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CBCF to Announce New Voting Rights Initiatives at 46th Annual Legislative Conference

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Voter Protection Series, Voting Rights Tool kit 
Highlight Value of the Black Vote
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) will launch its 46th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) with a strong message about the importance and power of the African-American vote-with a press conference featuring its new Voter Protection Series, on-site voter registration opportunities and other resources available during the more than 100 sessions offered during this year’s ALC.
During the press conference, scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, the CBCF will explore the impact of voter suppression on American democracy and public policy issues impacting African Americans. Leaders from both the CBCF and Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will discuss what is at stake in this presidential election for Black voters-in the first presidential election without the protection of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

WHAT: ALC opening press conference.
WHO: Shuanise Washington, the president and chief executive officer of the CBCF;
R. Donahue Peebles, chairman of the CBCF Board of Directors;
Representative John Conyers, co-founder of the CBC, dean of the U.S. House of Representatives, and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee; Representative G. K. Butterfield, chairman of the CBC; Representative Lacy Clay, ALC honorary co-chair; and, Representative Karen Bass, ALC honorary co-chair.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, L Street Bridge

To register for the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc. For media registration or if you are a member of the media seeking credentials to events for reporting purposes, please visithttp://bit.ly/2bGo3Dr.

ABOUT THE ALC

The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features more than 100 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events and features include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, Exhibit Showcase, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner. This year’s theme, “Defining the Moment, Building the Movement,” will highlight social and political moments in American history that define the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
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ABOUT THE CBCF
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute, committed to advancing the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.

The Phoenix Awards Dinner is the primary fundraising event for the CBCF, a 501©3, non-partisan, nonprofit, educational and research institute. This black-tie event showcases the CBCF’s education and leadership programs, and provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals who make humanitarian contributions to society. To purchase tickets to the dinner and to register for the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc.

ABOUT ALC:
The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. The conference features more than 70 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, and more. Signature events include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Community Breakfast and Health Fair, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.

This year’s theme, “Defining the Moment, Building the Movement,” will highlight social and political moments in American history that define the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

To register for the ALC, visit  www.cbcfinc.org/alc. Sign up to receive the e-newsletter and follow the CBCF on social media using hashtag, #CBCFALC16 for updates.

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