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Feb 17, 2023



Washington, D.C., (February 17, 2023) – To “Strengthen the federal government’s ability to address barriers the underserved communities continue to face,” on February 16th, President Biden signed a new Executive Order, Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal GovernmentThis Executive Order reaffirms the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to deliver equity and build an America in which all can participate, prosper and reach their full potential.


In support of this Executive Order, Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR), says “On his very first day in office, President Biden began to make good on his campaign promises to the Black and underserved communities in America by signing Executive Order 13985, ‘Advancing Racial Equity and Support for the Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.’ That Executive Order was a first step in being intentional on addressing the ‘human costs of systemic racism and persistent poverty’ that has been inherent and institutionalized in our nation for centuries and by taking a ‘whole of government approach to equity’ in the federal government. That Executive Order was bolstered by a number of subsequent positive actions by the Biden-Harris Administration over the past two years that have been aimed at creating jobs, reducing poverty and attacking the racial hatred that has so severely infected our nation.


“We commend the Biden-Harris Administration for going further in their goal to address racial inequities in the federal government---- by signing an additional Executive Order (EO), entitled ‘Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.’ This EO is focused on ‘strengthening racial equity and support for underserved communities, empowering federal equity leaders, strengthening community partnerships, formalizes the administration’s goal to increase the share of federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged business by 50 percent by 2025, improving economic opportunity in rural and urban communities, addressing emerging civil rights risks, promotes data equity and transparency to advance equity’ and other federal government actions.

“We also encourage the Biden-Harris Administration to continue to utilize their executive powers & bully pulpit to advocate for federal legislation to address racial, gender and economic injustice, including voting rights, reproductive rights, equal pay and other solutions to systemic inequities in our nation.”


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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 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. Black Youth Vote is the youth-led civic leadership, training and organizing arm of the NCBCP. For more information on the NCBCP’s Unity 2020 National Campaign go to

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