the organization is looking to tackle." More here.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby with U.S. Marines at the Be Expo Baltimore over the weekend.
CA Republican Congresswoman-elect Young Kim writing in her absentee ballot last weekend before midterm elections.
What We’ve Learned from Michelle Obama’s Becoming
The Washington Post on Friday printed excerpts from Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming. The former First Lady wrote that Donald Trump’s pushing of the “birther controversy” -- which said Barack Obama was born in Kenya and not eligible to be president -- jeopardized her family’s safety. “The whole (birther) thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” Obama wrote. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.” FLOTUS44 also revealed while promoting her book last week that she and the 57-year-old ex-commander in chief have been to marriage counseling before to “talk out our differences.” She also says she took a page out of former First Lady Laura Bush’s playbook and reached out to Melania Trump to offer advice on the years ahead, but the current First Lady has not reached out. She revealed this and much more in her deeply personal memoir, including the her struggles with infertility and the advice Hillary Clinton gave her about being the First Lady. The book is officially released today, and Barnes & Noble announced that Obama’s memoir has sold more pre-orders than any other adult book since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was published in 2015. Obama’s book tour kicks off this evening in Chicago with a conversation moderated by Oprah, who has announced Becoming as her next book club selection. Tickets to tonight’s event, which run as high as $2,750, sold out quickly. It is the first stop on a 10-city book tour across the country. Tickets to Obama’s tour stop in London sold out in minutes, as more than 60,000 people clamoured for just over 2,700 seats at the event at Royal Festival Hall on December 3rd. More here.

NYT Names Middle East Correspondent
The New York TimesVivian Yee is transitioning to a new role and will now serve as a Middle East Correspondent. Yee is currently the paper’s National Immigration Correspondent, where she covers immigration policy and reports on topics including deportation, asylum, and refugees. She previously reported on New York state and city politics, and before that, she wrote about New York City crime, gentrification, affordable housing, homelessness, and more. The 2012 Yale University graduate began at the Times in 2011 as a Reporter on the Metro desk. In her new role, she will be based in Beirut. More here.

Reuters Names Commodities Correspondent
Ayenat Mersie Ejigu
has joined Reuters as a Commodities Correspondent. In her new role, she’ll report on soft commodities -- such as sugar, coffee, and cocoa -- as those markets undergo changes to meet consumer preferences. Ejigu has worked on the Commodities team since February, when she came onboard as a National Association of Black Journalists Fellow. The 27-year-old journalist previously worked in Nairobi, Kenya as a Content Development Lead & Research Analyst for Gro Intelligence, an agricultural data startup. There, she was the first employee and eventual Head of Content. The 2012 Princeton University graduate, whose family is from Ethiopia, holds a Master’s from NYU and will be based in NYC in her new role. More here.  
Today, 5:30P: NALEO hosts “What Do Elections Mean for Communities of Color?” a post-midterm elections debrief and what it means for communities of color. Verizon Technology and Policy Center, 1300 I Street NW, Suite 400 West, DC. Click here for more information.
Today, 8P: “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by Oprah Winfrey, in support of Obama's highly anticipated memoir, Becoming. United Center, 1901 W Madison, Chicago, IL. Click here for more information
Today - Wednesday, November 14thSenators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), as well as Congressmen Cedric Richmond (D-LA), CBC Chair, and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and many others, meet with activists convened by the National Action Network and Rev. Al Sharpton. With The Beat DC's Tiffany D. Cross. Russell Senate Office Building – Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325), 2 Constitution Avenue, N.E., DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 14th, 5:30PSenator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) host a fundraiser in support of MS senatorial candidate Mike Espy's special election. Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, November 15th, 5P: Women's Congressional Staff Association diversity and inclusion mixer. 2261 Rayburn House Office Building, DC. Click here for more information
Thursday, November 15th, 8P: “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by Tracee Ellis Ross, in support of Obama’s highly anticipated memoir, Becoming. The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA. Click here for more information
Thursday, November 15th - Friday, November 16th: Men of Color in Communications Business Summit, a two-day conference bringing together more than 300 men of color in marketing, advertising, media, PR, and the digital space. Speakers include Jeffrey Litvack, CEO, AdweekRodney Williams, CEO, Belvedere Vodka; Jana Fleishman, EVP Strategic Marketing, Roc Nation (JAY-Z's Publicist); and many more. Bloomberg Corporate Headquarters, 731 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Click here for more information.
Friday, November 16th, 3:30P: Samsung, Diageo, and Spotify host a first-of-its-kind mixer for new members to connect directly with diverse applicants. Remarks by Congresswomen Alma Adams (D-NC) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL). Address provided upon RSVP. DC. Click here for more information.
Saturday, November 17th, 8P: “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by Valerie Jarrett, in support of Obama’s highly anticipated memoir, Becoming. Capital One Arena, 601 F Street N.W., DC. Click here for more information
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.
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.
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