Hakeem Jeffries' prison reform hits snag and Wakandan King comes to Howard.
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May 14, 2018
Black and Latino Lawmakers Respond to Amazon, Ro Khanna Aims to Give Cash to Voters, and Elaine Chao Tapped to Negotiate with California
HOLY LAND... The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem has infuriated Palestinians, and violence has ensued. Trump supporting Pastor Robert Jeffress -- who has called Islam and Mormonism heresies "from the pit of hell," suggested that the Catholic church was led astray by Satan, accused President Barack Obama of "paving the way" for the Antichrist, and spread false statistics about the prevalence of HIV among gays, who he said live a "miserable" and "filthy" lifestyle -- has been tapped to deliver the opening prayer. SPY GAMES OR ILLEGAL GOODSWE’LL TRADE YA. Donald Trump on Sunday pledged to help ZTE Corp “get back into business, fast” after a U.S. ban crippled the Chinese technology company, offering a job-saving concession to Beijing ahead of high-stakes trade talks this week. Small problem: U.S. intelligence agencies have warned that ZTE technology and phones pose a major cybersecurity threat. And the telecom company also broke a 2017 agreement and was illegally shipping U.S. goods to Iran and North Korea. NO, YOU HANG UP… According to reports, the president speaks with Sean Hannity nightly before going to bed. The Fox News host is reported to ring POTUS45 shortly after 10P once he’s off the air. ARE YOU MY UBER DRIVER? Nope. He’s the new Chief of Staff at HUD. Thirty-two-year-old Andrew Hughes, who just eight months before joining HUD worked as a Special Projects Coordinator for the University of Texas System and briefly as an Uber driver, has been tapped by Secretary Ben Carson to assume the helm at the agency. SNEAK PEEK... The Obama Presidential Center museum will include a replica of former President Barack Obama’s Oval Office. Museum Director Louise Bernard talks through the plans. PURPLE RAIN AND BLUE MAGICJAY-Z is working on curating a full-length album of previously released music from Prince’s vault and will release it on Tidal. The beautiful ones deliver every time. We’re kicking off the week with this...
  • Black and Latino lawmakers chide Amazon’s decision to pass on Rooney Rule recommendations.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) wants to give registered voters cash.
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan bill to expand access to opioid alternatives.
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries’ (D-NY) prison reform bill hits a snag in the Senate.
  • Paging medical professionals to Congress. Meet the public health scientist running in Pennsylvania's 10th and the pediatrician running in Maryland’s 6th.
  • ¿Qué está pasando en Univisión?
  • The primary targets of marijuana arrests in NYC are disproportionately Black and Hispanic people.
Actor Chadwick Boseman on Saturday giving the commencement speech at Howard University. Wakanda forever!
 Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) with his mom on Sunday celebrating Mother's Day.
Black and Latino Lawmakers Chide Amazon Over Lack of Diversity
We told you last week that Amazon’s all white Board has been lobbying to vote down a proposal that would require that the company implement the Rooney Rule requiring that the initial list of nominees to join the company’s Board of Directors should include (but need not be limited to) qualified women and people of color. But Amazon’s board said that the way it vets new board members is good enough. Not according to members of the Congressional Hispanic and Congressional Black Caucuses. CHC Chair Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) and Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) penned a letter to Amazon urging the company to consider the Rooney Rule, noting that of Amazon's top 105 executives, only one is Hispanic. “With Hispanics accounting for the nation’s largest minority group and nearly 17% of the labor force, it is clear that Amazon has room for improvement,” the members wrote. Congresswomen Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) -- all of whom are also members of the House Tech Accountability Caucus -- plan to send a letter to Amazon today expressing their discontent with the company’s lack of diversity and saying they find it astounding. “Our astonishment is compounded when you consider the fact that your 'customer-centric' company — with over 300 million active users — has zero people of color on your 10-person Board of Directors,” they wrote. All the lawmakers expect to meet with Amazon to discuss. As of late last year, 17 of the top 18 executives at Amazon were men, and not one was a person of color. More here.

Ro Khanna Wants to Give Money to Registered Voters to Fund Campaigns
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA)
has a new approach to big money politics, saying that he believes democracy has been ransomed by wealthy donors and special interests. “Wealthy donors account for a disproportionate amount of the $6.8 billion spent in the 2016 election,” Khanna wrote in an op-ed in the Concord Monitor with former New Hampshire Senator Russ Feingold in advance of legislation he plans to introduce. One way to counterbalance the special interest money that Khanna says continues to corrupt the political system is to truly level the playing field by arming average Americans with money to spend in federal elections through public financing of campaigns. The Democracy Dollars Act does just that. It would provide every registered voter with $50 “Democracy Dollars” to spend in federal elections: $25 for presidential, $15 for Senate, and $10 for House campaigns. “These vouchers may seem like pocket change, but multiply it by hundreds of thousands of people and those Democracy Dollars become the grassroots antidote to Super PACs and dark money,” Khanna says. More here.
Oprah celebrating USC grad Thando Dioma on Friday, who was in the very first class at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.  
Congressman Jimmy Gómez (D-CA) congratulating his district’s Congressional Art Competition winner, Kyung Na Park, of UCLA Community School last week.
Judy Chu Intros Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Opioid Alternatives
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA)
introduced a bipartisan bill last week to expand access to opioid alternatives. The Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management Improvement Act -- named after an Indiana doctor who was murdered last year for not prescribing opioid pills to a patient -- would require the Department of Health and Human Services to study potential legislative and administrative changes to Medicare to allow beneficiaries better access to non-drug alternatives to treat pain. Options for non-addictive treatment could include cognitive behavioral interventions, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical medicine, biofeedback, chiropractic, and acupuncture therapy. Joined by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), the bipartisan bill also requires the DHHS to improve treatment strategies for beneficiaries with mental health and substance abuse disorders, appropriate case management for beneficiaries, and outreach to educate Medicare beneficiaries and providers on alternative, non-opioid therapies to manage and treat acute and chronic pain. “As opioid addiction impacts families in every community across the country, it’s imperative that we find alternatives to keep more individuals from that destructive path. That starts with expanding options for patients,” Chu said. More here.

Anthony Brown Wants To Increase Tax Deduction Limit For Teachers 
Congressman Anthony G. Brown (D-MD) introduced legislation last week that would increase the current deduction available to educators from $250 to $500. Virtually all teachers end up paying out-of-pocket for school supplies, and it’s not chump change. According to a 2016 survey by Scholastic, K-12 public school teachers spent an average of $530 of their own money for classroom or student use, while principals spent an average of $683. And in high-poverty schools, teachers spent nearly 40 percent more than their peers elsewhere, with one in 10 spending $1,000 or more. Currently, educators are allowed an above-the-line deduction of up to $250 for unreimbursed out-of-pocket supply costs. The Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act would double the deduction educators can claim on their taxes, and index it to inflation over time. “In spite of tight classroom budgets, limited education resources and low pay, educators take hundreds of dollars out of their pockets to purchase supplies for their students to ensure every child has the resources they need to learn and succeed,” Brown said. “Increasing this deduction acknowledges the importance of their work, is a small ‘thank you’ for the counselors, principals and teachers who make financial sacrifices to benefit their students, and helps achieve the outcomes we want for all our kids.” More here

Congressional candidate Sam Jammal (D) with his fiancée and Press Secretary for California AG Xavier Becerra, Jennifer Molina, on Saturday at the Fullerton Recreational Riders.
Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) in Utah supporting Salt Lake County Mayor and congressional candidate Ben McAdams (D) this weekend.
Scientist Hoping to Make His Way to Congress
Eric Ding is a Public Health Scientist running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District. He’s hoping to unseat Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA). Born in Shanghai, China, Ding grew up in Central PA in very humble beginnings in a home his family shared with five other families. As a child, doctors discovered and diagnosed that he had developed a baseball-size tumor in his chest. He received an initial disease prognosis for less than 5 years life, but he survived -- and prevailed. The Johns Hopkins University graduate went on to earn his dual doctorate in epidemiology, and his doctorate in nutrition, with a doctoral minor in biostatistics, from Harvard at age 23. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. The 35-year-old also attended Boston University School of Medicine but did not complete the MD because of competing commitments. He was a former faculty member at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School where he has taught in more than 2 dozen courses in public health and clinical research. He was a whistle-blower in the drug controversy surrounding the safety and risks of the dangerous painkillers Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra, for which he was recognized in the NYT. He founded the Campaign for Cancer Prevention, a 6 million member online initiative to educate the public and fund medical research. He also built ToxinAlert.org in 2016 as a public alert tool to warn people about drinking water contaminations to prevent future lead poisonings like the Flint water crisis in other communities across the U.S. “Right now, Congress has 222 lawyers, 18 bankers, and only 3 scientists. That's a problem. When Congress doesn't include people who know the value of science, science isn't valued, “ Ding wrote recently. He will face Shavonnia Corbin-Johnson, Alan Howe, and George Scott in tomorrow’s primary. Perry is running unopposed. More here.

Doctor and Novelist Sets Sights on Congress
Dr. Nadia Hashimi
is a pediatrician, a novelist, and also a Democratic congressional candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. The 41-year-old is hoping to succeed Congressman John Delaney (D-MD), who is vacating his seat to run for President in 2020. In a new ad, the first-time candidate says that she is running because Congress has “too many multimillionaires and politicians ‘mansplaining’ health care.” According to recent financial disclosures, Hashini does well herself. She earned $351,000 last year from her medical practice and more than $1 million in investments, book sales, and speeches. Her husband, a neurosurgeon, reported earnings of $682,000. “What we’re getting at are the kinds of people who are making decisions around health care who have corporate interests, which I don’t have,” she said to WaPo. The Brandeis University graduate, who earned her medical degree from SUNY Downstate, is the daughter of Afghan immigrants who raised her in Queens, NY. She is the author of three international bestselling novels: The Pearl that Broke Its Shell; When the Moon Is Low; and A House Without Windows. She will face Maryland House Del. Aruna Miller, state Sen. Roger Manno, businessman David Trone, Andrew Duck, George English, Chris Graves, Christopher Hearsey, and Roger Manno in the June 26th primary. More here.

Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) on Thursday congratulating his district’s Congressional Art Competition winner, Melissa.
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) with GA gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who she recently endorsed, campaigning in GA this weekend.
Prison Reform Stumbles in the Senate
The prison reform bill, The First Step Act,  introduced by Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA), has hit a snag in the Senate. The legislation got a boost of momentum after it passed out of the House Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support last week. But Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced legislation that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses while increasing mandatory minimums for other offenses, such as domestic violence. That bill is at odds with AG Jeff Sessions, who has spent his career trying to derail any effort at reducing sentences. And separating these two bills would essentially kill any chance of getting sentencing reform through the GOP-controlled Congress. The Senators have promised not to split the provisions. Enter Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) who have introduced companion legislation in the Senate in line with Jeffries’ bill. The Brooklyn Congressman said the next step is to pass “a strong bill that will begin the process of unraveling the prison industrial process in America, then we’ll pass the baton to them.” Jeffries and Collins will lead an aggressive lobbying campaign this week to drum up support for their bill which has the backing of White House adviser and First Son-In-Law Jared Kushner. More here.

Time to Negotiate Emissions Standards. Elaine Chao -- You’re Up
A key concern for manufacturers is achieving a single fuel economy standard for the nation during a meeting with auto industry executives. The president met with top auto executives Friday to discuss the standards and tasked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to handle the talks with California officials. The auto industry wants to relax the federal fuel economy standards, but not so much that they provoke a legal fight with California, which has the power to impose its own stricter tailpipe pollution limits. Chao will be joined in these talks by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Under President Barack Obama, the EPA proposed standards that gradually would become tougher. California and automakers agreed to the rules in 2012, setting a single national fuel economy standard. However, under the Trump administration, the EPA has proposed freezing the standards at 2020 levels for the next five years. Under this proposal, the fleet of new vehicles would have to average roughly 30 miles per gallon in real-world driving, and that wouldn’t change through at least 2025, according to the AP. If California splits from the federal rule under consideration by the Trump administration, it likely would be joined by 12 states that follow its standards. Together they make up about 40% of U.S. new-vehicle sales. Moreover, any big change by Trump would likely bring lawsuits from environmental groups as well as California. Leaks about the Trump EPA plan already have provoked a suit from California and 16 other states. Dirty cars are bad for the environment, but particularly for the poor and people of color who disproportionately live near freeways and extraction sites. More here.

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Problems at Univisión Endanger Projects and Newsrooms
A special report from reporters across the Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) details the contentious relationship between GMG and its parent corporation, Univisión. Saddled by debt, the Spanish language media company has begun to place intense scrutiny on GMG and other projects under its media umbrella. The report, which details what they call “routine human resources [f*ups] to vastly overselling the prospects of an IPO whose ultimate doom this March precipitated the company’s current cost-cutting spree,” goes into the mismanagement at Univisión and subsequent cuts to the Univisión Noticias and Fusion Media Group newsrooms. The piece focuses on the financial problems that are weighing their news operations down, the competition from Telemundo and Netflix, and the “mismanagement” at Fusion. The whole piece is a deep-dive into the state of the network. More here.

Vox Nabs Former Politico Reporter 
Li Zhou
is joining Vox to cover Congress and the midterm elections. The California native and 2012 Harvard graduate was most recently a Reporter at Politico covering technology where she had worked since 2016. She previously worked at The Atlantic as an editorial fellow. There she wrote about gender-based hypocrisy and elite schools being inclusive. She has also written for The Boston Globe and Smithsonian Magazine. Vox is noted for its concept of explanatory journalism. More here.
This American Life Nabs NPR Producer
Nadia Reiman recently joined This American Life -- a weekly hour-long radio program hosted by Ira Glass and broadcast on numerous public radio stations throughout the country and internationally, and is also available as a free weekly podcast. The 2005 Kenyon College graduate was most recently a Senior Editor at NPR’s Latino USA. Before that, the bilingual radio vet produced for StoryCorps for nearly a decade, where her work there on 9/11 stories earned her a Peabody Award. She has also mixed audio for animations, assisted on podcasts for magazines, and worked as a translator. Reiman, being of Costa Rican and Chilean descent, understands that Latino experiences are not all the same and brings that perspective to her work. More about her here.

Journalist and Dr. Oz contributor Mara Schiavocampo on Friday in Harlem, NY.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) receiving the Groundwater Champion Award from John D. S. Allen, President for Division 3 of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.
Black and Hispanics Arrested at Higher Rates in NYC on Marijuana Charges
The primary targets of marijuana arrests in New York City are disproportionately Black and Hispanic people. Across the city, Black people were arrested on low-level marijuana charges at eight times the rate of white, non-Hispanic people over the last three years, the NYT found. Hispanic people were arrested at five times the rate of white people. In Manhattan, the gap is even starker: Black people there were arrested at 15 times the rate of white people. The NYT’s analysis paints a picture of uneven enforcement. In “some” neighborhoods, officers expected by their commanders to be assertive on the streets seize on the smell of marijuana and stop people who are smoking. In “others,” people smoke in public without fear of an officer passing by or stopping them. However, the analysis also found that Black and Hispanic people are the main targets of arrests even in mostly white neighborhoods. Cynthia Nixon, who is campaigning for the Democratic nomination for Governor against Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D), has vowed to legalize marijuana and clear people’s arrest records. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) have been reluctant to support the same measures. More here.

SCOTUS to Decide on Becerra v. NILFA as Abortion Returns to the Court
It’s almost decision time for the Supreme Court who heard their last arguments in April and will start issuing rulings in the coming weeks before the session ends in late June. One case pits former Congressman and current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra at odds with National Institute of Family and Life Advocates in NILFA v. Becerra. At issue? A challenging a state law that requires licensed facilities to post information about where women can obtain a free or low-cost abortion from the state. The law also requires unlicensed facilities to notify women that they do not employ a licensed medical professional. NIFLA argues the state law forces them to promote a procedure they morally oppose, violating the First Amendment. The state says it’s well within its right to protect women from being misled about the medical services provided by the pregnancy centers. Becerra says that reasoning should lead the court to uphold the state’s disclosure requirements. Abortion-rights groups say the California law helps keep "fake women’s health centers" from misleading vulnerable patients about their options. More here.
CHC Chair Presses ICE on Targeting the Undocumented with Philly Leading the Charge 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) led a letter signed by 11 members of Congress to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas D. Homan expressing serious concerns about reports that show the Philadelphia Field ICE Office arrests more immigrants lacking criminal convictions than any other ICE regional office. In 2017, though the undocumented population in Pennsylvania ranked 16th in the nation, ICE in Philadelphia was one of the nation’s most forceful agencies in apprehending undocumented immigrants. CNN recently assessed ICE’s renewed focus on “low hanging fruit” -- noting that the agency has combined "ICE fugitives" -- people who have been ordered to leave the country but haven't yet -- with convicted criminals who have pending criminal charges and reinstated final orders of removal, allowing the agency to say 92% of those arrested under Trump had criminal convictions or one of the other factors -- when the number with criminal records is closer to 70%. “Mass arrests of immigrants with deep ties to our communities waste taxpayer resources and only serves to instill fear among families and communities,” the members wrote. “The use of extremely limited resources to target immigrant families indiscriminately does not advance public safety goals, and only destabilizes our communities. We therefore call on DHS to bring the Philadelphia Field Office in line with other regional offices.” Read the full letter here.
Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) on Thursday with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah getting ready to go live.
CA state Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de León (D) in South LA on Saturday addressing racial inequality and sustainable career opportunities.
Meet the 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows
The Pahara Institute, a national nonprofit who works with leaders reimagining public education, and the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization, recently announced the 2018 cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. Among the 24 leaders were several leaders of color, including Jennifer Andaluz, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Downtown College Prep; Peter Anderson, Head of School, Washington Latin Public Charter School; Kaleem Caire, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, One City Schools; Alex Cortez, Managing Partner, New Profit; Victor De La Paz, Chief Financial Officer, Achievement First; Kendra Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, KIPP Memphis; Dr. Narciso García, Superintendent, Vanguard Academy; Eli Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, The Level Playing Field Institute; Chi Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Pure Edge, Inc.; Veronica Melvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, LA Promise Fund; Elissa Salas, Chief Executive Officer, College Track; John Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, YouthBuild USA; DeRonda Williams, Founder and President, DGW Consulting Group; and Miles Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, EducationWorks, among others. The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools, especially those serving low-income children and communities. More here.

Today - Thursday, May 17th: Federal Asian Pacific America Council's 33rd National Leadership Training Program. Keynote address by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA. Click here for more information.
Today - Saturday, May 19th: The National Black Child Development Institute hosts National Black Child Development Week: The Movement Continues. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, May 15th, 6P: Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies 25th Annual Awards Gala Dinner. Tamlyn Tomita and Sonya Gavankar emcee. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave N.W. Click here for more information.
Tuesday, May 15th, 6:30P: MD gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D) will host a fundraising reception. La Vie. 88 District Square S.W., DC. Click here for more information
Wednesday, May 16th, 12P: The 2018 CAPAC congressional ceremony for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Kennedy Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Click here to RSVP.
Wednesday, May 16th, 5P: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights hosts the 42nd annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award Dinner. This year’s honorees include Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo movement; “Dreamers,” the brave immigrant youth who are inspiring a country; and Cecile Richards, outgoing President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Click here to learn more and buy tickets
Wednesday, May 16th, 5:30P: 2018 Mission Forward Spring Reception: “Building Equity and Breaking Bias,” a powerful conversation on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Speakers include Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, and Liz Neeley, Executive Director of The Story Collider. Mission Partners, 7201 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 780, Bethesda, MD. RSVP here
Wednesday, May 16th: Hadassah hosts the National Women's Health Empowerment Summit. Congressman Raúl Ruíz (D-CA) and Fatima Goss Graves, CEO and President of the National Women's Law Center, serve as keynote speakers. Click here for more info
Thursday, May 17th, 9A: In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosts a Community Leaders Forum, an opportunity to engage with senior level federal officials to discuss issues impacting the AAPI community. U.S. Department of Education, Barnard Auditorium. 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.Click here to learn more and RSVP
Monday, May 21st - Tuesday, May 22nd: Common Cause Pennsylvania will host their Democracy Works Summit. The Beat DC's Tiffany D. Cross will be a panelist. Sheraton Downtown Hotel on 201 N. 17th Street in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information
Thursday, May 24th 6P: Third Annual Multicultural Media Correspondents’ Dinner. The National Press Club. 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Invite only. 
Wednesday, June 6th - 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.
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 (801 Mount Vernon Place NW) and Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW). Click here for more information
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.
Saturday, July 7th - Tuesday, July 10th: The 2018 UnidosUS annual conference, Marriott Marquis Hotel, DC. Click here for more information and to register.
Thursday, July 12th - Friday, July 20th: March On Washington Film Festival. 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 and to register.
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22nd: The 2nd Annual Black Campaign School, hosted by The Collective. Atlanta, GA. Click here for information
Wednesday, August 1st - Saturday, August 4th: The National Urban League 2018 Annual Conference “Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution.” Columbus, OH. Click here for more information and to register.
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