The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

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Press Releases

Apr 29, 2013

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Statement Supporting President Obama’s Nomination of Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as Secretary of Department Of Transportation

We are pleased to support President Obama's nomination of The Honorable Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, to serve as secretary of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

Mar 30, 2013

Desmond Meade Meets President Obama

Desmond Meade, Chair, Black Men’s Roundtable, Florida Coalition on Black Civic Participation, greets President Obama during his recent visit to South Florida.

Mar 22, 2013

Black Women Get the Job Done

Women of power from ten states will celebrate International Women’s History Month with visits to Congress, the White House briefing and a full day of roundtable discussions and workshops to plan for next steps.

Feb 22, 2013

Readout of the President's Meeting with African American Leaders

The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue to build ladders of opportunity for those striving to get there. The leaders in attendance highlighted their goals to continue to build momentum for Congress to act in the best interests of the American people.

Feb 19, 2013

Verizon Announces $10 Million Award, Seeks Next Generation of Innovators

girls from across the country to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Feb 12, 2013

BWR Women of Power Summit 2013

In celebration of National Women's History Month, the NCBCP will host the 2nd Annual Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) National Women of Power Summit, “Amplifying the Voices of Women and Girls in the Digital Age! on March 14 - 16, 2013, in Washington, DC. The BWR Summit brings together a delegation of women and girls from across the country to participate in a summit focused on developing solutions to live healthier, wealthier & wiser lives through public policy, civic engagement, social innovation, entrepreneurship and mentoring.

Jan 25, 2013

Marc Morial, Rev. Al Sharpton, Benjamin Jealous, Melanie Campbell and Other Leaders Announce Jobs, Community Safety and Voter Protection Policy Recommendations

Black leaders came together to call for the reintroduction and passage of the Urban Jobs Act, which would allocate resources for job training, education, and support services and activities for eligible young adults to prepare them for entry into the workforce, and which would establish a National Jobs Council Advisory Committee.

Jan 13, 2013

Photo of Melanie L. Campbell with President Obama

Black Women's Roundtable participated in recent fiscal cliff discussions when President Obama stopped by to thank folks for support and also to get input. Pictured above is BWR convener, Melanie L. Campbell.

Dec 14, 2012

Black Women’s Roundtable Statement on Ambassador Susan Rice's Decision to Remove her Name from Secretary of State Consideration

Black Women’s Roundtable issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Rice’s decision to remove her name from consideration to be nominated for Secretary of State.

Dec 11, 2012

NCBCP Black Women's Roundtable Stands with Michigan Workers in their Fight Against Anti-Worker Legislation Recently Passed in Michigan

The NCBCP BWR will continue to stand united with Michigan working families and the coalition of labor, faith, and progressive groups fighting against the assault on the American middle class.

Nov 27, 2012

LETTER TO THE SENATE: Black Women's Roundtable Unites a Diverse Group of Women Leaders and Organizations in Show of Support for United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

Black Women’s Roundtable partnered with a legion of strong women leaders and organizations across the nation to send a letter to express their unequivocal support and respect for United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice as a leader and representative of the United States in foreign policy.

Oct 26, 2012

Vivica A. Fox Lends her Voice to Help Get Out The Vote

Actress, producer and businesswoman Vivica A. Fox is helping to urge people to get out and vote early or on Election Day. The Hollywood actress, known for her beauty and style, wanted to do her part to help motivate the community to vote.

Oct 26, 2012

Churches march to vote in Florida Oct. 28

Hoping to send a strong message that will resonate nationwide, a coalition of non-partisan organizations have joined forces to conduct a massive march comprised of over 200 congregations “Marching Souls to the Polls” on the first Sunday of early voting in Florida, October 28, 2012.

Oct 26, 2012

Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays Launch October 28, 2012 Civil Rights and Black Church Leaders Join Forces to Protect Black Voters

The Unity: Protect Our Vote Sundays goals are to mobilize Black faith leaders in a Call to Action to Black denominational and congregational leaders to take up arms to mobilize and protect their congregations from voter suppression tactics across the country by providing them with tools and information to protect their vote through Black Youth Vote, Black Women

Oct 16, 2012

Black Youth Vote! Hustles Hard to Keep the Swagger Going with iThink2012 Campaign

Determined to keep the swagger going among their peers, Black Youth Vote! (BYV!), the youth program of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), is hustling hard as they transition their iThink 2012 Campaign efforts from voter registration to voter education and mobilization for the last days of the 2012 Presidential Election cycle.

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