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Jul 21, 2021

Black Women’s Roundtable Joins Congressional Black Caucus & Black Leaders And Allies on the Capitol Steps for Press Conference Supporting Voting Rights Legislation

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Angelo Greco (917) 499-2688
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Black Women’s Roundtable will join the Congressional Black Caucus and a group of Black-led organizations and allies to honor former Representative John Lewis’s legacy and discuss paths forward for passing vital voting rights legislation. Following the “Black Women Leaders and Allies Week of Action,” this week will build on our previous work to begin a summer of action to pressure Congress to act on voting rights legislation like the For the People Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Voter suppression is running rampant, specifically threatening Black voters’ right to participate in democracy and freely cast a ballot. Since the November elections, legislators in 48 states have proposed over 389 voter suppression bills. Our summer of action demonstrates how high the stakes are for our community, and how badly we need action on these vital priorities.

“Black women have always been on the front lines fighting for voting rights for women and Black people. We are continuing that legacy to this day” said Melanie Campbell, President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable. “The tsunami of attacks on our voting rights and the inaction by too many leaders in Congress who appear to hold our voting rights hostage for partisan gain, has compelled Black women leaders and voting rights advocates to join forces with our allies to demand federal voting rights legislation be passed now.”

Following the press conference, Black leaders and allies will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-5), Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-1), Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-3), Congressman Jim Clyburn (SC- 6), Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-6), Congressman Steve Cohen, (TN-9), and State Rep. Ron Reynolds, First Vice-Chair Texas Legislative Black Caucus, to discuss the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the People Act. This meeting will be closed to press.

WHO: Black Women’s Roundtable, National Coalition for Black Civic Participation, Congressional Black Caucus, and other local and national partners.

WHAT: Press Conference and Discussion on Voting Rights Legislation

WHEN: July 21st at 1:00pm

WHERE: House Triangle Press Conference Staging Area

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The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls’ empowerment and power building arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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