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Press Releases

Dec 2, 2009

Melanie Campbell's Testimony to the Census Hearing

Written Testimony to the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee Oversight and Government Reform Committee Submitted by Melanie L. Campbell

Nov 2, 2009

Statement on Confirmation of Regina Benjamin and Bernice King Election

Black Women's Roundtable Statement on the Confirmation Of Regina Benjamin as US Surgeon General and the Election of Bernice King as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Oct 7, 2009

The National Coalition's Black Women's Roundtable Goes Global!

Black Women’s Roundtable member, Felicia Davis, advocates for women at a United Nations Convention on Climate Change in Bangkok.

Sep 25, 2009

The National Coalition Launched “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise National Policy Forum Series” Amid Packed Room at CBCF Legislative Conference

Black Women's Roundtable and the National Council of Negro Women host a Health and Wellness Dialogue and Webcast at CBCF Legislative Conference to Kick-off “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise National Policy Forum Series”

Sep 9, 2009

Atlanta Press Conference on Health Care Reform

The National Coalition’s Black Women’s Roundtable joins Dr. Joseph E. Lowery and other African American leaders in Atlanta and DC to dispel health care myths and urge America to support health care reform

Sep 9, 2009

Statement by Melanie L. Campbell on Health Care Reform

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable joins Congressional Black Caucus, National Urban League and African American Leaders in call for Comprehensive Healthcare Reform that Provides Quality Healthcare for ALL Americans

Jul 20, 2009

U.S. Census Report Reveals Young Black Voters Had the Highest Increase in Turnout in the 2008 Election

Two million more black voters cast a ballot in the 2008 election than in 2004; and, young black voters had the highest increase in turnout among all groups, a U.S. Census Bureau report released today revealed.

May 19, 2009

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Among Spirit of Democracy Honorees

Congresswoman Barbara Lee; actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph; editor-in-chief emeritus of Essence, Susan Taylor; and retired Command Sergeant Major, Michele S. Jones; are the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 2009 Spirit of Democracy Award recipients, NCBCP executive director and CEO, Melanie L. Campbell announced recently.

Mar 1, 2009

The National Coalition of Black Civic Participation To Hold 2010 Census Summit

Congressional representatives, national and local leaders will share strategies to galvanize the Black community to participate in the 2010 census during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Census 2010 Call to Action Leadership Summit.

Dec 1, 2008

National Coalition On Black Civic Participation's Statement on President-Elect Barack Obama's Announcement Of National Security Team

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation applauds President-elect Barack Obama for his resolve and commitment to bring change to America. He has assembled a talented, bi-partisan and diverse national security team that will undoubtedly restore America’s status around the world, and boost confidence here in the United States.

Nov 7, 2008

Organize, Organize, Organize!

Remaining faithful to the old-school mantra “organize, organize, organize” combined with the use of new-school technologies resulted in a major coup on Election Day - a record black voter turnout and reduced drama at the polls, say coordinators of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) nonpartisan Unity ’08 Voter Empowerment Campaign.

Oct 30, 2008

NCBCP Post-Election Media Briefing And Roundtable Discussion

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) will host a Post-Election Media Briefing and Roundtable Discussion to analyze black voter turn out in 2008 and define an agenda for the First 100 Days of the new administration, Friday Nov. 7, 2008, 9:00 A.M. – 1 P.M., at the National Press Club in DC. Faye Anderson, Anderson@Large, and Gary Flowers, Black Leadership Forum, will moderate.

Oct 30, 2008

UNITY '08 Election Day Command Center And Watch Party To Feature Live Webcast, Bloggers, And Multimedia Field Reports

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) Unity ’08 partners will monitor problems at the polls and black voter turnout at their Unity ‘08 Election Day Command Center on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008. National leaders will assemble at the historic National Council of Negro Women’s (NCNW) headquarters, 633 Pennsylvania Ave NW, to receive reports and trends from key battleground states including: OH, FL, VA, NC, PA, GA, LA, MS, MI, MO, AL, AND TX.

Oct 28, 2008

We Voted, Now What?

The Eighth Annual Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) Civic Leadership Training Conference, ““We Vote, Now What?: Taking Youth Civic Engagement to the Next Level,” will take place November 12-15, 2008 at the National Education Association headquarters, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Oct 16, 2008

Celebrities Urge Black America To Vote Early

In an effort to circumvent voter suppression tactics and confusion at the polls, award winning actress, Angela Bassett; Tonight Show bandleader, Kevin Eubanks; actress, LisaRaye McCoy Misick; and singer/actress, Brandy Norwood; are among the list of celebrities voicing public service announcements urging people to vote early or be first in line on Election Day. The joint initiative between American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) marks the second phase of their nonpartisan radio campaign aimed at ensuring African Americans cast a ballot that counts on Election Day.

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