– Alabama’s Rep. Terri Sewell brings Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) & other Members of Congress to ASU — All part of the CBC’s National Listening Tour to address critical issues affecting African-Americans – – Both a News Conference & a Town Hall Meeting on campus that are open to the public –
WHEN: Friday (Nov. 1). WHAT: News Conference @ 12:45 p.m. & the CBC Town Hall Meeting @ 1 p.m.
WHERE: ASU’s Ralph D. Abernathy College of Education auditorium (1625 Harris Way near the Carter Hill Rd. ASU gateway).
ASU’s President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross Jr., is proud to announce that the University is the site for a U.S. Congressional news conference and a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Town Hall National Listening Tour, which will be held on campus Friday (Nov. 1) in the auditorium of the Ralph David Abernathy College of Education.
NEWS CONFERENCE @ 12:45 P.M./CONGRESSIONAL TOWN HALL MEETING @ 1 P.M.A news conference is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. in the atrium of the auditorium of the Abernathy College of Education with President Ross and Members of the Congressional Black Caucus of the U.S. Congress speaking. All accredited members of the news media are invited to attend. Upon its conclusion, the CBC Town Hall National Listening Tour will begin at 1 p.m. in Abernathy’s auditorium (it is immediately behind the atrium), which is open to the public.
CONGRESSWOMAN SEWELL HOSTS EVENT THAT INCLUDES THE CBC CHAIRAlabama’s own U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) is the official host of the event that will have the CBC’s Chairwoman, U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (CA-37), in attendance with other Members of Congress, which will include U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) and U.S. Rep.Sanford Bishop (GA-02). The CBC visit to Alabama State University is part of its National Listening Tour whose purpose is to address critical issues that affect African-American citizens.
ISSUES DISCUSSED FRIDAY – HBCU’S & MOREFriday’s Congressional Town Hall meeting will highlight the importance of HBCU’s and engage ASU students, faculty, staff, administrators and the public on a variety of national topics including student loan debt, inadequate funding for HBCU’s, career readiness, workforce development, criminal justice reform, Title IX funding, voter suppression on college campuses and ways to strengthen HBCU’s endowments, facilities and academic offerings.
ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1971 and since its inception it has been committed to using U.S. Constitutional power, statutory authority, and the financial resources of the Federal Government to ensure that African-Americans and other marginalized communities in this nation have the opportunity to achieve the American dream. Currently, the CBC has a historic 55 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, representing more than 82 million Americans, which is 25.3 percent of the total U.S. population and more than 17 million African-American citizens.
News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.
– News release written by Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.