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June 08, 2018
Cory Booker and Mazie Hirono Team with Tim Scott, Colin Kaepernick Lawyers to Subpoena Trump, and Ajit Pai Accused of Lying
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AND THEN THERE WERE SIX... The president is scheduled to arrive in Quebec this morning for the annual summit meeting of the Group of 7 leaders. The anger over his decision to impose tariffs is palpable as President Emmanuel Macron of France and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada lashed out at Donald Trump for imposing tariffs on their steel and aluminum on Thursday. ON TO THE NEXT... The president will leave the summit early to travel to Singapore for the historic June 12th sit down with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un. THE WORM AND THE WEED... NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was not invited to attend the summit, though he is interested in traveling to Singapore to provide “moral support” to both leaders. A spokesman for the cryptocurrency PotCoin -- a currency designed to give pot dispensaries and farmers access to banking services because federal law forbids financial institutions from doing business with them -- has confirmed that they are in discussions with Rodman to finance and broker the potential trip. HOLLA AT YOUR BOY... Trump’s next move seems to be negotiating a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And that meeting could even be held in the White House, according to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. COME THRU DRIPPIN... James A. Wolfe, a former top aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of lying to the FBI about contacts with several reporters as part of the DOJ's stepped up investigation of high-level leaks. OBAMACARE SNARE... In a court case filed by 20 states, the DOJ told a federal court on Thursday that it would no longer defend crucial provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protects consumers with pre-existing medical conditions, saying the individual mandate was unconstitutional. LEMONADE... Rudy Giuliani intimated that Melania Trump told her husband’s attorney that she believed the president’s denials that he had an affair with Stormy Daniels. But the First Lady’s spokesperson came out on Thursday and said not so fast, saying in a statement that Melania hasn’t “ever discussed her thoughts on anything” with Giuliani. SMOOCHES... Richard Madaleno, a Democratic candidate in Maryland's gubernatorial race, made history on Thursday by airing the first political TV campaign ad to feature a same-sex kiss. ALL THE WAY UP... Americans’ wealth surpassed the $100 trillion mark for the first time in early 2018, as rising home prices offset the hit to households’ assets from a stock market swoon in the first quarter. What’s also on the rise in the U.S.? Suicides. PARTS UNKNOWN... CNN’s Anthony Bourdain, a gifted storyteller and writer who took CNN viewers around the world, hung himself in a hotel room in France on Thursday night. He was 61. We’re leaving you for the weekend with this...
  • Congresswomen Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) intro domestic violence bill.
  • Tom Pérez beefs with members of Congress.
  • Democracy Fund announces Advisory Committee.
  • Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) previews plans for a bill to give members of Congress unannounced access to immigration facilities
  • House campaigns arms of the Democrats and Republicans discuss committing to not use hacked info during midterms.
  • Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) intros clean water bill.
NBC New Yorks’ Natalie Pasquarella, Jummy Olabanji, and Stacey Bell on-set earlier this week.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), both Texas A&M; alums, at #DOECyberCon18 earlier this week.
Tammy Duckworth and Bobby Rush Team up on Gun Legislation
Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
and Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) teamed up and introduced the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018 this week. This legislation would prohibit unlicensed gun-ownership and transferring or receiving firearms without a valid firearms license, as well as direct the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system. Rush first introduced the legislation in 2007 and subsequently reintroduced it in 2009 and 2013. The bill is named after Blair Holt, a Chicago Julian High School honor student who was gunned down protecting his friend when a gunman opened fire while they were riding home from school on a crowded public transit bus. “Americans are demanding that Congress take real action to prevent gun violence and we must address this issue head on and do our part to prevent the senseless mass killings and shooting deaths in cities across this nation,” said Rush. Duckworth added, “People are dying and Congress has not only the power, but also the duty to act by passing common-sense solutions like this one that would help prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.” The bill would restrict the availability of qualifying firearms to criminals, children, and other persons prohibited by federal law from receiving firearms. It would also require universal background checks for all purchases or transfers of firearms and facilitate the tracing of qualifying firearms used in a crime by federal and state law enforcement agencies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 315 people are shot with a gun every day in the U.S. Of those injured, 93 people die. More here.

Cory Booker, Mazie Hirono, Tim Scott Intro Bill to Increase Access to Oral Health Care for Underserved Communities
Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced a bill that would authorize initiatives that increase access to oral health treatment and prevention services, particularly for underserved communities. The Action for Dental Health Act would reauthorize and expand a grant program through the Health Resources and Services Administration that helps states increase their oral health workforce and provide needed dental care, particularly in underserved communities. It would also establish an Action for Dental Health Program to improve oral health education and reduce barriers to oral health care. Lastly, the legislation would reauthorize oral health promotion and disease prevention activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such as school-based dental sealant programs and support for community water fluoridation. “Oral health is an important part of one’s overall health and well-being, but many people lack access to these essential services -- especially those from underserved communities,” Booker said. “This legislation takes a vital step in addressing those gaps and increasing families’ access to oral health care and preventive services.” Hirono weighed in on behalf of her constituents saying, “Dental health is critical to overall health outcomes, but too many Hawaii families are unable to find or afford the dental care they need. This bill would increase resources for communities across Hawaii to establish regular dental care and reduce barriers to accessing dental services.” Scott added, “I am confident this legislation will help promote better education of dental services and improve availability of care across the country, even in our most underserved communities.” More here.
Kamala Harris Intros Affordable Clean Water Bill
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
on Wednesday introduced legislation that she says would help low-income families across the country pay for rising sewer and water bills. As municipalities work to comply with the Clean Water Act, Harris says the cost of compliance is placing a high burden on low-income families who pay for sewer and water utilities. This bill would direct the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a pilot program, named the Low Income Sewer and Water Assistance Program, to award grants for public water utility companies to assist low-income households with bill repayment. Eligibility for grant assistance would consider environmental risk factors and inequitable environmental burdens as part of the eligibility criteria. “No family should have to choose between paying for safe, clean drinking water and putting food on the table. Access to affordable clean water is a fundamental right,” said Harris. “In California alone, rates for water have risen by as much as 71% in Los Angeles and as much as 127% in San Francisco within the past decade. That places a huge burden on families just trying to make ends meet, and it’s our responsibility to act.” More here.

Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and VA Governor Ralph Northam yesterday at a Virginia congressional delegation meeting.
CBS News’ Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey getting a first look at Oprah’s exhibit at the NMAAHC.
Joaquín Castro Preview Bill to Guarantee Members of Congress Access to Immigration Facilities
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX)
said this week that he’s planning to draft a bill that would guarantee access to federal lawmakers visiting immigration facilities. The bill comes after Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) planned to visit unaccompanied immigrant children at a detention facility in Brownsville, TX on Sunday. But minutes after he arrived, officials from the center called the police and told him to leave the property. After a brief interaction with Brownsville police officers, the Senator was asked to leave by police, and he complied. Castro said he understood that the administrators of detention facilities need notice prior to visits, but he argued that members of Congress, especially those who are high ranking or lead committees, should have the ability to make unannounced visits in order to inspect facilities. “It’s important because they’re housing vulnerable people, particularly minors,” Castro said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference. He added that it’s crucial for members of Congress, who are charged with overseeing the function of government agencies, “have the ability to inspect these facilities.” We’ll keep you posted when the bill is introduced. More here.

Gwen Moore and Lisa Blunt Rochester Intro Bill to Reauthorize Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
Congresswomen Gwen Moore (D-WI)
and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) this week introduced a bill to reauthorize services and support for victims of domestic violence. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) of 2018, is the primary source of federal funding to support emergency shelter and related assistance for victims of domestic violence and their families. Since it was enacted in 1984, FVPSA has addressed domestic violence through community-driven solutions and a network of programs and services dedicated to responding to domestic violence across the country. They’re joined in the bipartisan legislation by Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Support services funded under FVPSA include coordinating statewide improvements within local communities; supporting the National Domestic Violence Hotline; increasing public awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence, dating violence, and family violence; and supporting local and community-based domestic violence programs. More here.

Ted Cruz Lambasts Trump Admin for Attempting to Defund International Space Station
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
is taking aim at the Trump administration's efforts to defund the International Space Station. Though the Senator did not mention the president by name, he said federal support should go to both the space station and deep space exploration. “It is my firm belief that it would be irresponsible for the United States government to prematurely end the life of the International Space Station before maximizing American taxpayer investment. We should not throw away that very significant investment of resources,” said Cruz. He also said that the decision to end funding for it was the result of “numskulls” at the Office of Management and Budget. The Trump administration’s 2019 budget, if passed, would end federal support of the space station after 2025. This week NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in an interview that he is talking to several international companies about forming a consortium that would take over operation of the International Space Station and run it as a commercial space lab. It was unclear, who, if anyone, would want to take over operations of the station, which costs NASA about $3 billion to $4 billion a year and is run by an international partnership that includes the United States, Russia, Japan, Canada, and the European Space Agency. More here.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) on Tuesday at the polls voting.
Tallahassee Mayor and FL gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Wednesday with iHeartMedia radio host Papa Keith
Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyers Expected to Subpoena Donald Trump
Colin Kaepernick
’s lawyers are expected to seek federal subpoenas in the coming weeks to compel testimony from Donald Trump, VP Mike Pence, and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players. The aim will be a dive into the administration’s political involvement with the NFL during Kaepernick’s free agency and the league’s handling of player protests. This comes after recent disclosures that multiple owners had direct talks with Trump about players kneeling during the national anthem. Yahoo Sports reports that the content of those conversations between Trump and owners -- as well as any forms of pressure directed at the league by the administration -- are expected to shape the requests to force the testimony of Trump, Pence, and other affiliated officials. Fighting subpoenas is a familiar subject at this White House. Should the system arbitrator and a federal judge find there is a basis to force Trump or others to sit for depositions, it would raise an argument over whether the president can actually be compelled by the courts to sit for a deposition. Trump could choose to ignore the order or simply decline, leaving it up to the justice system to enforce the subpoena. We’ll keep you posted. More here.

Ajit Pai Accused of Lying About Cause of FCC Website Outage
FCC officials are facing more accusations that they lied to several news organizations about the cause of a comment website outage that temporarily prevented people from submitting comments on Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules. The FCC’s system was overwhelmed on the night of May 7, 2017, after comedian John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, directed his audience to flood the agency with comments supporting net neutrality. The agency maintains that its system was hit by multiple distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, but it hasn't provided evidence publicly to support that claim. Internal emails reviewed by Gizmodo lay bare the agency’s efforts to counter rife speculation that senior officials manufactured a cyberattack, allegedly to explain away technical problems plaguing the FCC’s comment system amid its high-profile collection of public comments on a controversial and since-passed proposal to overturn federal net neutrality rules. The Government Accountability Office is investigating the FCC's DDoS claims at the urging of Democratic lawmakers. On Thursday, 49 Senate Democrats signed a letter sent to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) asking him to schedule a vote to restore the FCC’s net neutrality rules. But the Dems will have a hard time bringing the bill to the floor. They’ll need the support of at least 25 Republicans in order to force a vote and pass the resolution. More here.

CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield and Urban One Inc.'s Cathy Hughes yesterday at the NMAAHC for the museums first Women’s E-3 Summit.
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) meeting with environmental advocacy group League of Conservation Voters earlier this week.
NYT Taps Media Reporter from Recode
The NYT has tapped Edmund Lee as a Corporate Media Reporter. The 1994 NYU graduate was most recently at Recode, where he has been Managing Editor, overseeing a group of editors and reporters, since 2014. Prior to that, Ed was a reporter at Bloomberg News, where he covered News Corp., Time Warner, and Comcast, among others, and at Advertising Age, where he covered Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. He has also written for Portfolio and Women’s Wear Daily. The 48-year-old started his career at The Village Voice, where he distinguished himself by showing up for an interview at the bar at the Four Seasons wearing torn jeans and taped up shoes, only to be denied entry. The
maître d' told him that if he wanted to get anywhere in New York, “you can’t look like that,” which turned into some of the best career advice he ever received. He starts the new gig on June 11th and will be based in Brooklyn. More here.
WaPo Names New Graphics Editor
Youjin Shin
is heading to WaPo as a Graphics Reporter. She was most recently a Multimedia Editor at the Wall Street Journal, where she worked as a Designer, Developer, and Researcher to visually present the news. Previously, she was a research fellow at the MIT SENSEable City Lab, specializing in data visualization for various urban planning projects. In a recent project called AQUA-BRIDGE, she developed a water quality monitoring system to solve drinking water problems in Tanzania, which resulted in a grant from the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge and selection for a residency at the Harvard i-lab Venture Incubation Program. She graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2014. Prior to that, she received her Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Korea University in 2010, where she also completed her undergraduate studies in 2008. During her work as an engineer, she helped to create a surveillance robot for a petroleum storage base in South Korea. By developing an algorithm for detecting drivable areas, she was awarded a patent and was published in an SCIE journal and IEEE papers. She starts at WaPo on June 18th. More here.
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DCCC and NRCC Meet to Discuss Hacked Information Usage
DCCC Chair Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and NRCC Chair Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) yesterday met to discuss whether campaigns should commit to not using hacked information in the midterm elections. Luján said campaigns, candidates, and outside groups should not use such materials in campaigns, while Stivers said campaigns should not use false or doctored materials in campaign ads but that if the hacked information was already out in the “public domain,” he would not stop his candidates from using it. “There should be no use of stolen materials, of hacked materials, especially when it comes to foreign adversaries in any of our campaigns,” Luján said. “If in fact, we don’t send a clear message to everybody that these stolen materials and hacked materials are not going to be used ... that’s going to encourage people to steal this stuff and put it out.” The DCCC was hacked by Russian actors as part of a broader hack into the Democratic National Committee, which is in the same building as the DCCC. The New York Times reported that information stolen in the hack impacted roughly a dozen House races in 2016. More here.

Tom Pérez Beefs with Members of Congress Over Superdelegates
DNC Chair Tom Pérez is beefing with members of Congress. At issue? Superdelegates -- unelected delegates who are free to support any candidate for the presidential nomination at the party's national convention. Superdelegates include members of Congress, governors, party elders such as former presidents and vice presidents, DNC members, and other distinguished party leaders. The DNC is ready to rein in the status of superdelegates reducing their roll ahead of the 2020 elections. Their influence caused substantial tension in 2016 when supporters of then-presidential candidate Bernie Sanders zeroed in on superdelegates as “undemocratic” and said they created an unfair and even rigged system favoring Hillary Clinton. Two proposals are on the table. One proposes creating three categories of superdelegates in which some would be allowed to vote in the first roll-call vote for the presidential nominee, while others would not. The second option, which Politico reports that Perez supports, would allow superdelegates to continue to exist, but they couldn’t vote during the first round of the presidential roll-call vote. They could, however, vote during the second round or any subsequent roll call, and they would still be permitted to support any candidate they wanted. But some members of Congress say not so fast. Because none of them believe there will be any more than one roll-call vote for the nominee and, in their view, that means elected Democratic officials -- who have been put into office by hundreds of thousands or even millions of constituents -- won’t play a role in nominating their party’s presidential candidate. The rules committee will meet on the issue today, and there’s a June 30th deadline for any proposed amendments to the DNC charter, which will be voted on during a key August party meeting -- right in the middle of election season. More here.

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) with UC Davis Cancer Center and HALO community clinic staff to address cancer disparities in Asian American communities.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) meeting with members of the Amalgamated Transit Union on Wednesday to discuss improvement in public transit.
Meet the New Deputy Comms Director for Bob Menéndez
Francisco Pelayo
has joined Senator Bob Menéndez’s (D-NJ) office as the new Deputy Director of Communications. The Universidad Central in Venezuela graduate, who also has a Master’s from Italy's University of Torino, is an immigrant from Venezuela. He was previously the Hispanic Media Director and Southern Region Press Secretary for the DNC, where he led the efforts to communicate with Spanish speaking communities as well as handling relationships with Hispanic media reporters. During the 2016 election, he was the Hispanic Media Director and spokesperson for Hillary For America in the state of Florida, and before that, worked for Univisión. Before that, Francisco was the Deputy Director for the Spanish version of the Campaigns & Elections Magazine. “In this position, I'll lead the Senator’s Hispanic media efforts to ensure Latinos and immigrant communities continue to have access to him and his leadership on issues impacting our community,” Pelayo told The Beat DC. "Senator Menendez has a prolific history of fighting for immigrant families at all costs and it’s an honor to work for the highest-ranking Latino in Congress. I am excited to be part of his team to help protect those under attack during the Trump Administration, and also to advance policies that can unlock the political, economic and social potential of Hispanic-Americans in New Jersey and across the nation.” More about him here.

Internet Association Taps Jon Berroya as SVP and General Counsel
The Internet Association (IA) has tapped Jon Berroya as SVP and General Counsel, where he will lead all aspects of IA’s domestic and international regulatory efforts, ethics, and compliance. He joins as IA (which represents companies including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Snap, and more) is pushing back on proposed regulation by the Federal Election Commission that would affect the disclosure of funding for online election ads. The trade association argued that such disclosures should be allowed to live one click away from the ads, pushing against proposals that would force disclosure to be displayed on an ad itself. The IA said such requirements would be limiting for innovation in the ad industry. Berroya appears well suited to lead IA’s efforts having previously served as the VP for Legal Affairs at the Entertainment Software Association and before that, a Senior Director for Global Internet Enforcement at BSA | The Software Alliance. The Georgetown University alum, who also earned a Law degree from Boston College, was the Legal Director, for Global Law Enforcement and Security at Yahoo! Inc., and before that, was an Associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP in DC. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, prosecuting crimes from online stalking to drug trafficking. More here

Democracy Fund Announces 2018 National Advisory Committee 
The Democracy Fund -- a bipartisan foundation which works to protect American democracy amid changing times -- yesterday announced the new cohort of its National Advisory Committee. This group of leaders from across the political spectrum brings expertise in politics, academia, media, culture, and philanthropy. The 2018 National Advisory Committee includes Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Mosbacher Director of its Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University; Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D., the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. Chen served as the Policy Director of the Mitt Romney- Paul Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; Kierna Mayo, the SVP of Lifestyle Content + Brands at iOne Digital, Inc.; Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senior Advisor to the Latino Victory Fund and former Speaker of the New York City Council; Raju Narisetti, the new Director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economic and Business Journalism and professor of professional practice at the Columbia Journalism School; Sonal Shah, an economist and entrepreneur, is the Executive Director of the Beeck Center of Social impact and Innovation at Georgetown University. She led policy innovation at the White House for President Obama and the Treasury Department for President Clinton; and the Reverend Starsky D. Wilson, a pastor, philanthropist, and activist. He is Pastor of Saint John’s Church (The Beloved Community), President & CEO of Deaconess Foundation, and Chair of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, among others. Democracy Fund National Advisory Committee members serve for three-year terms and meet twice yearly to advise Democracy Fund on matters of organizational strategy. Meet the rest here.
FOMO
Today - Saturday, June 9th: The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit. Charlotte, NC. More than 1,000 CEOs, investors, and business experts are expected to attend. Click here for more information and to register.
Today - Saturday, June 9th: Summit 21. Speakers include CEO of Impact Strategies Angela Rye, Blavity Editor-in-Chief Lilly Workneh, and more. Atlanta Convention Center. Atlanta. Click here for more information
Sunday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 12th: The ACLU Membership Conference. Speakers include Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse CullorsCongressman John Lewis (D-GA), and Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL Bryan Stevenson. Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis, DC. Click here for more information.
Sunday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 12th: Mosaic Genius Conference. Speakers include Rashad Robinson, Executive Director Color Of Change, Jessica O. Matthews, Founder of Uncharted Power, and more. Lansburgh Theatre. 450 7th Street N.W. DC. Click here for more information.
Monday, June 11th, 5PCongressman Anthony Brown (D-MD) hosts a pre-primary reception. 425 New Jersey Ave, S.E. DC. To RSVP, contact Conor Noonan or Randy Broz at 202-403-0606 or conor@abconsultingdc.com.
Monday, June 11th, 5P: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, ESPN's Lisa Salters, Robert Raben, Adjoa Asamoah, and Collective PAC’s Quentin James host a reception for Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. The Raben Group, 1341 G Street, N.W., Fifth floor. DC. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, June 13th, 5:30P: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) invite you to join them for a networking reception as they welcome the 2018 Summer Congressional Internship class. Library of Congress. 101 Independence Avenue Southeast Madison Hall, DC. Click here to register
Wednesday, June 13th - Sunday, June 17th: The 22nd Annual African American Film Festival. Albion Hotel South Beach. 1650 James Avenue, Miami Beach. Click here to register.
Thursday, June 14th, 9A: “Charting A Shared Vision of Justice for Latinxs and African Americans.” The Raben Group hosts a discussion on the tensions and shared interests between the Latinx and African American communities, with UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía and Raben’s Damara Catlett. The Raben Group, 1341 G Street, N.W., Fifth floor. DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, June 15th, 12P: The U.S. Committee on Civil Right presents “50 Years Later: Reflecting on the 1968 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Hearings on the Civil Rights of Mexican-Americans.” National Place Building, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W, Suite 1150. DC. Click here for more information. 
Saturday, June 16th, 6:30P: The March On Washington Festival hosts a fundraiser celebrating Black trailblazers in entertainment featuring acclaimed actress, singer, and philanthropist Sheryl Lee Ralph in a one-woman show of storytelling and song. Studio Theatre. 1501 14th Street N.W. Click here for more information.
Monday, June 18th - Tuesday, June 19th: Forbes’ Women’s Summit. Speakers include U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Accompany Founder & CEO Amy Chang, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, and more. By invitation only. Click here to learn more.
Wednesday, June 20th, 9:30A: Dialogue on Diversity presents “Healthcare Symposium 2018: A Question for Policy Stability -- Achieving the Wellness Society.” UnidosUS Headquarters. 1126 Sixteenth St, N.W., DC. Click here to register.
Wednesday, June 20th: MALDEF's 2018 Chicago Awards Gala honoring IL state Representative Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernández (D), among others. The Hyatt Regency Chicago. 151 E. Upper Wacker Drive. Chicago, IL. Click here to register
Thursday, June 21st - Sunday, June 24th: The Black Millennial Political Convention, which aims to increase engagement of Black millennials in the political sphere and shed a light on policy issues impacting black communities. This year’s theme is The Advocacy of Policy, Pipeline and Power for the People. Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Friday, July 6 - Thursday, July 12th: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 68th Boule. Houston, TX. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 7th - Tuesday, July 10thUnidosUS’ 2018 Annual Conference. Speakers include Ilia Calderón, Co-Anchor of Noticiero Univisión, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of Voto Latino, among others. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, DC. Click here to register.
Thursday, July 12th - Friday, July 20th: March On Washington Film Festival. Click here for more information.
Saturday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 18th: NAACP’s 109th Annual Convention. Henry B. González Convention Center. San Antonio, TX. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, July 17th - Wednesday, July 18th: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2018 National Women’s Conference. Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, July 17th - Saturday, July 21st: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 2018 National Convention and Expo. Phoenix. Click here for more information.
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22nd: The 2nd Annual Black Campaign School, hosted by The Collective. Atlanta, GA. Click here for information
Wednesday, July 18th - Saturday, 21st: NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair. InterContinental Miami Hotel. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, August 1st - Saturday, August 4th: The National Urban League's 2018 Annual Conference “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” Columbus, OH. Click here for more information and to register.
Wednesday, August 1st - Sunday, August 5th: NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI. Click here for more information
Monday, August 6th - Saturday,  August 11th: 16th Annual Run&Shoot Filmworks Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, August 8th - Saturday, August, 11th: AAJA National Convention. Marriott Marquis Houston. 1777 Walker St., Houston, TX. Click here for more information.
Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 19th: Martha’s Vineyard celebrates Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (D-CA) 20 years of service. Special guests include House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and more. Harbor View Hotel, 131 North Water Street Edgartown, MA. Kelley House, 23 Kelley Street Edgartown, MA. 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.
Thursday, September 13th: CHCI's 41st Annual Anniversary Awards Gala. Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., 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 25th - Saturday, September 29th: NBMBAA 40th Annual Conference & Exposition. Detroit, MI. Click here for more information.
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