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Jun 3, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women's Roundtable Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Raise Debt Ceiling

Last night, President Biden addressed the nation from the Oval Office, offering praise for the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement recently passed by Congress. Following the address, Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of the NCBCP and Convener of the BWR made the following statement

May 18, 2023

Black Women's Roundtable & NCNW Letter to Congress Regarding the Debt Ceiling

The Black Women’s Roundtable and National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) – historic national organizations dedicated to the equity of Black women and families – strongly urge you to ensure that any final bipartisan budget deal will reject policy changes that would increase poverty or threaten the health care and well-being of already vulnerable Americans, including millions of children of every race and in every state in our Union.

May 18, 2023

MARKING THREE YEARS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER, LEGACY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS URGE PASSAGE OF HIS NAMESAKE JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT TO BRING ACCOUNTABILITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT

National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and National Council of Negro Women: “We need police accountability and demand that Congress pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act now."

Apr 21, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Issues Statement Regarding U. S. Supreme Court Decision in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA

The impact of this decision cannot be overstated. It ensures that women seeking reproductive healthcare will continue to have access to a safe and effective medication.

Apr 19, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Issues Statement Following Executive Order on Family Caregivers, Early Educators, and Long-term Care Workers

This order acknowledges the crucial role of family caregivers in our society and the need to support them. Family caregivers play an essential role in providing care to their loved ones, and the NCBCP and Black Women’s Roundtable has been advocating for their recognition and support for years.

Apr 7, 2023

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Black Women’s Roundtable Issues Statement in Response to Unjust Expulsion of Black Tennessee Lawmakers by the Tennessee State Legislature

The expulsion came after both representatives utilized their first amendment rights and participated in protests against the state legislatures’ lack of action on gun safety measures in the wake of the recent mass shooting that killed 3 children and adults at a Christian school in TN.

Apr 4, 2023

Melanie L. Campbell, President of the NCBCP and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable Issues Statement on 55th Anniversary of Dr. Rev Martin Luther King's Assassination

"As we mark the 55th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we must honor his legacy not only with words, but with action."

Mar 31, 2023

Black Women's Roundtable Successfully Hosts 12th Annual Women of Power National Summit

Summit Highlights Include Release of 10th Annual BWR Policy Report; Annual Public Policy Day on The Hill Featuring Delegation Visits To Congressional Leaders; A White House Briefing With Key Black Women Leaders in the Biden-Harris Administration; Announcing the Winners of BWR’s National Entrepreneurship Challenge; Power Building & Organizing Sessions; A Global Empowerment and Gospel Day

Mar 28, 2023

THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE RELEASES STATEMENT ON NASHVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTING TRAGEDY AND CALL FOR FEDERAL BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS TO SAVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN ACROSS THE NATION

THE NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND BLACK WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE RELEASES STATEMENT ON NASHVILLE SCHOOL SHOOTING TRAGEDY AND CALL FOR FEDERAL BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS TO SAVE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN ACROSS THE NATION

Mar 16, 2023

Black Women's Roundtable Hosts Annual Public Policy Day of Action on Capitol Hill

Delegations from Across the Country Will Descend Upon Capitol Hill, Kicking Off BWR’s Annual Hill Day With a Press Conference on Passing a Fair Budget, Protecting Our Rights, Freedoms, Workers Rights, Public Safety, Privacy, Safety Net and Economic Security. Presser Will Be Followed by Meetings with Their United States Senators. Press Conference Co-Hosted by Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD) and Congressional Black Caucus

Feb 23, 2023

Black Women's Roundtable Launches 4TH Annual "Take It To The Top" Entrepreneurship National Challenge & Live Pitch Competition With First Stop in the Mid-Atlantic Region for DC, MD and VA

Contestants will compete for a chance to win prizes up to $25k. Pitch competition to take place at 12th Annual Black Women’s Roundtable “Women of Power” National Summit at Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD on March 17 & 18th

Feb 15, 2023

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION MOURNS THE PASSING OF BOARD CHAIRMAN THOMAS W. DORTCH, JR.

NCBCP recognizes the exceptional life of Mr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Father, Husband, Son, Leader, Mentor, Businessman, Philanthropist, Advocate, Beloved Member of the Community and National Treasure. Tommy Lived a Unique and Extraordinary Life Whose Contributions Across America Impacted Countless People, Focused on Lifting Black Americans and Other Marginalized People, Communities, HBCUs and Other Institutions that Continue to Struggle for Economic Mobility, Access to Greater Opportunities, Equity and Equality for All People.

Feb 9, 2023

NATIONAL COALITION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION BOARD CHAIRMAN THOMAS W. DORTCH, JR. HONORED WITH INTRODUCTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION FOR CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL NOMINATION:

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) introduced the resolution in recognition of Mr. Dortch’s unique and substantial contributions across America in lifting marginalized people, communities and institutions that continue to struggle for economic mobility, access to greater opportunities, equity and equality for all people.

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