Actress Tracee Ellis Ross joins FLOTUS44 & Florida may add 1.5 mil voters.
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October 31, 2018
Black Lawmakers Press Fed, Oprah Joins Michelle Obama on Book Tour, and Ajit Pai Squares Off with Cities 
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DARK & STORMY… It’s not the beginning of a Halloween ghost story. It’s the cocktail we need after the insanity of the news cycle. ROSEMARY’S BABY... After Donald Trump said he would issue an executive order to end the 14th Amendment’s guarantee that children born in the U.S. automatically become citizens, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would introduce legislation supporting the effort. Who’s going to tell Melania that her son could lose his citizenship? SKELETONS SCHEME… A company that appears to be run by a pro-Trump conspiracy theorist offered to pay women to make false claims against Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- and the Special Counsel’s office has asked the FBI to look at the claims. WHITE WALKERS… After years of Congressman Steve King (R-IA) routinely making white supremacist comments, the Chair of the NRCC came out and rebuked the conservative with less than a week before midterms; King’s re-election bid could be in trouble. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY… Following an alarming week of domestic terrorism, the DOJ has launched a new hate-crime resource portal. TEXAS TED CRUZ MASSACRE… The Senator, who’s ahead in the polls, is targeting conservative Hispanic voters in his closely watched race against Democratic nominee Beto O'Rourke in their Senate bid. THE EVIL DEAD... Boston mob boss James (Whitey) Bulger, who was found beaten to death in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, may have been killed by inmates with ties to organized crime. GET OUT… That’s what Kanye says he’s planning to do in a different kind of “Blexit.” He says his eyes are now “wide open” and that he’s been used to spread messages he doesn’t believe in. He went on to say he is distancing himself from politics. THE SHININGThe Beat DC team is hitting the road to check in with some candidates outshining their opponents. Looks like Oprah is coming, too. SCREAM… Not just a scary movie. It was our reaction when we realized the travel schedule would keep The Beat dark until Monday! We’ll be back then with your midterms preview, but we’re leaving you with a lot. Today’s Beat is the THRILLER that’s kicking off your Halloween and Día de los Muertos with this...
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells Trump to halt Saudi talks.
  • Black and Hispanic unemployment rates remain higher than whites.
  • Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) intros bill to help girls of color pursue STEM careers.
  • Lawyer says Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló has no hurricane plan.
  • Japanese American voters lean Democrat.
  • Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT) gets Tea Party help.
  • Tune in this weekend to MSNBC’s AM Joy to catch The Beat DC’s Tiffany D. Cross handicapping midterm races.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and actor Don Cheadle on Saturday at the Magic City Classic football game in Birmingham, AL.
UnidosUS’ Janet Murguía on Sunday proudly voting early.
Marco Rubio Threatens Trump Admin Over Saudi Nuclear Talks
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) 
penned a letter to Donald Trump threatening to block any U.S.-Saudi nuclear agreements if the president does not heed his call to cut off civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. Rubio and four of his colleagues said they had concerns about nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia even before Khashoggi was killed. But the journalist's murder has fueled further doubts about the kingdom’s leadership. The Trump administration has been engaged in ongoing nuclear talks with Riyadh in an effort to strike a cooperation agreement that would allow U.S. companies to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia -- billions of dollars are at stake for American companies. However, there have been long-standing concerns about enabling the Saudis to conduct activities that could eventually lead to the country developing nuclear weapons, fueling a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. “The ongoing revelations about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as well as certain Saudi actions related to Yemen and Lebanon, have raised further serious concerns about the transparency, accountability, and judgment of current decision makers in Saudi Arabia," the Senators wrote. "We therefore request that you suspend any related negotiations for a U.S.-Saudi civil nuclear agreement for the foreseeable future." In addition to Rubio, the letter was signed by GOP Senators Cory Gardner (CO), Rand Paul (KY), Dean Heller (NV), and Todd Young (IN). More here.

Black Lawmakers Press Fed on Real-Time Payments
Paper checks are still the norm when it comes to payments in the business sector -- but companies aren’t happy about it. Rarely anyone uses paper checks, and business contends that change is overdue. Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are eager to help the business community secure real-time payments. In a letter on Monday to Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell, Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and three of his colleagues argued that the nation’s aging payments system is contributing to economic inequality. The letter, which was also signed by CBC Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA), comes in response to a recent request for comment by the Fed about its own role in the future of immediate payments. Last year, an industry-led group convened by the Fed established a goal which says that by 2020, anyone with a U.S. bank account should have access to payments that are highly secure and delivered in close to real time. Real-time capabilities have long been in place in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and a host of other countries. American Banker reports that the question of the Fed’s role in a future system of real-time payments is a sensitive one. According to the outlet, the central bank does not want to be seen as usurping authority from the private sector. It also wants to avoid being seen as favoring large banks or small banks; firms in those two segments of the industry often hold differing views on the proper role of the Fed in the payments system. In the letter, members say real-time payments would produce sizable benefits to communities of color. “The increased prevalence of overdraft fees, high cost small dollar credit and check cashing has cost our constituencies tens of billions of dollars that a real time payments system would help ameliorate,” the letter stated. Read it in its entirety here.

Marc Veasey Intros Bill to Help Girls of Color Pursue STEM Careers
There are still massive disparities when it comes to women of color working in STEM fields. Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) has introduced a bill hoping to change this. The legislation, if passed, would direct NASA and the National Science Foundation to provide funding for minority women and girls to pursue careers in STEM. The bill would also create a scholars program for women of color to pursue degrees in STEM fields. The number of Latinx physicians has declined by 22% since 1980, despite Latinxs being one of the largest growing populations in the U.S. Meanwhile, Black women make up only 2% of doctors in the U.S., equating to less than 7% of African Americans who received medical degrees in the U.S. in 2015. To provide STEM programs for minority girls across the country, communities would need resources and funding. Veasey’s bill creates public/private partnerships that focus on growth opportunities. Should the Democrats take back the House, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, is in line to be the first African American Chairwoman of the Committee. Veasey is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Energy in the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. More here.

Civil rights activist Shaun King on Sunday in his Halloween constume -- a character from The Incredibles.
ID Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan on Saturday meeting new supporters at the Idaho Dems’ Rock the Vote rally.
Michelle Obama Announces All-Star Lineup for Book Tour
Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour was already creating enthusiasm resembling Beyoncé’s Beyhive. Obama’s publisher just announced moderators for some of the stops on her 10-city tour and the buzz just got louder. FLOTUS44 will share a stage with Oprah, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett, 2 Dope Queens podcast co-host Phoebe Robinson, poet Elizabeth Alexander, former NPR host Michele Norris, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Reese Witherspoon. The tour is scheduled to kick off in Obama’s hometown of Chicago on the same day her book, Becoming, is released -- November 13th. Who better to moderate the conversation in the Windy City? Oprah. During the intimate event, Obama will discuss both public and personal experiences, from her childhood growing up in the South Side of Chicago to balancing motherhood with her role as First Lady. See tour dates and order tickets here.

Ajit Pai Squares Off with a Dozen Cities
More than a dozen cities are challenging Ajit Pai’s FCC in court over a recent decision that could give telecom companies millions in financial and other breaks as they race to build a next-generation wireless network powered by 5G mobile data. Officials from Los Angeles; Portland, OR; and Bellevue, WA., among others, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to review the rule change by the FCC, which restricts cities' ability to charge for access to public utility poles. The Washington Post reports that under the FCC’s new policy, telecom carriers seeking permits to install their network equipment on public infrastructure must have their requests reviewed more quickly by city officials. Cities are also required to charge carriers no more than $270 per year per cell site in access fees. Before the new policy, carriers could expect to pay $500 per pole annually, on average. San Jose settled on a $500 million deal in June with AT&T and Verizon to build out a local network. The city is also among those appealing the new FCC policy. More here.

HuffPost Names Director of Enterprise
Richard Kim
is joining HuffPost as Director of Enterprise, where he'll oversee Enterprise Editors and Reporters as well as the Personal and Opinion sections. He has spent the last 11 years at The Nation, where he currently serves as the Executive Editor. The 1997 Yale grad pursued a graduate degree at New York University, where he later taught while blogging for The Nation. Kim started as a beat reporter on AIDS. He’s now regarded as a strong voice on politics and gay rights. "OK. It’s low stakes," he said. The 42-year-old co-edited The New York Times bestselling anthology, Going Rouge: Sarah Palin, An American Nightmare. He has also taught American Studies at NYU and Skidmore. In a 2014 interview, Kim was asked what he’d do were he not in journalism. He replied, “I would have been an unhappy adjunct professor living in a small midwestern college town. Left-wing journalism is my sell-out plan -- and that's saying a lot about the crisis in higher education.” He starts in his new role at HuffPost in January 2019. More here.
HuffPost's Lydia Polgreen on Tuesday during take off to "no place good." 
CNN's Lisa Ling and her husband Paul Song on Saturday in costume for early Halloween festivities. 
Attorney Reveals Puerto Rico Has No Hurricane Response Plan
Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló and other officials announced earlier this month that their newly overhauled hurricane plan was finally complete. They said that residents of the island should feel secure knowing that their government was prepared should another storm hit the island. That, however, does not appear to be the case. NPR reports that on Tuesday afternoon, an attorney for Puerto Rico's government admitted in a San Juan courtroom that, in fact, the island's emergency management agency does not yet have a document outlining a hurricane-specific response plan. "The agency is still working on those plans," the attorney, Tania Fernández Medero, told a judge overseeing a lawsuit seeking to get the government to release the plans. In her stunning admission, she said the government was still assessing proposals from private companies "so that it can hire people who specialize in producing those types of emergency response plans. So, as of today they aren't available. As of today, they don't exist." With just five months until Puerto Rico’s hurricane season, many local journalists expected this was the case. One reporter said that the government's refusal to release its emergency response plan despite publicly saying it was complete had driven her to believe it might not be finished. More here.
Black and Hispanic Unemployment Still Far Higher than Whites in Many States
Donald Trump often points to the unemployment rate for African Americans and Hispanics as measures of what he is doing to help these communities. While the rates are the lowest they've been in decades -- a trend many economists argue began under President Barack Obama -- a new analysis of third-quarter unemployment by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows that the unemployment rates among Blacks and Latinos are still high versus the unemployment rate for whites. EPI found that the largest gap between Black and white unemployment was in the nation’s capital -- 12.4% -- a rate more than six times the white rate. DC has had the highest Black unemployment rate during the previous eight quarters. After DC, the highest African American unemployment rate was in Illinois (9.3%), Louisiana (8.5%), Alabama (7.1%), and New York (7%). Overall, 12 states and DC have a Black unemployment rate that is at least twice the rate for white workers. The largest gap between Hispanic and white unemployment was in Nebraska, where the 5.9% for Hispanics is three times the white rate, followed by Connecticut (5.7%) and Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Washington, where the rate is 5.6%. However, the Hispanic unemployment rate was lower than the white unemployment rate in Colorado, 2.3% versus 2.9%, and in Georgia, 2.8% versus 3%. Nationally, in the third quarter of 2018, African American workers had the highest unemployment rate nationally (6.3%), followed by Hispanics (4.5%), whites (3.2%), and Asian American workers (3.0%). More here.

CA Assemblyman Todd Gloria with CA AG Xavier Becerra in San Diego last week.
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL)  with a Winter Springs High School JROTC student in FL as she prepares for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Day Parade in Hawai'i.
Japanese American Voters Lean Democratic 
There are more than 1.4 million Japanese Americans in the country. Many in this voting bloc draw parallels between Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric and the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. “For many Japanese Americans, our disagreements with the policies of the Trump administration are deeply personal,” said David Inoue, Executive Director of the 8,000-member Japanese American Citizens League. “The singling out of Muslims combined with the president’s rhetoric is exactly like the racism that led to Japanese American incarceration during World War II,” he said. Only 14% of Japanese Americans are happy with Trump’s presidency, compared with 24% for Chinese Americans and 28% for Indian Americans, according to a poll conducted by Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Data. Asian American voters on a whole favor Democrats over Republicans by about a two-to-one ratio in both the House and Senate races, with such voters aligning themselves with the Democrats on issues such as health care, racial discrimination, the environment, and gun control, the poll shows. However, Republicans fare stronger on issues like taxes and national security, as well as jobs and the economy. In 2016, Japanese Americans reported the highest rates of voting (62%) among Asian Americans tied only with Indian Americans, followed by Filipino and Vietnamese Americans. More here.

Florida Ballot Measure Could Restore Voting Rights to 1.5 Million People
A Florida ballot amendment in the November election could restore voting rights to 1.5 million people with felony records in the sunshine state, one of just three states that permanently bar felons from voting. The initiative would grant rights back to people who have completed their prison term, parole, and probation, except those with murder or felony sexual-assault convictions -- more than 10% of Florida’s adult population. Florida’s policy only began to impact Black residents after the Civil War and the end of slavery. In 1865, the state tried to prohibit freed slaves from voting, but Congress didn’t allow that; instead, Florida granted Black men the right to vote in 1868, but lawmakers opted to bar felons from voting -- a disproportionate number of whom were freed Blacks. Felon voting restrictions began to affect a significant number of people in the 1970s and ’80s, with the rise of mass incarceration. Today the rule disproportionately impacts Black and Latinos. Nationwide, six million people cannot vote because of their criminal records. The Florida measure could mark the largest expansion of voting rights since the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18 in 1971. Florida, a swing state that also plays a key role in national elections, has the largest number of felons barred from voting. If Amendment 4 does not pass, the state’s clemency process will be in the hands of the next Governor. The idea is supported by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Republican Ron DeSantis says felons need to prove they’ve changed after their sentence saying, “An appallingly high percentage of people who get out of prison as convicted felons re-offend." More here.

DCCC’s First-of-Its-Kind Spanish Ad Supports Candidates of Color, RNC Touts Latino Outreach
The DCCC has launched its first-ever multi-state Spanish television ad spending more than a half million dollars to get out the vote, building on a two-year effort to turn out Latinx voters. The ad is running on Univisión and Telemundo, as well as other stations in eight large media markets. It’s geographical targets include: Albuquerque and El Paso to influence congressional races in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District where Democrat Xochitl Torres Small is running, as well as in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Congressman Will Hurd is facing a challenge from Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones; the Dallas-Fort Worth area in support of Colin Allred in the 32nd Congressional District and Jana Lynne Sánchez in the 6th Congressional District; as well as in the Houston-Galveston area in support of Sri Preston Kulkarni in Texas’ 22nd Congressional District. The ad is also running in Las Vegas for in support of Steven Horsford’s run in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District; Los Angeles market in support of Gil Cisneros in California’s 39th Congressional District; and against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Mia Love in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. It is also running in Texas’ Second and 7th Congressional Districts; Nevada’s Third Congressional District; and California’s 10th, 25th, 45th, 48th, and 49th Congressional Districts. The RNC yesterday announced that more than 1 in 4 of the 58 million voters it has contacted this cycle have been Hispanics. And numbers on Spanish-language ad spending, with one week until election day, show that FL Senate Republican candidate Rick Scott’s campaign has spent the most money -- $4 million. Watch the DCCC’s ad here.

NM Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland and UT Democratic congressional candidate James Singer on Thursday at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.
WI Democratic congressional candidate Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce’s Canvassing Director, Corey Prince, and CNN commentator Symone Sanders in Racine, WI over the weekend.
Mia Love Gets Campaign Boost from Tea Party-Aligned Group 
A new poll shows that Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT), the only Black Republican woman in the House, has fallen six points behind her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. In an attempt to boost her bid, the DC-based tea party group FreedomWorks announced Monday they are pumping some more cash into Love's re-election bid. The 42-year old daughter of Haitian immigrants will share in $270,000 the conservative group is spending on 21 House races nationwide in the last push to Election Day. Meanwhile, Roll Call reports that the DCCC is set to drop around $250,000 on TV commercials exclusively aimed at helping Love’s opponent, including a Spanish-language ad, that will begin running Tuesday. The announcement of the new spending is on top of more than $1.5 million in independent money that has already poured into the district toward TV spots attacking both candidates. The race is widely seen as the most competitive race in Republican-dominated Utah. More here.

IL Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Sued for Discrimination 
According to a recent NBC News/Marist Poll, Illinois Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker is currently leading the race by 17 points against Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. But with less than a week before midterms, Pritzker is dealing with a lawsuit from 10 of his own former campaign staff members for racial discrimination and harassment. They claim they were hired to fill a race quota and to do specific race-related duties, and say white staff members were treated better. Pritzker strongly denies the allegations. "I know that the African American community knows who I am, knows that I will fight for them when I'm governor," he said. “To be clear, this is just not true. I am incredibly proud of our campaign, how diverse it is, and how inclusive our administration will be.” The letter sent to the campaign on Friday, October 5th, which only allowed the campaign one business day to respond, includes demands for a “personalized letter of recommendation” and compensation in the sum of “$7.5 million.” Pritzker’s approximately $165 million campaign war chest, about $162 million has come from his own pocket, according to public filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Rauner’s total is approximately $80 million, of which about $58 million is his own money. More here.
Rev. Al Sharpton and director Tyler Perry at the Lincoln Center in NYC on Sunday.
WME’s Bradley Singer and The View’s Sunny Hostin courtside at the NY Knicks game in NYC on Monday.
TD Bank Promotes Kelley Cornish to Head of Global D&I
Kelley Cornish
, Head of U.S. Diversity and Inclusion for TD Bank, has been promoted to Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion. In her new role, she’ll be responsible for expanding TD's efforts to promote diversity throughout the U.S. and Canada, implementing and delivering its enterprise D&I strategy. Cornish brings more than 25 years of experience with her to the table. She most recently served as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at AmeriHealth Caritas, where she developed workforce initiatives programming, and implemented diversity and inclusion strategy, which included the publication of her first book, It's Work! How Will You Show Up? She also previously held several leadership positions including as the Director of Talent Management & Diversity and Inclusion at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Assistant Vice President at First Union National Bank, as the Executive Director of the Minority Business Development Center at the Department of Commerce, and more. The 1989 University of South Carolina at Aiken graduate, who also has a Master’s from Webster University, is additionally a Certified Diversity Professional by Cornell University. She begins her new role on November 1st. More here.
Woman of Color Nominated to Run the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Aurelia Skipwith
has been nominated to become Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the Interior. She currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at Interior, where since 2017, she has developed and implemented the Trump administration's policy objectives on matters relating to public lands and wildlife. Skipwith previously served as the Assistant Corporate Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator for Alltech, Inc., a global animal nutrition provider, and in 2016 co-founded the agricultural consulting firm AVC Global, where she worked as General Counsel. Before that, she worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development as an Intellectual Property Consultant in the Bureau for Food Security, where she provided support on intellectual property issues and biosafety regulations for UN conventions, and more. Skipwith began her career at agrochemical company Monsanto, working her way up from a Lab Technician to a Molecular Analyst and Study Director, and finally a Sustainable Agriculture Partnership Manager. The 2003 Howard University graduate also holds a Master’s degree from Purdue and a law degree from the University of Kentucky. More here.

FOMO
Today - Friday, November 2nd: The March on Washington Film Festival holds Legacy 21st: an online summit of arts & ideas 50 years after King. Click here for more information
Thursday, November 1st, 12:15P: The Clements and Strauss Centers and the LBJ School Research Colloquium host Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) for a talk, "Intelligence and National Security Policymaking: A Congressional Perspective.” Bass Lecture Hall, The LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin. 2315 Red River St, Austin, TX. Click here for more information.
Thursday, November 1st, 6P: “Latina Equal Pay Day: A Conversation with Latinas in the DMV.” A panel discussion featuring Lean In DC, The Melanin Collective, and Se Habla Español (SHE) on Latina Equal Pay Day and how the Latinx community can work together for racial and gender equity. City Winery DC, 1350 Okie Street, N.E., DC. Click here for more information.
Friday, November 2nd, 9A-12P: House Diversity Initiative and the Black Women’s Congressional Alliance host a deep-dive briefing into House Committee and Floor Procedure, with experts from the Congressional Research Service. House Visitor Center, Room 215, Capitol Hill, DC. RSVP here.
Friday, November 2nd: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosts a public briefing, “Are Rights a Reality? Evaluating Federal Civil Rights Enforcement.” Speakers include Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center; Vanita Gupta, President and CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; John Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC; and Burth López, Staff Attorney, MALDEF, among others. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1150, DC. Click here for more information.
Thursday, November 8th, 4:30P: “After the People Speak, What's Next?” A conversation with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Power California’s Aparna Shah on the midterm results and California's future. The Raben Group, 601 S Figueroa Street, Suite 2775, Los Angeles, CA. Click here for more information
Tuesday, November 13th, 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.
Tuesday, November 13th, 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
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.
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: 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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