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Birmingham City Councilors to Participate in the 44th Annual Legislative Conference

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Contact: Brittany Sharp                        

Phone: 205-721-5369


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 –  (Birmingham, Al) – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) will host its 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from September 24-27 in Washington, D.C. The Birmingham City Council will have a prominent presence at this year’s conference as five city councilors will join other government and community leaders to engage on policy discussions that impact black communities around the world.

“The Birmingham City Council is looking forward to being able to learn from our colleagues both on a national and global level, “Council President Johnathan Austin said. “The ALC allows us to come together and learn about issues that impact similar communities around the country in order to be better prepared when facing local matters that mirror explored issues. “

The CBCF expects more than 10,000 attendees at this year’s conference. ALC is the premier conference of its kind nationwide, offering more than 70 forums on public policy issues facing African Americans. This year’s theme, “It Starts with You,” explores the strength of individual power in making a positive change in the African-American community and the African Diaspora. Reps. Sanford Bishop of Georgia and Joyce Beatty of Ohio will serve as honorary co-chairs of this year’s conference.

“As we embark on the 44th year of organizing our annual legislative conference, we hope to explore not just the challenges, but more importantly, the opportunities that exist for African Americans in terms of STEM education and careers, economic empowerment and community development,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of CBCF. “ALC is the place where we challenge people and ourselves to engage in the difficult conversations about social justice and economic empowerment, among many issues—and begin the hard work of creating sustainable solutions to the issues black people face every day.

For a visual preview of the upcoming ALC, please VIEW THIS VIDEO produced by the Office of Public Information

For more information on the conference, please contact Brittany Sharp, Director of Public Information at (205) 721-5369.

: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated, established in 1976, is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute intended to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas.